Remanufactured Cartridges – Ink Cartridges On Sale http://inkcartridgesonsale.com/ Thu, 25 Aug 2022 02:35:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://inkcartridgesonsale.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default1.png Remanufactured Cartridges – Ink Cartridges On Sale http://inkcartridgesonsale.com/ 32 32 Brake Safety Week 2022 is here https://inkcartridgesonsale.com/brake-safety-week-2022-is-here/ Mon, 22 Aug 2022 12:46:49 +0000 https://inkcartridgesonsale.com/brake-safety-week-2022-is-here/ In trucking, as in life, there is nothing better than being prepared – whether it’s for the next load, the storm or the inspection. And inspections are currently at the top of the agenda in the North American commercial vehicle industry, because this is one of the biggest touchpoints on the calendar: Brake Safety Week. […]]]>

In trucking, as in life, there is nothing better than being prepared – whether it’s for the next load, the storm or the inspection. And inspections are currently at the top of the agenda in the North American commercial vehicle industry, because this is one of the biggest touchpoints on the calendar: Brake Safety Week. The annual week-long Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Event, which runs today through Saturday, August 27, examines vehicles in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The team of Bendix commercial vehicle systems offers these suggestions for fleet managers and drivers.

“During last year’s CVSA Brake Safety Week, 12% of the 35,764 vehicles inspected were taken out of service due to brake problems,” said Fred Andersky, Bendix director of demonstrations, sales and service training. “So many aspects of safe vehicle operation are directly affected by what goes on at the wheel ends and in the braking system that it really cannot be overemphasized how important it is to keep up with maintenance and inspection of these areas. From stopping power to the performance of higher-level technologies like collision mitigation, it all depends on how well the brakes and wheel ends work when they’re needed. This is why these inspections are so important and Bendix is ​​sharing practical tips on preparation and safety.”

Brake Safety Week is part of CVSA’s Operation Airbrake Initiative, an awareness and enforcement campaign aimed at reducing the number of motorway accidents caused by faulty commercial vehicle braking systems. The event features local, state, provincial, territorial and federal auto transporter safety officers in the United States, Canada and Mexico who inspect large trucks and buses with a focus on braking system violations.

What to expect

Brake Safety Week road inspectors conduct North American standard inspections covering a range of driver qualifications, documentation and vehicle equipment conditions. You will check for:

  • Missing, non-functioning, loose, contaminated, or cracked parts
  • Punctures caused by rust and by rubbing or rubbing
  • Broken springs in the parking brake spring accumulator housing part
  • Air leaks around brake components and lines
  • Air pressure in the target range of 90-100 psi
  • Slack adjusters not the same length
  • Mismatched air chamber sizes across axles
  • Warning device function (e.g. anti-lock brake system indicator lights)

Inspectors will also be on the lookout for violations of brake hose and hose chafing – the focus of this year’s Brake Safety Week.

How to prepare

“Pre, post and periodic inspections can go a long way in uncovering some obvious violations, including loose hoses or damaged components like air sleeves or pushrods,” said Mark Holley, Bendix director of marketing and customer solutions for wheelends. He recommends the following:

Every day:

  • Check for damaged or loose air cans, pushrods, or slack adjusters.
  • Make sure the slack adjusters are extended at the same angle on each axle. Different angles can indicate an incorrectly adjusted brake or a broken spring brake force spring.
  • Examine the condition, positioning and connections of pipes and hoses.

Every week:

  • Perform a 90 to 100 psi brake apply with the wheels chocked and the parking brakes off and check for leaks.
  • Check the air disc brake rotors for cracks.
  • Check drum brake pads for wear and cracks.

Every month:

  • Check the air system for moisture to avoid contamination that leads to component degradation and system leaks.

“It also pays to lubricate the S-cam brake hoses and automatic slack adjusters every time you have a vehicle in the shop,” Holley said. “This quick process helps prevent rust and corrosion and keeps the slack working properly.”

With regard to brake hose and pipe chafing, the focus of this year’s Brake Safety Week, Bendix recommends looking out for two typical causes. The first is improper routing and cutting, which can result in hoses rubbing against each other while the vehicle is in operation. Preventive measures include regular inspections to ensure zip ties, clips and mounts are not damaged or broken. The second typical cause is incorrect hose length – a replacement hose that is too long is prone to chafing. Damaged hoses should be replaced.

“Also, from an overall perspective, never underestimate the importance of communication between drivers and technicians,” said Andersky. “A driver on the road may be the first to notice a problem with the truck. It’s important to be able to tell the technician what happened, where and other details like the weather conditions – as well as the technician asking questions to better understand the situation.”

Andersky continued: “This is all part of the holistic approach to maintenance, which is crucial when you consider the complex interconnectedness of the entire braking system and more advanced safety technologies. Any sign that something is out of specification can point to broader maintenance issues. This means that, individually, things like an active stability light on the dash or a kink in an air hose – and anything else that inspectors look for – matter.”

How drums and discs differ

As for Brake Safety Week, air disc brakes and drum brakes have a few different maintenance requirements.

“The most important difference is the measurement of the brake stroke,” said Holley. “Because air disc brakes have an internal adjustment mechanism, their braking distance is not measured externally, as is the case with drum brakes. The internal adjustment mechanism significantly reduces the risk of deviations from the adjustment.”

Measuring the chamber travel of a drum brake consists of checking the distance from the air chamber to the clevis pin with the brakes released and then again after a fully loaded brake application. The difference between these is the brake stroke, and its maximum length depends on the type and size of the brake cylinder.

Improperly adjusted brakes can also drag – affecting fuel efficiency and accelerate pad wear – or experience reduced braking performance.

