MAN Truck & Bus UK has recently invested in a Haweka Axis200 wheel aligner with trailer kit to minimize running costs in relation to tyre wear and fuel costs. Haweka and MAN have also worked together to develop a calibration tool for the new ACC and EBA systems coming into the UK.
The Axis200 is the leading alignment system in the UK, taking less than 10 minutes to accurately measure every angle on a truck in the as driven position – there is no need to lift the vehicle. The alignment system can be used on twin steer, rigid, semi-trailers and buses.
Peter Jones, Technical Training Manager at MAN said:”We purchased the Haweka system to use for training and to enable MAN to support vehicles fitted with the latest ACC and EBA systems, which are now coming into the UK. The alignment kit held at MAN’s UK headquarters will also be used by the technical support team to assist and support the UK dealer network.”
Peter went on to say “We are making our dealers aware of the importance of correct wheel alignment and its impact on fuel consumption and tyre wear. We require our dealers to be able to provide service support for vehicles fitted with the latest technology. To enable them to do that they will need a kit from Haweka.”
The Adaptive Cruise Control system (ACC) and Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) automatically adjusts the driving speed as well as the distance to the vehicles in front helping the driver to keep a safe distance. In order for dealers to set the adjustment on the radar sensor, the wheels and axles need to be correctly aligned. ACC and EBA is already appearing in the UK and is expected to become mandatory by 2014.
With increased tyre and fuel costs it’s important that a truck’s wheels are correctly aligned. MAN Truck & Bus is one of the leading international providers of efficient commercial vehicles and innovative transport solutions – the Axis200-2 from Haweka UK is helping them do this.