Phillips Industries recently introduced its Sta-Dry S7, an electrical socket that will upgrade and improve the connection between the tractor and trailer.
When a truck/trailer combination is required to move in tandem into a tight space, creating a severe angle between them, the chance of expensive and time-consuming damage to air and electrical cables, nosebox, connectors, and gladhands is higher. Simply increasing cable length to account for this not a good option. Each added foot of cable adds cost, plus a sagging cable will rub on the deckplate causing damage and drawing attention with penalty points from CSA inspectors.
The answer is the Sta-Dry S7, a swivel electrical socket that will allow the cable to follow the movement of the truck. It will accommodate a turn up to 80 degrees (40 degrees left or 40 right) and will automatically disconnect if the turn should exceed that angle. Common damages associated with a jackknife pullout are averted, and the electrical cable can simply be reconnected.
Other features of the Sta-Dry S7 include:
When combined with swivel gladhands such as the Phillips Swinger gladhand, all air and electrical lines are safe.
The shroud protects the swivel from icing.
The patented QCS2 is waterproof, stopping corrosion from entering the electrical system.
The Sta-Dry S7 allows the driver to plug the cable in and take it out using his right hand.
Multiple wire and cable entry from bottom.
Visit www.phillipsind.com to learn more.