Parker's New Kneeling Module is Designed for Different Integrated Kneeling Functions on Buses and Other Vehicles

CHICAGO, OCT. 23, 2006 - Developed in cooperation with different bus and motor coach builders, the new Parker Kneeling Module Split System/High Boy can be used for easy entrance on all types of buses, motor coaches and other vehicles requiring a kneel function.

The easy-to-install lightweight manifold has a machined-aluminum anodized body for durability and is designed for different integrated kneeling functions. Specific types of kneeling can be obtained within this single unit, including split-level kneeling, kneeling left, kneeling right, complete kneeling, and high-boy function for raising the bus or motor coach to an upper position. The necessary kneeling requirements may be achieved by simply inflating or deflating the airbags.

The Kneeling Module comes standard with heavy-duty, 22-mm grommet-style mobile solenoids for electrical actuation of the four integrated valves. The solid housing with these valves, combined with Parker solenoids and exhaust protectors, deliver a reliable kneeling system for large passenger vehicle applications. The system also features specially designed sealing that allows it to be used in extreme temperature environments.

With annual sales exceeding $9 billion, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of commercial, mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs more than 57,000 people in 46 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 50 consecutive years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit the company's web site at, or its investor information site at


Paxton Augustine

Pneumatic Division


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