Alemite Corp. has introduced a fluid monitoring system to improve control and security of all types of bulk lubrication inventories.
The ACCU-Guard II Compact is suitable for small- to medium-size operations, the company said. It is able to control up to six products to six dispensing points and is usable with most oils, ATF and petroleum-based fluids.
The unit is programmable for quarts, gallons and liters and operates from a standard 110-volt power outlet. The ACCU-Guard II controls tank totals and reorder levels, providing stock inventory within 1 percent of accuracy, Alemite said.
Contact: Alemite. Phone: (800) 822-4579. Fax: (704) 542-4650. Internet: www.alemite.com.
Myers Tire Supply Co.'s latest Heavy-Duty Truck Fleet service catalog features a new Tire-Track barcoding and tire tracking system along with other products and equipment for shops performing such functions as tire changing and balancing, tire repair, brakes, alignment, electrical and air conditioning work.
The catalog features specifications, descriptions and prices on a wide range of tools, supplies and equipment necessary for truck tire and vehicle maintenance.
Its products are presented along with charts and graphs allowing users to compare similar items.
Contact: Myers Tire Supply. Phone (330) 253-5592; Fax: (330) 761-6133. Internet: www.myerstiresupply.com.
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Dismar Corp. has issued a new Fall/Holiday 2002 catalog said to feature hundreds of promotions for increasing store traffic and sales.
The 40-page catalog includes sign kits, sign holders, banners, tags and contest boxes designed for use by small- and medium-sized retail stores.
Contact: Dismar. Phone: (800) 347-6271 or (856) 488-0100. E-mail: [email protected]
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Russell Performance Products, a division of Edelbrock Co.. has published its 2002 performance catalog for advanced fluid transfer systems. The 64-page, full-color publication features the company's lines of fluid transfer products.
These include such new products as stainless steel hose ends and adapters, forged hose ends and fuel line and filter kits. The catalog also includes revised brake applicator and speed bleeder guides.
Contact: Russell Performance Products. Phone: (310) 781-2222. Fax: (310) 320-1187. Internet: www.russellperformance.com.
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Kaeser Compressors Inc. has printed a six-page full-color brochure featuring the company's compressors and compressed air equipment.
The mini-catalog lists size ranges for rotary screw and piston compressors, aftercoolers and dryers. It describes the various types of filters and drain taps available for compressed air systems.
Also covered are the company's Omega blowers, Mobilair portable compressors, rotary screw vacuum pumps and breathing air systems.
Contact: Kaeser Compressors. Phone: (800) 777-7873. Fax: (540) 898-5520. Internet: www.kaeser.com.
Solaronics Inc. has introduced the SunTwin 2-Stage Hi-Intensity Series infra-red heater designed to lower fuel costs and improve indoor air quality.
Optimal combustion is achieved by matching air and gas proportions, the company said.
SunTwin features include the ability to decrease output to conserve energy, eliminate overheating and provide more comfortable heat, Solaronics said.
The unit is powered by natural gas or LP/propane gas for environmentally safe operation. It offers energy savings of as much as 75 percent over conventional heaters, the company said.
Models are available with 50,000 to 200,000 BTUH inputs for natural gas and 45,000 to 160,000 BTUH for LP/Propane.
Contact: Solaronics. Phone: (800) 223-5335. Fax: (248) 651-0357. Internet: www.solaronicsusa.com.
Edelbrock Corp. has introduced Performer IAS Mono-Tube shocks for a variety of muscle cars, including the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Corvette, Nova and Camaro, Pontiac Firebird, Mercury Cougar and others.
The shocks feature Edelbrock's patented Ricor Inertia Active Valve System designed to deliver better handling response and a smooth ride on rough roads. The design allows for instant switching between a firm and soft circuit for improved handling and a comfortable ride, the company said.
Contact: Edelbrock. Phone: (310) 781-2222. Fax: (310) 320-1187. Internet: www.edelbrock.com.
