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Sep 10, 2012

Phillips Begins Production of Innovative STA-DRY® S7 Swivel Electrical Nosebox at California

Phillips Begins Production of Innovative STA-DRY® S7™ Swivel Electrical Nosebox at California Site

Santa Fe Springs, CA (September 10, 2012) Phillips Industries begins production of their new STA-DRY® S7® swivel electrical nosebox at their Santa Fe Springs, California site the week of September 10, 2012.

The STA-DRY S7 was developed by Phillips Industries to specifically reduce costs for fleets whose truck/trailer combinations are routinely required to maneuver in a tight space. The severe angle created in these instances can cause damage to air and electrical cables, the nosebox, connectors and gladhands. The STA-DRY S7 allows the electrical cable to simply follow the movement of the truck accommodating a turn up to 80 degrees (40 degrees left or 40 degrees right). It will automatically disconnect if the turn exceeds that angle. A minor modification to equipment to replace a standard nosebox with the waterproof STA-DRY S7 can significantly reduce downtime and save costs associated with repair and replacement of damaged parts.

Bob Phillips, President and CEO commented “We do expect the STA-DRY S7 to really catch on because it is such a simple solution to a complex and widely experienced problem. We’ve wanted to build this for years and we think this product can be a real game-changer because it simply saves fleets money with only a minor modification to their equipment. It pays for itself over and over again.”

The swivel STA-DRY® S7™ socket has been tested to over one million rotating cycles, well beyond any imaginable working condition, and performed without constraints. It carries a 3-year warranty. Other features of the STA-DRY® S7™ include:

  • When combined with swivel gladhands, like the Phillips Swinger Gladhand, the entire air and electrical lines are safe
  • The shroud protects the swivel from icing in extreme cold weather
  • The patented QCS2® is waterproof, stopping corrosion from entering the electrical system
  • 70% of people are right handed, the STA-DRY® S7™ allows driver to plug cable in and take out using right hand versus feeling ergonomically awkward while using left hand
  • Extended cable automatically disconnects when pulled to the extreme, preventing damage and permanent loss of connectivity
  • Multiple wire and cable entry from bottom

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About Philips Industries

Based in Santa Fe Springs, CA, USA Phillips Industries is a leading innovator and manufacturer of advanced electrical and air brake interface equipment for the commercial vehicle industry.  Phillips is a major supplier and partner to many top OEMs around the world and is a first choice for top fleets.  They have manufacturing and distribution facilities throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as in Mexico, China and The Netherlands.  Phillips maintains active membership in key industry associations including TMC, SAE, Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association and state trucking associations.  Their manufacturing facilities have received the top quality accreditations including ISO 9001, TS 16949 and ISO 14001.

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