Link Manufacturing has formally introduced its highly streamlined package of four All Makes 1500 Series height control valves (HCVs), capable of retrofitting almost all existing truck and trailer air suspension systems.
The family of four valves, which all come complete with a universal mounting kit, were introduced to the industry at ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting and Expo in Orlando.
According to Link, the new All Makes 1500 Series HCV kits are designed specifically to meet the needs of the tractor, trailer and transit industries. These four mechanical height control valves offer the ultimate flexibility in mounting, plumbing, and lever attachments. Link’s All Makes 1500 Series HCVs allow distributors or dealers to reduce SKU count, lower their inventory costs and improve their service times, helping to increase vehicle uptime while reducing vehicle downtime, the company says.
“With our family of four All Makes 1500 Series HCVs, Link is delivering ‘true’ all-makes aftermarket replacement kits that allow folks to stock so few parts, but to fit so many trucks and trailers,” says Brian Kujala, vice president of business development for Link Manufacturing. “Each kit contains all the necessary elbow connectors, quick-connect fittings and hardware to make installation a simple, less-than-15-minute exercise.”
Each of the four valves is compact and lightweight, and each features an intelligent modular design. With pressure actuation, zero pressure and non-dump configurations, distributors, maintenance professionals, Link says fleets and independent owner-operators can rest assured that they now have easy access to the ideal replacement suspension control system for virtually any applications that come their way.
Additionally, push-to-connect (PTC) fittings and supply port check valves make the installation process efficient, fast and simple, and metric fittings are also available. Each valve’s alignment notch can be rotated 180 degrees to get the proper fill-exhaust directions for the desired lever travel. With universal mounting and multiple available lever orientations, the All Makes 1500 Series is the most versatile height control valve for the transportation industry.
“Link’s All Makes 1500 Series valves can be mounted inline or upright to the chassis with a 3/8-inch PTC fitting standard or an available 1/4-inch custom PTC fitting,” says Kujala. “At less than one pound and with their compact design, the All Makes 1500 Series HCVs minimize vehicle weights, helping to maximize vehicle payloads.”