Hunter has released a new operation video featuring its Revolution tire changer with WalkAway operation autonomous bead breaking and demounting that can be performed without an operator present.
The Revolution allows the operator to “walk away” freeing them up to perform balancing procedures or other shop tasks during the longest portion of the tire changing action. WalkAway also reduces operator effort and potential errors. During WalkAway the operator simply loads and unloads the assembly, orients the TPMS, enables WalkAway which then offloads the old tire.
The system can be set for tires two through four in a set. A status indicator lamp signals when the machine is in operation, stopped or requires operator intervention. The Revolution also features additional autonomous functions such as WalkAway inflation and WalkAway bead massage.
Hunter anticipates WalkAway operation to be fully available in the first quarter of 2018. All current and most past Revolution tire changers can be upgraded to Revolution WalkAway when it is released.