Category: Blog

The Best and Latest in Wheel Polishing and Safety Devices

Among the best wheel safety devices available in the market is the one dubbed The Squirrel. It is light in weight and looks like a piece of wire. It is manufactured from engineering nylon which has the unique property of excellent impact resistance. It is impervious to any kind of chemical solvent and able to withstand wide fluctuation of temperature.

The Squirrel wheel safety device is reusable meaning you can remove and put it on another wheel of similar nut configuration. It is available for 6, 8 or 10 stud of trailers, coach and truck wheels. The principle behind the Squirrel is it is self-tightening and once fit is doing the work of holding the wheel nuts in place. When the wheels are in motion the device keeps prevents unraveling from the stud thread. The device is marketed at an affordable price and ensures peace of mind to the drivers.

Safety equipment manufactured and distributed by Vehicle Inspection Systems is the automated aluminum wheel polishing equipment known in the industry by its trade name VIS-Polish. This machine restores a mirror equivalent shine to aluminum truck or bus wheels. Anytime you are travelling by road on the highway the sight of glistening wheels is a tell-tale signature of the wheel polishing systems at work. At the top of the equipment list of any fleet manager is the VIS-Polish and the latest machine from this reputed name in wheel maintenance is the on-truck wheel polisher. This machine allows wheels to be polished without dismounting the entire wheel.

Software Algorithms Aid Truck Wheel Refurbishment

Truck wheels are mostly aluminum alloys. They are lighter than conventional steel wheels and carry a higher pay load. Because the load on the axle is also reduced the durability of axles increases leading to better productivity. However there is a slight downside to the aluminum. They get damaged with nicks and dents due to flying roadside debris. Small and even larger stones hit the aluminum with great force due to the spinning action of the wheel which mimics a slingshot in action. The clear polyurethane coating on the aluminum wheel get damaged allowing oxidation to start the process of pitting and later on lead to corrosion.

When these marks and damage are noticed quick remedial action is the need of the hour. Aluminum wheel refurbishment is the process by which the life of the wheel is extended. Using the VIS-Polish equipment is standard procedure for refurbishing aluminum truck wheels. Road weary wheels and hidden damages which used to remain unseen is quickly managed with the automated wheel polish service.

The operations of the machine have software algorithms which determine the area of sanding required. It can calculate whether the whole wheel face requires sanding or just some sections where partial oxidation has taken place. This feature saves time, money and the increases the wheel’s durability. The process is quick which takes anywhere between 30 to 60 minutes per wheel. The machine has the capability of refurbishing super singles and wide base steers.

Copyright © 2023 All Rights Reserved.