March 12, 2013
Meritor WABCO has combined comprehensive features that include auto lift axle control and tire inflation data management into its newly released Rollover Stability Support (RSS) 1M trailer stability control system. These features are said to provide additional benefits by controlling and monitoring ancillary trailer components alongside the trailer rollover mitigation functionality of the system.
RSS 1M is a two-sensor, one-modulator system that completes the industry’s most diverse offering of trailer safety systems to provide the benefits of both ABS and trailer stability control integrated into a single compact unit and has the additional benefit of being able to link with a variety of trailer components, the company says.
“Fleets continue to invest in improved safety through the utilization of our Roll Stability Support trailer product platform and these additional features provide even more value since both the auto lift axle control and availability of tire inflation data have the potential to positively impact a fleet’s bottom line,” says Mark Melletat, director, trailer systems, Meritor WABCO. “These new features were previously only available on our RSS 2M system that is widely utilized in the tank fleet market. Now, with this RSS 1M added functionality, we can also support demand in the flatbed, reefer and livestock sector.”
In addition to the potential safety benefits of the RSS technology, Meritor WABCO says it has added an automatic lift axle control to the RSS 1M to address popular customer demand. The system will automatically raise and lower the lift axle control based on the load of the trailer, allowing for better fuel economy and reduced tire wear.
MeritorWABCO says retrofit kits for RSS 1M also are now available to support air and spring suspension systems on fleets of any size. The tank-mountable kit addresses previous retrofit issues by providing for trailers of any make and those without Anti-lock Braking Systems (ABS) fitted.