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Hartridge’s unique offerings for the 25th Automechanika Frankfurt show

Posted by Becca Knight on August 23, 2018

The Frankfurt exhibition comes around every 2 years to offer everything automotive that one could need under one roof. This automotive tradeshow still sets the standard throughout the tradeshow business and even against its own shows under Automechanika banner which now take place all around the world. This year marks the 25th Frankfurt show and we are preparing some exciting products in keeping with this special 25th show.

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Topics: Event, Hartridge Events, Automechanika, Automechanika Frankfurt, Sabre CRi Expert, Toledo HEUI Master, GDi concept, GDi

Our Largest Product Launch Ever!

Posted by Becca Knight on July 26, 2018

We are accustomed to launching new products and having a diverse range of testing solutions, that has evolved over the near 90 years of Hartridge’s own evolving heritage. Lots of exciting new products have joined our portfolio in recent years, and now our new generation of All-Makes test benches is expanding.

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Topics: coding, diesel workshops, Full Event Response Time, Common rail injectors, diesel injectors, new machines, Hartridge news, Sabre CRi Expert

Welcome to Excellence Week!

Posted by Becca Knight on June 18, 2018

Each year Hartridge celebrate a week of team work and fun. Excellence Week 2018 runs from 18th-22nd June and we have a busy week ahead!

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Topics: excellence week, Hartridge news, Hartridge Team, teamwork

3 Steps Forward For Diesel Workshops | Future Injector Testing

Posted by Becca Knight on February 07, 2018

Is it a diesel evolution or a revolution? Is the diesel workshop here to stay, just looking & behaving differently, or is it dethroned after telling people to eat cake? We look at 3 ways to prepare the diesel workshop for the evolving future ahead.

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Topics: injector testing, future proofing, preparing the workshop, 3 steps forward for workshops, Sabre CRi Master, future of diesel, coding, diesel workshops

The Wider Implications of the 2018 MOT Changes

Posted by Becca Knight on February 02, 2018

Some very interesting changes to MOT testing have been announced and we’ll give you a clue: It’s not changing to less frequent testing. Say goodbye to advisories and hello to dangerous, major, and minor fails. What is being tested has also changed with focus on the diesel filters of the emissions system. These changes aren’t just for the passenger car either; they affect several classes of vehicle up to a class 7. It now makes sense for operators of heavy duty fleets to look at preventative maintenance as their most effective DPF strategy.

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Topics: DPF filters, MOT, 2018 MOT, fleet management, DPF cleaning, heavy duty dpfs, fleet servicing, diesel emissions

New Video! Our Highlights

Posted by Becca Knight on January 30, 2018

Check out our new video! Join us as we look back...

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Topics: Hartridge news, Hartridge Team, video, 2017 highlights

FERT & Why It Matters

Posted by Becca Knight on January 29, 2018

A little while ago we posted a brief article on response time and why it matters. This short and sweet article had some insights on why we care about response time so much and why, even when you have equipment with a lot of different test steps and amazing functionality, it is important to not forget the basics; such as response time. This is why we are dedicated to Full Event Response Time (FERT)

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Topics: FERT, Response time, injector testing, Sabre CRi Master, Common Rail Testing, Common rail injectors, Injector response time, Full Event Response Time

High Pressure Fuel Injector Injuries | Safety In The Workshop

Posted by Becca Knight on January 22, 2018

Is it really health and safety gone mad? Surely the standards on equipment are so high that they’re not as dangerous anymore? Is it easy to remember that the equipment you are working with is quite hazardous when you’ve been working with it for a very long time?

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Topics: safe working, workshop safety, high pressure injuries, diesel injectors, fuel injector injuries

Whats the biggest workshop challenge? Poll Results

Posted by Becca Knight on January 16, 2018

We always want to know more about the needs of the vehicle workshop so that we can keep applying this approach to our product development. We recently ran polls on our website and on our social media to ask ‘What is the biggest workshop challenge?’

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Topics: vehicle workshops, heavy duty workshops, workshop challenges, biggest workshop challenge

Warning Signs of injector Failure

Posted by Becca Knight on January 11, 2018

Picture the scene, you’re driving along when a red engine warning light appears, there is a dull thud from under the bonnet, and the engine definitely doesn’t sound right. All power vanishes as you roll to a stop as safely as you can and the vehicle is hard to get moving again.

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Topics: injectors, injector failure, warning signs of injector failure, diesel injector

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