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The day afore the official aperture of the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council anniversary appointment is consistently committed to new artefact and account announcements. In a alternation of columnist conferences on Sunday in Atlanta, companies alien themselves and their latest offerings to the press.
FreightWaves will breach out several of these new articles over the advancing days, but actuality is a abrupt assembly of some of the added offerings introducing, including articles from Alcoa Wheels, Mitchell 1, FlowBelow and Snap-on.
Mitchell 1 has added alternate base diagrams to its TruckSeries barter adjustment software. The new affection is advised to advance ability for technicians, said Ben Johnson, administrator of artefact administration for Mitchell 1.
“We abide to accomplish those guys jobs easier. We abide to accomplish them relevant,” he said, acquainted the accretion cardinal of electrical apparatus on vehicles, a trend that is alone accepted to grow.
Interactive base diagrams acquiesce technicians to admission basic adjustment admonition anon from central the base diagrams after accepting to admit a accessory search.
While examination a base diagram, technicians can bang on any basic aural the diagram to see a pop-up card with selections to apprentice added about specifications, basic location, adapter views, guided basic tests, and more. There is no charge to avenue the base diagram to acquisition accompanying admonition bare to analyze the issue, the aggregation said.
“We anticipate with the complication these systems are facing, technicians are activity to challenged,” Johnson said. “As this complication comes to our vehicles, we accept these alternate diagrams are activity to become [important].”
Johnson said that no tests on a time accumulation accept been conducted, but it would “not abruptness me to see a 20- to 30-minute savings.”
The Cojali Jaltest V9 affection accouterments includes a web dashboard. (Photo: Cojali USA)
Cojali USA apparent new innovations to its Jaltest Diagnostics, an all-makes affection tool, and new solutions aural its Jaltest Telematics offerings.
The aboriginal artefact is the Jaltest V9 analytic hardware. Lighter than antecedent versions with faster affiliation rates, the V9 comes with OBD/9-pin connectors. It has four CAN channels with chip bluetooth antenna and bifold the RAM accommodation of earlier devices.
The aggregation has adapted its Jaltest software with adaptation 20.1. The all-makes affection apparatus has a new architecture with improved, customizable user interface and includes advantage beyond 260 brands, 6,866 models, 53,910 systems, 50,182 functionalities and over 480,000 accountability codes.
Also alien was the Jaltest T-Vod. A plug-and-play accession product, the T-Vod controls agent abstracts in absolute time and allows users to acclimatize the dashboard to aerate abstracts reading. Through it, users can barrage agent accurate clarify (DPF) regenerations and DPF resets remotely. Approaching appearance accommodate accessible upgrades to accredit ELDs and added telematics-based solutions.
Finally, Cojali appear a new OEM Solutions business line. This new band will assignment and advance articles accurately for aboriginal accessories manufacturers, including affection and telematics, cooling systems, electronics and big abstracts solutions.
Snap-On Enhances Analytic Tool
Snap-On’s Nexiq cast appear enhancements to its eTechnician tool. The PC-based application, aboriginal launched in 2015, has been acclimated primarily by ample fleets to administer assurance repair. It is now ideal for fleets of all sizes, the aggregation said.
Version 2.0 of eTechnician includes a atramentous agent history that lets a artisan to retrieve analysis results, basic details, technician’s notes, recordings and life/trip abstracts from anywhere.
The new adaptation additionally adds proprietary aboriginal accessories architect abstracts and appearance agent abstracts for Cummins, Detroit Diesel, Caterpillar, International, Navistar MaxxForce, Hino, Volvo/Mack, Paccar and ablaze and average trucks. It additionally includes manual data.
New bi-directional abutment allows Nexiq to accomplish 90% of OEM tests remotely. Color-coded identification helps technicians analyze DPF about-face status.
Snap-On additionally advised its afresh appear Pro-Link Edge analytic tool. The handheld apparatus includes a 10-inch display, simplified navigation, broadcast protocols for added agent coverage, abounding proprietary analytic cipher descriptions and bigger agent connectivity acceleration and agent history. There is no cable required. It integrates with Mitchell 1’s RepairConnect.
FlowBelow on Volvo truck
The FlowBelow Tractor AeroKit on a Volvo tractor. (Photo: FlowBelow)
FlowBelow Aero Now A Factory Advantage On Volvo Trucks
FlowBelow’s Tractor AeroKit aerodynamic arrangement is now a branch advantage for Volvo Trucks North America vehicles. The AeroKit, which includes caster covers and drive caster fairings, has been apparent to bear up to 2.23% in ammunition extenuative based on third-party SAE J1321 ammunition abridgement testing application EPA SmartWay guidelines, the aggregation said.
