CLEVELAND — Lightweight, high-performance metals leader Alcoa announced today it will launch the latest version of its Wheel Service Manual this summer. It is the manual-of-choice for the commercial wheels transportation sector, providing the latest up-to-date trends and developments for customers, stated a company news release.
The new version is a significant upgrade to the 2012 version, and will include updated content on a broad range of industry trends:
• New sections including deflating and mounting truck & bus tires to reflect industry standards
• Additional updates to reflect evolving market conditions including more hub pilot vs. older ball seat wheels
• Enhanced pictures and more detailed inspection processes of various rim area failure modes
• Aligns and follows OSHA and industry standards and practices
“Our Wheel Service Manual is the industry standard for wheel installation and maintenance and has served the marketplace for many years,” said Tim Myers, president, Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products. “Therefore, it is important that we are aligned with the latest trends and keep the manual up-to-date in order to provide a resource and best practice guide that our customers can depend on.”
The Alcoa Wheel Service Manual details wheel service, including mounting and demounting of hub pilot and ball seat mount wheels. The publication uses state-of-the –art graphics, theme headings and subject labels to allow the reader to easily navigate the manual. The easy-to-use format allows wheel service personnel to more quickly find information. Other important reference text in the manual includes the Alcoa five-year limited warranty and OSHA safety regulations on servicing wheels.
The 2015 Alcoa Wheel Service Manual will be available later this summer. Visit www.alcoawheels.com/service. To obtain information on free training on proper installation and maintenance procedures, contact Alcoa Wheel Products at (800) 242-9898 or on the Web at www.alcoawheels.com.
Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products, headquartered in Cleveland, serves the commercial vehicle, automotive, and defense markets with products used in a range of applications including forged aluminum wheels, premium products such as Ultra ONE with MagnaForce alloy, Dura-Bright, Dura-Flange, LvL ONE and M-Series medium truck wheels, as well as a variety of other aluminum components for these markets.
Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products is part of Alcoa’s value-add businesses, comprising Engineered Products and Solutions and Global Rolled Products. For more information, visit www.alcoawheels.com and follow @AlcoaWheels on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AlcoaWheels.
A global leader in lightweight metals technology, engineering and manufacturing, Alcoa innovates multi-material solutions to advance our world.
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