Hendrickson unveils integral height control, automatic dump valve

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Hendrickson Trailer Suspension Systems developed its integral height control valve and automatic dump valve to help maintain load stability over the road and facilitate loading dock activity. Specifically designed and tested for optimum performance with Hendrickson air-ride suspensions, the integrated unit features a high-flow design for rapid dump and fill times to help save drivers time and effort as they load, unload and get back on the road.

Triggered by the trailer parking brake, the valve automatically discharges with the setting of the brake and begins air-up of springs with release of the brake, the company says. For improved trailer maintenance, the HCV eliminates the need for an add-on dump valve, reduces plumbing and presents fewer potential leak points, according to Hendrickson.

The company says the integrated valve features the same long life and low air consumption as its standard HCV, and comes in kits that include 3/8-inch tube fittings and bolted linkage. The integrated HCV replaces the add-on dump valve and HCV combination.

For more information, go to www.hendrickson-intl.com.