Specially designed to avoid recoil memory loss due to extreme winter temperatures, Polar Air lines from Phillips can help you avoid downtime and CSA violations, and keep drivers safe on the road. Keep your air lines from dangerously dragging on the deck plate with Phillips Polar Air.
If temperatures become too cold and drop below a coiled air line's working temperature, the air lines can lose their ability to stretch and recoil. When air lines lose their stretching ability, more force is applied to the gladhands. This can cause the gladhands to separate or even completely pull away, leading to a loss in air pressure to the brake system. Inflexibility in the air lines can also cause kinking, which can block air to the brake system and permanently damage air lines.
Made of a proprietary blend, Phillips Polar Air line jacketing is designed to surround an air assembly’s nylon tubing and create a barrier from extreme outside temperatures. The extra layer allows lines to remain flexible at -85 degrees Fahrenheit, lower than the standard of -40 degrees F.
The ABS Permacoil from Phillips is recommended for ABS applications and is flexible from -87 degrees F to 150 degrees F (-66 degrees C to 66degrees C). These products feature superior recoil memory and chemical and abrasion resistance. The QCP cartridge is field replaceable in under two minutes, and the Weather-Tite Permaplug assemblies offer superior corrosion protection.
With the ABS Permacoil, Phillips recommends using a tracker bar spring kit or pogo stick to support cable assemblies with longer leads. As with all Phillips products, the proprietary design and engineering of the ABS Permacoil allows it to retain recoil memory and working length in extreme temperatures that are lower than the industry standard.
The QCP, or Quick Connect Plug, of the ABS Permacoil is unique to Phillips and makes changing plug ends on electrical cables fast and easy. The Weather-Tite Permaplug features unbreakable, non-corrosive housing and a seal that blocks all contaminants from entering the electrical system.
STRAIGHT MOUNT GLADHANDS
When it comes to securing your air line connection, nothing keeps you going stronger or longer than straight mount gladhand technology from Phillips. Straight mount gladhands feature wrap-around connector plate that provide additional strength and a powder-coated connector plate for corrosion resistance.
Straight mount gladhands are manufactured with a zinc-coated detent plate and e-coated screws for corrosion protection. They meet SAE J318 specifications and have stainless steel detent plates and connector plate options available.
In extreme temperatures, it’s possible for low quality gladhand to technology to fail and potentially lead to air line disconnection, damage, or leaks. In order to make sure your air brake system is prepared for any weather situation, trust the best name in the business - Phillips Industries.
ABOUT PHILLIPS INDUSTRIES
For over 90 years, Phillips Industries has been a leading supplier and manufacturer of parts for the trucking industry. The company began by building signal arms when a patent was awarded to Phillips founder Hugh Phillips in 1928. From there, the company began manufacturing the reflective signal arm two years later, and this product became the foundation on which Phillips’ success was built.
Today, Phillips Industries serves as an innovator and distributor of a wide variety of commercial trucking products for both OEMs and the aftermarket. Phillips is a vendor to virtually every major tractor and trailer manufacturer in the U.S. Contact us today to learn more about Phillips Industries air brakes and components!