Meritor WABCO announced that its Electronically Controlled Air Suspension (ECAS) is available for both OEM installation and aftermarket retrofit.
ECAS addresses two key customer groups. For fleets already using 6X2 vehicle configurations for weight and fuel savings, it provides “intelligent load transfer” to help improve traction and reduce tire wear, offering advantages over many current mechanical and simple electronic systems. For fleets not yet using but considering 6X2 configurations, ECAS provides the assurance that the fleet will have optimal traction and ride performance to support conversion to 6X2. This enables fleets to now take advantage of fuel and weight savings a 6X2 configuration delivers.
Key features and benefits of the ECAS include:
•Accurate, electronic maintenance and control of ride height between axles and chassis
•Reduced air consumption for better fuel economy through decreased compressor duty cycle with air spring pressure adjustment only occurring when there is a change in load
•Quick and automatic load transfer from tag to drive axle to reduce drive axle wheel spin during low-traction events
•A faster coupling/uncoupling process with ECAS due to faster inflating/deflating of air bellows when compared with mechanical leveling valves
•Speed-activated driveline protection realized by an automatic increase in driving level
•Manual lift axle control to reduce roll resistance when the vehicle is unladen
For additional product information or to order, call 866-668-7221 or access www.meritorwabco.com.