Meritor WABCO Releases Latest Version of TOOLBOX™ Software for Advanced PC Diagnostic Capabilities (March 24, 2004)
Meritor WABCO Releases Latest Version of TOOLBOX™ Software for Advanced PC Diagnostic Capabilities LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 24, 2004) — Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems has announced here, at the Mid-America Trucking Show,the release of its TOOLBOX™ Software Version 5.0, offering technicians enhanced antilock braking system (ABS) diagnostic capabilities.
The software is a PC-based diagnostics program that provides technicians key information when an ABS diagnosis is under way:
•A display of both constant and changing information for the system under test (e.g.
ECU number and RPMs, respectively)
•A display of both active and stored system faults, as well as the appropriate repair
•Activation of system components to verify system integrity, proper component
operation and installation wiring
Version 5.0 updates include diagnostic capabilities for three additional
functions: hydraulic power brake system with integrated ABS (HPB), electronic leveling module (ELM) for tractors, and ELM for trailers. Also incorporated in this
update is comprehensive service and repair information for tractor and trailer
pneumatic ABS, as well as “add-on” hydraulic ABS (HABS).
One of the most important improvements to the software is the ability to download
future revisions from an FTP site. This will allow for easier, more timely access to
upgrades. For users who cannot access an FTP site, the revisions will also be available on disc.
Dennis Sandberg, president of Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems commented,
“Since its inception, TOOLBOX has proven itself to be a beneficial instrument in
keeping vehicle downtime to a minimum. Version 5.0 incorporates some of our
advanced ABS functions and provides technicians with even more valuable diagnostic information.”
Originally developed in 1999, the software has made significant in-roads in streamlining ABS maintenance procedures. Sandberg added, “As ABS technology
has advanced, TOOLBOX functionality has followed suit. We will continue to grow the
software’s capabilities keeping maintenance as trouble-free as possible for the service
TOOLBOX is distributed by SPX Service Solutions. For more information, call 1-800-
328-6657. Technical support can be obtained through ArvinMeritor’s Customer
Service Center (1-800-535-5560).
Meritor WABCO is a joint venture of ArvinMeritor, (NYSE:ARM) and the
WABCO Automotive Products Group of American Standard Companies Inc.(NYSE:ASD).
ArvinMeritor, Inc. is a premier $8-billion global supplier of a broad range of integrated systems, modules and components to the motor vehicle industry. The company serves light vehicle, commercial truck, trailer and specialty original equipment manufacturers and related aftermarkets. Headquartered in Troy, Mich., ArvinMeritor employs approximately 32,000 people at more than 150 manufacturing facilities in 27 countries. ArvinMeritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ARM. For more information, visit thecompany’s Web site at: http://www.arvinmeritor.com/.
WABCO, the vehicle control systems division of American Standard (NYSE:ASD), is the world's leading producer of electronic braking, stability, suspension and transmission control systems for heavy duty commercial vehicles. WABCO products are also increasingly used in luxury cars and sport
utility vehicles (SUVs).Customers include the world's leading commercial truck, trailer, bus and passenger car manufacturers. Founded in the US 135
years ago as Westinghouse Air Brake Company, WABCO was acquired by American Standard in 1968. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, the division today employs more than 6400 people in 29 office and production facilities
worldwide. In 2003, WABCO contributed US$1.358 billion to American Standard's total sales of US$8.568 billion.
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Christina A. Kraning
Compatible with Windows® 98, NT, 2000 and ME. Internet Explorer version 3.02 or higher must be installed on the user’s system. TOOLBOX 4.2 and lower will run in Windows 95. Windows® is a registered trademark of the
Microsoft Corporation. Meritor WABCO products are available in the United
States, Mexico and Canada.
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