New Products Showcased in Las Vegas
When SEMA came back to the Las Vegas Convention Center after COVID canceled the event in 2020, some auto glass companies were there with new products in tow.
Equalizer unveiled the brand new Sentinel Setting device dubbed “the easiest one-person auto glass setting device ever made.” The product is ideal for large windshield pieces such as bus or coach glass without ever having to manually pump a vacuum cup. The Sentinel weighs 112 pounds and can be used out in the field or the shop. It features AC or DC Power that works from the front, back, or side of the vehicle using hydraulic power. It has a safe working load of 175 lbs., according to the company. The product comes apart to allow for easy transport in a company’s truck, says Shauna Davis, global sales director and creator of the tool.
“The technicians who have seen it here love it and want to pre-order it,” says Davis, who adds that it will be available in January 2022. Davis started designing the product on the back of a business card more than five years ago.
Korey Gobin of Delta Kits reported there is “lower traffic but better conversations.”
And the company had a variety of solutions on hand, in addition to its windshield repair products. This includes headlight restoration systems to remove yellowed, hazy, sun-damaged or cloudy discoloration from headlight lenses. Another product is Derma Shield which provides a protective layer over the skin to keep moisture and friction from causing skin irritation when coming into contact with materials such as resins.
PipeKnife unveiled mini defroster kits that can go on the LED lights for headlamps to help with defrosting issues. “I get calls on this about five to six times a week,” says Dell Skluzak, owner. The company now has a solution to offer.
For more on what calibration companies had to offer go to glassBYTES.com and type in “Companies Searching for Calibration Solutions.
Omega EDI Adds Free Repair Procedures
Omega EDI announced that procedures originally published in Auto Glass Journal are now integrated with its auto glass software. The procedures include photos, diagrams, and helpful tips for removing and installing over 3,800 part/vehicle combinations and are available free of charge to all current subscribers of Omega EDI and its standalone VIN to part lookup tool.
Omega EDI representative Bud Oliver added, “We are continually looking for ways to help auto glass technicians in the field. These procedures are the first of many steps we hope to take in that direction.”
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