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Eaton Launches Composite Quick-Connect Air Brake Fittings

06 September 2011

Eaton has launched Composite Quick-Connect (Q-CAB) Air Brakes, part of the newly developed Q-CAB 217 Series.

According to Eaton, the 217 Series features a composite body for impact resistance and exceptional strength. They say their Q-CAB Air Brakes are lighter than all brass-air connections and offer the same sealing when used with the SAE J844 Type A and B Nylon Dot Brass quick-connect fittings.

“These fittings exceed cold impact test requirements and have been field tested in extreme weather, from the Arctic to the desert,” said Doris Showalter, Senior Product Manager for Eaton’s Hydraulics Operations. “The Q-CAB 217 Series is made of glass filled Polybutlene Terephthalate (PBT) for the very best chemical and ultraviolet (UV) resistance of any composite air brake fitting.”

Eaton says the composite Q-CAB Air Brakes meet and exceed industry requirements D.O.T. FMVSS 571.106-10, SAE J1131 and SAE J2494-3. The 217 Series fittings are also qualified with the unique Synflex Eclipse multi-layer air brake tubing. The fittings are used for medium- and heavy-duty truck, bus and mobile off-highway air brake systems.

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