REDLINE DETECTION ANNOUNCES ADDITION TO HEAVY DUTY TEAM

Appoints Bill Woods to Senior Sales Executive, Heavy Duty Markets

 

ORANGE, Calif. September 17, 2015Redline Detection LLC, today announced that Bill Woods has joined the company as Senior Sales Executive in charge of Heavy Duty Markets. Bill joins Redline with a wealth of experience in the industry, having spent the last 10 years in vehicle diagnostics at Cornwell Tools and at Noregon J Pro, where he was responsible for new product development. Bill holds a degree in Marketing & Finance and has extensive education in heavy duty engineering. Bill comments “I am excited to join a team of A players and fortunate to have this new HD PowerSmoke™ technology to take to the heavy duty marketplace. There’s nothing like it and the excitement out there is just incredible. Having equipment that will immediately impact my trucking customers’ bottom line makes my job easy.”

Bill is also well known as a land speed record holder at Bonneville. Bill and his team have designed, built and raced custom motorcycles that have won land speed records at Bonneville for the past 10 years. He holds records in 125cc production, modified and forced induction, 125 P-P, 125P-PBF, 125 P-PBG, 125 MPS-BF, 650cc special construction, forced induction, 650 A-BG, 500cc special construction, partial streamline and 500 APS-AF. The 500 and 650 bikes are uniquely known as lay-down riding position bikes with fully hand-constructed frames.

Bill recently starred in the feature film Out of Nothing, produced by Ryan Stiles, the story of the team’s race to make history by breaking the world’s land speed record.

“With Bill’s engineering knowledge and his impressive track record in heavy duty diagnostics, he is uniquely equipped to partner with our heavy duty customers to provide solutions to their most challenging after-treatment problems” said Alex Parker, Executive Vice President of Redline Detection “we’re thrilled to have him on our team.”

 

 

 

About Redline Detection

Redline Detection LLC, headquartered in Orange, Calif., develops and manufactures the world’s best-selling diagnostic leak detection equipment. From the world’s leading OEMs to individual technicians, Redline Detection has built a global fan base for its professional grade custom diagnostic solutions, as well as for its ability to increase the bottom line. To learn more about Redline Detection and its award-winning products, please visit www.RedlineDetection.com

REDLINE DETECTION’S POWER INTAKE WINS MOTOR TOP 20 TOOLS AWARD

ORANGE, Calif., September 10, 2015Redline Detection, the industry leader in OEM-mandated diagnostic leak technology, and maker of the world’s best-selling diagnostic leak detector, today announced it has been chosen for the Motor Top 20 Tools Award for Power Intake™. The Motor Top 20 Tools Award “recognizes those tools and equipment manufacturers who, through innovative features on new products, help technicians diagnose and repair vehicles correctly - the first time” said John Lypen, Editor & Publisher of Motor Magazine.

“We are incredibly honored to be chosen for another Motor Top 20 Tools Award and appreciate the recognition of our constant drive to create new technologies that are essential for technicians repairing today’s technologically advanced vehicles” said Alex Parker, Executive Vice President of Redline Detection.

Technicians in 112 countries around the world are using this OEM-mandated tool to quickly find leaks in turbo/boost systems, charge air coolers, exhaust systems, dangerous exhaust cab leaks, cooling system leaks, and more. “But the greatest value of this award-winning equipment is that it saves valuable technician time, eliminates comebacks, and improves the customer experience throughout the life of the vehicle” said Ms. Parker.

The award-winning Power Intake™ is a pair of inflatable block off bladders with a pressurized vapor pass-through that allows technicians to test an entire boosted intake and exhaust system, end to end, quickly and easily, with the engine safely off. Power Intake™ can be used with any brand of smoke machine or diagnostic leak detector to find boost leaks in today’s turbo, diesel, supercharged, and high performance engines. The professional grade adaptor is inflated with compressed air to conform to any size intake or exhaust. Power Intake™ is the only OEM globally mandated/essential block-off tool available on the market today.

 

 

 

About Redline Detection

Redline Detection LLC, headquartered in Orange, Calif., develops and manufactures the world’s best-selling diagnostic leak detection equipment. From the world’s leading OEMs to individual technicians, Redline Detection has built a global fan base for its professional grade custom diagnostic solutions, as well as for its ability to increase the bottom line. To learn more about Redline Detection and its award-winning products, please visit www.RedlineDetection.com

 

 

REDLINE DETECTION WINS TWO PTEN INNOVATION AWARDS

FOR JLR HIGH-PRESSURE DIAGNOSTIC LEAK DETECTOR AND POWER INTAKE

ORANGE, Calif., August 4, 2015Redline Detection, the industry leader in OEM-mandated diagnostic leak technology, and maker of the world’s best-selling diagnostic leak detector, today announced it has received the 2015 PTEN Innovation Award for both the globally mandated Jaguar Land Rover High-Pressure Diagnostic Leak Detector, and also the Power Intake™. This industry award “recognizes the most innovative products introduced in the last year to the automotive aftermarket. They are evaluated based on their ability to make vehicle diagnosis and repair easier and more efficient, and make shops more productive” said Erica Schulz-Schueller, Editor of PTEN Magazine.