The factory-installed advantage agency that FlowBelow articles can be installed on Volvo trucks at the branch or in the aftermarket, breadth they accept been accessible back 2017 as allotment of Volvo’s Direct Ship program.
FlowBelow formed with Volvo’s engineers to advance a custom ascent arrangement for the drive caster fairings. The fairings are allotment of Volvo’s Xceed ammunition ability package.
The aggregation additionally said its articles accept been added to the Alliance Genitalia catalog. These accommodate first-fit drive caster fairings, and caster covers for Daimler’s Freightliner and Western Star models, as able-bodied as all-makes FlowBelow backup and retrofit parts.
“We appetite to accomplish abiding our articles are accessible [for new vehicles], but additionally accessible for absolute articles so barter can accompany them up to new-truck specs,” Gordon Virginski, carnality admiral of OEM and banker programs for FlowBelow, said.
In December, Richard Ruebusch took over as CEO. Ruebusch has spent 15 years in automotive businesses and 10 years in clandestine equity. He has 15 years of CEO acquaintance above-mentioned to abutting FlowBelow.
“Rick’s different mix of acquaintance in finance, sales, business and all-embracing operations adds abundant amount to FlowBelow and aligns altogether with our approaching objectives,” Josh Butler, admiral and founder, said in a statement.
Alcoa Auto ULT39 failing wheel
Alcoa’s new ULT39 aluminum caster weighs alone 39 pounds. (Photo: Brian Straight/FreightWaves)
Alcoa Auto alien a new 39-pound caster in its Ultra One line. The ULT39 is a 22.5-inch by 8.25-inch aluminum caster and is the company’s lightest able barter wheel.
“This is absolutely achievability the arch caster we’ve anytime made, and it’s the lightest caster we’ve anytime made,” Mike Baird, administrator of engineering, said.
The caster appearance a “classic look” with 34% beyond handholes for easier valve axis admission compared to aggressive products, and Alcoa’s patent-pending Hub Bore technology.
The Hub Bore technology reduces the hub-to-wheel acquaintance breadth by up to 64% against added aluminum auto on the market, abrogation beneath apparent breadth for bane to form, Alcoa said. Bane leads to wheels, abnormally central wheels, afraid to the vehicle, authoritative it difficult to abolish the wheel. The addition of Hub Bore technology leads to faster, easier and safer caster removal; added abundance and all-embracing job ability for the technician; and lower absolute amount of ownership, the aggregation said.
It is accessible for all above barter OEMs and accessible in three finishes: aerial brightness with cogitating accomplishment and high-gloss levels, and mirror brightness with the accomplished akin of appearance and reflectivity. It is additionally accessible with Alcoa’s Dura-Bright and Dura-Black apparent treatments.
“Aesthetically, it is identical to the caster it is replacing,” Baird said, acquainted that this allows the caster to be alloyed and akin with absolute auto already on agile trucks.
The caster is now in production. Baird said anyone that has a barter in assembly that is spec’d with the antecedent adaptation of the Ultra One caster will be upgraded to the new ULT39. The phase-in action will action over the abutting two months.
Alcoa additionally appear the barrage of the Behind the Auto podcast. Hosted by Alcoa Wheels’ Doug Mason, Dave Walters, and Mike Yagley, the 30-minute appearance talks about abundant barter and average assignment arbor ends.
The aboriginal adventure highlights the affair of wheel-offs. Titled Behind The Wheels: Industry’s Darkest Secret, the adventure appearance chat on why wheel-offs action and how they can be prevented.
Behind The Auto is accessible to accept at alcoawheels.com/podcast, iTunes, Spotify and Google.
Tech-Celerate Now Announced
ATA appear the Tech-Celerate Now program, which will accommodate apprenticeship and analysis into avant-garde disciplinarian abetment systems (ADAS) and a return-on-investment calculator.
The program, a accord amid the American Trucking Associations, ATA’s Technology and Maintenance Council, the American Transportation Analysis Institute, and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, is a two-year accomplishment aimed at trucks over 10,000 pounds. The accumulation is alive with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration which is allotment the program.
The affairs initially is focused on four technologies: disciplinarian adverse cameras, air disc brakes, lane abandonment warning, and automated emergency braking. These four technologies were called because they are the best broadly acclimated technologies on trucks that are not regulated, Ross Froat, administrator of engineering and admonition technology for ATA, said. Additional technologies, though, will be allotment of the program.
Tech-Celerate Now will accommodate industry outreach, ATA marketing, authoritative and aldermanic roles, ADAS acceptance board acceptable from bell-ringer side, ATA/TMC educational sessions and letters amid added efforts. There will additionally be a alley appearance at industry contest this year. Virginia Tech Transportation Institute will be bearing analysis letters on ADAS.
“We are activity to brainwash fleets on these technologies as best as possible.”
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