Tyreshop equipment specialists, Pitzone is looking forward to the second half of the year with renewed optimism and a strong product line-up that includes the likes of top European brands such Beissbarth, Butler, Sicam, Bahco and Werther. Beissbarth’s product portfolio features a number of new arrivals that are creating quite a stir in Ireland, writes John Loughran.
Beissbarth, has been a widely known and respected brand in Ireland for many years, with countless OE accreditations across leading brands such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW and VAG to name a new.
Formerly owned by Bosch and now in the ownership of Stargate Capital, an investment fund that specialises in acquiring medium-sized companies throughout Europe, the brand has kicked-on in recent times with a number of new products.
The Q.Lign Excellence web-based 3D wheel aligner has been described as the world’s most innovative wheel aligner. Completely new hardware and software puts speed and connectivity at the very front of the alignment process, without compromising on accuracy and repeatability.
Traditional PC based systems can struggle with problems such as vibrations, humidity, temperature fluctuations and dust. The Q.Lign’s compact web-based system has no traditional PC, reducing the risk of failure and allowing a more tailored and flexible approach.
The Stream-to-X technology mirrors the Q.Lign’s software, so a wireless device like a TV, laptop or smartphone can be used instead. The entire process is now made versatile and adaptable to the workshop’s setup. And by replacing the need for the classic trolley setup, more space is created at the front of the vehicle for headlight equipment or ADAS calibration.
Thanks to high-performance Li-ion batteries, making it completely wireless and flexible to use, measuring can take place at any lift position. Part of Q.Lign is also the newly released Q.Grip – the quickest way to attach targets to the wheel without any contact with the rim.
The smart gripping system allows adjustment between different wheel sizes in less than a second, and because of its 3-arm design it can ensure a safe hold for accurate results, without any possible slippage or damage to the rims.
MT Zero 6 wheel balancer
The MT Zero 6 wheel balancer is the first of a new generation of wheel balancers, specially developed for intensive use in busy tyreshops.
The Zero 6 is an electronic wheel balancer, which features a new design and new GUI (Graphic User Interface) that allows high performance and accuracy with all type of cars, motorcycle and light trucks wheels.
The MT Zero 6 can handle rim diameters of 12 – 40/13 – 30″ (manual/automatic) | with pneumatic wheel clamping, sonar for tyre width detection and 7″ LCD screen. The new design and the new GUI (Graphic User Interface) enable high performance and accuracy on all wheels inclusding cars, motorcycles and light trucks.
The MT Zero is equipped with a digital display (LED), sonar technology for tyre width detection and the split weight function for easy and in seconds hiding the weights behind the rim spokes.
MS 530 S V1 tyre changer
Beissbarth has also completely renewed its range of tyre changers with the passenger car tyre changer MS 530 S V1 being particulalrly popular.
This pneumatic passenger car tyre changer has been specially developed for intensive use, with a clamping range of 10 – 22″ including an assistance column Tecnoroller NG.
Together with the assistance column Tecnoroller NG, the MS 530 S V1 tyre changer has a safe and easy assembly and disassembly procedure and can be used on UHP and run flat tyres.
The new “S” concept tyre changer has a robust mechanism with welded bead breaker and extended working area between the tyre and mounting head.
The MS 530 S V1 tyre changer delivers a space saving for tight workshops and is 50 mm smaller than comparable machines. It is also service-friendly and comes with a removable pedal system for easy maintenance.
Beissbarth’s re-imaged product portfolio also includes scissor lifts, four post lifts, tyre tread readers and headlight beam setters to offer a complete workshop equipment portfolio.
Alongside Beissbarth, Pitzone also represents other top brands including Butler, Sicam, Bahco and Weather. Italian brand Butler, produces the highest quality car and truck lifting equipment, wheel alignment and tyre machines and balancers for cars.
Its recently launched tablet controlled wheel aligner is fast becoming a firm favourite with Pitzone’s customers. Sicam, also from the Stargate Capital stable is widely known and respected in Ireland and further strengthens Pitzone’s position in the market.
Sicam is a leading tyre equipment manufacturer and has its headquarters in Correggio, Italy. The company is credited with making the best truck tyre and tractor tyre changers in the world.
Bahco & SNA Europe have been making hand tools since the early 1900’s and are well known and respected in the Irish market. Indeed, Bahco is credited with making the first adjustable wrench. Werther International, another Italian company, is one of the top manufacturers of lifts in the world.
The Pitzone range is completed by Pneumatic Components Limited (PCL) which makes a world renowned range of air inflation systems.