Pump Lincoln Automotive introduces the Hammerhead spigot pump for handling automotive fluids such as bulk lubricants, various types of oils, engine coolant and windshield washer fluid.
The Hammerhead has a one-to-one pump ratio and is powered by an air motor that can be hooked up to shop air. The unit comes in two sizes with a variety of dispensing options.
Contact: Lincoln-Automotive, Dept. 443435, Sect. TB, One Lincoln Way, St. Louis, Mo. 63120-1578. Phone: (314) 679-4300.
SPX Corp. presents the Robinair Model 34900 Cool Tech unit for recovery, recycling and recharging of R-134a coolant. The unit has an internal vessel that remains at a constant 13 pounds of external pressure to make changing the source tank easier.
The unit also features an automatic tank refill and oil drain, automatically purges air and provides simple on-screen prompts for ease of operation according to the manufacturer.
Contact: Robinair, SPX Corp., Dept. TB, 1224 Robinair Way, Montpelier, Ohio 43543. Phone: (419) 485-5561. Fax: (419) 485-8300. Internet: www.robinair.com.
Autofrost Refrigerants introduces GHG X-7, a blend of refrigerants which the company said will improve the outlet temperature of a car's air conditioning system by as much as 10 degrees.
It is compatible with all R-134a system components, Autofrost said.
Contact: Autofrost Refrigerants, Dept. TB, P.O. Box 3397, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-3397. Phone: (800) 424-3836. E-mail: [email protected] com. Internet: www.autofrost. com.
Vac-U-Fill/Tech Snake Inc. presents the VTE, said to be the first handheld cooling system tester/ refiller.
The unit needs no funnel and attaches directly to the cooling system filler neck of cars, light trucks and recreational vehicles.
The Vac-U-Fill comes with a durable gauge, clear fill hose, adapters and an instruction manual.
Contact: Vac-U-Fill/Tech Snake Inc., 1509 Rapids Drive, Racine, Wis. 53404. Phone: (800) 822-8345.
Snap-on Tools introduces two computerized wheel balancers, models WB250 and WB260. The units feature automatic weight calculation and six balancing modes.
Snap-on said the single-pin twin-plane balancers have a seven-second spin cycle for rapid wheel testing. The units also have a large LED panel to show the exact weight requirement and location.
The WB250 is smaller and designed for portability.
Contact: Snap-on Tools, Dept. TB, P.O. Box 1410, Kenosha, Wis. 53141-1410. Phone: (414) 656-5200.
LA-MAN Corp. announces the introduction of Electronic Drain, which it said reliably drains condensed water from compressed air systems.
A timer-operated solenoid valve allows the operator to set the drain to open and close for a predetermined time as needed.
The off time ranges from one to 45 minutes and the drain can be opened for 0.25 to 25 seconds. The Electronic Drain can be easily installed on a compressed air system, the company said. It operates on 120 volt AC power and fits 1/4-, 3/8- and 1/2-inch piping.
Contact: LA-MAN Corp., Dept. TB, 700 Glades Court, Port Orange, Fla. 32127. Phone: (800) 348-2463. Fax: (888) 905-2626. Internet: www.laman.com.
Advanced Engine Management introduces high-performance brake packages engineered with M.G.S. technology, which allows brakes to be upgraded in three stages to reach peak performance.
AEM said that when brakes are upgraded to the highest level, the stopping distance is reduced over factory brakes. These upgrades are also important to meet performance demands when larger aftermarket wheels are installed, the company said.
Contact: Advanced Engine Management, Dept. TB, 2205 126th Street, Hawthorne, Calif. 90250. Phone: (310) 484-2322. Fax: (310) 484-0152.
Pantera International presents La Pantera Tire Finish which puts an instant wet-look appearance on tires without wiping, scrubbing or buffing.
Users can expect a dry, shiny surface three to five minutes after the product is sprayed on the tire, the company said. The product is available in a 22-ounce trigger spray bottle.
Contact: Pantera International, Dept. TB, 6278 N. Federal Hwy., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 33308. Phone: (954) 772-9550. Fax: (954) 772-3303.
Raytek Corp. presents the Raynger MX Close Focus, an infrared non-contact thermometer that provides accurate automotive diagnostic temperature measurements, the company said.
Raytek said the MX Close Focus can measure a spot 0.24 inches in diameter at a range of 11.8 inches.
A 16-point laser shows the user the area being measured without compromising the temperature range of minus 30 degrees Celsius (minus 20 Fahrenheit) to 900 degrees Celsius (1600 Fahrenheit).
Contact: Raytek Corp., Dept. TB, 1201 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, Calif. 95061-1820. Phone: (831) 458-1110. Fax: (831) 458-1239. Internet: www.raytek.com.
Air Lift Co. introduces the Super Duty air helper spring kit for use on the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks.
The company said the kit is designed to be installed in less than an hour.
The Super Duty has a special Z-bellows design and DuPont Zytel nylon endplates for a 50 percent weight reduction over conventional air springs. Weight reduction reduces the unsprung weight of the suspension, resulting in better ride and performance.
The kit comes in two configurations: model 57251 for 1/2-ton, two-wheel-drive vehicles and model 57250 for 3/4-ton two- and four-wheel drive models.
Contact: Air Lift Co., Dept. TB, P.O Box 80167, Lansing, Mich. 48908-0167. Phone: (800) 248-0892. Fax: (517) 322-0240. Internet: www.airliftcompany.com.