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Electrical maintenance problems are one of the top maintenance costs facing commercial vehicle operators today. 

The Qwik Tech Tips newsletter published monthly by Phillips Industries addresses specific issues that can cause problems and offers "Qwik" solutions.

Phillips Industries is a leading supplier, innovator and manufacturer of advanced electrical and air brake interface equipment for the commercial vehicle industry. Their expertise in finding solutions through an aggressive testing and product development program can help any heavy vehicle operator reduce their own costs from electrical problems.  For instance, corrosion build up in electrical systems causes enormous cost, in both time and money and Phillips is doing testing every day to find ways to reduce those costs.  Phillips personnel are in constant contact with vehicle operators, asking about their problems and offering solutions.

  • To keep swinger gladhands in good working order, preventative maintenance should be performed every 3-6 months, or at each scheduled preventative maintenance interval.
  • As a recommended practice, gladhands should be replaced when air lines are replaced. Gladhand seals should be changed out once a year. These recommended replacement practices are suggested when signs of heavy wear, corrosion, cracking, damage, etc. are NOT visible, in which case they should be replaced much sooner.
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