Mainstreet Offers Check-Processing Module
Mainstreet Computers now offers a check-processing module, the latest
addition to its Glas-Avenue 8.0 software. Utilizing the module, shops
can now process checks electronically, eliminating the need for daily
trips to the bank and per-item deposit fees, according to the company.
In addition, techs can quickly determine if they’ll receive an insufficient
funds notice from customers’ banks.
Mainstreet also offers credit card processing and hosted software.
DBC Offers Real-Time Web Quoting, CSR Alerts
Digital Business Controls (DBC) has developed a solution that offers real-time
web quoting, CSR instant alerts and detailed web success analysis for
auto glass companies. In addition, the company has available real-time
smart-phone applications that can tie directly in with its ChameleonWare
software, allowing company reps to enter notes, payment information and
ticket status, as well as report their status from on-site to completed.
In addition, the software system provides real-time text integration with
a company’s point-of-sale system and schedule texted reports of sales
and key statistics.
Go Lower with BETAPRIME™ 5201 Bare Metal Primer
Dow Automotive Systems recently announced that it has validated the use
of its BETAPRIME™ 5201 bare metal primer at temperatures as low as 20
degrees Fahrenheit (-6.7 degrees Celsius) with the same performance as
at higher temperatures and at a drying time of 15 minutes. Designed for
windshield-area corrosion treatments of a half-inch square or larger of
bare metal, the previous minimum temperature for bond ing surfaces before
applying BETAPRIME 5201 Bare Metal Primer was 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
“This enables glass shops to provide a necessary service quickly, confidently
and easily in a wide range of operating temperatures,” says Dale Malcolm,
technical manager, Dow Automotive Systems, Aftermarket.
Precision Goes Universal
Precision Replacement Parts has a new line of universal mouldings.
“We’ve listened to our customers and developed a line of mouldings that
performs well in all temperatures and climates,” says Don Penza, Precision’s
quality manager. “We’ve had valuable input from technicians that helped
us design a great product that’s made right here in Wisconsin.”
Precision says that the offering consists of conventional, underside and
cavity-style mouldings in all of the popular and new generation sizes.
Equalizer® Offers DynaPro® Windshield Repair Kit
The DynaPro® windshield repair kit from Equalizer is a quality, long-lasting
kit, according to the company. The stainless steel injector is a self-contained
“pull/push” pressure and vacuum creating device, which allows technicians
to switch between cycles quickly. The bridge also was designed to be durable
and easy to keep clean, and the pump action attachment cup keeps the assembly
on the windshield, according to the company.
PipeKnife® Adds Side Buddy Rack to Offerings
The PipeKnife Co. has introduced a Side Buddy Rack system to allow technicians
to transport tall and oversized windshields.
The Side Buddy Rack is designed to fit vans and pick-ups with shells to
carry oversized products such as RV and bus windshields. The system is
composed of a top body mount and main carrier system; the main carrier
system can be detached from the top body mount to be loaded with product
and then attached to the vehicle when necessary.
The Side Buddy Rack can transport two windshields at one time and includes
padded framing and tie-downs.
Wood’s Powr-Grip® Offers Vacuum Cup with Vertical Handle for Windshields
The LJ6VH hand-held vacuum cup from Wood’s Powr-Grip provides comfortable
hand placement for technicians when removing windshields, according to
the company. The large-volume pump of this hand cup also permits quick
attachment on both curved and flat glass surfaces.
The cup is equipped with a rigid, vertical handle that provides support
for easy glass positioning, while a non-slip grip holds the glass securely
at any angle. A red-line indicator on the pump visually warns the user
in case of vacuum loss, and a special check valve allows re-pumping without
the need to reattach the cup. Lift tabs on the vacuum pad provide instant
release, and each cup is supplied with a protective pad cover.
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