Archive for October, 2011
Turning Automotive Seating In Mobility Vans
Getting to where you’re going starts with getting in and out of your vehicle. Turning Automotive Seating (TAS) is great mobility product which makes vehicle access much easier for anyone who needs it. Custom seating options can be installed on most sedans, mini-vans, pickups and SUVs. Our variety of solutions can enable the seat to swivel, tilt, or lower, assisting in the entry and exit of the vehicle.
This revolutionary system for higher vehicles provides easy access to an automotive seat. The seat rotates, comes out of the vehicle, and lowers toward the ground, eliminating the climbing and twisting normally required to enter a higher mobility vans. Both units are powered out and down; however, the Turny is rotated manually, while the Turny Orbit has powered rotation.
Makes entering and exiting your higher vehicle easy
User weight capacity of 330 lb/150 kg
Safe – uses automotive seat and seat belt; meets or exceeds all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
No structural modifications to your vehicle – will not affect resale
Can reinstall in your next vehicle
Can be stopped at any point for ideal transfer height
Power or manual rotate versions available
Hundreds of vehicle-specific mounting kits provide a safe and precise installation for mobility vans, SUVs, pickup trucks, CUVs and full-size vans – first and second row applications available
Sales, installation and service provided by our factory-trained worldwide network of dealers
This revolutionary system transforms an automotive seat into a wheelchair.
The end user simply glides from the vehicle onto the wheeled base, remaining seated the whole time. No more lifting for the caregiver! The Carony system operates in conjunction with a Bruno Turny or Turnout. Ride safely in an automotive seat secured with the vehicle’s seatbelt!
Eliminates lifting or transferring by the caregiver
User weight capacity of 220 lb/100 kg
Safe – uses automotive seat and seat belt (no need to travel sitting in a wheelchair); meets or exceeds all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
Requires a Turny Turnout
No structural modifications to your vehicle – will not affect resale
Can reinstall in your next mobility vehicles
Works with minivans, pickup trucks, SUVs, CUVs, full-size vans and sedans – first and second row applications available.
Available with 12 in or 24 in rear wheels
Seat has removable inserts to accommodate different seating
Sales, installation and service provided by our factory-trained worldwide network of dealers.
Dealer must help you figure out what equipment you need with a personal mobility assessment and match you with the right mobility van, wheelchair, and mobility equipment. What’s more, they should make it all work together seamlessly right here on site, and provide repairs and service when you need them. It has to be Authorized Mobility Van Dealership and offers the most technologically advanced wheelchairs and durable medical equipment available. Their caring team members will make sure you get the right color, style, and fit, so that you are happy with your purchase. You’ll also find convenient access to manufacturer service across the nation.
Receive Unparalleled Service by Factory-Trained and Experienced Mobility Experts. Plus, dealer service technicians all receive ongoing certification and training. You should be treated with integrity and caring by our long term team members. Has arrangement with manufacturer or a clear plan for service and repair, so you’re not stuck between your mobility company and the dealership when you need help. Mobility Centers need to be in comfortable, accessible locations that are easy to find, park, and shop.
There is no better way to get up close and personal with amazing cars than by taking in a car show. It is a fantastic way to learn all you need to know about customized cars, classics or sleek sporty rides. There are many great car shows that are being hosted all over the country all the time. All year round you will be able to take in a great show, meet other car enthusiasts and see some of the most beautiful machines in the nation. Finding auto shows is relatively easy. It just takes a little bit of investigating and you will quickly get your automotive needs met.
The hottest American cities have car shows that would have car lovers drooling in glee. The city of angels, Los Angeles, is one city where the auto shows will draw you and have you coming back for more. If you are interested in checking out the latest models from such makers as Lamborghini and Ferrari, this is the place to be.
This is where you will get an up close and personal view of the newest concept models. These cars are valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars. For some people, this is the only opportunity they may have to take in such a fine display of exotic vehicles.
