This is worth considering as generally speaking the larger the diameter the more wear surface so in theory it should last longer, with a 40 mm shaft being the industry norm. Don’t forget to incorporate a monthly lubrication of the shaft and wing nut with graphite powder in your SOP’s or SWP’s as new shaft assembly equipment in Africa can be expensive. Also the length of the shaft and its distance from the machine is very important. There’s nothing worse than realizing after you’ve bought a product that a large wheel scrapes on the wheel balancer cabinet because the main shaft is too short or the wheel mounting accessory can’t be used because the threaded shaft is too short. That is why we are accredited distributors & installers of wheel service equipment in Africa.
Consider the maximum WHEEL diameter not just the maximum rim diameter. Larger four-wheel drive wheels might only have a small rim diameter but they can have extremely large wheel diameters. Larger wheels may rub on the hood or wheel cover on smaller machines. On paper a four-wheel drive rim might fit, however the tyre may just hit on the hood. That’s why we offer in depth training on wheel service equipment in Africa.
Digital readout or LCD monitor display? If you have many techs using the balancer or have a higher than normal turnover of staff, then consider the benefits of the monitor type display over the digital type. Monitor displays can step a technician through the calibration procedure using on screen graphics and step by step instructions. View our products page for such wheel servicing equipment in Africa.
Ease of calibration - keeping your machine accurate is up to your techs. It makes sense that the easier a machine is to calibrate, the more frequently it gets done. We offer expert and quality wheel servicing machinery maintenance.
Laser pointers – a laser pointer takes the guess work out of positioning stick on weights. Most late model cars and many aftermarket wheels cannot be balanced using hammer on weights (clip on weights). These wheels require an adhesive weight to be stuck on the inside of the rim to ensure a clean aesthetic from the outside. View our products page or give us a call today for such a product.
Run out detectors? A run out detector can be in the form of mechanical arms which measures rim, tyre run out or it can be in the form of a light or even an ultra-sonic measurement system. The reason for this accessory is to identify a mismatch between the rim and the tyre or to help identify a poorly manufactured tyre. Call our consultants for any advice on such products.
Fully automatic rim data entry – simply allows the technician to enter the specific rim dimensions into the machine without the need to press buttons. This is normally achieved through the use of mechanical/electronic arms which do the measuring for you but can also be done ultra-sonically or with laser/infra-red light. Ask our consultants on such products