Choose the right parts

When you realize it’s time for new brake pads, make sure you meet the specifications: not all brake pads marketed as “acceptable” under current Reduced Stopping Distance (RSD) regulations actually meet this standard. Whether you’re replacing air disc brake pads or drum brake shoes, select components that ensure original equipment manufacturer (OEM) requirements are met to keep the vehicle compliant.

“The aftermarket is busier than ever, especially when it comes to brake friction,” Holley said. “The wrong choice can damage your system and undermine vehicle safety. Complications resulting from improper friction selection can include cracks, deterioration in braking performance, or damage to other wheel end components. Remember these are things a road inspector will notice and penalize you for.”

When it comes to remanufactured drum brake shoes, ask your supplier if they’ve been stamped back to their OEM-designed shape rather than simply lined with new friction, Holley noted. Shoes deform under the stress of regular use, and relining one of these shoes without restoring it to its original geometry can compromise braking power and friction life.

You should also protect the air supply from corrosive oil aerosols that cause leaks and potential injury. Bendix recommends using an oil coalescing air dryer cartridge such as the Bendix PuraGuard. Oil coalescing cartridges can be used as a replacement for standard cartridges, but the reverse is not true: you should not upgrade from an oil coalescing cartridge to a standard cartridge.

stay sharp

Technicians equipped with the latest knowledge and tools are instrumental in keeping vehicles on the road and in good operating condition. Bendix offers a variety of resources with the most up-to-date and comprehensive training and information, including:

  • That Bendix document library: Here you will find service data sheets, owner’s manuals, technical bulletins and a variety of other documents with detailed information – including maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • The Bendix Brake Training School: Long-term hands-on training programs are conducted in person in the United States, with some virtual options available. Here is the schedule for 2022.
  • The Bendix online brake school: Brake-School.com. You will find more than 90 courses covering the entire spectrum of product topics such as braking and active vehicle safety. Registration is free and the site serves more than 130,000 registered users.
  • Truck talk with Bendix: This podcast is available through Google Play, Apple Podcasts and Stitcher.
  • Bendix knowledge dock: Knowledgedock.com. This site contains an archive of the Bendix Tech Tips series, as well as videos, white papers, and other insights.

The Bendix team of sales and service professionals, along with their field technical support team and the Bendix Tech team at 1-800-AIR-BRAKE also provide expert technical assistance such as service advice, braking system troubleshooting and product training.

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News coming soon | London hotel made from recycled shipping containers nominated for sustainability award https://inkcartridgesonsale.com/news-coming-soon-london-hotel-made-from-recycled-shipping-containers-nominated-for-sustainability-award/ Mon, 22 Aug 2022 10:47:37 +0000 https://inkcartridgesonsale.com/news-coming-soon-london-hotel-made-from-recycled-shipping-containers-nominated-for-sustainability-award/ The eco-aparthotel Stow-Away Waterloo has been nominated for the European tourism sustainability award “GrINN Awards 2022” in the categories Best Sustainable Aparthotel in Europe and Best Sustainable City Hotel. Quartz Inn Hotels, organizers of the awards, say the Stow-Away Waterloo was created from 26 repurposed shipping containers with a roof fitted with solar panels that […]]]>

The eco-aparthotel Stow-Away Waterloo has been nominated for the European tourism sustainability award “GrINN Awards 2022” in the categories Best Sustainable Aparthotel in Europe and Best Sustainable City Hotel.

Quartz Inn Hotels, organizers of the awards, say the Stow-Away Waterloo was created from 26 repurposed shipping containers with a roof fitted with solar panels that direct excess electricity not consumed in the building back to the national grid.

Quartz Inn Hotels Managing Director Ignacio Merino said: “The main objective of the awards is to promote good sustainable practices in the hospitality industry and to raise general awareness of the impact of hospitality and tourism activities on the environment.”

The organizers explain that the air conditioning and hydro units recycle and recirculate energy between the heating and hot water systems, creating real energy efficiency and reducing unnecessary waste.

Stow-Away’s design focuses on space-saving models that offer improved ergonomics in a stylish and eco-friendly way.

Other sustainable practices include rooms lined with eco-friendly wood paneling, all waste from the hotel and on-site restaurant is recycled, all lighting is low-energy and LED, and recycling bins are placed in all rooms to make it easier for guests to dispose of their trash separate and all single-use plastics have been removed.

Hotel and tourism guides from 23 European countries have been nominated and the finalists will be announced in the coming weeks after the jury meeting. Winners from each of the 50 categories will be selected from among all finalists following a public voting process.

Hamilton mattress announces it has reached the 250,000 recycling mark

mattress

Hamilton Waste & Recycling (Hamilton) announced that it has now recycled over a quarter million mattresses as the Company continues to expand its mattress recycling capacity.

By achieving this groundbreaking number, Hamilton says it has recovered about 2,500 tons of metal, 750 tons of foam and 500 tons of polyester, all of which are used to make more sustainable products.

The mattress manufacturer goes on to say that the residues that cannot currently be effectively recycled are used in the production of alternative fuels. This sustainable fuel is used by several customers, including Tarmac, to offset fossil fuel consumption and reduce CO2 emissions.

We are on track to recycle around 100,000 mattresses this year and plan to increase that capacity by another 20% by 2023.

Hamilton also recently announced a partnership with Scotland’s largest independent bed retailer, Archers Sleep Centre, to recycle all used mattresses and beds from its customer take-back programme. To further increase recycling rates, Archers is promoting a voucher scheme for over 1.5 million households, allowing them to dispose of their old beds for free, according to Hamilton.

Robin Stevenson, Managing Director of Hamilton, said: “We are on track to recycle around 100,000 mattresses this year and there are plans to increase that capacity by a further 20% by 2023.

