ATP, a division of Hy-Tech Machine Inc., has added 3/4- and 1-inch drive, 8-point impact sockets to its industrial tool line. The sockets have tapered noses for use in tight clearance situations or as ``track sockets'' and are available in bolt-clearance length or regular depth.
Also stocked in 1 1/4- through 2 1/2-inch sizes, the sockets are guaranteed for life against breakage.
Contact: ATP, a division of Hy-Tech Machine Inc., Dept. TB, 25 Leonberg Road, Cranberry Township, Pa. 16066; (800) 245-1148. Fax: (412) 772-0227.
Stempf Automotive Industries Inc. has developed a new caster/camber tool for use on the 1991 and newer Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Marquis and Lincoln Town Car.
The $39.95 tool allows 360-degree rotation of the original equipment camber and caster without interference.
An outer tube holds the settings in place while the lock nuts are loosened or tightened through the center with a ratchet and extension.
Contact: Stempf Automotive Industries Inc., Dept. TB., 6100 Baker Road, Minnetonka, Minn. 55345-5909; (800) 328-4460 or (612) 931-9117. Fax: (800) 328-0240.
The Model FJ-40 Forklift Jack from Equipment Supply Co. (ESCO) is specially designed for low-lift clearance on forklifts.
The jack can be used for side, front or rear lift and in both high and low clearances.
Minimum clearance is 2 1/4 inches on the low lift side, which lifts to a height of 17 1/4 inches. Minimum lift on the high side, which will lift to a height of 28 1/4 inches, is 16 1/4 inches.
Special wheels allow the jack to lift in a straight vertical position, eliminating load shift.
The jack weighs 86 pounds and is 32 1/4 inches long and 10 inches wide, and can lift up to 5 tons.
Contact: ESCO, Dept. TB, 15424 Flight Path Drive, Suite 2, Brooksville, Fla. 34609-0112; (800) 352-9852 or (904) 754-1117. Fax: (904) 754-4508.
Snap-on Inc. has developed a series of lightweight die grinders, and is offering a new 12-volt circuit tester.
The PT200 Series of die grinders has a thermally balanced air motor that delivers a more comfortable tool surface temperature, a rotatable air/exhaust deflector, a 10-position power/speed regulator that allows the user to choose settings from 10,000 rpm to 20,000 rpm and a 1/4-inch collet with a 1/8-inch adaptor.
They are available in red, orange or lime green.
Snap-on also is offering its 75th Anniversary model 12-volt circuit tester.
The EECT301A 12-Volt Circuit Tester can be plugged into a cigarette lighter or can be powered with an optional battery adaptor.
The unit features a 12-foot cord, storage container and a 3 1/2-inch blade.
Contact: Snap-on Inc., Dept. TB, 8570 28th Ave., Kenosha, Wis. 53141-1410; (414) 656-5372.
Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co. has introduced three lightweight, ergonomically designed die grinders and a lightweight, low-vibration 3-inch cut-off tool, each designed to increase maneuver-ability and reduce operator fatigue.
The CP-872 die grinder has a free speed of 22,000 rpm and features a rear exhaust system. The CP-875 angle and CP-876 mini-straight die grinders have free speeds of 21,000 rpm and 28,000 rpm, respectively. Both are lightweight and designed for operation in confined areas.
All three are equipped with 1/4-inch and 6-millimeter collets. They also have built-in regulators that adjust speeds and lock-off throttles that help prevent accidental operation.
The CP-874 cut-off tool weighs 1 3/4 pounds and features a 1/2-horsepower motor with a maxi-mum free speed of 22,000 rpm. The tool also has a built-in regulator, rear exhaust system and lock-off throttle.
Contact: Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co., Dept. TB, 2200 Bleecker St., Utica, N.Y. 13501; (800) 367-2442 or (315) 792-2600.
SourceMate Information Systems Inc. has developed an upgraded Job Cost module for its AccountMate Premiere accounting software series. The Premiere Job Cost system has a new progressive user interface, on-line help, ``real-time'' reports and date-sensitive transfer.
It can be used as a stand-alone module or it can be integrated with Premiere Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and Payroll to track inventory use, create billing for customers, handle all receivables and distribute inventory and payroll costs to each job detail.
The Premiere Job Cost program is priced at $595 for single-user programs and $795 for unlimited, multi-user systems.
Contact: SourceMate Information Systems Inc., Dept. TB, 20 Sunnyside Ave., Mill Valley, Calif. 94941-1928; (415) 381-1011.
Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. is now offering its Point of Purchase (P.O.P.) Catalog, highlighting the company's full line of merchandising materials.
The catalog offers a variety of product literature, displays, tire centers, signs, manuals, wearables and other promotional materials for dealer advertising.
The company also has released a brochure and diskette covering its Merit line of private brand tires, through its Merit Tire Co. unit.
Contact: Hercules Tire & Rubber Co., Attn. Marketing Dept., Sect. TB, 1300 Morrical Blvd., Findlay, Ohio 45840; (419) 425-6400. Fax: (419) 425-6403.
The Maintenance Council (TMC) of the American Trucking Associations Inc. has released a preventive maintenance manual for heavy-, medium- and light-duty trucks: Preventive Maintenance Inspection (PMI) Guidelines: Class 7 & 8 Diesel-Powered Tractors With Air Brakes.
The manual, available for $49.95 for TMC or ATA members and $59.95 for non-members, shows how to conduct preventive maintenance inspections.
Contact: The Maintenance Council, American Trucking Associations Inc., Dept. TB, 2200 Mill Road, Alexandria, Va. 22314; (800) 282-5463 or (703) 838-1754.
Beck/Arnley Worldparts Corp. has released a color-coded poster outlining common brake system problems and solutions for imports. The 22 17-inch poster is designed to help service techs explain brake problems to customers, the company said.
Contact: Beck/Arnley Worldparts Corp., Dept. TB, 1020 Space Park South, P.O. 110910, Nashville, Tenn. 37222-0910; (615) 834-8080.
Plastics Design Library has introduced a 100-page book, Advances in Tyre Mechanics, that examines tire performance in terms of durability, tread wear, noise, energy consumption, vibrations and traction. The authors have included 400 abstracts from international literature to facilitate further study.
The cost of the report is $130.
Contact: Plastics Design Library, Dept. TB, 13 Eaton Ave., Norwich, N.Y. 13815; (607) 337-5080. Fax: (607) 337-5090.
The 1995 Ride Control Catalog from KYB Corp. of America includes 55 new part numbers.
The catalog provides additional coverage for Chrysler LH Bodies, GM Camaro/Firebird, Ford Mustang, Toyota Corolla, Geo Prizm, Mercury Villager/Quest, Nissan 300 ZX and Colt/Mirage vehicles.
Contact: Catalog, Dept. MF-276-95, KYB Corp. of America, Sect. TB, 901 Oak Creek Drive, Lombard, Ill. 60148; (312) 782-9722. Fax: (312) 782-1802.