Link Mfg., provider of specially engineered suspensions, introduced its streamlined package of four All-Makes 1500 Series height control valves (HCVs), capable of retrofitting existing truck and trailer air suspension systems. The four valves come with a universal mounting kit and multiple available lever orientations.
These mechanical HCVs offer flexibility in mounting, plumbing, and lever attachments. Link’s All-Makes 1500 Series HCVs allow distributors or dealers to reduce SKU count and lower their inventory costs, according to the company.
Each of the four valves is compact and lightweight with a modular design. With pressure actuation, zero pressure, and non-dump configurations, distributors, maintenance professionals, fleets, and independent owner-operators now have access to a replacement suspension control system for most applications.
“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,” said Brian Kujala, vice president of business development for Link, in a statement. “Each kit contains all the necessary elbow connectors, quick-connect fittings, and hardware to make installation a simple, less-than-15-minute exercise.”
Push-to-connect (PTC) fittings and supply port check valves 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.
Kujala explained that a big advantage is not having to worry about OE reference part numbers. “This is sometimes hard for people to understand, but all we need to ask is: 'Pressure applied to dump?' And the answer is our H01501UD; 'Pressure removed?' And the answer is our H01502UNC; 'Non dump or no dump feature?' And the answer is our H01500; '1/4-inch fitting option?' And the answer is our H01501PUD.”
Zero pressure, pressure-dump, and non-dump configurations are available for any vehicle application. All Makes 1500 Series HCVs come in optional high-flow and low-flow versions. Variable air flow adjustments can help reduce air consumption, with a low lever angle providing reduced air flow while a higher lever angle increases air flow.
“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,” added 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.”