Euro Car Parts has launched its first specialist tool catalogue. The parts distributor said the introduction of the catalogue follows increased demand from repairers and professional technicians across the UK and Ireland. The 136-page catalogue is formatted to make it easier to choose from the full range of 10,000 plus tools available from Euro Car Parts – including brands like Gearwrench, Omega, Milwaukee and MasterPro.
Rodcraft has introduced a new range of air-hydraulic-jacks for the heavy vehicle service market, adding to its wide portfolio of pneumatic tools and workshop equipment. Featuring a hydraulic system designed for high durability and ease of use, the new ATJ30-2, ATJ50-3 and ATJ80-2 jacks are suited to truck and bus maintenance applications.
GSF Car Parts say their recent Norwich branch open evening drew an “amazing proportion” of local garages, with many staying until after 22:00, socialising with GSF staff and some key suppliers. The event, which took place on Thursday 29 September, was held to celebrate extensive recent improvements which have seen both stock upgrades and a new sales office for the thriving branch.
Nearly a year on from the launch of the T-Pro1 Tech TPMS will continue to advance its TPMS programme in the autumn with the addition of Hamaton H36 and H46 diagnostic tools into the programme. The company also launched the Tech OE-R sensor and ATEQ VT36 diagnostic tool at the Reifen exhibition in May.
Launch UK has launched the X431 PRO 3S diagnostic tool. Offering a full fault system diagnosis for a comprehensive list of American, Asian and European vehicle manufacturers, Launch says it is “one of the most reliable, all-encompassing diagnostic tools available.”
Diagnostic equipment supplier Hella Gutmann Solutions (HGS) has a long standing business relationship with independent research centre, Thatcham Research. The firms recently hosted the Repair Focus event, attended by major bodyshop groups and insurance companies, with HGS recalibration system tools for the aftermarket used to carry out specific tests to establish the correct safety procedures when repairing a vehicle. Thatcham has recently issued the ADAS Glazing Code of Practice, which gives clear guidance on the recalibration of ADAS systems during the replacement or refit of windscreens.
The latest addition to the Machine Mart range of impact wrenches is the Kielder KWT-002; a powerful brushless impact wrench. Powered by an 18V battery with Samsung 3.0Ah Li-ion technology, this cordless power tool provides a high performance from a low current and no power drop off at peak output. It comes complete with two batteries, quick 40 minute charger and case.
Machine Mart is offering a range of Clarke industrial 5.5 to 100HP screw compressors built to combine reliability with high performance and minimum energy consumption. These industrial models are compact built through intelligent design, meaning models up to 40HP will fit through a 900mm doorway and minimises space required. They are also designed to minimise […]
Tech Europe (EMEA) reports that the company had a “hugely successful week” at the last Reifen Show in Essen. During the course of the even Tech Europe showcased its online portfolio of Tech tyre repairs and wheel service solutions, presented developments in TPMS, including the new OE-R TPMS sensor programme, the new VT36 Diagnostic Tool and the Tech T-Pro configurable sensor, showed its expertise in retreading and OTR repairing, displayed its Pang Industrial range and introduced a new range of mounting pastes and hand-cleaners.
Delphi Product & Service Solutions has launched its new DS-Flash Pass-Thru package at Automechanika Birmingham. The tool provides independent garages with online access to vehicle manufacturer’s websites, enabling workshop to reprogram and update vehicle electronic control units without expensive dealer-only tools and software.
Rodcraft has launched a new series of mini impact wrenches designed to increase durability, power and user comfort in vehicle service applications. At 177 mm long, the RC2147 and RC2247 3/8’ and 1/2’ impact wrenches are supplied for use in access-restricted areas, such as transmission and engine compartments. They have 330Nm and 540Nm of reverse torque. They feature three power settings in forward and full power in reverse.
Euro Car Parts states that sales of Milwaukee power tools have risen in concert with Josh Brookes’ back-to-back British Superbike Championship victories. The distributor’s CEO, Martin Gray, said that the Australian rider’s “performances have helped to increase awareness of the brand and we have seen a significant uplift in Milwaukee power tool sales.”
Launch Europe has released a series of new video tutorials to assist installers with using the X-431 PRO 3 diagnostic tool. Available via YouTube, there are three different videos focusing on setting up, registering & updating and also using the X-431 PRO 3 on a daily basis. The “unboxing” product overview video is available below.
Alba Diagnostics has added a new device to its range of hand-held diagnostic tools. The Amp Hound is designed to measure amps and reduce the amount of time to determine the current in a fused circuit.
According to the company, Amp Hound removes the need to take out fuses one at a time before checking each circuit with a multimeter. With the Amp Hound it is now possible to check the complete fuse box quickly and effectively.
UK Centre of Excellence for low carbon technologies, Cenex will launch its new website-based electric vehicle viability analysis tool at LCV2014. Responding to the needs of fleet managers, Cenex has developed a simple-to-use fleet decision making tool. Cenex’s FCRT lite (http://www.cenex.co.uk/fleet-carbon-reduction-tool/) enables fleet decision makers to accurately access the viability of low carbon vehicles within their fleet operations. The tool is based on real world duty cycles, real world fuel consumption and real world electric vehicle range. By providing a realistic total cost of ownership, FCRT lite aims to de-risk the implementation of low carbon fleet solutions.