Components

New corrosion resistant hose and cable products

philatronPhilatron Wire and Cable showcased its new corrosion-proof Stallion ABS power cable and coiled Alaskan Stallion air hoses last week at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville.

The Stallion coiled ABS power cable is a nearly indestructible cabling system that has been designed without the common weaknesses of metal, nylon and plastic, the company says. Unlike metal plugs that are destined to corrode as time and weather take their toll, the Stallion uses its own patented Xenoy plugs. The polycarbonate plugs outperform metallics, are connected with tensile strength of 480 lbs. and are guaranteed not to corrode or freeze to sockets, the company says.

The tough outer jacket of the Stallion ABS cable is made of a proprietary military-grade polymer that resists road salts, chemicals, abrasions and more. The Stallion Xenoy plug has been tested to successfully operate between -70˚F and 400˚F.

“The Stallion is a far more durable alterative to traditionally designed coil cords and will deliver a superior service life,” says Phil Ramos, Jr., CEO of Philatron Wire and Cable. “The plated, D-shaped contacts in our sockets are a good example of our enhanced product quality, and have been tested for over one million couplings without losing effectiveness.”

New Alaskan Stallion air hose sets, which feature proprietary materials designed specifically for arctic weather use, were also on display at the Philatron booth. The winter of 2014 reminded many fleets and owner-operators that subzero temperatures can wreak havoc on a vehicle’s air hoses. The Alaskan Stallion’s reinforced dual-stage hose walls are twice as thick as nylon air lines, and exhibit superb anti-kinking and flexibility characteristics from 100 degrees below zero to over 260 degrees Fahrenheit, the company says.

“From the Alaskan Stallions’ solid brass fittings, to their glad hand grips and corrosion-proof Armor Guard that replace spring systems, these hoses are exceptionally robust,” Ramos says. “Our proprietary polymeric material construction gives our Alaskan Stallions the perfect balance of long-term coil memory and pliability, regardless of weather conditions.”

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