“While this is a fantastic team effort, Scotland still only recycles one in ten waste mattresses, with over 650,000 mattresses still going to landfill each year.

“This wanton waste of resources is totally unnecessary and needs to be addressed by the Scottish Government if we are to achieve our circular economy ambitions.”

The Royal Mint continues its sustainability journey with refurbished laptops powered by circular computing

Royal coin

The Royal Mint has agreed to a deal to help decarbonize its IT estate by using remanufactured circular computing laptops.

The Royal Mint says it is one of the world’s leading mints and trusted producers of official British coins and is famous for producing coins, but in recent years it has evolved to offer precious metals investments, luxury collectibles and jewellery.

It says it is committed to growing sustainably and targeting all areas of its operations, including the supply chain. The Royal Mint says the combination of Circular Computing’s carbon-neutral, remanufactured laptops is an important step towards adopting a circular economy and lower-carbon processes championed by the IT department.

The unique Circular Remanufacturing Process sees Circular Computing manufacture Second Life laptops that are certified equal or better than new by the world’s first BSI Kitemark.

The solution offered by Circular Computing is a great example of how refurbished is new.

Following a successful trial, the Royal Mint says the agreed partnership will use Circular Computing’s carbon neutral, remanufactured Lenovo ThinkPad T480 units, which are designed to meet the Royal Mint’s specific IT needs while also committing to a flexible sourcing approach enable.

Over 70 refurbished laptops have already been delivered to The Royal Mint, with more deliveries to follow later this year. By using laptops that are remanufactured in a carbon-neutral manner, The Royal Mint says they can achieve a lower carbon contribution from their laptop inventory while promoting the principles of the circular economy.

Last year the Royal Mint announced it had introduced innovative new chemicals to recover precious metals from e-waste in the UK and is now developing a full-scale facility in South Wales to process thousands of tonnes of e-waste a week and recover hundreds of kilograms of precious metals per week Year. The first gold recovered has already been used to launch a new line of luxury jewelry.

Inga Doak, Head of Sustainability and ESG at The Royal Mint added: “The solution offered by Circular Computing is a great example of how refurbished is new – with their refurbished laptops meeting our functional IT needs while being a circular one , deliver a climate-neutral product.

“As The Royal Mint transforms for the future, we look to partner with more organizations like Circular Computing who support our quest to be a leader in sustainable precious metals.”

Suspended sentences for 2 men who burned rubbish on Northampton site

environmental agency

Two men who illegally dumped and burned rubbish during lockdown have been given suspended sentences.

The Environment Agency (EA) says David Wells, 41, and Daniel Hancock, 32, have repeatedly ignored their warnings. They were sentenced to 8 months in prison, 2 years probation and 100 hours of unpaid labor each.

The couple, who previously pleaded guilty, have been ordered to pay £4,900 in costs at Northampton Crown Court following an investigation by EA.

The court heard how both dumped and burned waste without environmental permits at a site on the outskirts of the village of Boughton. Nearby residents reported toxic fumes and saw flames emanating from the Boughton Springs site.

During the spring and summer of 2020 lockdown, witnesses reported “very thick, dense smoke and very smelly” and “pungent and very toxic” location. There have also been reports of “frequent and troublesome” fires and smoke with a “very unpleasant smell”.

Neighbors said they couldn’t sit in their gardens, do laundry or open their windows. An elderly neighbor had difficulty breathing as fires were ongoing.

Environmental officials stopped by on several occasions to issue warnings and advice on what materials could legally be incinerated. Despite these visits, the two continued to burn illicit materials and illegally dump mixed garbage on the site.

In February 2021, officers made an unannounced visit after more fires were reported. Upon arrival, they found a fire consisting of green waste in plastic bags, laminated wood, furniture, cans and other general waste.

Officials at the scene described the smoke from the fire as black with a “toxic” smell.

Piles of items were found at the site, including toilets, scrap metal, 3 square meters of used printer cartridges, bags of household waste, carpets, toys and clothing. Much of the waste was dumped on bare ground, risking soil and water contamination, creating an odor problem and attracting flies and vermin.

In July, the two were still illegally dumping mixed waste, despite officials’ advice. The Environment Agency, the court said, had no choice but to prosecute.

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The expert offers tips on navigating Brake Safety Week, which begins on Sunday https://inkcartridgesonsale.com/the-expert-offers-tips-on-navigating-brake-safety-week-which-begins-on-sunday/ Wed, 17 Aug 2022 13:05:26 +0000 https://inkcartridgesonsale.com/the-expert-offers-tips-on-navigating-brake-safety-week-which-begins-on-sunday/ AVON, Ohio — In trucking, like in life, there’s no substitute for being prepared — whether it’s the next load, the storm, or the inspection. And inspections are currently the number one priority in the North American commercial vehicle industry as one of the biggest touchpoints on the calendar approaches: Brake Safety Week, taking place […]]]>

AVON, Ohio — In trucking, like in life, there’s no substitute for being prepared — whether it’s the next load, the storm, or the inspection.

And inspections are currently the number one priority in the North American commercial vehicle industry as one of the biggest touchpoints on the calendar approaches: Brake Safety Week, taking place August 21-27.

The annual event of Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CMVSA) examines commercial vehicles in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

To help the drivers prepare, the team lends a hand Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC offers some suggestions.

