ELYRIA, Ohio — Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has celebrated a major milestone recently, with the production of its 750,000th BendixBA-921 air compressor.
First introduced in 2002, the BA-921 model is a single-cylinder air compressor that was designed to reduce the weight and amount of oil that is passed through the air system to maximize braking performance. Bendix officials say the air compressor also provides lower discharge air temperature, minimizing carbon and debris creation, and uses reed-style valves, which have fewer moving parts.
“Fleet owners, managers and owner/operators have recognized the benefits of the Bendix BA-921 air compressor by making it one of the most widely deployed air compressors in the industry,” said David Schramm, Bendix compressor marketing manager.
“We are committed to developing and manufacturing air compressors that help fleets and owner/operators realize operational efficiencies, while consistently increasing safety standards. We are pleased to have reached this significant milestone, and we look forward to continued leadership within the air compressor market.”
Manufactured at the Bendix Acuña, Mexico, plant, the compressor underwent design enhancements in 2004, and again in 2010, to meet the increasing needs of the commercial vehicle market, the company says.
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