LOUISVILLE, Ky. – SAF-Holland introduced the SAF CBX40 air suspension system to the industry at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
The company said the new suspension system leverages key technologies from both the former SAF and Holland companies to provide a “truly advanced” solution for the North American van and reefer markets.
“The launch of the SAF CBX40 delivers on the implicit promise of the SAF-Holland merger to leverage global technologies and create advanced integrated systems,” said Sam Martin, chief operating officer for SAF-Holland.
The suspension system incorporates a high-strength slider box featuring the company’s QwikRelease pin pull for easy slider adjustments. It also includes SwingAlign, which the company says allows for fast and convenient axle alignment.
The CBX40 also features cast beam trailing arm construction to deliver both strength and weight reduction, according to the company.
The CBX40 features SAFHolland’s 5-3/4″ X Series Axle and can be spec’d with either drum or disc brakes.
“To signify this new level of systems technology, the CBX40 was branded as a SAF product to align with our global branding strategy to migrate all trailer suspension systems to the SAF brand,” said Martin. “Technology is the key to triggering a brand migration for our North American trailer suspensions. In the case of the CBX40, the new 5-3/4″ X Series Axle and Integral-Disc were the drivers. Over time, all trailer suspension systems will carry the SAF brand as new technology is integrated into our product portfolio.”
SAF-Holland says the disc brake option offers performance enhancements over competitive disc brake designs. The Integral-Disc option features a “proprietary bimetallic casting process (that) mechanically combines the rotor and adapter-flange into a single rotor assembly,” the company explained.
This process reportedly makes it more resistant to hot spots and deformation. The company says the rotor expands in a radial direction under extreme braking conditions, to keep the rotor surfaces flat and stable.
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