Excellent Under Pressure

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Excellent Under Pressure

febi Pneumatic Parts

Many know the powerful hissing noises that trucks give off during operation. Behind them are pneumatic components, which are often installed in heavy commercial vehicles – in brakes, in the air suspension or gear changing. Compressed air operated systems are indispensable components of commercial vehicles.

In order to ensure pressure distribution without any losses, all individual components – including air compressors, air conditioning units and control valves – must be exactly matched and absolutely tight.

Ferdinand Bilstein offers a comprehensive assortment of wear parts in the field of pneumatics, including air dryer cartridges, air compressors, clutch boosters, multi-circuit protection valves and air spirals, suitable for most European commercial vehicle models – of course, in tested OE matching quality.

febi Pneumatics Components

The Advantages at a Glance

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Excellent wear protection

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Strict quality standards

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Precision fit

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Compliance with vehicle manufacturer requirements

Air Tanks

Extended range for all common European brands

Plenty of Air: Many important and safety-relevant systems in commercial vehicles are operated with compressed air, such as the air suspension, the transmission control, or the brake system. To make sure the necessary operating pressure is always available, the compressed air must be stored. For this purpose, air tanks are used. The air storage in the air tank makes it possible to use more air than the air compressor produces for a short period of time. Depending on the requirements, air tanks differ, e.g. in size and connections. The tanks are welded from sheet steel or aluminium and have ports for compressed air and drainage.



febi Truck has expanded its range of air tanks. In order to guarantee the highest quality, febi relies on a partnership with the OE-manufacturer, Frauenthal Automotive, the leading producer of air tanks.

Benefits at a Glance:

  • OE-quality from the manufacturer produced according to DIN EN 286-2
  • Coverage of all common European brands and models of truck (“BIG 7”), trailer, busses and agricultural vehicles
  • Highest material quality and optimal corrosion protection for an extraordinary lifetime
  • The service life and operational safety of febi Air Tanks exceeds the statutory requirements at least 200 times* 
  • High cleanliness inside the air tank prevents damage to sensitive components of the pressurized air system
  • Accessories, such as matching mounting brackets, drain valves, and compressed air connections, are also available


*Calculated according to the rules for simplified analysis for cyclic loading AD2000 S1

The focus on internal cleanliness of febi Air Tanks prevents damage from dirt particles to the sensitive parts of the pressurized air system.

The service life and operational safety of febi Air Tanks exceeds the statutory requirements at least 200 times (*calculated according to the rules for simplified analysis for cyclic loading AD2000 S1).

Highest service life and operational safety thanks to OE Quality from Frauenthal Automotive

Air tanks must withstand temperatures ranging from -50 °C to +100 °C and up to 15 bars of maximum operating pressure. This makes perfect processing all the more important.

Seams that have not been properly welded can suffer from air leaks or can even experience bursting. The material used also plays an important role: only the use of high-quality steel with a certain yield strength ensures safe operation. This is, among other things, evident in the achieved load cycles that on the basis of a test mark > 200,000 cycles exceed the standard at least 200 times.

The surface coating plays an important role in preventing corrosion on both the inside and outside of the air tank. If the protective paint layer is too thin, rust can easily take effect. The service life of the tank is then reduced and the risk of leaks increases – even with the possibility of bursting.

Therefore you can rely on proven quality: febi air tanks offer a highquality and durable solution from the OE-manufacturer.

Making it Long Lasting

Naturally, febi also supplies the corresponding mounting brackets and drain valves to match our air tanks. The mounting brackets can be used universally on nearly every truck and trailer.

All accessories can be found at: partsfinder

Air Dryer Cartridges

No Chance for Corrosion

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In order for pneumatic systems to be safely operated, especially braking, air dryers are used. They remove moisture from the intake air and thus reduce the risk of corrosion in the compressed air system. In addition, air dryers prevent the freezing of valves and regulators at temperatures below freezing.

The essential ingredient of the component is a fine granulate (as with dryer cartridges for air conditioning systems): Thanks to its large surface area, this open-pore dryer is ideal to absorb and bind humidity. The granules are located in cartridges which are attached to the air dryer by means of a thread.

The accumulated moisture must be removed regularly – at the latest when the entire surface of the dryer is coated. In order to do this, compressed air from a separate container is blown in opposite direction through the air dryer and discharged to the outside.

Repair shops can rely on quality parts by Ferdinand Bilstein when replacing air dryer cartridges. We offer a large selection of cartridges for numerous truck models – with or without oil separator depending on the version.

Highest Quality for Exact Pressure

In order for the pneumatic components to function, they need air as an energy carrier. The air is compressed by an air compressor and stored in compressed air tanks.

The crankshaft of the air compressor is driven by the vehicle engine via auxiliary belts or toothed gears. A downstream pressure regulator determines the amount of pressure generated.

All components must be able to withstand great pressure: If the compressed air generated in the air compressor is routed via control valves, a system pressure of approx. 8 bar prevails. For this reason, all pneumatic spare parts are thoroughly tested at febi.

Our certified quality management checks the offered components for different requirements and loads, so that only products of high quality are installed.

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