Corghi – tradition and innovation
Corghi’s Artiglio Master Code, released half a century after the company first introduced the automatic changer, remains the Italian manufacturer’s flagship light tyre changer. The Master Code utilises ‘leva la leva’, or leverless technology – which Corghi also pioneered a dozen years ago – and features automatic wheel dimension acquisition, enabling automatic tool positioning, and the Smart Corghi System demounting procedure; with these functions, opines the Nexion s.p.a company, the Master Code “rewrites the rule book for tyre changers.”
The goals set when designing the Master Code range was to achieve an even higher degree of automatism, to increase performance and efficiency with all wheel types and to reduce the time involved in the tyre changing process. Corghi says that the Master Code is compatible with all types of tyre with rim diameters from 13 to 22-inches, including run-flat and UHP fitments, and the unit’s computerised touch screen guides the operator through all procedures and suggests the best possible solution to any problem encountered.
“The Corghi brand continues to symbolise tradition and innovation – two aspects that have been challenging yet rewarding to consolidate over the years – and is now a globally recognised comparison of competitive Italian excellence,” stated company president Giulio Corghi in a recent open letter. “Our goal has always been to create high value products that are competitive for both ourselves and you (Corghi’s customers around the world), who continue to choose our technology and know-how.”
Italian award acknowledges R.E.M.O. innovations
Mr. Corghi’s letter was written in response to the Club Meccatronica Award Corghi received in November. The honour was bestowed on the machinery manufacturer for the innovations its new R.E.M.O. (Robotic Equipment for Measuring by Optics) clampless wheel aligner contains. The R.E.M.O. is the first ever wheel alignment system to utilise artificial vision and 3D wheel scanning technology to measure toe-in. The prize-giving ceremony was held on 8 November at Valli Theatre in Reggio Emilia, Italy, and the award was accepted on behalf of Corghi by Giulio Corghi.
The judging panel gave the following reason for its decision: “For the many innovative technical solutions developed from the renowned Artiglio – the world’s first automotive tyre changer invented by Corghi in 1961 – to today’s R.E.M.O. This latest innovation represents a radical step forward for the entire sector, earning Corghi recognition as not only the world leader in tyre changers, but also the technological leader in wheel alignment applications.”
A team of 13 Corghi researchers developed R.E.M.O. over a period of eight years. “Asserting yourself among highly competitive German and American competitors with unique new products is the primary goal today in the Italian mechanical instrumentation sector, and the only way in to tackle new markets,” commented Giulio Corghi.
Mechatronics is an interdisciplinary area of engineering that combines mechanical and electrical engineering and computer science.