Volume 10, Issue 6 - November/December 2008
Viva Las Vegas!
Many companies take this opportunity to launch a brand-new product and to give you a chance to see their offerings up-close. Read on for a sampling of these.
Creative Extruded Goes Green with Environmentally Friendly Universal Moulding Creative Extruded Products Inc. has a new environmentally friendly universal moulding available, the Eco-Trim. Eco-Trim is made from a rubberlike material with rubber performance but with less impact on the environment, the company says. “Eco-Trim feels and looks like rubber moulding and has the same cold weather flexibility,” reads information from the company. “But, Eco-Trim doesn’t bloom or chalk like rubber.” Eco-Trim’s material is 100 percent recyclable, according to Creative Extruded, and contains neither lead nor chlorine. In addition, company officials say it is lighter than rubber, which reduces the load on the technician and also can reduce fuel consumption. ❙❙➤ www.creativeextruded.com
It’s Universal: The UniFit™
“We have a system that is inexpensive and easy to use,” says Gold Glass Group’s Mark Daniels. “GGG’s Sensor- Tack refill gel has a short curing time so it can be used in shop or on mobile applications.”
In addition, company representatives say a heating box is available to reduce curing times in colder temperatures, and the heating box also has a built-in level indicator and fully adjustable feet. ❙❙➤ www.gggcorp.com/sensortack.htm
In addition, new pivoting cup brackets allow work on virtually any curvature, according to the company. The SOLO II also is lighter in weight than its predecessor, the original SOLO.
In addition, AEGIS now includes a heavy-duty carrying bag that holds the SOLO II or original SOLO, and a glass handler kit. The Madison, Wis.-based company also offers an upgrade kit for owners of the original SOLO so that they can have the features of the SOLO II without purchasing a second tool. ❙❙➤ www.aegistoolscom
In addition, A.N. will show its UltraThin interior cut-out blades, which are designed to make it easy to remove the Ram and Dakota rear windows by getting around the encapsulation.
Finally, the company also will be promoting its Lever Knife, which is available with both a large- and smallsized handle. ❙❙➤ www.ultrawiztools.com
Meet the Glass Bot™ In-Person Nelson Marketing will be displaying its Glass Bot, a fully automated auto glass removal tool designed to provide fast, safe and damage- free removal of auto glass.
“The Glass Bot is the first power tool for auto glass removal specifically designed for the cutting of the urethane to be accomplished by cutting away from the body of the vehicle,” says Rick Nelson, product manager for Nelson Marketing. “This method eliminates damage to the vehicle paint system, mouldings and glass. The Glass Bot produces a single cut through the urethane using our high-tensilestrength (HTS) wire.”
The Glass Bot is equipped with a 12-volt DC motor, which provides high torque at slow speeds to pull the HTS wire at a controlled speed of 1 inch per second through the adhesive, according to the company. It is universally powered by connecting to any vehicle’s battery.
The Glass Bot attaches to the interior of the glass part with a 7-inch vacuum pad and is operated via a remote control on a 7-foot cord. The user is able to monitor the cutting of the urethane and control the process from the interior or exterior of the vehicle. ❙❙➤ www.glassbot.net
is New and Improved
The package includes two blades, a multi-lingual CD-ROM video, one battery and one charger. Extra nuts, bolts and an Allen wrench are also included for blade mounting. ❙❙➤ www.extractor.ca
Reach New Angles with
In addition to the launch of this new product, the company has signed an agreement with Burch-L tools to become the exclusive manufacturer of the Pivot Head PipeKnife, which formerly was known as the Burch-L pivot tip longknife. The patented design of the Pivot Head PipeKnife allows the blade head of the long knife to pivot +/- 20 degrees, matching the sloped surface of the vehicle dash, according to the company.
In addition, Pipeknife representatives say the ergonomic pivoting head design provides the technician with the ability to reach the dash line while bending the blade head of the knife so the handle will be on the same plane as the dash. The Pivot Head PipeKnife is manufactured fom hight-strength aluminum and is available in 14- and 18-inch lengths and is equiped with a cushioned handle. ❙❙➤ www.pipeknife.com
“By offering the consumer the option to ‘value’ their time by choosing either PRO1 or PRO2 products, with one-hour and two-hour side drive-aways, respectively, they agree to pay a premium based on the safe driveaway [time],” reads information from the Michigan Center, Mich.-based company. “The faster the safe drive-away, the greater the value to both the consumer and the shop owner.”
As part of the initiative, ADCO will
provide customized posters, banners
and literature with point-of-purchase displays that include shop advertising,
as well as service and support.