Swinger gladhand helps prevent kinked air lines

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Phillips Industries designed its low-profile, compact swinger gladhand for intermodal fleets and those pulling piggyback trailers. The swinger gladhand is designed to follow the tractor to prevent accidental disconnects and kinking air lines, which can result in loss of air pressure to the brakes or dangerous damage to the air system. When the swinger gladhand is disconnected, it swings closed to a sealed position to help prevent contaminants from entering the air system.

The upper portion of the swinger gladhand rotates 180 degrees on a durable nylon glide ring, while the lower portion remains still, allowing the airline to remain immobile. This swinging action permits the use of less expensive nylon-type air tubing instead of costly hoses with swinger valves, the company says. Other features of the swinger gladhand, according to Phillips, include an additional inner seal and noncorrosive stainless steel return spring.

For more information, go to www.phillipsind.com.