Tag: garage equipment

Northern Irish MOT lifts different to UK models

10th February 2020 | 0 Comments

In addition to the news that the Maha Duo+1 scissor lift if the model behind the Northern Ireland MOT crisis, GEA chief executive Julian Woods has pointed out that these Irish lifts are different to UK equivalents: “Vehicle lifts used for performing MOT tests in Ireland are of a different design/specification to those required in the UK MOT market and as such we cannot compare the situations.”

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Maha DUO+1 behind Northern Ireland MOT problems

Maha DUO+1 behind Northern Ireland MOT problems

10th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Maha Ireland has confirmed that its Maha DUO+1 scissor lift is behind the Northern Ireland MOT crisis. The lift, which has been supplied to DVA centres across Northern Ireland and is also believed to have been supplied to NCT centres in the Republic of Ireland, suffering from cracking which resulted in the suspension of all car MOTS in Northern Ireland on 27 January 2020.

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MAHA Ireland supplied lifts at centre of Irish MOT crisis

MAHA Ireland supplied lifts at centre of Irish MOT crisis

7th February 2020 | 0 Comments

MAHA Ireland Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the German company MAHA Maschinenbau Haldenwang GmbH & Co. KG, supplied the lifts at the centre of the crisis that brought all Northern Irish MOTs to a standstill on 27 January 2020 and subsequently spread to the Republic of Ireland.

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NI MOT Crisis: Minister confirms installation of two new lifts

29th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Two new MOT lifts are being installed in DVA test centres in a bid to increase MOT capacity in Northern Ireland. The MOT process ground to a halt on 27 January 2020 when more 85 per cent of DVA lifts were deemed unsafe. Nevertheless, replacing MOT lifts is still likely to take months.

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MOTs cancelled in Northern Ireland

MOTs cancelled in Northern Ireland

27th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Serious issues with vehicle lifts have led to all MoT tests for cars and light vehicles in Northern Ireland being suspended with immediate effect as of 27 January 2020.

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Pro-Align enhances online presence with new website

Pro-Align enhances online presence with new website

3rd January 2020 | 0 Comments

UK wheel servicing equipment supplier Pro-Align has launched a new website. Featuring a modern, clean design the new platform puts customers at the heart of the online journey by providing easier navigation, a fully integrated experience and product recommendations based upon their specific business type.

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E-Cube being delivered to fleet customers in early 2020

E-Cube being delivered to fleet customers in early 2020

19th December 2019 | 0 Comments

Having recently announced the appointment of Yorkshire based On Board Power (OBP) as a UK distributor of E-CUBE, TechnoMarketing Group (TMG) reports that it will be delivering orders into the mobile tyre sector during the early months of 2020.

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Chief Collision Technology’s Mosaic ADT automated ADAS recalibration is industry first

Chief Collision Technology’s Mosaic ADT automated ADAS recalibration is industry first

13th December 2019 | 0 Comments

Chief Collision Technology, formerly known as Chief Automotive Technology and part of VSG and Dover has partnered with Burke Porter Group to create Mosaic advanced diagnostic technology (ADT), the industry’s first automated advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) calibration system.

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Why sensorisation means ADAS and ADAS means calibration equipment

Why sensorisation means ADAS and ADAS means calibration equipment

13th December 2019 | 0 Comments

As the road to autonomy continues, companies such as Tesla, Uber, Ford, and Toyota are putting an increased emphasis on reaching the ultimate goal of ‘Level 5’ autonomous vehicle operation. With self-driving cars becoming closer to reality, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are rapidly becoming commonplace in modern cars. Today, an increasing number of vehicles are equipped with ADAS, featuring collision avoidance, autonomous braking in emergencies, cruise control, and self-parking. Moreover, several safety organizations are lobbying governments to mandate at least two types of ADAS in all new vehicles. As of 2022, new safety technologies such as advanced emergency braking systems (AEBS) and forward collisions warning systems (FCWS) will become mandatory in vehicles in the US and Europe. With this in mind and following the publication of “ADAS Calibration Equipment Market” by Future Market Insights, Tyres & Accessories got in contact with one of the report’s writers, Alice Ajit Mutum, in order to find out more. According to her Future Market Insights biography, Mutum is an experienced market research writer and has written extensively on the industrial automation and equipment, and automotive domains.

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Martins Industries acquires Magnum+

Martins Industries acquires Magnum+

4th December 2019 | 0 Comments

Martins Industries has integrated Magnum+ into its brand portfolio of tyre equipment and products by acquiring M & R Tire Products. According to the company, Magnum+ is a brand of high-precision tyre balancing beads that are described as “a revolutionary alternative to traditional wheel weight balancing”.

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Autogem invests in new mezzanine level

Autogem invests in new mezzanine level

22nd November 2019 | 0 Comments

Autogem has invested in a new mezzanine level at its headquarters/warehouse in order to provide “greater efficiencies and speed of product delivery to customers”. The expansion, which has taken place roughly two years after the company’s move to Autogem House in Abbey Road, North London, creates 400-pallets’-worth of additional space, which in turn allows the company to house more products.

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TMG appoints On Board Power as E-Cube distributor

TMG appoints On Board Power as E-Cube distributor

15th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Netherlands-based TechnoMarketing Group (TMG) has appointed Yorkshire-based On Board Power (OBP) as the exclusive UK Distributor for the E-Cube compact mobile tyre servicing unit. According to the company, E-Cube will soon be available in the UK.

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How artificial intelligence enhances tyre inspection

How artificial intelligence enhances tyre inspection

5th November 2019 | 0 Comments

UVeye is a provider of artificial intelligence (AI) based solutions for automatic external inspection of vehicles within the security industry. Initially developing systems to detect dangerous conditions like weapons, explosives, or other threats in some of the world’s most high-security locations, the company saw the opportunity to use its technology to solve challenges in the automotive industry to detect potentially hazardous mechanical issues. Its suite of products includes its original undercarriage application (Helios), its revolutionary 360 solution (Atlas), and its targeted tyre application (Artemis). The company explains why it believes AI technology will help shape the future standard for vehicle inspection, increasing the speed, efficiency and accuracy of tyre checks at every stage of a vehicle’s lifecycle.

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Hunter touchless alignment system arrives in UK

Hunter touchless alignment system arrives in UK

5th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Distributor of the Hunter brand of wheel servicing equipment Pro-Align has introduced the US company's new wheel alignment inspection system to the UK and Ireland markets. The Hunter Quick Check Drive is one of the industry’s first ‘drive-thru’ non-contact wheel alignment inspection systems, according to the distributor. It adds that the system’s operation without any need to attach sensors or targets, or for the vehicle to stop, means that labour costs are minimised and alignment opportunities can be identified in a matter of seconds.

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ODP offers mobile tyre service solutions

ODP offers mobile tyre service solutions

24th October 2019 | 0 Comments

With mobile tyre fitment becoming increasingly popular for motorists and being an enterprising addition for tyre retailers, demand for mobile tyre service vehicles has increased. Along with increased demand for mobile tyre vehicles comes the need for on-board power solutions.

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