Ranger RB24T Super-Duty Truck Wheel Balancer with Drive-Check™ Technology
The Ranger RB24T truck wheel balancer is a heavyweight wheel balancer suited especially for high-volume commercial tire dealers and truck fleets. This is a REAL truck balancer with REAL FAST start up and REAL FAST braking speeds. Most bargain brand balancers on the market are simply standard balancers with larger mounting cones. Those less advanced truck balancers take forever to get heavy wheels spinning up to speed then take just as long to get heavy wheels to stop.
The Ranger RB24T truck wheel balancer handles tires up to 50 inches in diameter and 20 inches wide and rim sizes up to 30 inches in diameter. Although best suited for bus, truck and OTR wheels, it’s capable and fully equipped to accommodate automobiles and light truck wheels as well. Featuring Ranger’s proprietary Drive-Check™ technology, it’s a powerful, vibration detection balancing solution that simulates road and driving speed conditions and measures computer-generated imbalance of the tire and wheel assembly automatically. It then recommends the most cost effective weight optimization correction as needed which minimizes weight usage and maximizes productivity. An integrated wheel lift easily lifts the heaviest wheel assemblies for effortless mounting on the balancer.
A full-menu of time saving features include dynamic, static, and performance alloy settings allowing you to balance large and small wheel configurations with minimal effort and speed. Brightly displayed LED indicators mark the exact amount and location for wheel weight placement in mere seconds. Like all Ranger wheel balancers, the RB24T is commercial-grade for perfectly balanced wheels day after day and around the clock.
Automatic Weight Optimization
The RB24T truck wheel balancer automatically calculates the minimum amount of weight needed to achieve an optimal balance for the tire and wheel configuration so you use less weight which adds up to real savings and increases your bottom line.
Drive-Check™ Technology Proprietary Drive-Check technology dramatically improves rotational measuring typically used to diagnose and repair ride disturbance complications. The highly precise RB24T performs a computer generated driving simulation then checks and measures the tire/wheel assembly for imbalance and possible run out of the rim and tire. With the RB24T, virtually all possible complaints due to rotational imbalance are eliminated before the wheel is mounted on the vehicle.
User Friendly Operation
A touch-pad display panel simplifies speed entry of wheel data and helps guide technicians through balancing procedures. Operator function keys are labeled with simple, easy-toread icons helping operators identify and command all balancing functions. Bright LED weight placement indicators show weight positions as the wheel is gently rolled to exact top-dead-center. A pneumatic braking system automatically engages and secures the wheel firmly in place as soon as the weight placement indicators are lighted and positioned at top-dead-center.
The highly precise and accurate RB24T features 64-bit architecture and single-chip technology for unprecedented speed and accuracy. Single-chip 64-bit architecture provides improved stability and accuracy along with greater application speed and data processing while using less hardware. By reducing hardware, service and maintenance costs are reduced and equipment life cycle is increased. An extremely fast dedicated hyper transport protocol allows data to communicate with the micro-processor at much faster speeds resulting in lower power consumption, reduced heat and increased stability and accuracy.
Three Phase Drive Motor
Although versatile, single phase motors have their limitations, especially in heavy start-up conditions. Single phase motors require special starting arrangements such as capacitors, additional windings and switches in order to get them turning under load. The RB24T features a robust 380V three-phase drive motor to overcome these limitations and get heavy wheels spinning quickly. A built-in digital solid-state phase converter produces 3- phase output voltage regardless of single or three phase power supply.
Multi-Directional Quartz Piezoelectric Force Sensors
The RB24T uses highly precise dual-component piezoelectric quartz load sensors combined with a single digital rotation encoder that measure both longitudinal, transversal, and shear effects for multi-directional force unbalance detection. The piezoelectric force sensors used on the RB24T are very sensitive and offer long-term stability and freedom from fatigue for a service life that is virtually unlimited. The high rigidity quartz crystal sensors result in very high frequency detection in all three directions of measurement.
Fully Equipped Multi-Piece Wheel Mounting Adapter Kit – Everything is Included
Quick-Chuck Kit - Our quick-chuck kit reduces operator fatigue and decreases set-up times dramatically. Installation and accuracy is not affected by the weight of wheel because auto-centering hardened steel wheel?holding supports lift, hold and automatically center heavy wheels with ease. Perfectly balanced three-jaw chuck features a forged steel body and hardened wheel-supports and gear slides.
Adjustable Flange Plate and Stud Kit - A universal flange plate kit features multi-position interchangeable pins to provide quick setup and universal fitment. The kit adapts to varying lug bolt circles.
Standard Cone Kit - The RB24T tooling package includes a fully equipped six-piece cone kit for full coverage of most all wheel configurations from cars and light trucks to super-duty truck, bus and OTR. This well-equipped package includes five standard cones and one dual tapered cone; individual cone sizes: 2.00-2.75, 2.75-4.00, 4.00 – 5.75, 6.00- 6.50, 6.75 - 8.00, 8.25- 9.00, and 10.75 - 11.50.
No More Heavy Lifting
An integrated wheel lift helps technicians mount wheels effortlessly on the balancer preventing potential injuries and reducing fatigue. The 500-pound capacity push-button controlled wheel lift quickly raises the wheel to exact heights and a bearing mounted slider positions them for easy mounting. One handed operation means the technician’s free hand remains able to control the wheel assembly once it is lifted into the mounting position.
Superior Stopping Power
Heavy wheels need power assisted braking in order to safely reduce wheel spin. The faster the wheel starts and stops increases productivity and profits. The RB-24T features electro-magnetic pulse control combined with pneumatic braking to get heavy wheels stopping in mere seconds. The pneumatic braking system engages automatically as soon as the weight placement indicator is positioned at top-dead-center. Automatic air brakes hold wheels firmly in place during surface preparation and weight placement operations. Up-front controls on the display panel allow you to engage and disengage the pneumatic brake with a simple push of a button.