New York is never a city that is willing to miss out on a great time. The New York auto show features everything from the exotic to the daily automobile. Auto makers of all kinds, from Nissan to GM are featured as they all unveil their latest and greatest creations. Get all of the inside info first by attending one of these shows. You will never run out of things to see. For more auto show listings you can always try Automotive.com. The enthusiast section lists shows taking place as far as Tokyo. Anywhere in the world that you are willing to travel, there will be an auto show.
Finding auto shows is not that difficult.
There are many great sites devoted to listing them along with all of the necessary information. Some of these sites will even provide photos and reviews of car shows so that you can keep up to date on all of the shows that you have missed. Automobilemag.com is yet another nice site that is well laid out and provides all of the info that any car enthusiast may require. Bookmark sites like this so that you can come back later. Doing a search with Google will also turn up plenty of great results. Finding car shows has never been easier than it is with the use of the Internet.
Both sites listed here allow you to search for car shows by year. This means you can check out shows that happened several years ago. Keeping up to date on all of the happenings in the automotive world is not all that difficult when you have the proper resources. Auto shows are always taking place so find the one near you so that you can take part.
How Gas Provides Alternative Fuel Options To The Automotive Industry
Fuel that is burned by cars, buses and other vehicles contributes to pollutants that are released into the air and atmosphere. This accumulates in negative effects that are caused to the the wellbeing of the environment such as the reduction of the Ozone layer and polluted rainwater. More consumers are seeking out alternative fuel sources when they purchase a vehicle, and the automotive industry has been fulfilling this demand by converting to alternative fuel systems on vehicles that already use gasoline and diesel as a fuel supply. Alternative fuel options can include compressed natural gas [CNG], bi-fuel and liquefied petroleum gas [LPG] systems. These three fuel options help to reduce the carbon footprint and work toward a sustainable planet.
The Advantages to Alternative Fuel Options
Compressed Natural Gas [CNG]
CNG cylinders can be implemented to replace other fuel sources in the automotive industry.
CNG releases less harmful greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. The systems are sealed, and this prevents any leakage or evaporation of harmful pollutants. Compressed natural gas systems are safe. The gas does not ignite as easily on hot surfaces. It also has a practical side; it increases the lifespan of lubricating oils, due to its ability to not contaminate or dilute the crankcase oil.
Bi-fuel vehicles have the ability to run on two different fueling systems, one being gasoline or diesel, and the other being an alternative fuel source, typically compressed natural gas. The two fuels are stored in separate tanks, and one source will be used and burned at a time. These vehicles have the ability to switch back and forth either automatically or manually. Common conversion features include:
• Lower Emissions
• Longer Engine Lifespan
• Longer Engine and Service Intervals
• Savings on Operation Costs
• Practically no Engine Modification Required
When converting to a bi-fuel vehicle be sure that the company performing the conversion adheres to all NFPA’s 52 standards on CNG conversions. All employees that are working on the conversion should be trained and certified by organizations such as NGVI, Swagelok and CSA America.
LPG as an Alternative Fueling System
Liquefied petroleum gas [LPG] is a low cost alternative fueling option that is available for conversion. LPG is derived from fossil fuels. It burns more cleanly than heavier molecular hydrocarbons and releases very few particulates when burnt. When it burns, it produces no soot, and very few sulfur emissions. LPG is synthesized by refining petroleum natural gas and it poses no ground or water pollutant hazards.
Converting Fueling Systems in the Automotive Industry
Green Alternative Systems [GAS] has been providing alternative fuel systems to the automotive industry since 2010. Their CNG, bi-fuel and LPG conversion systems have been tested and certified. Their CNG conversion system for the Ford E-450 6.8L is the only fuel system available that has successfully completed the comprehensive, 7 year/200 000 miles Altoona Cycle Test, with zero failures to the CNG system, or its components.
For more information about GAS, and their alternative fuel options for the automotive industry visit, Greenalternativesystems.
