Meritor WABCO debuts fuel-saving electronic air processing technology

March 31, 2014

Meritor WabcoMeritor WABCO introduced fuel-saving electronic air processing technology to the North American truck market this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville.

Meritor WABCO says this breakthrough connectivity technology combines innovative System Saver 1200 Plus air dryer technology with electronic fuel-saving software stored in Meritor WABCO’s anti-lock braking system. Integration of these advanced technologies with the new connectivity solution reduces system cost for OEMs and helps fleets improve fuel efficiency. Although mechanical air processing systems for commercial vehicles have been standard technology in North America, electronic air processing technology has been delivering higher fuel economy and lower system costs to major European OEMs and fleets, the company says.

“We’ve developed a highly intelligent and cost-effective air processing system that will improve vehicle efficiency and boost fuel savings by up to 1 percent for North American fleets,” says Patrick Kealy, director, Compression and Braking for Meritor WABCO. “The new technology is specifically engineered to the needs of North American vehicle makers and fleets.”

Meritor WABCO reports significantly increased demand from major commercial vehicle OEMs and fleet customers for its innovative System Saver 1200 Plus air dryer technology, which was developed specifically for North American braking systems. The high-capacity dryer uses internal air for regeneration, providing a more efficient solution. Meritor WABCO’s air dryer system differentiates with best-in-class air drying capacity, lighter weight, lower maintenance costs and higher fuel savings, the company says.

Meritor WABCO says System Saver 1200 Plus is now available on four major commercial vehicle manufacturer brands and is standard equipment for select models at three OEMs.

“The system’s superbly engineered single electronic control unit integrates Meritor WABCO’s proprietary fuel-saving software with braking, air compression and air cartridge regeneration,” Kealy says. “We are delivering an industry-leading solution for the North American trucking industry.”

Sales, service and technical support for this technology will be available from DriveForce and OnTrac, Meritor’s industry-leading organization of 110 dedicated support professionals, the company says.

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