Lube gun Lincoln Automotive has introduced the cordless/rechargeable Power Luber.
At 6,000 psi, the Power Luber has high-pressure delivery and accepts bulk or cartridge grease, according to the manufacturer.
The unit's heavy duty 12-volt battery recharges in about an hour and can pump three to four grease cartridges on one charge.
The Power Luber is available in three kits depending on the application.
Contact: Lincoln Automotive, Dept. TB, One Lincoln Way, St. Louis, Mo. 63120-1578. Phone: (314) 679-4300
Branick Industries Inc. now offers the model 2400 Tire Tool Station to organize tools and supplies for two technicians.
Trays have slots for torque sockets, impact gun holders and other tools. The unit also has two 25-foot, three-eighths inch air lines with one-quarter inch swivel fittings. It can accommodate overhead or floor air supplies and has additional storage space.
Contact: Branick Industries Inc., Dept. TB, P.O. Box 1937, Fargo, N.D. 58107. Phone: (701) 281-8888. Fax: (701) 281-5900.
The Truecraft Tools division of Daido Corp. has a 32-bit magnetic ratcheting set, with custom-fitted storage case, the company said will drive any fastener including nuts and bolts, standard, Phillips and square recess screws and tamper-resistant and regular star drives.
The set, featuring a lifetime warranty, includes a three-position ratchet driver with anodized aluminum shaft and a long-life magnet to hold bits securely. Truecraft said the patented, palm drive ``roto-cap'' allows for extra pressure on tough jobs.
Contact: Truecraft Tools, Dept. TB, 615 Pierce St., Somerset, N.J. 08875. Phone: (732) 805-1800. Fax: (732) 805-9736.
Pro-Cut International Ltd. has introduced the VBG620, a revamped model of its standard manual lathe, featuring redesigned adapters the company said are simpler to set up and automatically center.
The cutting head will adjust to cut any rotor between 6 millimeters and 43 millimeters (0.24 inches to 1.70 inches). The mounting trolley's wider footprint provides improved stability while an adjustable arm makes the unit easy to use on either post or drive-on lifts.
Adapters for late model heavy-duty Ford 424 and dual-wheel pickups make this the only on-car lathe capable of handling many heavy duty and dual wheel trucks, the firm said.
Contact: Pro-Cut International Ltd., LLC, Dept. TB, 10 Technology Drive, West Lebanon, N.H. 03784. Phone: (603) 298-5200. Fax: (603) 298-8404. E-mail: [email protected] Internet: www. procutinternational.com
Thexton Manufacturing Co. has developed Fast-Spec, a mobile, hand-held electronic database thatprovides technicians with undercar, underhood and maintenance specifications for cars and light trucks from 1987 to the present.
Thexton said Fast-Spec has no disks to search or manuals to consult. By entering vehicle make, model and selecting the appropriate section on the main menu, a technician can find the specifications needed for a particular repair.
The Fast-Spec has LCD displays, can be upgraded as new-vehicle specs become available, and has an automatic sleep mode and shut off to preserve battery life. It comes with a one year warranty.
Contact: Thexton Manufacturing Co., Dept. TB, P.O. Box 390008, Minneapolis, Minn. 55439. Phone: (800) 328-6277. Fax: (612) 831-5938. Internet: www.thextontools.com.
Kaeser Compressors has an automatic magnetic drain discharge unit, model AMD-6550, to allow compressors to discharge moisture and oil containing condensate without loss of compressed air.
The company said the AMD-6550 has a large orifice drain valve to eliminate clogging and costly maintenance repairs, and gauges for monitoring fluid levels.
Models are suitable for working pressures from 40 to 200 psig.
Contact: Kaeser Compressors Inc., Dept. TB, P.O. Box 946, Fredericksburg, VA. 22404. Phone: (540) 898-5500. Fax: (540) 898-5520.
Hunter Engineering Co. has introduced stainless steel turnplates as an upgrade for new alignment machines and existing lift racks.
The plates resist corrosion and maintain free movement of turnplates for more accurate alignment readings, the company said. Each features a handle for easier relocation and positioning on another lift.
Contact: Hunter Engineering Co., Dept. TB, 11250 Hunter Drive, Bridgeton, Mo. 63044. Phone: (314) 731-3020.
John Bean Co., a subsidiary of Snap-on Inc., introduces the V9N Work Station with a true 32-bit Windows 95 program called ``ProAlign32.''
The system can be connnected to a shop's local area network and integrated into the location's shop-management software.
The company said the network capablility should reduce paperwork, as customer and vehicle data can be sent from the service desk to the service bay and returned to the service desk when the job is completed.
Each work station can be connected to the Internet via the dealership's local service provider, giving the technician access to manufacturers' bulletins, product manuals, parts lists and company help services.
The technician also can use the work station to reach the customer by e-mail or fax while he/she still is working on the car.
Contact: John Bean Co., Dept. TB, 309 Exchange Ave., Conway, Ark. 72032. Phone: (800) 362-4618 or (501) 327-4433.