“During the last year CVSA Brake Safety Week, 12% of the 35,764 vehicles inspected were taken out of service due to brake issues,” said Fred Andersky, Bendix Director of Demos, Sales, and Service Training. “So many aspects of safe vehicle operation are directly affected by what goes on at the wheel ends and in the braking system that it really cannot be overemphasized how important it is to keep up with maintenance and inspection of these areas. From stopping power to the performance of higher-level technologies like collision mitigation, it all depends on how well the brakes and wheel ends work when they’re needed. This is why these inspections are so important and Bendix is ​​sharing practical tips on preparation and safety.”

Brake Safety Week is part of CVSA’s Operation Airbrake initiative, an awareness and enforcement campaign aimed at reducing the number of freeway accidents caused by faulty commercial vehicle braking systems. At the event, local, state, provincial, territory and federal auto transporter safety officers in the United States, Canada and Mexico inspect large trucks and buses with a focus on braking system violations.

What to expect

Brake Safety Week road inspectors conduct North American standard inspections covering a range of driver qualifications, documentation and vehicle equipment conditions.

You will check for:

  • Missing, non-functioning, loose, contaminated, or cracked parts.
  • Punctures caused by rust and by rubbing or rubbing.
  • Broken springs in the parking brake spring accumulator housing part.
  • Air leaks around brake components and lines.
  • Air pressure in the target range of 90-100 psi.
  • Slack adjusters not the same length.
  • Mismatched air chamber sizes across axles.
  • Functionality of warning devices (e.g. anti-lock braking system indicator lights).

Inspectors will also look for violations of brake hose and pipe chafing – the focus of this year’s Brake Safety Week.

How to get ready

“Priority, secondary and regular inspections can go a long way in uncovering some obvious violations, including loose hoses or damaged components like air sleeves or pushrods,” said Mark Holley, Bendix director of marketing and customer solutions at Wheel-End.

He recommends the following:

Every day

  • Check for damaged or loose air cans, pushrods, or slack adjusters.
  • Make sure the slack adjusters are extended at the same angle on each axle. Different angles can indicate an incorrectly adjusted brake or a broken spring brake force spring.
  • Examine the condition, positioning and connections of pipes and hoses.

Every week

  • Perform a 90 to 100 psi brake apply with the wheels chocked and the parking brakes off and check for leaks.
  • Check the air disc brake rotors for cracks.
  • Check drum brake pads for wear and cracks.

Every month:

  • Check the air system for moisture to avoid contamination that leads to component degradation and system leaks.

“It also pays to lubricate the S-cam brake hoses and automatic slack adjusters every time you have a vehicle in the shop,” Holley said. “This quick process helps prevent rust and corrosion and keeps the slack working properly.”

When it comes to brake hose and hose chafing, Bendix recommends looking for two common causes. The first is improper routing and cutting, which can result in hoses rubbing against each other while the vehicle is in operation. Preventive measures include regular inspections to ensure zip ties, clips and mounts are not damaged or broken.

The second typical cause is incorrect hose length – a replacement hose that is too long is prone to chafing.

Damaged hoses should be replaced.

“Also, from an overall perspective, never underestimate the importance of communication between drivers and technicians,” said Andersky. “A driver on the road may be the first to notice a problem with the truck. It’s important to be able to tell the technician what happened, where and other details like the weather conditions – as well as the technician asking questions to better understand the situation.”

Andersky said it’s all part of the holistic approach to maintenance, which is critical given the complex interconnectedness of the entire braking system and more advanced safety technologies.

“Any sign that something is out of compliance can point to broader maintenance issues,” Andersky said. “That means, individually, things like an active parking light on the dashboard or a kink in an air hose – and everything else that inspectors look for – matter.”

How drums and discs differ

As for Brake Safety Week, air disc brakes and drum brakes have a few different maintenance requirements.

“The most important difference is the measurement of the brake stroke,” said Holley. “Because air disc brakes have an internal adjustment mechanism, their braking distance is not measured externally, as is the case with drum brakes. The internal adjustment mechanism significantly reduces the risk of deviations from the adjustment.”

Measuring the chamber travel of a drum brake consists of checking the distance from the air chamber to the clevis pin with the brakes released and then again after a fully loaded brake application. The difference between these is the brake stroke, and its maximum length depends on the type and size of the brake cylinder.

Improperly adjusted brakes can also drag – affecting fuel efficiency and accelerating pad wear – or experience reduced braking performance. Bendix has developed an infographic (below and attached) to highlight the different service requirements of air disc and drum brakes.

Choose the right parts

If you decide it’s time for new brake pads, make sure you’re meeting the specifications: not all brake pads marketed as “acceptable” under current Reduced Stopping Distance (RSD) regulations actually meet this standard. Whether you’re replacing air disc brake pads or drum brake shoes, select components that ensure original equipment manufacturer (OEM) requirements are met to keep the vehicle compliant.

“The aftermarket is busier than ever, especially when it comes to brake friction,” Holley said. “The wrong choice can damage your system and undermine vehicle safety. Complications resulting from improper friction selection can include cracks, deterioration in braking performance, or damage to other wheel end components. Remember these are things a road inspector will notice and penalize you for.”

When it comes to remanufactured drum brake shoes, ask your supplier if they’ve been stamped back to their OEM designed shape rather than simply lined with new friction, Holley noted. Shoes deform under the stress of regular use and relining one of these shoes without restoring it to its original geometry can compromise braking power and friction life.

You should also protect the air supply from corrosive oil aerosols that cause leaks and potential injury.

Bendix recommends the use of oil coalescing air dryer cartridges, which can be used as a replacement for standard cartridges.

However, the reverse is not true: one should not switch from an oil coalescer cartridge to a standard cartridge.

