Nov 2011: Hunter Balancer and Changer Work Together for Your Comfort and Safety
Wheel balancing is an essential component of standard automobile maintenance to ensure safety and comfort. Improper wheel balance can produce vibrations that hamper comfort levels.
Hunter Road Force Balancer (GSP9700) offers the most comprehensive solution for difficult wheel balancing issues in combination with the Hunter Wheel Changer.
Hunter Wheel Balancer & Hunter Wheel Changer
Standard wheel balancers are, in many cases, unable to detect background vibrations. These are low level vibrations, but are vibrations nonetheless affect the riding comfort.
The Hunter Road Force Balancer (GSP9700), detects such vibration and corrects it. According to Pro-Align, exclusive distributors of Hunter products in the UK, the Road Force Balancer is the only product available in the market, capable of such a feat.
And Hunter Auto34 leverless tyre changers ensure that the process of changing the wheel to facilitate wheel balancing is carried out speedily and effectively. Traditionally, wheel changing involved demounting and remounting the tyres.
But the Hunter Auto34 facilitates effective rolling of the tryes to carry out balancing and obviates the need for removing and refitting the tyre on the wheel rim.
Need for Wheel Balancers and Wheel Changers
Wheel balance refers to the distribution of mass within the wheel. Presence of stiff spots on the tyre wall causes asymmetric mass distribution resulting in vibration on rotation.
To remove vibration issues, a wheel balancer is needed that will locate the stiff spots and adequately address them.
The stiff spots on the tyre wall are taken care of by a process called match mounting. Match mounting refers to matching the stiff spots on the tyre wall with the low spot in the wheel rim. This results in cancelling the vibration. Wheel changers are essential for effective match mounting.
The Hunter Advantage
The best way to detect stiff spots on the tyre wall is to apply heavy loads on tyre. The Hunter Road Force Balancer (GPS9700) uses a load roller to apply upto 700 kg of load on the tyre, that helps detect the minutest of the stiff spots that may be missed by other balancers. Under load, area with the stiff spot, offers a variation in the radial force, which is measured by the balancer.
Thus location of the stiff spot becomes clear. Further the Hunter Road Force Balancer (GPS9700) measures the wheel rim’s accuracy to indicate the spot where match mounting is to be done. And all of this is accomplished in just 10 seconds.
The Hunter Auto34 leverless wheel changer now takes over. It can accommodate 34 inch diameter wheels and its roller mechanism enables the tyre to be easily rotated on the rim so that the stiff spot is in line with low rim spot and adequate corrections can be made to restore wheel balance and keep away vibrations.
Hunter Balancer and Changer – the Super Combination
Thus the balancer and changer from Hunter work together to take care of the most difficult vibration issues faced by vehicles in an effective manner. While Hunter Road Force Balancer (GPS9700) detects and identifies the stiff spots, the Hunter Auto34 leverless tyre changer rotates tyres for speedy and effective match mounting.
Pro-Align recommends that this would be the ideal combination particularly for workshops where high performance and prestige vehicles are serviced.