FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW LIGHT WEIGHT STA-LOCK™ GLADHAND FROM
PHILLIPS INDUSTRIES STAYS CONNECTED
Santa Fe Springs, CA (September 11, 2009) New STA-LOCK™ Gladhands from Phillips Industries are the perfect choice to ensure a secure trailer connection when space is tight and reduced weight is a goal. The STA-LOCK™ Gladhand combines a light weight aluminum body with a cast iron connector plate. The heavy duty connector plate includes a spring-loaded, stainless steel ball bearing that provides a positive lock for gladhand mating.
The “locking” dimple on standard gladhands can flatten out over time leading to a lower breakaway threshold. Additionally, road vibration and turning can cause enough pressure to uncouple the gladhands. Heavy duty cast iron gladhands can be heavy and bulky, and often do not fit on trailers with space constraints. The Phillips STA-LOCK™ Gladhand solves both problems with the right blend of strength and size, offering a single product ideal for any trailer operation.
WE MAKE PRODUCTS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE™. Please visit us at www.phillipsind.com to learn how Phillips products can make a difference in your operation.
Based in Santa Fe Springs, CA Phillips Industries is a leading supplier, innovator and manufacturer of advanced electrical and air brake interface equipment for the commercial vehicle industry. Phillips is a major participant in industry associations including TMC, SAE, Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association and state trucking associations. Phillips Industries Commercial Vehicle Products Santa Fe Springs facility is accredited to ISO 9001, TS 16949 and ISO 14001. Phillips Industries has manufacturing and distribution facilities throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as in Mexico and China.
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