Ken-Tool has introduced a six-piece impact double-duty flip socket set. At one end is a standard six-point socket for every-day use. At the other is a six-fluted twist socket for removing damaged or rounded wheel lugs.
The thinwall socket is designed for many aftermarket wheels where a standard impact socket might not give the clearance needed, Ken-Tool said.
The unit comes with a 3-inch extension and sockets are 1/2-inch drive. It will work on 17 mm., 19 mm. (3/4-inch), 21 mm., and 13/16- and 7/8-inch lug nuts.
Contact: Ken-Tool. Phone: (330) 535-7177.
Fikse USA Inc. has introduced Profil Wheels, a line of 18- and 19-inch wheels.
Featuring heat-treated halves, the aluminum alloy wheels are Profil 5 (five-spoke), Profil 5S (split five-spoke), Profil 10 (10-spoke mesh) and Profil 13 (13-spoke mesh).
The wheels' designs feature a new form forging, new turning profile with an articulated spoke and lug pocket area, the company said. They also include new chamfering and new details including an inscribed logo.
A deeper spoke cross-section increases stiffness for better cornering performance, the company said.
Contact: Fikse USA. Phone: (253) 872-3888. Fax: (253) 437-0187. Internet: www.fikse.com.
Rotary Lift, a subsidiary of Dover Industries Co., has introduced its 10,000-pound capacity Runway SmartLift.
Ideal for businesses handling fast-turn, under-vehicle operations like lubrication, muffler or transmission work, SmartLift allows vehicles to be positioned and lifted quickly with unobstructed access to the undercarriage, Rotary Lift said.
The lift's runways can accommodate rolling jacks, bolt-on alignment kits, oil drain pans and drive-thru ramps so vehicles can exit off the front.
The lift is available in 158- and 182-inch wheel bases and features single-hand, soft-touch controls and on-screen information.
Contact: Rotary Lift. Phone: (800) 640-5438. Fax: (800) 578-5438. Internet: www.rotarylift.com.
Westin Automotive Products Inc. has introduced a pair of sport-utility vehicle accessories designed specifically for the 2002 Jeep Liberty and GMC Envoy.
For the Liberty, the company is offering a custom-fit, no-drill Sportsman Grille Guard. For the Envoy, it has molded step boards with model-specific hardware.
The Liberty grille guard features heavy-duty uprights with rubber extrusions to add protection, 11/2-inch steel tubing and auxiliary light mounts. The Envoy step boards feature a UV-resistant polymer step surface that resists cracking and fading, Westin said.
Contact: Westin Automotive. Phone: (800) 345-8476. Fax: (626) 434-1408. Internet: www.westinautomotive.com.
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Wade Automotive has introduced its OE Style hood shield. The stand-away shield has a low-profile appearance while still protecting the windshield from bugs.
A ``bull-nosed'' edge goes all the way around the shield, eliminating the need for bump-ons. The shield does not alter the vehicle's aerodynamics, Wade said.
Contact: Wade Automotive. Phone (801) 355-0972. Internet: www.wadeauto.com.
Thexton Manufacturing has added 2002 specifications to its Fast-Spec hand-held information system covering underhood, undercar and maintenance data back to 1987.
The new specifications provide more than 50,000 screens of data from Motor Information Systems, Thexton said. This includes an expanded section covering European vehicles. Thexton's ``Flat Rate Labor Guide,'' a memory chip covering flat-rate times for vehicle repairs, is available separately.
Contact: Thexton Manufacturing. Phone: (800) 328-6277. Internet: www.thextontools.com.
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Naas Publishing Co. has debuted e-SPECS, an online alignment data service at www.alignment specs.com. Alignment technicians can access up-to-the-minute alignment data 24 hours a day. New Models, TSBs and other changes are updated as they are received.
Contact: Naas Publishing. Phone: (314) 865-3219. Internet: www.alignmentspecs.com.