18th March 2008 The latest on-car brake lathe from Pro-Cut International has won the 2008 Professional Tool and Equipment News Innovation Award in the brake service industry.
A panel of active and independent technicians and mechanics scrutinized the nominees and the winners were selected as the top in a very tight competition.
While all nominees received high marks for innovation from the panel, the winners offered a complete solution to real life problems in the workshop.
The PFM 9.2 DRO-Live system has been developed by Pro-Cut to offer workshops a performance control system to evaluate the lathes worth over any given time period. More importantly the new DRO unit will demonstrate the frequency and profitability of the work available in the UK, where over 48 million brake discs are in use every day. With this simple yet effective innovation, the PFM 9.2 DRO-Live becomes one of the
first accountable pieces of equipment in the workshop – further proof of Pro-Cut's
tireless advance in providing UK workshops with the best channel to access a further
segment of the aftermarket worth over £480 million.
The Pro-Cut PFM on-car brake lathe unit is the only on-car lathe in the world to offer
automatic run-out compensation. The patented PFM system relies on the push of a button to align the lathe so the resulting machined disc is perfectly true. Pro-Cut's latest on-car brake lathe — the PFM 9.2 DRO-Live — includes a five-character LED screen that shows run-out in the lathe during the compensation process. In addition, the LED screen can display captured data on lathe use and performance that provides shops with the means to ensure functionality and profitability of the machine. Each PFM 9.2 DRO lathe includes initial set-up as well as a 6 and 12 month visit from a technician to capture data and provide shop management with a profitability and productivity report. Pro-Cut on-car lathes have been named essential tools by Ford,
General Motors, Nissan, and Subaru in the US and are recommended by the worlds other leading car manufacturers.
Pro-Cut Europe are the UK's leading supplier of on-car brake lathes, whether you want a lathe to deliver a new profit channel to your workshop or just a second hand one to fulfil an audit we can help you. With over 40 years experience in the motor industry we are specialists in brake servicing and wheel balancing, if you have a problem and no-one else can help – you need to phone Pro-Cut. Contact us for more information on 01242 621 011.