Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has launched its 2010 Brake Training School, featuring courses taught by ASE-certified Bendix Service, Warranty, and Training (SWAT) team experts.

The school kicks off with its first air and foundation brake training course on Feb. 16 in South Plainfield, N.J.

The curriculum teaches maintenance professionals the description, operation, and service elements for the total range of components found within foundation and air brake systems. Other topics to be covered include antilock braking systems (ABS) and stability technologies. The Bendix Brake Training School includes detailed classroom lectures and operational demonstrations.

"Bendix Brake Training School enables technicians to maintain and improve their knowledge about braking systems, allowing fleets and owner-operators to reduce downtime and service costs," said John Reid, Bendix SWAT team manager. "Bendix offers the course to keep attendees apprised of the latest technical information regarding the operation and service of air brake and foundation brake systems."

The curriculum includes the fundamentals of compressed air; tactics for air system failure mode diagnosis and troubleshooting; and air brake system and foundation brake components, including air compressors, valves, foundation drum brakes and air disc brakes, slack adjusters, brake chambers, shoes, and drums.

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