Automotive Diagnostics says its Bear CCD 3400 Wheel Alignment System sets a new standard for user friendliness with an easy-to-understand icon format based on the Microsoft Windows' operating environment. With the unit's CCD/Win software, technicians can proceed through the entire wheel alignment process by selecting representative pictures rather than typing in hard-to-remember computer commands.
The CCD 3400 offers a choice of six-sensor or eight-sensor wheel units and in-rack or individual communication cables. It also boasts such features as the ability to instantly switch between languages for both viewing and printing reports, a ``display all'' screen showing all alignment angles plus specifications and saved readings plus Bear's ``Faster Caster/SAI,'' four flexible runout compensation modes and a Calibration Confidence Check to verify toe, tracking and camber calibrations.
Contact: Automotive Diagnostics, Dept. TB, 8001 Angling Road, Kalamazoo, Mich. 49002; (800) 358-2400. Fax: (616) 329-7713.
Bee Line Co. has introduced a new Wheel Spinner offering the features of its familiar three-phase on-the-vehicle wheel balancers in a 10-hp, single-phase version.
The new Bee Line 10-hp Wheel Spinner features a 12-inch drum of high-tensile-strength cast aluminum said to be tough enough to handle high-stress loads and a constant work schedule.
The drum surface is 5*3/4 inches wide to assure efficient wheel contact to tires of all sizes with minimal slippage.
Heart of the new unit is its 10-hp, 220-volt, single-phase motor, said to provide sufficient torque toquickly spin any tire to balancing speed. The motor comes with a three-year warranty,
The unit works with the company's existing line of strobe and pickup units, providing what Bee Line describes as ``the most accurate on-the-vehicle wheel balancing in the business.''
Contact: Bee Line Co., Dept. TB, 2700 62nd St. Court, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722; (800) 728-7828.
Rotary Lift has introduced the MR6E mid-rise lift for shops with low ceilings where traditional full-rise lifts would not fit.
The MR6E, which is electron-ically operated, has a lifting capacity of 6,000 pounds and a lifting height of 48 inches, said to put tire and brake work at a comfortable, ergonomically correct working height for most technicians.
Contact: Rotary Lift, Dept. TB, P.O. Box 1560, Madison, Ind. 47250-0560; (800) 445-5438 or (812) 273-1622.
Associated Equipment Corp. has designed a microprocessor-controlled battery charger for use on gelled-cell batteries as well as 6- or 12-volt maintenance-free, deep-cycle and conventional batteries.
The Model 94011 is a 0 to 20 amp, fully automatic charger with automatic shut-off and is equipped with a built-in ammeter and LED indicator. The charger can be used on deep-cycle marine, recreational vehicle, wheelchair and personnel carrier batteries as well as those for farm equipment, race cars and passenger vehicles, the firm said.
Contact: Associated Equipment Corp., Dept. TB, 5043 Farlin Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63115; (800) 949-1472 or (314) 385-5178. Fax: (314) 385-3254.
Ohio Machine & Manufacturing Co. has announced the design and manufacture of its new Compression-Cure' Segmented Truck Tire Curing Station and Matrix.
The steam-heated curing station is described as fully self-contained, offering automated, one-at-a-time curing of retreaded truck tires.
Each unit is opened and closed with an overhead loading/unloading station that moves between curing stations.
Curing stations are said to be available to fit any size truck tire. The one pictured below cures tires size 295/75R22.5 in the Goodyear G362 tread design for Roadway Tire Co. in Columbus, Ohio.
Like the curing station itself, Compression-Cure Segmented radial tire matrices also are available in a wide variety of tread designs and depths and the re-designing of existing matrices is also available, the company said.
Contact: Ohio Machine & Manufacturing Co., Dept. TB, 1623 E. Nadeau St., Los Angeles, Calif. 90001; (213) 588-8257. Fax: (213) 588-3338.
Marangoni S.p.A. has introduced the Ringtreader Evolution tire builder and RASP 2000 buffer.
The automatic truck tire builder features laser projector centering and radial stitching and uses a four-stage operation for the application of precured tread rings and strips. Operators are able to adjust the stitching angle and interrupt the stitching process during the final step.
The RASP 2000 computerized buffer buffs casings for precure retreading with Marangoni's tread rings and contoured tread profiles, or for mold-cure processing. The buffer employs a bead plate system for tire fitment and can store 600 radius profiles.
The machine also incorporates numerically controlled axes in addition to a supplementary third axis that maintains the buffing head in a perpendicular position to the optimum buffing profile, Marangoni said.
Contact: Marangoni S.p.A., Dept. TB, Via De Gasperi 77, I-38100 Trento, Italy; +39 461-923888. Fax: +39 461-924805.
Avenger Oil Absorbents from Bioremediation Products Inc. are formulated to pick up most hydrocarbons, including oil, gasoline, diesel fuel and transmission fluid, from shop floors, driveways and parking areas, the firm said.
The products use live microbes to eventually turn hydrocarbons into nitrogen, the company said.
Contact: Bioremediation Products Inc., Dept. TB, 5201 Creek Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242; (800) 506-9555 or (513) 985-1051.