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TRAILER STABILITY

Posted: August 1, 2014

Bendix offers two new stability-control technologies for trailers. The TABS-6 Advanced and TABS-6 Advanced MC roll-stability systems for trailers are designed for a broad range of trailer types and configurations.

Both are said to be affordable, easy to install (as retrofits or on new trailers), and require little maintenance. They need no additional maintenance beyond what’s done for trailer ABS. Key components are replacement-only, and diagnosing problems is simple using Bendix ACom diagnostic software.

The TABS-6 Advanced is called “the first single-channel, tank-mountable trailer roll-stability system available today.” It builds on the single-channel, two-sensor/one-modulator (2S/1M) configuration – the most popular trailer ABS design — and intervenes automatically when it detects potential trailer rollover conditions by applying the trailer brakes to slow the vehicle.

Bendix TABS-6 Advanced MC is for fleets needing multi-channel ABS braking and roll-stability performance on their trailers. It offers a variety of configurations from two-sensor/two-modulator (2S/2M) systems all the way up to six-sensor/three-modulator (6S/3M) systems, thus meeting the needs of almost any trailer application.

While tractor-based full-stability systems mitigate jackknives, skids, slides, and rollover events for the entire vehicle, Bendix TABS-6 Advanced and TABS-6 Advanced MC stability systems for trailers are aimed at fleets currently operating with no stability systems on existing tractors or trailers, and those with high owner-operator use or trailers that may be to married with tractors without electronic stability.

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