Tools & Equipment

INTRODUCING i6 BY BIG ASS FANS: Inspired by Industry. Designed for Home

LEXINGTON, KY - Big Ass Fans has released its next “big” thing to the public. With design that emboldens and airflow that awes, the i6 brings comfort to your everyday spaces.

Industrial design, aircraft grade aluminum composition, 3 size options (60”, 72”, 84”), 4 finishes (brushed silver, matte black, matte white, oil rubbed bronze) and a bevy of features put this fan in a class of its own.

Temperature, humidity, and motion sensors enable SenseME® technology - providing energy efficient, smart operation.

Control options include a bluetooth remote, smartphone app, voice command with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant plus automation integration with Nest Learning Thermostat and ecobee (to name a few).

An optional, dimmable LED fixture is available for both indoor and covered outdoor fan models and offers adjustable light color from warm to daylight.

BIG ASS FANS CONTINUES INNOVATIVE INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP WITH POWERFOIL D

LEXINGTON, KY - Big Ass Fans has unveiled Powerfoil D, the product of 10 years’ experience and purpose-built design.

The exceptionally engineered Powerfoil D is the first and only direct-drive overhead fan designed for harsh industrial environments. Powerfoil D illustrates the company’s continued commitment to building premium-quality products specifically designed for customer spaces.

Powerfoil D delivers strength and performance required for industrial applications, but with virtually silent operation and aesthetic appeal to thrive in any commercial or public setting.

“We’re leading the industry in direct-drive technology,” says John Gerhardt, Big Ass Fans product manager. “We designed Powerfoil D with the same premium materials and safety features as every fan in our Powerfoil line. As the only industrial fan with a standard IP66 rating, it’s every inch an industrial product.”

For more information, visit bigassfans.com or call 877-244-3267.

Fumoto Engine Oil Drain Valve to be featured at 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas

Fumoto USA is proud to announce their participation in the 2019 SEMA Show. From November 5 through 8, Fumoto will be hosting an exhibit on the show floor at booth no. 34308 in South Hall Upper. On display will be Fumoto’s revolutionary engine oil drain valves for any of the 70,000 domestic and international buyers who want an easier, cleaner, and more efficient way to change their fleet’s oil.

Fumoto USA President Yuho Yamamoto expresses, “Participating in this premier industry event is an honor for us. Fumoto Engine Oil Drain Valves have been sold all over the world since 1976, but this is our first appearance at SEMA. We are very excited to attend.”

The Tools and Equipment Featured Product display will spotlight Fumoto’s newest product, the patented SX Valve with its unique through-bolt design that allows for 360° orientation of the valve body.

Set It And Forget It With Auto-Grip

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Set It And Forget It With Auto-Grip

June 25, 2019

Springfield, VA – Auto-Grip releases a family of locking pliers that hold the tension set by the user and automatically adjust to the size of the material in the jaws. These “set it and forget it” pliers allow for one-handed operation which is 7x faster than standard locking pliers.

Auto-Grip’s patented locking mechanism self-adjusts to any size object without a knob. They are faster and easier than traditional locking pliers while made with the same heavy-duty construction. Auto-Grip is nickel-plated for maximum corrosion resistance and is fully compliant with ASME specification B107.24.

Auto-Grip is available in curved jaw, straight jaw, needle/long-nose, c-clamp with welding tips, and c-clamp with swivel paddles.

For more information visit www.autogrip.com or contact:
7411 Alban Station Court, A-102
Springfield, VA 22150
(office) 1-800-888-5793 • (fax) 703-372-5521
www.autogrip.com

OPTIMA BATTERIES ANNOUNCES RIDE SHOTGUN EXPERIENCE

OPTIMA Batteries is proud to announce its inaugural Ride Shotgun promotion, offering lucky enthusiasts a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience thrilling adventures with six OPTIMA PowerPro Ambassadors. Enthusiasts interested in entering the promotion will be able to explain why they deserve the chance to ride shotgun with their favorite OPTIMA PowerPro Ambassador at www.OPTIMARideShotgun.com. One lucky winner will be selected for each unique Ride Shotgun experience.

The Ride Shotgun promotion runs until September 15, with final winners being announced at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas on November 5.

