New Product: AIR-DEFENSE™ Swinger System with Anodized Gladhands

08/06/2018

New Product: AIR-DEFENSE™ Swinger System with Anodized Gladhands
The AIR-DEFENSE™ Swinger System was initially launched in June with four options for gladhands; straight service and emergency gladhands with standard aluminum bodies and powder coated connector plates, the QWIK-E® - a quick exhaust valve and anodized gladhand combined into one, and without a gladhand to allow for customization. In addition to these four choices, we are adding two new gladhand options to the AIR-DEFENSE™ Swinger System family for the ultimate protection against corrosion! Now available are the straight service and emergency gladhands with anodized bodies and stainless steel connector and detent plates to keeping the air line brake system corrosion free, kink-free, and debris free. The AIR-DEFENSE™ Swinger System with anodized gladhands will also be an option available for customers to spec under the Phillips UPTIME™ program.

The AIR-DEFENSE™ Swinger System is a combination of our swinger gladhand and AIR-DEFENSE™ System combined into one, offering the best protection for your air lines! The swinger gladhand swivels 180°, side-to-side, keeping air lines kink-free during use. When not in use, the gladhand is automatically returned to the seal, protecting the air lines. The integrated AIR-DEFENSE™ System with replaceable Quick-Change Cartridge keeps the trailer air brake system free of obstruction from any debris that may make its way into the air lines at the coupled gladhand connection. The Quick-Change Cartridge features a bypass mode which ensures complete airflow at all times, even when the filter is full. A non-resettable red indicator on the bottom of the cartridge pops out to notify the mechanic or operator when it’s time to replace the cartridge. Replacement of the cartridge takes minutes and can be done in route by simply unscrewing the old filter and replacing it with a new one. And installation of the entire system is easy! It’s no different than installing one of our standard swinger gladhands.

The AIR-DEFENSE™ System, with or without the swinger gladhand, is an innovative solution compared to current air filter systems on the market today. Other in-line filters do not offer service indicators, are difficult to maintain and even restrict airflow when clogged. Additional alternatives to an in-line air filter system include the use of gladhand screens which are easy to forget during service and also obstruct airflow when clogged. Spec’ing the AIR-DEFENSE™ Swinger System avoids the hassle that comes with other products available on the market today and maintains unrestricted air flow in the air line brake system.