Collision Repair & Refinish Equipment

SEMA News—July 2017

NEW PRODUCTS

By Amanda Gubbins

Collision Repair & Refinish Equipment

New Products Entries From the 2016 SEMA Show

The global collision-repair market is expected to reach a value of $200 billion by 2022, according to a 2016 automotive collision market report by Global Market Insights. Researchers maintain that the segment is growing, with a number of economic trends contributing to older cars on the road, and more traffic in cities leading to increased numbers of minor accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 6,064,000 police-reported crashes in 2014. Those crashes resulted in $34.1 billion in collision-repair revenue, according to web-based consulting service Collision Advice.

As the industry grows, employment opportunities increase. The Collision Repair Education Foundation’s “2016 Snapshot of the Collision Repair Industry” survey indicated that the overall number of production technicians in the industry has increased significantly since 2013. One of every two shops in the study sample employed six or more technicians, and three out of five reported hiring at least one entry-level technician in the last year. Skills most in demand for entry-level technicians included painting prep, removing and replacing bolted parts, repairing steel metal dents and detailing.

“We’re seeing a significant increase in advanced materials found in modern-day vehicle architecture, and increasingly more common vehicle technology that requires more sophisticated equipment and skillsets,” said Aaron Schulenburg, executive director of the Society of Collision Repair Specialists. “We are also noticing an increasing presence of OEM certification programs entering the market, and an evolution of the requirements of those programs and the expectations the automakers have of the professionals repairing damage to vehicles. This is driving a further-increased need for specialized training and equipment.”

Collision Repair and Refinish exhibitors stretched over more than 76,000 net sq. ft. at the 2016 SEMA Show, growth of 3% over the previous year. In the New Products Showcase, more than 40 companies entered 140 products for buyers to peruse, including the latest tools and chemicals designed to make the old look new again. We’ve gathered the products here for your review.

View all of the collision, repair and refinish new products from the 2016 SEMA Show New Product Showcase.

Betag Innovaiton
Aluminum T-Hotbox


Aluminum T-Hotbox

The Aluminum T-Hotbox is a handheld, portable tool for efficiently reducing or completely removing small dents in aluminum outer panels.

PN: 3750

Information: www.betaginnovation.com or 323-984-7721.

Astro Pneumatic Tool Co.
Metric and SAE 3/8-in.-Capacity Pneumatic Rivet Nut Setting Kit

Rivet Nut-Setting Kit

Instantly set rivet nuts with a pull of the trigger. Up to 3/8-in. (M10) in aluminum and steel.

Quickly unthread seated rivet nuts by operating a free-spinning rear wheel. Includes eight mandrels/nosepieces in the following sizes: M4, M5, M6, M8, M10, 1/4-, 5/16- and 3/8-in. Traction power: 2,680 lbs. (1,219 kgs.). Total stroke: 6.5 mm.

PN: PRN1

Information: www.astrotools.com or 800-221-9705.

Astro Pneumatic Tool Co.
Flexible Rechargeable COB LED Slim Light


LED Slim Light

Unique flexible neck allows users to mount the magnetic base and then bend and twist the light into the desired position.

Uses a 20-lb. magnetic base. Unique power dial to adjust from 0–300 lumens or anywhere in between. Rechargeable lithium-ion battery; 3.7V; 2,200 mAh. USB rechargeable (includes adapter and micro USB cable).

PN: 30SL

Information: www.astrotools.com or 800-221-9705. 

ITW Evercoat
Rage Ultra Express Repair System


Express Repair System

The Rage Ultra Express repair system includes two patented or proprietary products that reduce dent repair time by up to 36% and up to 40% in materials versus traditional methods.

Repairs made using the system are done in fewer steps and result in a quality surface for automotive paint. In addition, the system returns the repair to OEM standards.

PN: 100125, 100440

Information: www.evercoat.com or 513-489-7600.

Spanesi Americas Inc.
Touch Virtual Glasses

Touch Virtual Glasses

Using Touch virtual glasses operating the Touch computerized measuring system, the user is able to be hands-free and PC-free to conduct measuring and diagnosis of a vehicle structure and suspension for collision repairs.

The head-up display allows a technician the ability to see and touch repair procedures and necessary documents related to the job.

PN: NS-3755

Information: www.spanesi.com or 224-772-6374.

Innovative Tools & Technology
Scangrip D-Match 2

Scangrip D-Match 2

D-Match 2 is said to be the strongest and most powerful detailing work light on the market, providing up to 5,000 lumens.

PN: 03.5448US

Information: www.accele.com or 651-415-0733.

Anest Iwata
Air Gunsa HVLP Gravity Spray-Gun Kit

Gravity Spray-Gun Kit

Anest Iwata’s Air Gunsa HVLP gravity spray-gun kit provides painters with a complete automotive refinish system for spraying primer, sealer, base and clear without sacrificing atomization or finish.

PN: 9276

Information: www.anestiwata.com or 513-755-3100.

SummitCRS
Shopview

Shopview

A 3D visual production system.

PN: SHPVIEW

Information: www.summitcrs.com or 208-947-1738.

Innovative Tools & Technology
Scangrip Multimatch 2

Scangrip Multimatch 2

Multimatch 2 is ideal for the inspection of large surfaces during polishing, painting and cleaning operations as well as for color matching.

PN: 03.5447US

Information: www.innovativetools.com or 651-415-0733.

Pro Spot
Dust-Free Sanding System


PPG Automotive Refinish Extended-Performance Clearcoat

Keep clean with Pro Spot’s new dust-free sanding system. Safely and quickly extract dust by using vacuum-powered sanding tools that instantly remove dust as soon as it’s created.

Contains no electrical motor; the electric-free system helps eliminate the risk of sparks. No electric motor, no sparks—safe.

Information: www.prospot.com or 877-776-7768.

PPG Automotive Refinish
Extended-Performance Clearcoat


Dust-Free Sanding System

Developed specifically for Aquabase Plus waterborne basecoat, P190-6950 is engineered for ultimate gloss on multi-panel repairs or overall paint jobs, with superior flow and leveling characteristics.

With its 2.1 VOC rating, it is compliant for use nationwide.

PN: P190-6950

Information: www.ppgrefinish.com or 440-572-2800.

Sata Spray Equipment
SataJet 5000 B Phaser

SataJet 5000 B Phaser

The SataJet 5000 B Phaser offers a peek into the conceptual future of Sata spray guns, available now.

For those special moments. Utilizes SataJet 5000 B nozzle technology.

PN: 1006817

Information: www.satausa.com or 800-533-8016.

Innovative Tools & Technology
Scangrip Sunmatch 2

Scangrip Sunmatch 2

A handheld rechargeable work light with excellent color-rendering properties for perfect color matching.

PN: 03.5445US

Information: www.innovativetools.com or 651-415-0733.

Innovative Tools & Technology
Scangrip I-Match 2

Scangrip I-Match 2

Provides superior hands-free illumination for any detailing or color matching job. Supplied with two color temperature options—cold or warm—and two lumen output options, 50% or 100%.

PN: 03.5446US

Information: www.innovativetools.com or 651-415-0733.

View all of the collision, repair and refinish new products from the 2016 SEMA Show New Product Showcase.

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