• Ride Shotgun with James Clay at the 24-Hour Race in Nürburgring: The winner of this experience will travel to Germany for the legendary 24-hour Nürburgring race where they will receive crew passes and join James for the pre-race/practice run on the track.

New PRO® Website Press Release

Tustin, CA June 2019 – PRO® Products, the professional division of BAF Industries, has announced the launch of the new redesigned prowax.com website and is inviting detailers to explore. The new website has been redesigned to offer the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality while allowing customers to see the full product portfolio PRO® can offer.

Created with the user experience in mind, the site includes many new features to help users to quickly and easily navigate the site and find the professional car care product they need.

New features include:

User-Friendly Design & Navigation - to more easily navigate the website with fewer clicks.
Powerful Search Functionality - to easily narrow down the product portfolio by name, number or attributes.
Modern Clean Layout - shows off PRO® Products at higher resolutions.
Responsive Web Design - allowing the site to be compatible with all browsers and mobile devices.

Newly Minted 18-Year-Old Fabricator with J. Auston Fabrications Celebrates Adulthood with a Brand New Custom Camaro Courtesy of GEARWRENCH at SEMA 2018

LAS VEGAS – When John “Jack” Auston, III, became an official adult on Oct. 3, 2018, little did he know that less than 30-days later he’d be the winner of the GEARWRENCH Win A Camaro Challenge at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. He did, in fact, receive the birthday gift of a lifetime – a brand new, custom Chevy Camaro.
Auston, 18, lives in Highlands Ranch, Col., just outside of Denver, and was participating in the 2018 SEMA Show, an annual gathering of 160,000 auto industry professionals and technicians. He works as a fabricator for his father, John Auston, Jr. at J. Auston Fabrications and is a senior at Highlands Ranch High School.
The GEARWRENCH Challenge is designed off the side profile of the No. 1 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race car, driven by Jamie McMurray. It includes four timed activity stations using GEARWRENCH tools. GEARWRENCH is a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group

POWERWIPER NAMED 2019 GLOBAL MEDIA AWARD WINNER AT THE SEMA SHOW

Salt Lake City, Utah – Nov 1, 2018 – The PowerWiper team was recognized with the 2019 Global Media Award this week at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas for its revolutionary windshield cleaning product the PowerWiper.

"What a great debut for the PowerWiper at the SEMA show! Our invention, the PowerWiper, was just chosen for a Global Media Award. To be recognized in this manner is a true and humbling honor!" said James Nelson, the founder and Director for PowerWiper.com

The SEMA Global Media Awards Program recognizes those companies that manufacture specialty equipment products and accessories that would have mass appeal to consumers in countries outside the United States. The products are voted on by a prestigious group of international journalists who serve as judges.

Hunter Engineering features its award-winning AutoComp Elite® brake lathe at the 2018 SEMA Show

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LAS VEGAS - Hunter is proud to feature its AutoComp Elite® brake lathe at the 2018 SEMA Show, Oct. 30 – Nov. 2, 2018 (South Hall, Booth #41013).

AutoComp Elite® has (patent pending) automatic compensation technology that directly determines the position of the internal compensation plates to maximize speed and accuracy without operator intervention. The result is the fastest, highest quality brake job possible.

The brake lathe is equipped with a 7" touchscreen that provides a user-friendly interface, allowing technicians to quickly look up required adaptors, operate the lathe including changing cutting direction and speed, and view instructional videos. The interface also includes the BitMinder feature which monitors bit life and recommends replacement to improve cut quality and reduce waste.

Hunter Engineering is featuring NEW Push Reports at the 2018 SEMA Show

LAS VEGAS – Hunter Engineering Company® is releasing its latest HunterNet® feature, Push Reports, at the 2018 SEMA Show, Oct. 30 – Nov. 2. Live demonstrations will take place in South Hall, Booth #41013.

Push Reports helps shops set and achieve target goals, maximize productivity and convert more service opportunities by providing inspection, alignment and balancing performance reports.

Connected equipment results are ‘pushed’ to shops, eliminating the need to pull information manually; creating opportunities for service providers to make immediate data-driven decisions when identifiying a potential problem or opportunity. Customer’s can choose whether they’d like reports sent to them midday or end of day.

“Shops have always invested in equipment that drives performance, quality and their bottom line. With the new push reporting, the value of Hunter equipment is greater than ever before,” said Alan Hagerty, Hunter Product Manager.

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