Pneumatic or Hydraulic for ATL Vehicle Lifts Play Detectors?

Pneumatics offer rapid movement of cylinders and have the great advantage of availability in very small sizes. Why do pneumatics offer a higher operating speed of its components? This is mainly due to air compressor flow rates, air is very agile and can flow through pipes very quickly and easily with little resistance, while hydraulic …

The Routine Maintenance of Garage Equipment

Related: See our blog post on Thorough Examination The Health and Safety at Work Act requires that many items of garage and automotive equipment are subject to to the provisions of LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) and PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations). In light of these requirements regular routine maintenance …

What is a thorough examination of a vehicle lift?

A thorough examination is a systematic and detailed examination of the lifting equipment and all its associated equipment by a competent person. Its aim is to detect any defects which are, or might become, dangerous, and for the competent person to report them to the site owner and, if appropriate, the enforcing authority (the Health …

Wheel Balancing – The Basics…

When tyres are replaced, one of the processes that they should be put through is balancing. To balance tyres, you need a wheel-balancing machine. After a new tyre is put on the wheel, it is moved from the regular tyre machine to the balancer. This assesses the wheel and tyre for any imbalances that could …

Leasing of Garage Equipment

There is a good reason why just under 30% of all fixed capital investment is made using the leasing option.  In fact, there are several good reasons and collectively they make a compelling case for lease finance being an excellent alternative to outright cash purchase.  Equipment when you need it, not only when budgets allow …

MoT garages: “It’s your fault, but it’s not to late to take action”

It's a confusing time to be a consumer. The government, the media and every reliable financial indicator tell us that we are up to our necks in an unprecedented global economic crisis. And to make matters worse, they say it's us that we are all at fault! The root cause of our current financial mess …

From start to finish… How to apply for, and achieve an MoT Bay

The MOT bay is a method that, by thorough examination, a vehicle can be checked to see that it met the minimum acceptable environmental and road safety standards required by law at the time of the inspection. The bay consists of a number of items of equipment that allow the inspection of the various parts …

Fool-proof wheel alignment and chain tension check for motorcycles…

Our wheel alignment product suite has been improved by the addition of a revolutionary laser alignment system for motorcycles.  To make the measurement, all data is taken from the swinging arm pivot (the main fulcrum of the machine) which ensures that both wheels are aligned to the common datum. This laser alignment system should be …

Configuration of two-post vehicle lifts

Two-post vehicle lifts typically comprise two upright columns - a master or powered column plus an auxiliary or slave. Some columns are connected by a structural overhead beam, which helps keep the columns rigid under load (not to be confused with light-weight cable trays, which do not). Various configurations are available: Originally, most lifts had …