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Bendix Solenoid Valves Surpass 100,000-Unit Production Milestone

June 17, 2013

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After less than a year, production of Bendix' SMS-9700 Accessory Solenoid Valve and FCS-9700 Fan Clutch Solenoid Valve has surpassed 100,000 units. The solenoid valves were introduced to market in May 2012, and Oct. 2012 respectively.

“Bendix has provided the commercial vehicle industry with cutting-edge solenoid valves since we introduced the market’s first Anti-Lock Braking System in the 1970s,” said TJ Thomas, Bendix director of marketing and customer solutions, Controls group. “As commercial vehicle technology has improved, more non-braking vehicle systems have come to depend on the use of air, making customizable, low-weight, and robust solenoid solutions critical to both OEMs and fleets.”

The Bendix SMS-9700 and the Bendix FCS-9700 feature a streamlined package design, making them approximately 20 percent smaller and 30 percent lighter than other models on the market. As a result, they take up less space in mounting locations such as the frame rail or cross members, and reduce overall vehicle weight, allowing for more efficient air systems control.

For more information about Bendix high-performing solenoid valves, visit www.bendix.com.

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