Hofmann Power Weight to exhibit new products at Reifen
The makers of the Hofmann Power Weight brand of balancing weights will present various innovations and new products at this year's international tyre fair in Essen between 5 and 8 June (hall 1.0, stand 411). The theme at the Wegmann Automotive stand will be motor sports, a sector that’s all about speed. Wegmann has chosen to go for a motor sport motif as it says its new products, which have been developed on the race track and optimised for the workshop, can be mounted extremely quickly and easily.
The first of the company’s new innovations to be unveiled is the new type 380 adhesive weight. This was launched in spring and takes the form of a 60 gram adhesive weight with 12 segments (each weighing five grams) measuring 169mm in length. Thanks to the patented production process and the integrated grid web, Wegmann says the strip fits the wheel rim contour perfectly and is easy to attach. The perforated adhesive strip can be split into individual segments without any need for additional cutting tools. A high-quality plastic coating compliant with OEM criteria protects the weight from corrosion in all weather conditions.
Bursting with colour
As of June, Hofmann Power Weight will expand the existing range of colours for its HPW 380 weight by complementing the existing silver, black and chrome products with red, blue, yellow, orange, white and anthracite. This means that, in future, customers will be able to choose balance weights to match the colour of their rims or to create a visual contrast. The colour weights are, like their established counterparts, produced in accordance with the OEM quality standard.
Wegmann says that if you want a glimpse of the greatest new innovation from Hofmann Power Weight, you will have to wait until the Reifen show starts. However the company discloses that the product consists of a patented new type of adhesive strip whose name says it all: Speedliner. This product, says Wegmann, makes everyday life in the workshop considerably easier thanks to many improvements. Hofmann has also used it as an opportunity to submit its first ever entry for the Innovation Award.
Hofmann Power Weight is a brand name of Wegmann automotive GmbH & Co. KG. With a production volume of more than one billion parts per year, Wegmann automotive claims to be world market leader for balance weights designed for use in passenger cars, freight vehicles, buses and a variety of industrial applications. The company is a supplier to all the big names in the automotive world as well as to leading spare parts retailers in America, Europe and Asia. Wegmann automotive itself is a member of the Wegmann Group, which also includes Kraus-Maffei Wegmann and Schleifring. The group, which is based in Munich, Germany, has a global workforce of more than 5,000 employees.