Air conditioning F.T. Industries LLC is offering the Ultra Mac 2000 automotive air-conditioning service unit, which the company said is capable of providing fast charging, advanced diagnostics, ease of operation and minimal maintenance.
The Ultra Mac's power charging method allows an auto A/C system to be fully charged in less than one minute, regardless of the weather and without heating the recovery cylinder, the company said.
Seven types of service—identify/recover/recycle, vacuum and charge, charge-only, full cycle, oil flush, tank refill and record—can be selected at the touch of one button. To reduce maintenance, the company said, the system uses an over-sized filter dryer and a high-performance coalescing oil separator.
Contact: F.T. Industries, LLC, Dept. TB, 2215 Delsea Drive, Franklinville, N.J. 08322. Phone: (888) 887-6362. Fax: (609) 694-5995.
Snap-on Tools is offering the EEBR300A brake lathe featuring titanium nitride carbon blades and positive rake cutting angles to remove up to four times more material in a single pass.
The EEBR300A's controls include a single lever disc/drum engagement with drum-feed lockout. The unit also has a one-piece rotor truer and a drum boring bar to provide easy access into odd-shaped rotors and drums.
Snap-on said a one-horsepower motor coupled to an internal gear train provides long service life for the lathe, which has a molded top to store frequently used tools.
Contact: Snap-on Tools, Dept. TB, P.O. Box 1410, Kenosha, Wis. 53141. Phone: (414) 656-5200.
Raybestos Brakes, a unit of the Dana Automotive Aftermarket Group, is marketing Quiet Stop disc brake pads made of a ceramic formulation free of semi-metallic or non-asbestos materials.
Raybestos said the pads provide ultra quiet braking, low dusting and exceptional durability. The company has 38 disc brake pad part numbers covering late model domestic and import cars and SUVs.
Contact: Raybestos Brakes, Dept. TB, 4400 Prime Parkway, McHenry, Ill. 60050. Phone: (815) 363-9000. Internet: www.raybestos.com.
Hunter Engineering Co. has introduced the ``RM'' lift rack, for vehicles weighing up to 9,000 pounds with wheel bases up to 174 inches.
Individual base plates allow access from all sides, while an above-ground parallelogram design requires minimal bay width with no center post, Hunter said.
The ``RM'' can lock into 21 different height positions, up to a maximum of 65 inches. Flush-mounted full floating rear wheel slip plates allow a vehicle's rear suspension to be relaxed for four-wheel alignment. A standard equipment air line kit provides air connections at the rack's front and rear.
Contact: Hunter Engineering Co., Dept. TB, 11250 Hunter Drive, Bridgeton, Mo. 63044. Phone: (314) 731-3020. Internet: www.hunter.com.
Rema Tip Top/North America Inc. is presenting the RAD500 series of radial repair patches designed for low-profile truck, off-the-road and agricultural tires.
Rema said the patches are shape- and weight-optimized to provide durable, reliable repairs on tires with 80-series or lower aspect ratios.
The company said the patches weigh 40 percent less than standard radial patches, thus reducing static imbalance, rolling resistance and heat build-up around the repair.
RAD500 patches are made with original tire steel cords and new rubber compounds for flexibility and suppleness. Rema said their shape helps reduce sidewall stiffness.
Contact: Rema Tip Top/North America Inc., Dept. TB, 200 Paris Ave., Northvale, N.J. 07647. Phone: (201) 768-8100. Internet: www.rematiptop.com.
The John Bean Co., a subsidiary of Snap-on Inc., is offering two wheel balancers.
Model 9.7EWP, designed for custom wheels, has an electronic weight placement arm that applies tape weights in positions that don't detract from a wheel's appearance, such as behind the spokes of a designer wheel.
The unit features low-spin speed balancing, foot pedal braking, two-mode match balancing and fast self-calibration.
A 14-inch color monitor allows an operator to see where to place each weight. Step-by-step guides are provided in 17 languages.
Bean's Model 8.5 balancer, for heavy-duty use, has a pull-out electronic arm that measures rim size, wheel offset, then automatically enters the data.
It has a durable steel wheel nut and a five-second measuring time, which, according to the company, makes it ideal for high volume dealerships.
Contact: John Bean Co., Dept. TB, 309 Exchange Ave., Conway, Ark. 72032. Phone: (800) 362-8326.
Haltec Corp. has debuted the PT Valve Tire Pressure Monitoring System, designed to allow tire pressure to be checked with an easy-to-read dial gauge attached to a specially designed tire valve.
The gauge has an all-anodized aluminum body and is sealed to prevent moisture from fogging its glow-in-the-dark dial. For use on most large bore and super large bore tire valve applications, it allows visual pressure checks as well as inflation, deflation and manual pressure checks without removal of the gauge, Haltec said.
Contact: Haltec Corp., Dept. TB, 2556 State Route 9, P.O. Box 1180, Salem, Ohio 44460-8180. Phone: (800) 321-6471 or (330) 222-1501. Fax: (330) 222-2302. E-mail: [email protected] Internet: www.haltec.com.
International Marketing Inc. has introduced the ``Showcase'' Powder Coating System as an addition to its Series 2010 wheel and rim refinishing system.
IMI said the system offers a two-hour application turnaround. It contains proprietary resins for durability, one-coat coverage, easy cleanup and a high gloss finish capable of protection against 1,000 hours of salt spray.
Contact: International Marketing Inc., Dept. TB, P.O. Box B, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201. Phone: (800) 233-7086. Fax: (717) 264-5483. E-mail: [email protected] Internet: www.imiproducts.com.