ST. LOUIS — Hunter Engineering Co. has introduced the next generation AutoComp Elite family of on-car brake lathes.
The new AutoComp Elite Digi-Cal, Standard and Base lathes are built from the same lathe body, but deliver different feature sets and price points.
Hunter's original AutoComp Elite featured patented Anti-Chatter Technology (ACT) which eliminates the buildup of vibration that can occur when machining rotors at a fixed speed. All three new models still feature ACT, plus the same power, adjustable speed, quick compensation and precise cutting abilities of the current model, the company said.
The top-of-the-line model, AutoComp Elite Digi-Cal measures rotor thickness and depth cut and the thickness is compared with the vehicle specs. Digi-Cal models also come with an intuitive touchscreen interface to simplify lathe operation and provide on-board training videos plus adaptor and vehicle lookup.
The AutoComp Elite standard model includes a touchscreen interface but without Digi-Cal. The Autocomp Elite Basic is the most economical model, without a tablet or Digi-Cal. […]
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — Equipment Supply Co. (ESCO), a manufacturer of tire-changing tools and accessories, has introduced the HD Stud Kleen, a stud- and wheel-surface cleaner designed for medium- and heavy-duty truck applications.
The new HD Stud Kleen cleans the wheel and hub mating surface and studs, allowing for accurate torque and preventing potential vibrations and seized rims.
The HD Stud Kleen tool accommodates stud sizes up to 3/4 inch and 22mm and is specifically designed to fit over the stud on a truck hub. It is designed to clean corrosion and rust from the mating surface and is compatible with ½-inch air impact wrenches.
"After successfully launching the original Stud Kleen for passenger vehicles in 2019, we quickly realized a need in the industry for a similar type product in the truck market," ESCO President Steve Dyer said.
"The HD Stud Kleen is a powerful air tool accessory far more efficient and effective than a wire brush or grinder."
The HD Stud Kleen's cleaning pads are constructed from a dense abrasive material, specifically designed for heavy-duty applications and has the ability to clean up to 200 hubs using a single unit, the company said.
Units are made in the U.S. and sold individually. […]