COATS Introduces New Model 1250-3DV Wheel Balancer
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COATS Introduces New Model 1250-3DV Wheel Balancer

In an effort to help shops and dealers achieve fast, custom wheel balancing, Hennessy Industries has introduced the COATS 1250-3DV wheel balancer. Designed for ease of use, the new balancer seeks to help shops increase profits by streamlining operations and providing self-training capabilities.

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In an effort to help shops and dealers achieve fast, custom wheel balancing, Hennessy Industries has introduced the COATS 1250-3DV wheel balancer. Designed for ease of use, the new balancer seeks to help shops increase profits by streamlining operations and providing self-training capabilities.

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“Today’s new vehicles have larger wheels and special applications that are difficult to service with older balancers,” said Don Vanderheyden, Hennessy’s group marketing manager for wheel-service solutions. “In addition, the increased use of hidden tape-weight balancing demands newer technology and custom balancing techniques. The 1250-3DV was designed to help address those issues.”

Engineered for front-line, high-volume shop duty, the 1250-3DV is ideal for both experienced and entry-level technicians. The embedded, commercial-grade LCD flat screen provides on-board training designed to provide a live demonstration for every step of the balancing process. With a full 180-degree viewing angle of the LCD screen, the technician can easily watch the balancing processes animation, then immediately follow the operating steps.

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“Shop managers know that customer satisfaction improves with ongoing technician training for advanced balancing procedures,” Vanderheyden added. “The 1250-3DV will help shops and dealers meet the increased demand for aftermarket wheel and tire packages.”

The machine’s three-dimensional automatic data entry and laser-guided weight placement provide fast and accurate results even on the most demanding applications requiring hidden weights.

The 1250-3DV features custom balancing modes that result in savings of both labor and wheel weights. The machine features custom balancing modes such as precise behind-the-spoke weight positioning, static-on-screen and COATS’ EB, which eliminates static imbalance and calculates the least weight needed to bring dynamic imbalance within acceptable limits.

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In order to provide technicians with speed and long-term performance, the 1250-3DV is built around COATS’ patented Direct Drive technology that uses the motor’s main shaft, not pulleys or belts that wear or slip. This proven, 1.5-horsepower system reaches balancing speed quickly and coasts during measurements, resulting in a faster cycle time without component “noise” that can create balancing errors.

To learn more, see your COATS distributor or visit www.ammcoats.com.

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