Air Brake Actuators

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TSE Brakes is introducing VCT (variable clocking technology) that features easier installation, better chamber sealing and fewer necessary model numbers.

You can either get a complete unit or a piggyback repair kit for easy repairs. The technology is patented.

Now you can freely spin the ports during installation and then secure with one bolt. Not only does the feature save time with installation, but it also allows  customers to stock fewer models because the port locations are now variable instead of left hand or right hand, the company says.

TSE adds that customers say that air brake actuators are sometimes less efficient because they’re not always properly sealed by the installer. The beauty of the  VCT design, it says, is that the diaphragm is factory-sealed, so the installer is no longer required to get the best possible seal.

Benefits include up to 75% shorter installation time, less inventory, less shared leak responsibility, and less chance for improper installation. Six model numbers can handle virtually every TSE Brakes actuator installation. The piggyback kit includes four pieces versus competitors’ eight to make installation even easier, the company says.

VCT is available on UltraLife and OmniBrake air brake actuator models. :place>.

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Rolf Lockwood is editor emeritus of Today's Trucking and a regular contributor to

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