Garware Bestretch Limited Ventures into the Automotive Sector
Garware Bestretch Limited, one of the world’s leading manufacturers and exporters of Latex and Latex-Free Elastic Rubber Products today announced their maiden business venture into the automotive segment with the launch of Garware Motors Limited. On this occasion, Garware Motors announced their association with Korean giants S&T Motors, who will partner Garware Motors for assembling, marketing and selling Hyosung Bikes in India two wheelers & ATVS in the Indian market. S&T Motors are world class technology giants in the South Korean market since 1978. Garware Motors with the help of S&T Motors will set up an assembly plant at Wai in Maharashtra with a capacity to manufacture 8-10 bikes a day. The plant would have a full fledged assembly line, CKD storage facility, test track and a quality centre.
‘Hyosung’ will be providing Garware Motors with technical & manpower support right from setting up the assembly plant, assembling the product, sales & marketing as well as after sales service. Garware Motors will introduce motorcycles and cruisers in the untapped 650cc-700cc segment for the first time in India. Garware Motors will aim to provide the Indian consumer with a world-class biking experience in the affordable luxury segment Speaking on this occasion, Diya Garware Ibanez, Managing Director of Garware Motors, said, “We are glad to be associated with a brand like Hyosung which is known for its stylized powerful bikes at affordable prices. We want to emulate their global success in the Indian market and develop a new segment whose potential is waiting to be unleashed. Hyosung has the experience, technology and product mix required for the Indian market. We plan to leverage each other’s strengths to make a mark in the Indian market. With rising incomes, Indians want more and we believe there will be a good demand for our motorcycles in this untapped segment” “With India being the second fastest growing auto market and this segment witnessing robust growth over the past decade, joining our complementary forces can help us tap the mushrooming market. Hyosung’s capabilities with extensive global market knowledge and presence of Garware Motors in the Indian market will help us to be more effective.” said Jimmy Park, Chief Operating Officer, S&T Motors Garware group is not new to the automotive business in India. Established in the year 1933 by noted businessman and industrialist- Mr. B.D. Garware, Garware Motors Ltd imported cars like Jaguars and Lagondas into India which provided luxury transportation to the country’s royalty. Garware Motors Ltd. Remained in existence until the commencement of protectionism in 1955.
Automotive Battery Protection Tips
Many car owners thought lead acid battery was some easy batteries and they always ignored their maintenance. In fact, in the daily usage process, the automotive battery is also one of the most auto components.
How long an automotive battery can last?
When the car is stopped, working time of automotive battery with 35Ah capacity in good condition is about 3 hours if you open the headlight, reading lamp and radio, while the battery with 45Ah can be working for a little longer time, between 3 and 4 hours. About the using time of car battery, you still consider the volume of radio or CD. The higher the volume of radio or CD, the power is stronger. Plus, the service lifespan of automotive battery is generally 2 to 3 years. So that whether the battery is new affect the time of supplying power as well. If the car owners individually install some electric equipments that the car originally doesn’t have, such as Subwoofer etc, and these equipments will cause the battery overuse.
Car owners, please pay attention to: if the automotive battery is old, working time had better not exceed 2 hours.
Often charge the automotive battery
How should car owners estimate if it is time to charge the automotive battery which may not let the battery in the state of deficit. Don’t judge the working status of the battery according to the luminance of the headlight or the strength of the voice. If the luminance of the headlight gets dark, the battery has been in the state of deficit and at this moment, the car must be “paralyzed” and you don’t get it started. For ensuring the normal running of the car battery, the car owners had better start the engine to charge the battery every half an hour when in use.
Great methods to maintain the battery
In car maintenance, the protection of automotive battery is also important.
If you develop a bad using habit, it will shorten the service life of the battery or damage it. In general, the battery can be used for 2 to 3 years. But if you use it improperly, after 3 – 4 months it might be replaced. If you want the battery supply power when the engine is stopped, you must avoid the battery power-lack, because the power-lack will easily damage this automotive battery. However, now there is a technology which can recondition the damaged auto battery. It adopts the pulse of charging technology to active the electrolyte of the battery, and the battery can still be used. But if the deficit is serious, the battery will be scrapped in advance.
If you want to know more about lead acid battery, you can just visit Leoch International, which is an excellent manufacturer of lead acid battery. The company is a public company which has over 10 year’s history and it is very reliable and dependable. If you are interested in the company, you can search for more information in the internet. The office website is http://www.leoch.com.