The Trucker News Staff creates engaging content not only for TheTrucker.com, but also for The Trucker Newspaper, which has served the trucking industry for more than 30 years. With a focus on drivers, the Trucker News team aims to provide relevant, objective content related to the trucking segment of the transportation industry. The Trucker News team is based in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Brake Safety Week: Bendix shares tips on how to prepare and what to expect https://inkcartridgesonsale.com/brake-safety-week-bendix-shares-tips-on-how-to-prepare-and-what-to-expect/ Mon, 15 Aug 2022 16:31:46 +0000 https://inkcartridgesonsale.com/brake-safety-week-bendix-shares-tips-on-how-to-prepare-and-what-to-expect/ AVON, Ohio – In trucking, like in life, there’s nothing like being prepared, whether it’s the next load, the next storm, or the next inspection. And inspections are currently the number one priority in the North American commercial vehicle industry as one of the biggest touchpoints on the calendar approaches: Brake Safety Week, taking place […]]]>

AVON, Ohio – In trucking, like in life, there’s nothing like being prepared, whether it’s the next load, the next storm, or the next inspection. And inspections are currently the number one priority in the North American commercial vehicle industry as one of the biggest touchpoints on the calendar approaches: Brake Safety Week, taking place August 21-27. The annual week-long event hosted by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) examines vehicles in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC (Bendix) team offers suggestions on how to prepare.

“During last year’s CVSA Brake Safety Week, 12% of the 35,764 vehicles inspected were taken out of service due to brake issues,” said Fred Andersky, Bendix director of demos, sales and service training. “So many aspects of safe vehicle operation are directly affected by what goes on at the wheel ends and in the braking system that it really cannot be overemphasized how important it is to keep up with maintenance and inspection of these areas. From stopping power to the performance of higher-level technologies like collision mitigation, it all depends on how well the brakes and wheel ends work when they’re needed. This is why these inspections are so important and Bendix is ​​sharing practical tips on preparation and safety.”

Brake Safety Week is part of CVSA’s Operation Airbrake initiative, an awareness and enforcement campaign aimed at reducing the number of highway accidents caused by faulty commercial vehicle braking systems. At the event, local, state, provincial, territorial and federal auto transporter safety officers in the United States, Canada and Mexico inspect large trucks and buses with a focus on braking system violations.

What to expect:
Brake Safety Week road inspectors conduct North American standard inspections covering a range of driver qualifications, documentation and vehicle equipment conditions.

You will check for:
Missing, non-functioning, loose, contaminated, or cracked parts. Punctures caused by rust and by rubbing or rubbing. Broken springs in the parking brake spring accumulator housing part. Air leaks around brake components and lines. Air pressure in the target range of 90-100 psi. Slack adjusters not the same length. Mismatched air chamber sizes across axles. Functionality of warning devices (e.g. anti-lock braking system indicator lights).

Inspectors will also look for violations of brake hose and hose chafing, which are the focus of this year’s Brake Safety Week.

How to prepare:
“Pre, post and periodic inspections can go a long way in uncovering some obvious violations, including loose hoses or damaged components like air sleeves or pushrods,” said Mark Holley, Bendix director of marketing and customer solutions, Wheel-End. He recommends the following:

Every day:
Check for damaged or loose air cans, pushrods, or slack adjusters. Make sure the slack adjusters are extended at the same angle on each axle. Different angles can indicate an incorrectly adjusted brake or a broken spring brake force spring. Examine the condition, positioning and connections of pipes and hoses.

Every week:
Perform a 90 to 100 psi brake apply with the wheels chocked and the parking brakes off and check for leaks. Check the air disc brake rotors for cracks. Check drum brake pads for wear and cracks.

Every month:
Check the air system for moisture to avoid contamination that leads to component degradation and system leaks.

“It also pays to lubricate the S-cam brake hoses and automatic slack adjusters every time you have a vehicle in the shop,” Holley said. “This quick process helps prevent rust and corrosion and keeps the slack working properly.”

With regard to brake hose and pipe chafing, the focus of this year’s Brake Safety Week, Bendix recommends looking out for two typical causes. The first is improper routing and cutting, which can result in hoses rubbing against each other while the vehicle is in operation. Preventive measures include regular inspections to ensure zip ties, clips and mounts are not damaged or broken. The second typical cause is an incorrect hose length, a replacement hose that is too long is prone to chafing. Damaged hoses should be replaced.

“Also, from an overall perspective, never underestimate the importance of communication between drivers and technicians,” said Andersky. “A driver on the road may be the first to notice a problem with the truck. Being able to tell the technician what happened, where and other details like weather conditions is just as important as the technician asking questions to better understand the situation.”

Andersky continued: “This is all part of the holistic approach to maintenance, which is crucial when you consider the complex interconnectedness of the entire braking system and more advanced safety technologies. Any sign that something is out of specification can point to broader maintenance issues. That means that in and of itself things like an active parking light on the dash or a kink in an air hose – and anything else that inspectors look for – matter.”

How drums and discs differ:
As for Brake Safety Week, air disc brakes and drum brakes have a few different maintenance requirements.

“The most important difference is the measurement of the brake stroke,” said Holley. “Because air disc brakes have an internal adjustment mechanism, their braking distance is not measured externally, as is the case with drum brakes. The internal adjustment mechanism significantly reduces the risk of deviations from the adjustment.”

Measuring the chamber travel of a drum brake consists of checking the distance from the air chamber to the clevis pin with the brakes released and then again after a fully loaded brake application. The difference between these is the brake stroke, and its maximum length depends on the type and size of the brake cylinder.

Improperly adjusted brakes can also drag, affecting fuel efficiency and accelerating pad wear or experiencing reduced braking performance. Bendix has developed an infographic (below and attached) to highlight the different service requirements of air disc and drum brakes.

