The Dual Functionality of REDCAT® Link Indicators Retainers
The increasing emphasis on wheel safety is becoming a top concern for major fleet operators, driven by the positive impact on safety that wheel nut indicators can bring to fleet operations.
With millions sold domestically and internationally, the trusted and proven REDCAT® Link systems provide a much higher level of safety, whilst also drastically reducing maintenance costs, accident costs, vehicle downtime and potential litigation costs.
Traditionally, wheel safety has centred around the deployment of standard wheel nut indicators, offering real-time alerts for potential wheel nut loosening.
As more advanced designs emerge, the dual functionality offered by retainer models such as REDCAT®'s Link Wheel Nut Indicators Retainers has been highlighted - outperforming conventional wheel nut indicators that lack the critical retainer functionality.
Redcat® Link Indicators Retainers are not just indicators; they offer the additional safety feature of wheel nut retention that is not offered by standard or traditional wheel nut safety systems.
The distinguishing factor of REDCAT®'s Link Indicators Retainer design lies in their dual functionality:
Indicator Functionality: Real-Time Indication
The indicator functionality serves as a real-time visual indication of any loosening of wheel nuts, overheating brakes, wheel bearing play, failed wheel studs, worn studs, stripped threads, corroded studs, hub-to-rim settling, and stud fatigue stretch.
Indicators provide drivers and workshop staff with a simple, easy and fast way to conduct wheel safety inspections in minutes, mitigating potential wheel nut loosening issues before they escalate.
Retainer Functionality: Temporary Security
Additionally, REDCAT® has a retainer feature that temporarily keeps wheel nuts from loosening. It's a simple but important added layer of protection, acting as a primary barrier against unexpected risks until proper maintenance can be done.
Similar to REDCAT®'s Link Indicator Retainers and Extended Indicator Retainers, REDCAT® Link Indicator Retainer Rings follow suit with a continuous linked ring pattern for wheel nut retention.
How does the wheel nut retainer function work?
By restricting the rotation of the compromised assembly nut, you can visually signal an impending failure and prevent further loosening during critical operational periods. This approach offers both early detection possibilities and an extended safety window for wheel detachment, advantages that would be forfeited if reliance were solely on end-of-day inspections.
Early detection, prevention of nut disengagement, and streamlined safety checks contribute to an environment where potential issues are identified and addressed swiftly.
Incorporating REDCAT®'s Wheel Nut Indicators & Retainers into routine safety checks is a strategic move for fleet managers - with reduced maintenance costs and minimised downtime as the benefits. This proactive approach to Wheel Safety aligns with the ethos of preventing problems and maintaining the highest safety levels within a fleet.
In conclusion, the dual functionality of REDCAT®'s Link Wheel Nut Indicators Retainers push the traditional boundaries of wheel safety - acting as both a visual indicator and a retainer It's not just a product; it's a commitment to proactive safety measures, setting a new standard in the industry.