An alternative to duct tape was introduced to the Canadian market at this year's Truck World trade show. Rescue Tape is a self-fusing silicone tape with no adhesive. It fuses to itself creating an air...
An alternative to duct tape was introduced to the Canadian market at this year’s Truck World trade show. Rescue Tape is a self-fusing silicone tape with no adhesive. It fuses to itself creating an air-tight, waterproof seal that is resistant to oils, fuels, acids, solvents, UV rays and road salt, its distributor says. The tape takes only a few second to permanently fuse and can resist temperatures of up to 500 F. It can also resist voltage of up to 8,000 volts per layer, according to the company. The new tape is suited for electrical work such as trailer light connections and it can even be used to construct an o-ring or fan belt in a pinch, its creators say. A standard roll costs about $9.95- $12.95. For more information, visit www.rescuetape.com.
Webb Wheel Products has introduced a new brake drum. The Webb Vortex boasts a lighter weight without sacrificing structural integrity or braking capability, Webb officials have announced. It also runs cooler, thanks to a repositioned squealer band and reinforced exterior ribs, which direct heat away from the braking surface also extending lining life in the process. The company is currently working with major equipment OEMs to determine availability on new trucks and trailers.
Dometic Environmental Corp. has introduced a battery-powered, no-emission, idle-free air conditioning system for day cabs. The 7,000 BTU day cab air conditioning unit can provide two hours of cooling without running the truck’s engine, the company says. It uses a bank of Group 31 absorbed glass mat batteries, rather than a diesel gen-set as its power source. The system consists of a blower that fits between the seats and an external condensing unit that mounts on the back of the cab or under the truck. A 2,000-watt inverter converts 12-volt battery power into high-voltage AC power to run the air conditioner and a high-capacity alternator recharges the batteries. While no additional batteries are required, AGM batteries must be used. For more information, visit www. dometicenviro.com. •
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