UNIFORMITY – The World’s First Diagnostic Tyre Changer
Continuing their commitment to innovation, the CORGHI Uniformity is revolutionizing Tyre Changer Technology. The Uniformity is the world’s first ‘Diagnostic Tyre Changer’ and is breaking new ground in both safety and efficiency.
“This truly is ground breaking technology,” said Andrew Cornwell, General Manager, Corghi Australia.
The Uniformity halves the number of steps it takes to fit a new tyre. As a result, it delivers massive increases in workshop efficiencies in addition to improved workflow and safety. But most importantly investing in a Uniformity will ultimately increase profitability.
“This is a massive step forward in workshop technology that will allow workshops to turn jobs around much faster,” Andrew said. Using the current technology, fitting a tyre is a four step process – Mounting, Diagnostic, Match Mounting and Balancing.
The Uniformity completes Mounting, Diagnostics and Match Mounting tasks simultaneously, leaving only the balancing to be completed by the operator before the wheel and tyre assembly is ready to be fitted back onto the vehicle.
“The Uniformity is the first Tyre Changer that allows match-mounting to be carried out directly on the tyre changer, transforming it into a real wheel diagnosis centre,” Andrew explained. “This is essential for the professional who wants to provide clients with a first-class service.”
The key is the unique variable thrust pressing roller and the precision laser sensor. This delivers a complete diagnostic evaluation of each individual wheel and/or the entire set of vehicle wheels. It analyses the wheel geometry in a loaded and unloaded state, simulating behaviour on the road and favouring driver comfort and safety, in addition to completing the normal tyre mounting and demounting operations.
The analysis takes into account the geometry of the rim and the uniformity of the tyre and includes checking radial, lateral rigidity and geometrical deformations that cause on-road vibrations.
“The Uniformity resolves the vibration problem by providing the tyre fitter with suggestions about how to best mount the tyre on the rim, making it possible to reduce the actuation work time by at least 25% and reducing the total time by up to 50% when compared with traditional tyre fitters,” said Andrew.
Featuring ‘Smart’ technology, the UNIFORMITY guides the operator step-by-step through the tasks that need to be performed to successfully mount the tyre. Each operation is presented in a very simple manner thanks to the modern and intuitive graphic video interface.
Finally, the machine resolves the detected faults by optimising the coupling position between the rim and tyre, more commonly known as match-mounting, thus delivering the only true solution to this problem by avoiding unnecessary steps between tyre changers and wheel balancers.
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