Bendix anti-lock system now standard on specialty trailers

Pratt Industries, Inc., manufacturer of trailers and chassis for specialized cargo, will now feature Bendix TABS-6 trailer antilock braking system as standard equipment.

“We’re in every segment of transportation, with equipment in every rail yard and shipyard in the country,” says Kent Musick, president at Pratt. “Specialized equipment is what we’re really good at: The kind of projects that would normally disrupt a production line fall right in our core. We’re known as the innovative company you come to when you need a trailer with the capability to deliver something extra.”

Bendix TABS-6 is a small, scalable, lightweight system that eliminates the installation and maintenance difficulties often associated with other trailer ABS units. Because it includes integral 5-pin and sensor connections, TABS-6 has fewer components to install and connections to make, providing greater reliability, the company says. It also features Bendix’s patented SelectSmart control technology, as well as Auxiliary Design Language (ADL), enabling special functions that would normally require a separate Electronic Control Unit (ECU).

Pratt’s products are at work in almost every segment of North American transportation: Its chassis and trailers operate in rail yards and shipyards, as well as in the oil and gas markets, plus serve niche applications within many major fleets, the company says.

“Our product decisions are made through engineering – they drive what we use and how we use it, from the materials in paint coating and corrosion control to our Bendix safety systems,” Musick says. “We qualify everything used on our equipment. All that extra time and effort does come with slightly higher initial investment on our customers’ end, but we are proud of the fact that we cater to companies who are looking for lower total cost of ownership, life cycle savings over time, and an emphasis on safety.”

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