LAS VEGAS (Nov. 4, 2013) — Wheel-service equipment maker Hennessy Industries Inc. unveiled its Coats-brand Vero Series V200 Wheel Balancer Nov. 5 at its booth at the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas.
According to Hennessy, in designing the V200 the company focused on "superior design, ease of use and a thorough operating cycle to help tire dealers deliver a better balance the first time, every time."
One major feature of the next generation Coats balancer is the company's Direct Drive technology, which combines the motor and spindle into a single, pre-balanced assembly designed to stay accurate for years, Hennessy said. It also includes the firm's Laser Guided Weight Placement system, which is designed to pinpoint the exact weight location—both radially and axially—minimizing residual imbalances.
"With the V200, we insisted on high levels of accuracy rather than give our users an 'okay' balance that risks a customer comeback," said Kevin Keefe, vice president of marketing, Hennessy. "Vero literally translates to 'the truth.'
"We're arming tire dealers with the true information they need to minimize residual imbalance in order to reduce comebacks and get a better balance the first time."
An industrial-grade touch screen features an intuitive "no touch" interface, which Hennessy said can help technicians perform 85 percent of balances without ever touching the screen.
"During the engineering phase of the V200, we looked at opportunities to improve speed, reduce operator error and accelerate training," Mr. Keefe said. "The result is the V200's new user interface. We've standardized wheel balancing into a step-by-step process that eliminates training hurdles and puts one-spin accuracy within anyone's reach."