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Accuride Launches ROLLiant Hub System From KIC

The technology has been designed for North American commercial vehicle fleets seeking long-life hub performance, and truck and trailer OEMs that want to simplify wheel end installation and boost throughput during assembly.

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Accuride Corp. has introduced its ROLLiant hub system from KIC, along-life, low-maintenance hub system that comes with a 10-year warranty. The technology has been designed for North American commercial vehicle fleets seeking long-life hub performance, and truck and trailer OEMs that want to simplify wheel-end installation and boost throughput during assembly. Accuride introduced the technology during the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV) at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

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KIC President John Schneider said, “KIC’s engineers developed ROLLiant in response to industry demand for a more affordable hub system that was easy to install and maintain, and could last the life of both trucks and trailers. Its patent-pending technology maintains tight wheel-bearing tolerances for safe, reliable performance and enables us to offer industry-leading warranties for truck and trailer applications.”   

KIC says proper wheel bearing adjustment is critical to achieving safe, reliable performance that enables long-life truck and trailer operation. A deviation in adjustment –­ even the width of a human hair –­ can mean the difference between safe, reliable hub system performance and premature tire wear, wheel seal failure and premature bearing failure. The ROLLiant system’s patent-pending extended bearing cone technology improves on existing precision bearing systems to keep wheel bearings in tight, consistent alignment year after year, the company says. ROLLiant works with both straight-spindle and tapered-spindle hub designs and does not need specialized spindle nuts or extra parts.

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Each ROLLiant hub is assembled with 100-percent endplay inspection and serialization for complete traceability and optimal bearing life, according to Accuride. This and its unique design features enable ROLLiant to deliver safe, consistent, low-maintenance hub performance for the life of the vehicle, says the company.

The ROLLiant System Includes:

  • Precision-machined hub with fill port for easy lubrication
  • Pre-installed ROLLiant extended bearing cones
  • Bearing cups installed
  • Factory-installed seal
  • Spindle nut system
  • Hubcap and gasket
  • Patent-pending packaging maintaining Accuride’s stringent hub cleanliness standards

ROLLiant’s design features and integrated components enable Accuride to offer a 10-year warranty for trailer applications and a seven-year warranty for trucks.

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Customers should contact their Accuride sales representative for ordering details.

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