The award-winning Jaguar Land Rover High-Pressure Diagnostic Leak Detector has been globally mandated for JLR’s 3,056 service locations in 112 countries. This technology provides quick diagnostic ability for turbo, diesel vehicles, extending the world class JLR customer experience throughout the life of the vehicle, all while boosting JLR’s already impressive customer service ratings” said Alex Parker, Executive Vice President of Redline Detection.

“The collaboration between Redline and JLR is an example of why our company has been chosen for an impressive eight mandated/ essential equipment programs in the past 36 months.  We have a unique expertise in creating custom solutions for our customers and delivering them to the marketplace in record time, to the great benefit of our customers” said Parker. 

The award-winning Power Intake™ is a pair of inflatable block off bladders with a pressurized vapor pass-through that allows technicians to test an entire boosted intake and exhaust system, end to end, quickly and easily. Power Intake™ can be used with any brand of smoke machine or diagnostic leak detector to find boost leaks in today’s turbo, diesel, supercharged, and high performance engines. The professional grade adaptor is inflated with compressed air to conform to any size intake or exhaust. Power Intake™ is the only OEM globally mandated/essential block-off tool available on the market today. 

 

 

 

About Redline Detection

Redline Detection LLC, headquartered in Orange, Calif., develops and manufactures the world’s best-selling diagnostic leak detection equipment. From the world’s leading OEMs to individual technicians, Redline Detection has built a global fan base for its professional grade custom diagnostic solutions, as well as for its ability to increase the bottom line. To learn more about Redline Detection and its award-winning products, please visit www.RedlineDetection.com

NEW Body Pro™

REDLINE DETECTION UNVEILS EQUIPMENT FOR BODY COLLISION PROFESSIONALS at the NACE/ CARS SHOW IN DETROIT

 

DETROIT, July 22, 2015Redline Detection, maker of the world’s best-selling diagnostic leak detector, today announced its newest equipment, specifically engineered for collision and body professionals at the NACE/ CARS Show in Detroit. The Body Pro™ is the solution to quickly solve time-consuming, impossible-to-diagnose, wind & water leaks that are a drain on profitability for body collision repair technicians. “Often, the profit in a collision repair job is lost in the endless hours spent at the end of the job trying to locate irritating wind noise or water leaks. Body collision professionals are raving about Body Pro™ and how it is solving these complicated “quality of repair” issues” said Alex Parker, executive vice president at Redline Detection.

The special patent pending adaptors, engineered just for collision repair, produce a fluffy, highly dense vapor with long hang time that makes air disturbance leaks easy to see. The new equipment is being used for wind/water leaks, body panel and door leaks, head/tail lamp leaks, testing of radiators before installation, sunroof leaks and vacuum leaks. According to Ms. Parker “body collision shops are saving valuable shop time, increasing profitability, and improving their quality of customer service with Body Pro™.” See a live demonstration of Body Pro™ and Redline’s other award-winning equipment at booth #1140 at the NACE/ CARS Show in Detroit from July 22-25.


 

About Redline Detection

Redline Detection LLC, headquartered in Orange, Calif., develops and manufactures the world’s best-selling diagnostic leak detection equipment. From the world’s leading OEMs to individual technicians, Redline Detection has built a global fan base for its professional grade custom diagnostic solutions, as well as for its ability to increase the bottom line. To learn more about Redline Detection and its award-winning products, please visit www.redlinedetection.com.

REDLINE DETECTION ANNOUNCES NEW POWER INTAKE™ ADAPTOR SET

FOR TURBO, DIESEL, SUPERCHARGED, AND HIGH PERFORMANCE ENGINES

 

ORANGE, Calif., June 11, 2015Redline Detection today announced a new product, the Power Intake™ Adaptor Set. Last year, the best-selling Easy INTAKE™ swept industry awards as the most innovative, elegantly simple, time-saving tool on the market… NOW, POWER INTAKE™ takes that innovation a giant step beyond EVAP testing to the high pressure required to find boost leaks in today’s turbo, diesel, supercharged, and high performance engines.

An entirely new engineering feat, POWER INTAKE™ is a pair of inflatable block off bladders with a pressurized vapor pass-through that allows technicians to test an entire boosted intake and exhaust system, end to end, quickly and easily. The professional grade adaptor is inflated with compressed air to conform to any size intake or exhaust. Ingenious engineering prevents over inflating the bladder or over pressuring the system with pop-off safety valves and safety cable.

