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.
“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.
“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.
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