Choose the right parts:
When you realize it’s time for new brake pads, make sure you meet the specifications: not all brake pads marketed as “acceptable” under current Reduced Stopping Distance (RSD) regulations actually meet this standard. Whether you’re replacing air disc brake pads or drum brake shoes, select components that ensure original equipment manufacturer (OEM) requirements are met to keep the vehicle compliant.

“The aftermarket is busier than ever, especially when it comes to brake friction,” said Holley. “The wrong choice can damage your system and undermine vehicle safety. Complications resulting from improper friction selection can include cracks, deterioration in braking performance, or damage to other wheel end components. Remember these are things a road inspector will notice and penalize you for.”

When it comes to remanufactured drum brake shoes, ask your supplier if they’ve been stamped back to their OEM-designed shape rather than simply lined with new friction, Holley noted. Shoes deform under the stress of regular use, and relining one of these shoes without restoring it to its original geometry can compromise braking power and friction life.

You should also protect the air supply from corrosive oil aerosols that cause leaks and potential injury. Bendix recommends using an oil coalescing air dryer cartridge such as the Bendix PuraGuard. Oil coalescing cartridges can be used as a replacement for standard cartridges, but the reverse is not true: you should not upgrade from an oil coalescing cartridge to a standard cartridge.

stay sharp:
Technicians equipped with the latest knowledge and tools are instrumental in keeping vehicles on the road and in good operating condition. Bendix offers a variety of resources that provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive training and information including: The Bendix Document Library, Service Data Sheets, User Guides, Technical Bulletins and a variety of other documents providing detailed information including maintenance and troubleshooting. The Bendix Brake Training School, long-standing hands-on training programs, are conducted in-person in the United States, with some virtual options available.

Here is the schedule for 2022. The Bendix Online Brake School [www.brake-school.com]www.brake-school.com. You will find more than 90 courses covering the entire spectrum of product topics such as braking and active vehicle safety. Registration is free and the site serves more than 130,000 registered users. “Truck Talk with Bendix” This podcast is available on Google Play, Apple Podcasts and Stitcher.

Bendix knowledge dock [www.knowledge-dock.com]www.knowledge-dock.com. This site contains an archive of the Bendix Tech Tips series, as well as videos, white papers, and other insights.

The Bendix team of seasoned sales and service professionals along with their experienced field technical support team and the Bendix Tech team at 1-800-AIR-BRAKE also provide expert technical support such as service advice, braking system troubleshooting and product training.

About Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC:
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, a member of Knorr-Bremse, develops and supplies leading active safety technologies, energy management solutions, and air brake charging and control systems and components for medium and heavy-duty trucks, tractors, trailers, buses and other commercial vehicles under the Bendix brand name throughout North America . As an industry pioneer with more than 4,400 employees, Bendix and its wholly owned subsidiary RH Sheppard Co., Inc. strive to deliver the best solutions for improved vehicle safety, performance and total cost of ownership. Contact us at 1-800-AIR-BRAKE (1-800-247-2725) or visit us bendix.com.

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G&G Reborn Secret’s Out: 100% Reman toner powder? https://inkcartridgesonsale.com/gg-reborn-secrets-out-100-reman-toner-powder/ Wed, 10 Aug 2022 16:48:45 +0000 https://inkcartridgesonsale.com/gg-reborn-secrets-out-100-reman-toner-powder/ On April 21, G&G announced its industry-leading remanufactured solution for use in copiers, G&G Reborn. G&G Reborn has OEM genes, offering an OEM-like printing experience and quality but without the OEM price tag. You may be wondering why G&G Reborn uses remanufactured toner powders. Watch this video, Veronica from G&G Print Lab has the answer […]]]>

On April 21, G&G announced its industry-leading remanufactured solution for use in copiers, G&G Reborn. G&G Reborn has OEM genes, offering an OEM-like printing experience and quality but without the OEM price tag.

You may be wondering why G&G Reborn uses remanufactured toner powders. Watch this video, Veronica from G&G Print Lab has the answer to your question.

As mentioned earlier, large users of copiers have extremely high demands on product quality. Unqualified toner powders have larger particles and less roundness than the OEMs, which can result in:

  1. Background, vertical lines, streaks, fusion, or other printing issues.
  2. Wear of key components
  3. Damage and soiling of copiers

If you choose G&G Reborn, you choose 100% remanent toner powder. Don’t let unqualified toner powder ruin your printouts and copiers.

G&G Reborn remanufactured cartridge for use in Ricoh is available!

Ricoh MP C2003/2004/2503/2504
Ricoh MP C3003/3004/3503/3504
Ricoh MP C4503/4504/5503/6003/6004
Ricoh IM C3000/C3500
Ricoh IM C4500/C5500/C6000

More technical details on G&G Reborn coming soon!

About Ninestar & G&G

For almost two decades, Ninestar has been recognized as a leader in the supply industry thanks to its commitment to innovation. Since 2000, Ninestar has invested heavily in the ability to quickly bring the industry’s most technologically advanced products to market. Today, Ninestar’s G&G branded products are known worldwide for their superior performance and reliability.

© Ninestar Image Tech Limited. All rights reserved worldwide. All other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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Epson programs end-of-life for some printers, citing risk of ‘ink spills’ – OSnews https://inkcartridgesonsale.com/epson-programs-end-of-life-for-some-printers-citing-risk-of-ink-spills-osnews/ Tue, 09 Aug 2022 00:14:37 +0000 https://inkcartridgesonsale.com/epson-programs-end-of-life-for-some-printers-citing-risk-of-ink-spills-osnews/ home > hardware > Citing the risk of ‘ink spills’, Epson is programming end-of-life for some printers Thomas Holwerta 08/08/2022 hardware You have a perfectly working Epson inkjet printer in your home office. It has served you well for years and you use it frequently. Then one day you go to print a document and […]]]>

You have a perfectly working Epson inkjet printer in your home office. It has served you well for years and you use it frequently. Then one day you go to print a document and find that the printer is not working. A message on the display reads “a part in your printer has reached the end of its life. Service is required.”

