"Doctor Preload and Temper-Loc also offer ergonomic advantages compared to the traditional torque-wrench method," Barnes said.
Because the spindle is threaded, technicians don't have to hold the weight of the tool during adjustment, and both hands can be used to apply force instead of having to hold the torque wrench in place and use only one hand to apply force to the wrench.
When used together, the Doctor Preload bearing adjustment tool and the Temper-Loc single-locking nut system help fleets meet the SAE J2535 optimal bearing setting of a light preload. Preload settings maintain a slight force on all rollers in tapered roller bearings to minimize vibration and angular movement in wheel-ends.
Doctor Preload tools are covered by a one-year warranty and Temper-Loc nuts are covered by a three-year warranty from the date of installation.
Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty, and aftermarket customers around the world. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of approximately 8,000 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 18 countries. Meritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important information, visit the company's website at www.meritor.com.
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