Source: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announcement
ELYRIA, Ohio – Delivering long life and superior air system protection, genuine Bendix® remanufactured BA-921® compressors for Detroit® Diesel 2007 EPA and 2010 EPA DD13® and DD15® engines are now available for sale in the commercial vehicle aftermarket.
Along with greater access to this key component, authorized Bendix dealers and distributors will have the advantage of being able to consolidate purchases, expand their offerings, and provide even more one-stop shopping convenience for customers.
“The BA-921 is one of the most popular compressors on the road today, and now it’s easier than ever to replace with a genuine Bendix® remanufactured version, which means you’re getting original equipment manufacturer (OEM) quality and reliability, along with a competitive price,” said Richard Nagel, Bendix director, marketing and customer solutions – Aftermarket and Air Supply. “Factor in Bendix’s more than 45 years as a remanufacturing leader and 24-month warranty, and you’re looking at an incredibly dependable means of reducing replacement costs, extending vehicle life, and reducing total cost of ownership for fleets and owner-operators.”
Bendix is the North American leader in the development and manufacture of active safety, air management, and braking solutions for commercial vehicles. The company remanufactures foundation drum brake shoes, valves, air dryers, compressors, steering gears, and electronics.
Know Your Reman
A true remanufactured component must be rebuilt by an original equipment manufacturer, such as Bendix. The component incorporates a mix of internal parts and features inspected and refurbished for reuse by Bendix and brand-new parts from the very same suppliers the manufacturer uses for original equipment. Internal parts that exhibit high levels of wear during normal operation – gaskets and bushings, for example – must be replaced with original spec parts identical to the ones used in a brand-new product.
Pistons, connecting rods, bearings, and fasteners used in a truck’s air compressor undergo a great deal of stress, and the compressor’s head and unloading valves can experience carbon buildup. They remain potential failure points if they’re not replaced as part of the reman process.
“There are crucial differences between real reman components and those that are often labeled ‘rebuilt,’” Nagel said. “For instance, a rebuilt air compressor might be cheaper – but it also might just be cleaned and repainted, with wear parts that are either being reused or replaced with inferior versions. This means you can’t guarantee that the component will perform to the original manufacturer’s specifications, which can lead to failures or system damage down the road.”
OEM-level remanufacturers like Bendix also conduct the same postproduction testing as performed on OEM components to ensure proper performance levels.
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