Ken Tool has introduced two professional mechanic's vises, the KT4650 and the KT4800, designed for use with specialty tires and wheels.
The KT4650 is a 61/2-inch reversible vise, which the company said offers increased grip when used in the reverse position. The KT4800 is an 8-inch reversible vise. Each has two large anvils providing ample work surfaces, the company said.
The vises' jaw faces are reversible heat-treated carbon-steel with a vertical V notch for holding pipe and cylindrical objects. A gear-type locking system with double lock-down bolts keeps each vise from moving while locked down.
Contact: Ken Tool. Phone (330) 535-7177. Fax: (800) 872-4929. Internet: www.kentool.com
Alemite Corp. has introduced its new Automated Grease System (AGS), a compact package that controls lubricant delivery to multiple bearing points on machinery and mobile equipment.
A series of pistons allows the AGS to distribute lubricant to six, 12 or 18 outlets, the company said. The piston block can be configured to meet lubrication requirements of a variety of bearings, Alemite said.
The system's three components-pump, controller and metering valve-are contained in a single unit that comes with all fittings and tubing needed to complete installation.
Alemite also has published a 132-page catalog of lubrication and supplies. It features pumping systems, grease guns, auto grease systems, grease fittings, meters, reels and MRO lube supplies, among other things. Also included are performance charts, installation tips and ordering information.
Contact: Alemite. Phone: (800) 822-4579. Fax: (704) 542-4650. Internet: www.alemite.com
Kaeser Compresssers Inc. has introduced the Airtower-AS Series, a Sigma rotary screw compressor and integral refrigerated air dryer.
The unit is designed for areas of minimal floor space where high-quality compressed air is essential.
Compressor sizes range from 25 to 45 hp with a maximum working pressure available from 50 to 205 psig, Kaeser said. The compressor includes starters, aftercooler, sound attenuating enclosure and wide access doors.
The CFC-free refrigerated dryer is matched to compressor capacity and delivers a consistent pressure dew point as low as 35 degrees Fahrenheit.
Contact: Kaeser. Phone: (800) 777-7873 or (540) 834-4520. Fax: (540) 898-5520. Internet: www. kaeser.com.
KYB America L.L.C., a subsidiary of Kayaba Industry Co. Ltd., has published a 188-page catalog featuring a complete line of gas shocks, struts, cartridges and strut mounts and boots for domestic and import passenger cars, light trucks, medium- and heavy-duty trucks, buses, motor homes and recreational vehicles.
The catalog includes special sections for new application listings, discontinued part numbers, a heavy-duty OEM interchange, a competitive product cross-reference and a listing of point-of-purchase graphics, displays and promotional tools available to KYB customers.
Contact: KYB America. Phone (630) 620-5555. Fax: (630) 620-8133. Internet: www.kyb.com.
Centric Parts Inc. has published a new brake systems catalog.
More than 630 pages, the catalog features the company's line of brake shoes and pads, rotors and drums, master cylinders, semi-loaded calipers and brake hardware for a variety of vehicles, including coverage of many 2003 models.
Contact: Centric Parts. Phone: (626) 961-5775. Internet: www.centricparts.com.
Hennessy Industries Inc. has published new literature detailing all products available from its Ammco, Coats and Bada subsidiaries.
Included are Coats tire changers, Ammco brake lathes, lifts and alignment equipment and Bada wheel weights and accessories.
The company also announced that all Coats and Ammco parts manuals are available online through a link on the www.ammcoats.com home page. Manuals can be accessed by product line, model number or part number.
Contact: Hennessy Industries. Phone: (800) 688-6496. Internet: www.hennessyind.com.
Tire repair units
Patch Rubber Co., a unit of Myers Industries Inc., has introduced its new line of STS (``stronger than steel'') bias and radial tire repair units reinforced with aramid fibers to create stronger, lighter, more flexible repairs.
Aramid, used in extreme performance conditions such as body armor and airplane fuselages, performs successfully in high heat and extensive sidewall flexing found in OTR tires, the company said. Its reinforcement capability also reduces the ``bulge effect'' in radial sidewall section repairs, Patch added.
The STS line is available with Dual Cure cushion gum to cure chemically or with heat and pressure.
Contact: Patch Rubber. Phone (252) 536-2574. Fax: (252) 536-4940. Internet: www.patchrubber.com.