Truck brake re­pairs in record time

Motor Equipment News - - DIESEL INDUSTRY NEWS -

Ex­pe­ri­enced com­mer­cial me­chan­ics will be very fa­mil­iar with the sit­u­a­tion: the brake cylin­der and spring brake cylin­der are of­ten very dif­fi­cult to ac­cess. Usu­ally the en­tire wheel needs to be re­moved, a cum­ber­some task, es­pe­cially when a tech­ni­cal de­fect re­quires a quick re­pair when trav­el­ling.

A new im­pact wrench from PE and Hazet of­fers the ideal so­lu­tion: the tool makes ac­cess to both se­cur­ing nuts con­sid­er­ably eas­ier. This saves you time, nerves and, at the end of the day, money. In fu­ture, the wheel can stay put but re­pairs can still be com­pleted in record time. A real “must-have in ev­ery tool box, it is sim­i­lar to the dis­man­tling tool for plug con­nec­tors, and the co­op­er­a­tion be­tween PE and Hazet has again cre­ated a com­plete new kind of tool that of­fers con­sid­er­able added value at lit­tle ex­pense. The one-off in­vest­ment will have paid for it­self in terms of time saved after the first cou­ple of uses.

The tool fol­lows a sug­ges­tion from work­shop pro­fes­sion­als who of­ten note that the in­stal­la­tion and re­moval of brake cylin­ders is a time-con­sum­ing task. In con­junc­tion with the tool spe­cial­ists from Hazet, the PE de­vel­op­ers have de­signed the im­pact wrench and adapted the shape of the tool to suit nar­row spa­ces. Oth­er­wise, us­ing a torque wrench would be prac­ti­cally im­pos­si­ble with the wheel still mounted. The im­pact wrench en­ables ac­cess to the two fix­ing nuts on the ma­jor­ity of cur­rent com­mer­cial ve­hi­cle and trailer mod­els, not just to re­move them, but also to en­sure sub­se­quent-in­stal­la­tion, with the cor­rect torque. For this, the bolts can sim­ply be tight­ened after work is com­plete us­ing the ap­pro­pri­ate torque wrench. The wheel can re­main mounted through­out the en­tire brake cylin­der re­pair process.

The im­pres­sive re­sult: after the ini­tial prac­ti­cal ex­pe­ri­ence has been gained, re­pairs are con­sid­er­ably faster to im­ple­ment. The tool (ar­ti­cle num­ber 076.699-00A) is 100 per­cent made in Ger­many. More de­tails www.pe.de.

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