Hofmann Helps MIRA Stay Balanced
MIRA, the leading automotive design, development and certification consultancy, has chosen a Hofmann geodyna 6900p wheel balancer for its vehicle dynamics laboratory. The geodyna 6900p wheel balancer features a number of patented innovations, including virtual plane measurement to ensure accurate balance results that are insensitive to ambient conditions such as temperature, humidity, fatigue and overload. In addition, it also includes a so-called “WeightMiser” function which allows removal of sufficient vibration from a tyre and wheel by applying a lower amount of weight than a normal balance function recommends, thereby reducing the amount of costly balance weights required.
Rob Allton, a Project Engineer in MIRA’s Vehicle Dynamics Department, commented: “The Hofmann wheel balancer has proved to be the ideal choice for our vehicle dynamics laboratory. I am particularly impressed with the machine’s automatic measurement of wheel dimensions, which saves valuable technician time, as well as the accuracy of the weight placement arm that enables us to use less balance weights and reduce costs.”
Chris Behan, general manager, Snap-on Equipment, added: “MIRA’s reputation is legendary, so I am delighted that they have recognised the advantages Hofmann offers in terms of technology and real word cost savings.”