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Tire Servicing Machines to Meet every Workshop's Requirements Bosch Adds Two New Wheel Balancing Machines to its “All About Wheels” Workshop Services Range

  • New balancing machines for motor cycle, passenger car and transporter tires
  • Short setup time thanks to automatic weight position recognition
  • Extensive range of tire mounting and wheel balancing machines
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  • September 11, 2012
  • Spare parts, diagnostics, workshop equipment, workshop concepts
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Bosch has expanded its range of workshop tire services to include equipment for balancing motor cycle, passenger car and transporter wheels. The two new wheel balancing machines WBE 4200 and 4400 are characterized by their easy operation and high level of precision. The software for these units offers various statistical and dynamic balancing options and provides the operator with eleven programs for passenger car wheels and five special modes each for aluminum rims and motor cycle wheels.

Time-Saving Automatic Weight Recognition and Positioning
The setup time for both new models is reduced thanks to a new automatic weight position recognition system. Using the internal measuring arm, the system automatically detects the type and position of the weights and provides the operator with this information immediately. There is also the option to install an external measuring arm, which can be used to automatically record the wheel width as well. This automated operation saves time in the workshop, thereby achieving improved levels of productivity.

Both balancing machines are suitable for wheels with a rim diameter of between 10 and 26 inches and a rim width of up to 21 inches. The wheels can have a diameter of up to 1200 millimeters and a maximum weight of 70 kilograms. Model WBE 4200 is supplied with a digital LED color display, while version WBE 4400 features a 19-inch TFT monitor.

Extensive Range of Tire Services: From Passenger Cars to Heavy Commercial Vehicles
The Bosch “all about wheels” range offers an extensive selection of services to meet every workshop's requirements – from machines to enable the repair shop to enter into the lucrative tire business through to mounting and balancing machines with ultra-modern laser tire diagnostic technology. In addition, the Bosch range includes machines for performing tire services on motor cycles, passenger cars and transporters, as well as tire mounting devices and balancing machines for heavy commercial vehicles and buses and for construction and agricultural vehicles.

Using the TCE 5335 tire mounting device, it is possible to fit jumbo format tires of up to 2300 millimeter in diameter, 1300 millimeter in width and 1400 kilogram in weight. The top-quality mounting devices such as the TCE 4540 or TCE 4460 are particularly suitable for carrying out tire services on passenger cars, and both machines fulfill the requirements of the Trade Association of the German Rubber Industry (WdK).

The wheel balancing machines WBE 4430 and 4435 are very easy to use and enable operators to work in a precise and efficient manner – the exact positions of the balancing weights are determined in just a few seconds. The operator also saves a lot of time when inputting data, as frequently used programs can be called up at the touch of a button using the programmable function keys. In addition, the wide range of ergonomic details makes it easier for operators to use the machines and carry out working procedures. The balancing weights are located right next to the machine in a special storage rack with space for a sufficient number of weights, even for a long day's workload.

The Automotive Aftermarket division (AA) provides the aftermarket and repair shops worldwide with a complete range of diagnostic and repair shop equipment and a wide range of spare parts – from new and exchange parts to repair solutions – for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Its product portfolio includes products made as Bosch original equipment, as well as aftermarket products and services developed and manufactured in-house. More than 18,000 associates in 150 countries, as well as a global logistics network, ensure that some 650,000 different spare parts reach customers quickly and on time. In its “Automotive Service Solutions” operations, AA supplies testing and repair-shop technology, diagnostic software, service training, and information services. In addition, the division is responsible for the “Bosch Service” repair-shop franchise, one of the world’s largest independent chains of repair-shops, with some 17,000 workshops. In addition, AA is responsible for more than 1,000 “AutoCrew” partners.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

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