Snap-on Upgrades John Bean Balancer Interface

Aug. 16, 2022

Snap-on Inc. has updated the software interface on the John Bean B2000P Wheel Balancer to match that of its wheel aligners, making it easier for users to boost their productivity.

“The John Bean B2000P wheel balancer now has a software user interface that matches the look of John Bean wheel aligners, making the software on the BP2000P easier to use,” says Mariana Montovaneli, director of marketing for the John Bean brand.

“The interface offers a set of features for the B2000P to ensure that our customers have the most intuitive and productive solutions available today.”

Enhancements to the John Bean B2000P interface include the automatic data entry feature that automatically detects all wheel dimensions, resulting in an automatic selection of the balancing mode, weight type and positions.

Another element of the B2000P is laser 3D surface mapping, which utilizes a high-resolution camera and laser-based technology to provide sidewall analysis, as well as depth, wear and tire surface abnormalities that are displayed on screen. 

The addition of the optiLine software interface feature on the John Bean B2000P helps accuracy, according to John Bean officials. Because all tires are not the same, drivability issues can develop, including vibration and pulling. By suggesting the optimal location for each wheel in the set based on a predetermined set of criteria, optiLine addresses any pull or vibration-related issues.