ST. LOUIS — Hunter Engineering Co. has introduced the next generation AutoComp Elite family of on-car brake lathes.
The new AutoComp Elite Digi-Cal, Standard and Base lathes are built from the same lathe body, but deliver different feature sets and price points.
Hunter's original AutoComp Elite featured patented Anti-Chatter Technology (ACT) which eliminates the buildup of vibration that can occur when machining rotors at a fixed speed. All three new models still feature ACT, plus the same power, adjustable speed, quick compensation and precise cutting abilities of the current model, the company said.
The top-of-the-line model, AutoComp Elite Digi-Cal measures rotor thickness and depth cut and the thickness is compared with the vehicle specs. Digi-Cal models also come with an intuitive touchscreen interface to simplify lathe operation and provide on-board training videos plus adaptor and vehicle lookup.
The AutoComp Elite standard model includes a touchscreen interface but without Digi-Cal. The Autocomp Elite Basic is the most economical model, without a tablet or Digi-Cal.