Vehicle Service Group (VSG) has introduced a full line of Rotary-branded wheel balancers ranging from a value-priced manual model to a 3D electronic wheel balancer with microprocessor.
Four wheel balancers for motorcycle, car, light truck, van, SUV and other vehicle wheels are available. Descriptions of each balancer follow.
The R180 Pro 3D Auto Wheel Balancer is equipped with automatic wheel dimension sonar and a laser rim profile scanner. The company says this balancer provides perfect balancing with maximum speed and precision. It automatically detects the wheel dimension, scans the rim profile and selects the appropriate balancing program with no data input from the technician. A laser pointer shows exactly where to position weights. Large screen display uses icons for easy-to-follow guidance, including which weights to use. For wheels up to 176 lbs. with 10- to 30-inch rims (automatic). Video: vimeo.com/204545049.
The R155 Pro 3D Wheel Balancer is well-equipped and easy to operate thanks to interactive inputs that guide the operator during the full balancing process, according to VSG. It includes automatic storage of distance and diameter and an internal data arm that provides quick selection and rim run-out measurement. Other features are automatic start, with automatic stop of the wheel in the external unbalanced position and a laser line that shows where to position weights, including hidden/split-spoke weights. The Large screen display has simple icons. For wheels up to 154 lbs. with 10- to 30-inch rims (automatic). Video: vimeo.com/205940385.
The R138 Shop 2D Wheel Balancer is an entry-level computerized balancer with a small footprint and low rotational speed. Features include automatic start and measurement of distance and diameter, hidden weight program and large digital display. It is equipped with a heavy-duty shaft and large offset for deep rims. For wheels up to 143 lbs. with 10- to 26-inch rims.
The R122 Hand Spin Wheel Balancer is a budget-minded wheel balancer that offers many of the same performance characteristics of higher-priced machines. Precision balancing can be done at low rotational speeds using a hand crank or by manually spinning the wheel. It is equipped with a pedal brake to stop rotation for positioning weights and features an interactive, multifunction display screen. For wheels up to 143 lbs. with 10- to 26-inch rims.
“Rotary has a wheel balancer to suit every customer’s budget and volume of business,” says Rob Dabrowski, vice president of wheel service equipment for VSG. “Our wheel balancers offer the technology, productivity and safety features shops need, in rugged equipment that’s built to last.”
Learn more about Rotary wheel balancers at www.rotarywheelservice.com/Wheel-Balancer/. For more information about the full line of Rotary wheel service equipment, including tire changers, wheel balancers and alignment equipment, visit www.rotarywheelservice.com or call (800) 640-5438.