That’s funny you think. You didn’t notice anything with your printer before this message appeared. The device worked well and the print quality was fine. If nothing was broken why do you suddenly get this message?? More importantly, how do you get rid of it so you can keep using your printer?

This should be absolutely criminal behavior. If there was ever an industry that could use a worldwide judicial scrutiny and investigation, it’s printer manufacturers. They employ and get away with so many clearly fraudulent business practices.

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Clover’s latest federal updates https://inkcartridgesonsale.com/clovers-latest-federal-updates/ Tue, 26 Jul 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://inkcartridgesonsale.com/clovers-latest-federal-updates/ On 1st of JulySt, 2022, AbilityOne Skilcraft’s list of must-buy remanufactured laser toners expanded to 215 National Stock Numbers (NSNs). All 215 NSNs were loaded into the Procurement List Information Management System (PLIMS) by The National Industries For the Blind (NIB).They were also loaded AbilityOne.com, and were made available through the four Authorized AbilityOne Distributors: […]]]>

On 1st of JulySt, 2022, AbilityOne Skilcraft’s list of must-buy remanufactured laser toners expanded to 215 National Stock Numbers (NSNs). All 215 NSNs were loaded into the Procurement List Information Management System (PLIMS) by The National Industries For the Blind (NIB).They were also loaded AbilityOne.com, and were made available through the four Authorized AbilityOne Distributors: Essendant, SP Richards, Arlington and LCI. These NSNs can also be purchased directly from Tri Industries and the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind. As the manufacturer of all 215 NSNs, Clover Imaging Group proudly supports the mission, but AbilityOne Authorized Distributors (dealers) cannot purchase the AbilityOne Skilcraft brand directly from Clover.

Corresponding AbilityOne Commission Policy 51 541, the federal government is required to purchase these NSNs in lieu of Essentially The Same (ETS) skus, which have the same “form, fit, and function.” Corresponding AbilityOne Policy 51 540, AbilityOne Authorized Distributors are expected to use their best efforts to sell the product portfolio. This includes showing all 215 NSNs in their GSA schedule.


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Clover acquires Georgia Company

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Close the loop, Myer, to test product stewardship for cosmetics https://inkcartridgesonsale.com/close-the-loop-myer-to-test-product-stewardship-for-cosmetics/ Mon, 25 Jul 2022 00:11:26 +0000 https://inkcartridgesonsale.com/close-the-loop-myer-to-test-product-stewardship-for-cosmetics/ Steve Morris, Founder of Close the Loop and Elsie Fulton, Cosmetic Specialist at Close the Loop. Close the Loop Limited, a provider of end-to-end solutions from design and manufacture to product collection and recycling, is conducting a cosmetic product stewardship trial. In partnership with Myer and with guidance from industry umbrella organization Accord, the trial […]]]>

Steve Morris, Founder of Close the Loop and Elsie Fulton, Cosmetic Specialist at Close the Loop.

Close the Loop Limited, a provider of end-to-end solutions from design and manufacture to product collection and recycling, is conducting a cosmetic product stewardship trial.

In partnership with Myer and with guidance from industry umbrella organization Accord, the trial will explore new ways of recycling cosmetics to reduce the estimated 5,000 to 11,500 tonnes of cosmetics packaging currently going to landfill in Australia each year.

Consumers can bring their used cosmetic items of any brand to collection points at 12 participating Myer stores.

The pilot project received grants from the Australian Government’s National Product Stewardship Investment Fund and will run for an initial eight weeks to 16 September 2022. It will inform the feasibility of future ongoing product stewardship programs for cosmetics. Products collected during the program are sorted into eight categories and processed by Close the Loop to be recycled or remanufactured into new products.

Hard and soft plastics are shredded and used in Close the Loop’s TonerPlas, an award-winning asphalt additive that uses waste plastic and toner from old printer cartridges to build roads. The plastics are also used in the company’s Resin8 concrete additive. Metals are separated and sent to a metal recycling plant, and glass is crushed to be used as a substitute for sand in building materials for the construction industry.

Materials that cannot be processed are used to fuel a low-carbon cement kiln to ensure no collected products go to landfill.

Joe Foster, chief executive officer of Close the Loop Group, said cosmetics packaging has traditionally been a complex waste stream — often made up of plastics, glass, metals, foils, rubber, natural fibers, mirrors, foam, paper and by-products.

“This partnership between the Australian Government, industry and sector can pave the way for the global cosmetics industry to become much more sustainable. It’s a great example of what can be achieved when all stakeholders work together to enable end-of-life products to be efficiently collected and then recycled or reprocessed into other products – a true circular economy in action,” he said.

“The start of the trial comes very timely as the Australian government’s second round of plastic export bans has just come into effect. The ban means it is now illegal for companies and organizations in Australia to export mixed plastic waste. It is expected that more recyclable materials will end up in landfill each year if product stewardship and industry-led initiatives like these are not implemented quickly.”

Participating locations can be found at: https://www.closetheloop.com.au/cosmetics/ or via the Recycle Mate app https://recyclemate.com.au/ by photographing a cosmetic item or typing in the item name. The Australian government-funded Recycle Mate app is helping demystify what can and can’t be recycled by using a database of municipal waste and recycling services.

