Maintaining cable support for combination assemblies

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Phillips Industries has released its newest Tech Tips. This month’s edition offers guidance for truck techs and drivers regarding maintaining the integrity of cable supports for combination assemblies.

According to the company, the best cable support for most combination assembly set-ups is to use two separate tender spring assemblies instead of one. Phillips says this is because “with a two spring set-up, a combination assembly is formed to create a loop that expands and contracts, similar to how a coiled cable or air line works, but on a much simpler and larger scale. A tender spring is placed at the beginning and end of the loop. The first spring acts as the support spring, and the second as the working spring.”

Phillips Industries then goes on to define Support Tender springs, Working Tender springs and offer more on the importance of the two spring set up.

“Although not all back-of-cab systems with combination assemblies require a two spring set-up, most will benefit from this type of cable support. With quality springs that are the proper length, severe turns and jack-knife situations are better accommodated. Cables are kept off the deck plate because tender springs are less likely to overstretch, avoiding potential CSA violations,” the company.

For more tips and to read the entirety of this month’s issue, please CLICK HERE.

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