SAF-Holland has introduced the next generation of the SAF CBX Series lineup, the CBX40 AeroBeam Sliding Tandem Axle Air Suspension.
SAF-Holland says the CBX40 AeroBeam is now the lightest weight air suspension in the industry, providing the optimal balance of strength and weight for ultimate performance in on highway applications.
"The CBX40 AeroBeam is evolutionary for weight reduction,” said Jeff Talaga, Vice President of Sales and Strategic Development, Americas. “We are excited to offer the AeroBeam, the next generation of lightweight air suspension systems as part of our promise to contribute to our customers’ success, providing solutions that maximize fleet efficiency and safety.”
Designed for greater fleet efficiency, the SAF CBX40 AeroBeam Slider Suspension has a base weight of 1,267 pounds; 85 pounds lighter overall than the previous generation CBX40 and 27 pounds lighter then the nearest competitive slider suspension. Per Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Phase 2 legislation, the 85-pound savings will reduce the GHG gas emission by 1,250 pounds over 10 years.
The CBX40 AeroBeam is stronger, with an 80 ksi steel sub-frame with four full-height cross members. Sixteen strategically placed reinforcements improve resistance to damage caused by curb strikes, slider repositioning, and drag turns. The slider sub-frame is backed by an industry-leading 7-year warranty.
Its 5.75-inch diameter friction-welded axles are 12% thicker than competitive axles, minimizing axle deflection to improve inside tire tread wear. Heat-treated cast alloy suspension beams achieve an optimum strength-to-weight ratio. The suspension and axle beam assembly is covered by a 10- year warranty.
Relocated shock absorbers provide more room on the sub-frame to install air tanks, brake valves, tire inflation systems, and ABS modules. Combined with the streamlined AeroBeam design, the new CBX40 AeroBeam facilitates under chassis airflow.
Like all SAF suspension systems, the CBX40 AeroBeam is coated with BLACK ARMOUR, which provides hot dip galvanized level protection without the added weight or cost of HDG. Eco-friendly BLACK ARMOUR chemically bonds with metal to form a protective layer that is impervious to water and stands up against the harsh anti-icing agents used on roadways.