For more information visit: www.closetheloop.com.au

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United Business Solutions makes the office automation industry green https://inkcartridgesonsale.com/united-business-solutions-makes-the-office-automation-industry-green/ Thu, 21 Jul 2022 04:45:26 +0000 https://inkcartridgesonsale.com/united-business-solutions-makes-the-office-automation-industry-green/ About the past For seven years, United Business Solutions has served the South African market for office printing solutions with its unique range of a Remanufactured office printer to managed print-and-scan end users. “The offer is pretty easy to explain,” says MD Ryan Lumley. “We carefully select from tens of thousands of low consumption demo […]]]>

About the past For seven years, United Business Solutions has served the South African market for office printing solutions with its unique range of a Remanufactured office printer to managed print-and-scan end users.

“The offer is pretty easy to explain,” says MD Ryan Lumley. “We carefully select from tens of thousands of low consumption demo models and office copiers sourced in Europe and around the world. We have only pre-selected copier model series that are known for their reliability, robustness and low monthly operating costs. These devices are then fully remanufactured via a 72-point quality control process that is also ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified. They then enter our supply chain to be sold throughout Southern Africa. These devices are completely remanufactured from top to bottom and then boxed for easy transportation and safe delivery to our customers.

Visit www.unitedbusiness.co.za for more

United Business Solutions provides South African companies with a first class, reliable product at a fraction of the new purchase price. To ensure a consistent product, the entire process is quality controlled via global ISO certification standards. For added peace of mind, each unit comes with a full replacement guarantee when a service level agreement is signed. “The icing on the cake for buyers is that these are eco-friendly, managed print and scan systems that ensure customer value first and the environment second,” says Lumley.

By remanufacturing office copiers, United Business Solutions has been able to refurbish these devices for their next commercial cycle, eliminating the need to resort to additional materials such as single-use plastics, lead, various toxic chemicals, steel, and microprocessors in the manufacture of a new device . This effectively eliminates the device’s carbon footprint and significantly reduces e-waste.

In addition to this offer, United Business Solutions supplies environmentally friendly products made in Germany Remanufactured toners and image drums for all devices. These are also ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified. By recycling perfectly conditioned toner cartridges, the company can completely renew the plastic cartridges and massively reduce the production and disposal of single-use plastic. Remanufactured toners not only benefit the environment, they also pass significant savings on to customers without compromising on print quality.

Extremely reliable

“First and foremost, customers want an extremely reliable and cost-effective product. If you built this product line with the sole intention of telling people it was eco-friendly, it would have failed. Fortunately, we were able to create an offering that comprehensively solves our customers’ managed print and scan needs. A byproduct of this is the fact that we help reduce e-waste while meeting their budgetary and operational needs,” said Candice Evans, director of marketing for United Business Solutions.

United Business Solutions’ refurbished equipment can be rented or purchased for cash and comes with a comprehensive service level agreement that ensures customers’ printing and copying environments run smoothly. To date, thousands of South African businesses have seen cost savings and improved running costs by offering remanufactured office printers.

Remanufactured photocopiers are not the only revolution United Business Solutions has brought to the South African managed print environment. Our online purchase website, located at www.onlinecopiers.co.za, gives all South African businesses access to direct, transparent pricing for over 200 multifunctional photocopiers, both new and refurbished, and their associated consumables. “The industry has a bad reputation for transparency. United Copiers gives us the opportunity to present the customer with a clear picture of what is available for their business at a fair price,” says Lumley.

Offer is not closed to other merchants wishing to participate in eco-friendly remanufactured printing offers. United’s distribution business, copier dealer, is working with retailers across Africa to bring this unique offering to the continent and to their customers. “Schools, large companies and small business owners are looking for added value. It really is an all-in-one solution for all types of businesses looking for high-quality, affordable business printing and scanning,” says Lumley.

To find out more about our refurbished offerings please call us on 086 001 8500 or visit us www.unitedbusiness.co.za.

About United Business Solutions
United Business Solutions is a South African headquartered group that has been active in the South African office automation industry for over 30 years, providing clients across Southern Africa with workplace technology solutions to cover a wide range of their business technology needs. Find United Business Solutions Facebook or LinkedIn.

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Clover July Webinar: Leveraging Sustainability as a Competitive Advantage https://inkcartridgesonsale.com/clover-july-webinar-leveraging-sustainability-as-a-competitive-advantage/ Tue, 05 Jul 2022 12:26:59 +0000 https://inkcartridgesonsale.com/clover-july-webinar-leveraging-sustainability-as-a-competitive-advantage/ A recent IBM study showed that 73% of executives surveyed expect their sustainability goals to help them achieve lasting business results. Sustainability is no longer a nice-to-have. It has become an integral part of many companies’ go-to-market strategy. If you’re not offering your customers green shopping, you can bet someone else will. Join us on […]]]>

A recent IBM study showed that 73% of executives surveyed expect their sustainability goals to help them achieve lasting business results. Sustainability is no longer a nice-to-have. It has become an integral part of many companies’ go-to-market strategy. If you’re not offering your customers green shopping, you can bet someone else will.

Join us on Thursday, July 28thth at 1 p.m. CST as we dive into what you need to know about sustainability to capitalize on this fast-growing market.

The most important topics include:

  • ESG, LCA, circular economy. We help you understand the jargon so you can talk about sustainability confidentially with your customers.
  • Who is the target group for sustainability and how can you meet their needs?
  • Opportunities for sustainability at federal, state, local level and in the education sector.
  • Tools and conversation path to convey the sustainability value proposition of remanufactured ink cartridges.
  • A review of Clover Imaging’s new lifecycle analysis.
  • Sustainability resources available to Clover Imaging partners.

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Clover’s affiliate marketing portal is offering SLED this month!

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