phillips industries

How-to: Identify quality air coils

A quality air coil will exhibit good “strength, durability, flexibility, memory recoil and performance in hot and cold temperatures,” say the writers behind parts manufacturer Phillips Industries’ Qwik Tech Tips monthly newsletter. A chief consideration is the material the air line is made of. The company says a shortage of castor beans in 2002-03, the chief component in natural Nylon 11 (Polyamide 11), led to more prominence in air coils made of synthetic Nylon 12 (Polyamide ...

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Shut-off gladhands

The Shut-Off Gladhands for double trailers are designed to keep debris out of the air system with integrated shut-off valves and have dust flat seals and filter screens for added protection. Their zinc die-cast surface and a bulkhead mount protects against damages from magnesium chloride, road salts and chemicals. The gladhands are color-coded with the typical gladhand coding system – blue for service and red for emergency. PHILLIPS INDUSTRIES, phillipsind.com

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Wire harness kit

The Sta-Dry sealed trailer wire harnesses are made to withstand weather conditions, moisture and corrosion.

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Swinger Gladhands add corrosion protection

The Swinger Gladhands from Phillips Industries are now anodized to protect against magnesium chloride, road salt and other chemicals that cause corrosion

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Sliding axle spring kit

The sliding axle spring kit holds hoses in place to allow for easier hose and cable replacement, the company says. The kit has a scissor design and includes the company’s Qwik-Snap holders, which can stay connected at more than 80 pounds of pull force. The kit’s springs hold air lines and are made of pre-galvanized, hard-drawn wire for recoil memory. PHILLIPS INDUSTRIES, www.phillipsind.com, (800) 423-4512

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Composite air fittings

The push-to-connect composite air fittings are available in union, tee and elbow configurations and are sized to fit dimensions standard in the trucking industry. The company says the fittings are 24 percent to 33 percent lighter than brass fittings and require no special tools. Phillips Industires, www.phillipsind.com

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