John Bean launches automated diagnostic wheel balancer

December 12th, 2018

CONWAY, Ariz. (Dec. 9, 2016) — Snap On Inc.'s John Bean brand has introduced an automated diagnostic wheel balancing system that the company claims is the first of its kind.

Using laser mapping and a high-resolution 3-D model of the tire, the John Bean B2000P takes hundreds of thousands of measurement points and creates a topographical image of the tire tread and sidewall that shows depth, wear and abnormalities. The technology, Snap On said, mimics that used by tire manufacturers in industrial settings.

The John Bean B2000P also features the company's patented Opti-Line pull correction, which eliminates the need for multiple tire rotations, thus reducing the time required for road tests, Snap On claims.

"The automatic data entry by the John Bean 2000P removes the chance for error and inaccurate results," Adam Brown, product manager for John Bean said in a news release. "When combined with precise wheel balancing, the Runout Force Vectoring (RFV) diagnostics ensure uniformity based total ride quality."

Additional information about this and other wheel service products is available online at or by calling 877-482-4866.

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