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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Portable Wheeling Polishing Systems

Vehicle Inspection Systems in Orlando, Florida, has created the world's best portable wheel polishing system. There is no need to remove a wheel from the truck. Just position the wheel polishing machine against the standing truck and voila you are in business.  This is a neat servicing tool for the truck and transportation industry as the on truck wheel polishing gets the job done particularly at truck stops while the trucker is sipping his coffee or stopped for a meal. The pleasure in the trucker's eyes as he steps out of the truckstop and sees gleaming wheels lifts his heart in pride and with a song on his lips he gets into the cab and goes about to the next stop or destination.

 VIS has introduced this revolutionary system that is needed in the transportation and trucking world. Apart from keeping the wheels bright and shiny, the benefits far outweigh the costs. A clean and shiny wheel will immediately show the cracks and dents below the road dust. This damage, which is slight at first, can create lasting damage endangering the safety of the truck. For garage owners and service organizations, the portable wheel polisher is a steady revenue earner and is worth the investment for the guaranteed ROI (return on investment). A notable feature of the portable equipment is the adaptor to clean the lug nuts around the bolt-holes that immediately will catch the trucker's eyes for quick action.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Proactive vehicle monitoring via VIS systems

Modern motor vehicle safety inspection equipment are evolving with a single caveat. Vehicle safety, which means driver safety is paramount. To keep the wheels moving at optimum efficiency, monitoring equipment has to be proactive. An idle truck is a loss-making proposition. VIS (Vehicle Inspection Systems) has designed an automatic roller brake tester code named FMCSR 65 FR 487999 compliant. These are functional specifications generic in nature for performance-based brake testing technology.

The system simulates road conditions in house to assess the efficacy of brakes. The diagnosis is fast and accurate allowing results to crop up in minutes. Base line parameters check steering, brake and suspension issues and report on actual parameters. 

The day is not far off when motor vehicles relay information in real time due to advances in sensor based technology. On board computers are already sensing performance parameters. The IoT (internet of things) is making paradigm shifts in the way the truck sends information via the internet to a centralized location where the information is compared to base line measurements. If the readings are out of a specified range information is sent to the driver as well as to the nearest service center and the issue sorted out before an actual mishap can take place. Technology is already available to be proactive. It is a far cry from the reactive maintenance programs that the trucking industry is used to. VIS from Orlando in Florida may already have a system in place considering their pedigree of providing safety features in their bid to automate vehicle inspection systems. An example of their approach can be witnessed with the Leek Seeker that detects air leaks, tires, brake lines, air lines, compression units, AC systems among others.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

VIS Combats Technology Disruption

Europe was often in the headlines this June, with the decision to leave the EU during Brexit. Another big piece of news out of Europe was about a convoy of trucks arriving at the Port of Rotterdam without drivers. This technology will double the amount of time from a human driving for 12 hours to a truck on the road for 24 hours

The second story has enormous repercussions to employment of truck drivers.The technology is bound to invade; make no mistake about it as labor costs in the trucking industry accounts for 75% of the cost. The cost of transportation is expected to come down. What will remain constant is vehicle maintenance and inspection. Drivers will have to look for other jobs and employing skills of maintenance will greatly offset the actual loss of driving jobs.

Aluminum wheel refurbishment will remain constant and this business affords lost driving jobs to remain in the trucking segment. A driver knows alloy wheels and he is also aware of restoration process. He will lavish the same care to the wheel refurbishment as if it were his own. VIS (Vehicle Inspection Systems) from Orlando in Florida has introduced a trade-in program. Existing semi-automated wheel polishing machines irrespective of condition and age will fetch trade in allowance that will be applied towards purchase of new VIS polish systems.

For two decades, Vehicle Inspection Systems has kept the safety of drivers and trucks their top most priority. Even though work place automation is a part of their philosophy, they also recognize that technology should be a servant to Man and not the other way around. While driverless trucks will transform the transportation industry, Vehicle Inspection Systems offers an alternate form of employment with inspection systems and aluminum polishing machines

Friday, 15 July 2016

Enhance the Appearance and Life of Wheel Rims with Efficient Wheel Refurbishment Systems

Wheels are the most damage prone parts of commercial motor vehicles. They are also one of the first things people notice about vehicles. Nobody likes the appearance of dirty, dusty and road weary wheel rims. Thanks to robotic aluminium wheel refurbishing and restoration equipment, you can have wheel rims with a mirror like shine in less than 1 hour.

Automatic Refurbishing Solutions

 Fleet owners normally do not have the luxury of keeping their commercial vehicles out of service for a long period of time. With the help of automatic wheel rim refurbishment systems, maintenance of wheel rims is easy, convenient and cost efficient. While labor intensive techniques are expensive and take up more time, machines can do the work at a fraction of the cost and time. They also deliver superior results, making them a great investment for owners of large fleets. 

The elimination of labor intensive techniques has many advantages. First of all, it reduces the liability of human error. The repeatable process can be carried on round the clock without a need for breaks. Automation is a more cost effective proposition as staff can be utilized in better ways. Machines are fitted with many unique features to ensure safe operation. 

Keeping Trucks Safe on Highways

During automatic polishing and refurbishing, wheel rims are sanded, buffed and polished to a deep, long lasting shine. Professional wheel polishing and refurbishing is not just for vanity. Sometimes, it reveals underlying imperfections and damages that could lead to potential serious breakdowns on the road. Once identified, any hidden damages can be quickly addressed through a wheel restoration process to increase wheel safety and efficiency. Professional refurbishing and restoration adds years to a wheel rim’s life while helping to reduce ongoing maintenance costs. The process helps fleet owners maintain respectable fleets owners maintain respectable fleets, provide superior services and improve on their profit margins.

If you are a fleet owner, a vehicle detailing outfit, a used vehicles dealer or a provider of repair services, make the most of technology by investing in robotic vehicle polishing equipment!

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Ensure Safety on Highways with Robotic Equipment for Motor Vehicle Safety Inspections

For heavy duty vehicle fleet owners, safe drivers and safe vehicles are crucial for ensuring safety on highways. One of the best ways to make sure vehicles are in top working order is through periodic motor vehicle safety inspections.

How Periodic Inspections Help

Motor vehicle inspections help fleet owners determine the value and condition of their assets while identifying any defects that could possibly lead to mechanical failure or accidents on the road. Early rectification of issues can help prevent accidents, accident related financial liabilities and expensive repairs later on. Periodic inspections can be a part of ongoing vehicle maintenance programs. Besides, they help fleet owners comply with government mandated commercial motor vehicle inspections.

Cost Saving Trouble Shooting

Large fleet owners can avoid paying mechanics for running diagnostics on their motor vehicles by investing in a robotic diagnostic machine that tests and provides accurate reports. Fast diagnostic speed, high quality reliability and traceable reports are just some of the advantages of using such systems. The process is time saving and eliminates the possibility of human error.

Inspecting Undercarriage Elements

Some robotic diagnostic machines are successful in simulating actual road conditions and are particularly useful in inspecting vehicle undercarriage components which are vital to ensure vehicle safety on highways. Various components of the suspension, steering and fuel system are looked into to examine their condition. Whether it is worn out bushings, problems with wheel alignment, issues with gear box, leakage of power steering fluid, cracks in wheels or any other defect, diagnostic machines can quickly identify them so you can take immediate remedial action.

Apart from fleet owners, truck repair shops too can invest in robotic machines that provide motor vehicle safety inspections – they can be used as additional revenue generating sources. No matter what your purpose, you can count on these pieces of equipment for accurate diagnostics.