May 19, 2020

Gabriel's heavy-duty shock products to be offered by SAF-HOLLAND

Gabriel Ride Control LLC
SAF-HOLLAND
FleetLine
GasSLX
Sumit Modi
2 min
Gabriel's heavy-duty shock products to be offered by SAF-HOLLAND

Michigan-based Gabriel (Ride Control, LLC), inventor and industry leader of automative ride control technology, has announced that Luxembourg's SAF-HOLLAND will include its heavy-duty shock products - FleetLine and GasSLX - in its Gold Line Quality Parts brand offering. 

The Gold Line offering will expand the products SAF-HOLLAND supplies to the aftermarket in order to further enhance and serve its customers. Gold Line Quality Parts brand products are high-quality parts that are held at or above industry standards for cost-sensitive North American vehicles in their second life.

Carl Mesker, Vice President of SAF-HOLLAND's Aftermarket Business Unit, said: “Gold Line Quality Parts brand will allow us to offer an expanded portfolio of quality replacement part options that are readily available, and more economical than ever before."

FleetLine shocks are designed as a direct replacement for commercial OE shocks, and are built to meet or exceed OE specifications and quality standards. They feature valving rates that compensate for initial truck suspension softening to deliver top performance, as well as a pre-loaded piston ring that compensates for wear.

The Gabriel GasSLX is a premium adjustable gas shock for long-life commercial vehicles which delivers customizable comfort and control in a high-performance, durable product. The GasSLX’s gas cell design creates a physical barrier between gas and the high-temperature fluid to allow it to adapt to diverse road conditions and payloads without fade or reduced damping.

The recently-updated FleetLine and GasSLX products feature an improved anti-corrosion coating and a vastly improved misting reduction seal, thereby reducing maintenance downtime and extending service life. 

 

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May 14, 2021

Driving Federal IT Transformation

U.S Air Force
Dell
Dell Technologies
2 min
Dell Technologies and the USAF: partners in IT modernization.

Dell Technologies and the U.S. Air Force have a longstanding partnership. On several programs of record, Dell Technologies supports mission-oriented areas, including providing data-centric applications for platforms that the Air Force leverages in testing and operations. For example, certain high-performance jet fighters rely on Dell Technologies software that helps provide critical information about aircraft performance to the service and the aircraft manufacturer. After a test flight, data modules gathered from the aircraft’s sensors are downloaded, processed and analyzed to provide critical insights.

The Air Force has also made a concerted effort to drive technology to the edge so that warfighters can gain value from their data where it lives. Dell Technologies is enabling dynamic decision-making at the edge, where collection, management, analysis, and the distribution of data is critical. Dell Technologies’ software factories are supporting some of the largest Air Force programs, like Kessel Run and Kobayashi Maru.

Kobayashi Maru is a cloud-based program designed to modernize the way the Air Force (now the U.S. Space Force) interacts with its allies. By the time Kobayashi Maru was a program, the service had a year or two of experience with the highly successful Kessel Run. According to the Air Force, this continuous user-centered approach enabled warfighters to quickly evaluate software improvements, provide direct feedback to Kessel Run developers, and rapidly iterate the software to provide maximum value and impact. Kobayashi Maru operates under the same principle: the existing software procurement process is too slow to satisfy requirements, so leverage best practices and partner with industry (in this case, Dell Technologies) to get new systems into the field as quickly as possible.

The U.S. Air Force is committed to IT modernization, as exemplified by its ability to embrace change and transformation in how critical systems are procured and deployed. And Dell Technologies is committed to supporting the Air Force in its endeavors, so the service will always be ready for what’s next.

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