Meritor WABCO Introduces New Data Extraction Device to Provide More Practical Trailer Data Retrieval (March 19, 202)
Meritor WABCO Introduces New Data Extraction Device to Provide More Practical Trailer Data Retrieval LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 19, 2002)
Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems has announced its new PLC DataMaster™ Data Extraction Device. Designed for medium to large fleets, the unit provides a convenient and accurate resource to retrieve critical trailer information. The new device has been designed and developed for Meritor WABCO by Pacific Insight Electronics Corporation, who is the exclusive distributor for this product.
Compatible with the company’s Enhanced Easy-Stop™ trailer anti-lock braking system (ABS), the device utilizes power line carrier (PLC) communications to electronically communicate back to the system. A sophisticated memory structure allows the unit to extract readings from up to 500 trailers. This not only streamlines the retrieval process, it reduces the amount of paperworktypically required by conventional paper-based trailer data retrieval systems.
Dennis Sandberg, president of Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems, said, “The introduction of the DataMaster is one more way we’re helping fleets keep their cost of operation under control. The unit requires less time for data retrieval than traditional methods and creates less paperwork in the process.”
The self-contained, hand-held device quickly connects to a parked trailer’s J560 seven-way connector, eliminating the need for cumbersome laptop PC/interface connections.
With a few simple keypad commands, the 20-character display shows vital trailer statistics related to ABS status codes, trailer identification and odometer
The construction of the DataMaster includes an injection-molded housing to withstand the rigors of daily use. A smart, rechargeable battery system for maximum uptime is standard with the unit.
DataMaster is just one element offered by Meritor WABCO and ArvinMeritor as part of their complete braking system. Other braking system components include: anti-lock braking system, electronic braking systems, stability control systems, air dryers, brake control valves, air compressors, foundation brakes, automatic slack adjusters, friction materials, and hubs and drums.
Meritor WABCO(1) is a joint venture of ArvinMeritor, (NYSE:ARM) and the WABCO Automotive Products Group of American Standard Companies Inc. (NYSE:ASD).
American Standard is a global manufacturer with market leading positions in three businesses: Trane®, the United States' leading supplier of central air conditioning systems and service for commercial and institutional buildings and a premier brand for residential buildings; American Standard® and Ideal Standard®, the world's largest manufacturer of plumbing products; and WABCO®, a leading supplier of electronic braking and control systems to the
world's manufacturers of heavy-duty trucks and buses. The company employs approximately 58,000 people in 36 countries. American Standard is included in the Standard & Poor's MidCap 400 Index.
ArvinMeritor Inc. is a premier $7-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. In addition, ArvinMeritor is a leader in coil coating applications. The company is
headquartered in Troy, Mich., and employs 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 the company’s Web site at: http://www.arvinmeritor.com/.
1. Meritor WABCO products are available in the United States, Mexico and Canada.
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D. Mike Pennington
Christina A. Kraning
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