The Revolution tire changer with WalkAway capability features 80 seconds of autonomous bead breaking and demounting that can be performed without an operator present. The Revolution allows the operator to walk away, freeing them up to perform balancing procedures or other shop tasks during the longest portion of the tire changing action. WalkAway also reduces operator effort and potential errors. During WalkAway, the operator simply loads and unloads the assembly, orients the TPMS, enables WalkAway then offloads the old tire.
WalkAway increases the automatic and autonomous operation of the Revolution tire changer to save technicians time, effort and mistakes. When paired with wheel balancing, over 25% time savings is possible.
Tire changing is an all-day task, not a race for single tires. Assembly after assembly, the partially autonomous Revolution outpaces conventional tire changing equipment and now WalkAway adds even more capacity. Most technicians mount and balance assemblys sequentially. First demounting and mounting all four tires, then balancing all four assemblies. The Revolution featuring WalkAway frees the operator to balance assemblies while the Revolution demounts the next tire — autonomously — saving time, adding capacity, and reducing the time technicians spend on each job.
Self-monitoring WalkAway can be easily set for tires two through four in a set. A status indicator lamp signals when the machine is in operation, stopped or requires operator intervention. The Revolution also features additional autonomous funtions such as WalkAway inflation and WalkAway bead massage.
The Revolution tire changer with WalkAway operation was recognized as a 2018 Global Media Award winner at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
The SEMA Global Media Awards Program recognizes those companies that manufacture specialty equipment products and accessories that would have mass appeal to consumers in countries outside the United States. The products are voted on by a prestigious group of international journalists who serve as judges.
“The idea of customization and personalization has been growing throughout the world,” said Linda Spencer, SEMA director of international and government relations. “Our goal is to have media experts from around the world determine which new products are likely to succeed in their home markets. The automotive specialty-equipment market is made up of enthusiasts who are passionate about the hobby, and so it’s exciting to see how their love for cars, trucks and SUVs is impacting those throughout the world.”
This year’s program included 30 judges from 19 countries. Each judge carefully reviewed and evaluated nearly 3,000 product entries at the SEMA Show before selecting the products that they felt would resonate and appeal most to consumers in their home countries.
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