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Velbert/Germany October 2013 Huf, a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) supplier offers a range of services to tire and repair shops in the aftermarket, in order to support them when training their personnel.
“We want to help our partners in the aftermarket to sell and use our products in the best way possible”, John Stratton, Aftermarket Sales Manager for Huf North America explains.
Velbert/Germany, October 2013 Huf, a German tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) producer presents a new tool for tire and repair shops at the 2013 SEMA Show. The tool VT56 – powered by ATEQ – is the first tool which is operated by a sensational new hi resolution display using icons. Huf supplies TPMS to tire and repair shops either as an original equipment (OE) sensor or as “IntelliSens” universal sensor, which are installed in conjunction with the new tool. “It is our philosophy to look for easy and fast solutions for our partners in the market. That is why we developed this new tool, which is simple and comfortable to use, because you are guided through the menu using icons. It is easier to navigate and read. “The new tool saves time and money”, says John Stratton Aftermarket Sales Manager of Huf North America.
Germany, October 2013 In accordance with the needs of tire and repair shops in the aftermarket Huf has developed a revolutionary concept for tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS): The “IntelliSens” universal sensor. Car manufacturers design TPMS according to their individual concepts which leads to a large range of variants leaving tire and repair shops with the problem of stocking numerous part numbers. Huf offers the solution by developing a universal sensor which – in only very few variants – covers almost all car models and helps to keep stocks low.
The NEW Inductor® Pro-Max IQ™ has been engineered with greater intellect that enables programming capabilities, digital readout and enhanced with timed operation capabilities and precise power settings. The multi-function, easy-to-read digital display sets operation time; displays time remaining and act as a timer, and displays power output levels. The linear knob adjusts settings on the display, with push to select mode. These new digital features add greater power control to take advantage of induction heating for curing of bonding compounds and other materials.
Induction Innovations has re-engineered their flameless torch into the NEW MINI-DUCTOR® 2 GO! Designed to be completely portable – works with a standard 12-volt battery pack, even runs off a car battery! Leave the generator behind and can take the MINI-DUCTOR 2 GO anywhere you need it – out in the field, across the lot or even out in space!
The MINI-DUCTOR® 2 GO heats ferrous metals without the danger of an open flame using invisible heat and turns a ¾” nut red hot in seconds. HUGE variety of heating applications for operating safer than a torch! Easily release seized nuts/bolts from corrosion or thread lock compounds. Remove/release; steering/suspension components, fuel tank straps, inline connectors, zirk fittings, manifold bolts, truck bed bolts, seat belt bolts, u-bolts, tie rod sleeves/ends, soft hail dents, metal fabrication, soldering, and even heat treating. Easily remove heavy undercoating’s applied over hardware.
• 12v Battery Operated
Induction Innovations has developed a NEW PDR attachment to complement its line of high performance induction heating tools. Unlike traditional PDR, the Invisible Heat® method is the cleanest and fastest way for fixing hail dents, door dings and other minor soft dents. There is no need to meticulously massage out from the backside of vehicle panels, especially in hard-to-reach areas, or areas difficult to get behind. Induction heating is the highest tech method for removing soft dents, the result is a clean dent repair in a fraction of the time compared to a conventional PDR tool.
The ergonomically designed INDUCTOR® PDR Baton is molded in high temp / impact resistant epoxy polymers for additional durability and versatility longevity. Tapered body and beveled edges on this attachment allows for balanced grip. The PDR Baton works in conjunction with either the INDUCTOR PRO-MAX or the INDUCTOR MAX power supplies
• 1 Year Warranty
The MINI-DUCTOR® II + is the #1 professionals choice hand held flameless torch! Induction Innovations engineered new technology and redesigned their 230V international version of the Mini-Ductor II! The MINI-DUCTOR II + integrates these new advances in technology for increased energy efficiency and ease of use. Leverage the power of technology with invisible heat to quickly release corroded or frozen hardware and other metallic components from corrosion and thread lock compounds. All WITHOUT the collateral damage associated with torches! Heats nuts red hot in seconds!
• NEW Cool-Touch Handle
• NEW technology inside – power where and when you need it
• Increased energy efficiency
• In-line design proven most effective in reaching difficult spots.
• Ergonomic balanced design reduces user fatigue
• Non-slip grenade handle
• Military grade virgin plastic for durability
• LED work light
• 1 year warranty
• NEW custom heavy duty blow-molded case with storage
Olathe, Kansas November 1, 2013 HushMat® – HushMat to offer larger sheets sizes through exclusive agreement with Rockford Corporation for International distribution.
HushMat has introduced new manufacturing technology to produce new/larger sheet sizes and will begin to offer 32” x 18” and 24” x 48” product with the worldwide leading brands of Rockford Corporation for international distribution. Rockford Corporation and HushMat, the fastest growing automotive sound deadening and thermal insulating materials company, continue to lead the worldwide mobile electronics industry establishing this exclusive agreement for Rockford’s international distributors and dealers to gain access to the profitable accessory products from HushMat.
Walcom Thermodry Technology has announced an exciting offer exclusively available for SEMA attendees and members. Walcom is offering 0% interest for 12 months or 90 days deferred payment on equipment leases for the innovative TD3 Pro, TD3 and TD1 thermodry systems.
That means no money down until your second quarter, so you can utilize Walcom’s unique lean-processing technique to cut costs associated with escalating prices and EPA fees.
Walcom has a complete line of spray guns and air filtration systems backed by more than sixty years of experience. With newly-patented thermodry technology, auto body shops can expect to significantly improve the quality of their work and significantly cut down on drying time. Shops with Walcom Thermodry Technology installed can paint more cars each and every day and use less paint than ever before.
A Massachusetts repair shop owner said his drying time went from 45 minutes or more to 15 with the addition of Walcom.
SUMNER, Wash., — Torklift International released a product allowing customers to have spare battery power whether they want to run their speakers all night or they need to run their lights for some after hours work.
The HiddenPower is a battery mount that attaches underneath the truck body in order to house a spare battery. The battery is tied into the vehicle’s charging system to ensure the driver has a fully charged spare battery at all times.
“Auxiliary batteries were a huge add-on in truck accessory shops in the 60s, 70s and 80s back when it was easy to place an extra battery under the hood of your truck,” said Torklift International VP of Operations Jack Kay. “But as technology expanded for vehicles, more factory-installed products were placed under the hood of the truck resulting in less and less space. Now, there is no space under the hood. The space for the extra battery went away, but the need for the extra battery didn’t go away.”