- Published on Thursday, 14 June 2012 07:00
- Written by Staff Reporter
German based Snap-on Equipment GmbH , part of the global Snap-On Group who provide such popular brands such as Hofmann, John Bean, Cartec, Sun and Blackhawk were one of the special Innovation award winners at Reifen 2012.
The company received the award in the 'Technology and Products' Category for their Hofmann Geodyna Optima II Diagnosis and Wheel Balancer which has been recognised as taking balancing and diagnostic technology to even higher levels of accuracy.
The Geodyna Optima II combines light technology with precise balancing innovation, scanning the wheel from different angles with special laser stripes incorporating five different CCD cameras . In a single measuring process, all data is detected with possible defects being diagnosed and documented.
Key features of the machine include a 19 inch TFT wide-screen monitor, print-out facilities, measurement of tyre pull effect and the detection of tyre flat spots and sidewall damage. A company spokesperson informed SA Treads that winning the award was a significant boost for an ongoing innovation policy throughout the Snap-On Group.