Slack adjuster provides extended service life
Nov 1, 2005 12:00 PM
Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC, a wheel end and foundation brake joint venture between Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC and Dana Corp, offers an enhanced Bendix ASA-5 automatic slack adjuster that offers extended service life and reduces the ingress of contaminants.
The revised Bendix ASA-5 slack adjuster features new patented and exclusive bronze bearing rings on the spline gear and improved, more durable clutch geometry that extends service life. The revised design also includes enhanced sealing and lubrication loading, contributing to enhanced resistance to external contaminants.
ASA-5 is designed for use on cam actuated drum brakes, which are common on most highway vehicles. Like a manual slack adjuster, the ASA-5 multiplies and transforms linear force of the air actuator into a rotational force or torque, which is used to apply the foundation brake. Additionally, the slack adjuster automatically adjusts the clearance between the brake lining and drum to compensate for wear.
For more information, contact Bendix, Elyria OH.
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