POWER INTAKE™ is the only OEM globally mandated/essential block-off tool available. Thousands of technicians are now able to replicate the full load of a running boosted engine to perform service and repair on turbo, diesel, supercharged and high performance engines, with the engine safely off. “This presents a real growth opportunity for technicians and shop owners to increase the services they offer their customers, to expand their business to service and repair boosted engines” said Alex Parker, executive vice president of Redline Detection, maker of the world’s best-selling line of diagnostic leak detectors. “Redline is all about engineering professional grade equipment that helps technicians to work more efficiently and to grow their business.”

Compatible with PowerSmoke PRO™, or any brand high-pressure diagnostic leak detector, POWER INTAKE ™ also works “air only.” Built-in couplers make testing quick and simple. Vapor pass-through allows technicians to accurately locate leaks in seconds, increasing shop efficiency, finding additional repair jobs, and improving customer service in one simple procedure.

Power Intake™ is made by Redline Detection, with professional grade quality, in the USA, with US and International Patents Pending.


 

About Redline Detection

Redline Detection LLC, headquartered in Orange, Calif., develops and manufactures the world’s best-selling diagnostic leak detection equipment. From the world’s leading OEMs to individual technicians, Redline Detection has built a global fan base for its professional grade custom diagnostic solutions, as well as for its ability to increase the bottom line. To learn more about Redline Detection and its award-winning products, please visit www.redlinedetection.com.

 

 JAGUAR LAND ROVER CHOOSES REDLINE DETECTION FOR GLOBALLY MANDATED EQUIPMENT PROGRAM 

Collaboration to Develop New JLR High Pressure Diagnostic Leak Detector 

for over 3,000 JLR Locations Worldwide 

ORANGE, Calif., April 22, 2015Redline Detection, the industry leader in OEM-approved & OEM-mandated diagnostic leak detection equipment, today announced its collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover Limited (JLR) to bring to market new globally mandated technology for JLR’s 3,056 service locations in 112 countries. 

The new technology will provide quick diagnostic ability for boosted engines, both turbocharged and supercharged, in JLR 2015 and 2016 models, enhancing customer service, improving air quality and increasing fuel economy. During its two-year field test with JLR, the new JLR High-Pressure Diagnostic Leak Detector proved to be 100 percent accurate in diagnosing boosted vehicles, saving valuable time and enhancing JLR’s world-class ‘fix it right the first time’ customer service environment. 

“JLR is at the forefront of improving the customer driver experience. This Redline technology will allow us to extend that world-class customer experience from the day the vehicle is delivered, throughout the maintenance life of the vehicle” said Alex O’Neill of Jaguar Land Rover Limited. “Redline is the world’s leader in high pressure diagnostic leak detection.” 

“Jaguar Land Rover is an excellent example of a progressive OEM recognizing the many benefits of a globally mandated program utilizing Redline’s expertise,” said Alex Parker, executive vice president of Redline Detection. “With one machine, JLR is effectively distributing new technology along with the standardized procedures to immediately implement it to service centers worldwide. JLR is reducing diagnostic time to give their customers world-class service while further enhancing their impressive customer satisfaction ratings.” 

The new JLR High-Pressure Diagnostic Leak Detector replicates the boost load of a turbocharged or supercharged engine so the sealed integrity of the entire system can be tested with the engine safely off. This groundbreaking technology delivers 40x the pressure and many times the volume of a traditional EVAP smoke machine. Page 2 

 

“As the world’s leading OEMs increasingly use forced-induction, turbocharged systems to provide consumers with improved fuel economy without sacrificing performance, technicians are in need of diagnostic equipment to quickly and safely test these vehicles,” added Parker. “This is the only technology available that can deliver variable pressure, high-density vapor that is 100 percent free of dyes and other contaminants, through the 20 PSI range. We are, needless to say, honored to partner with Jaguar Land Rover.” 

About Redline Detection 

Redline Detection LLC, headquartered in Orange, Calif., develops and manufactures the world’s best-selling diagnostic leak detection equipment. From the world’s leading OEMs to individual technicians, Redline Detection has built a global fan base for its professional grade custom diagnostic solutions, as well as for its ability to increase the bottom line. To learn more about Redline Detection and its award-winning products, please visit www.RedlineDetection.com

 

 REDLINE DETECTION NAMES TRUCK CENTERS, INC.’S ROB MCNEES AS 

2015 REDLINE ROCK STAR PERFORMANCE AWARD WINNER 

̶ Award Recognizes Excellence Among Technicians– 

ORANGE, Calif., March 24, 2015Redline Detection, the industry leader in OEM-mandated diagnostic leak detection equipment, today announced the winner of its 2015 Redline Rock Star Performance Award. Rob McNees of Truck Centers, Inc. (TCI) was selected by the Redline Technical Advisory Board as the winner and received more than $4,000 in cash and prizes from Redline Detection. 

McNees, a top tier ASE Master Certified Heavy Duty truck technician, has worked at Truck Centers, Inc. for 28 years in St. Louis, Mo. As the proven top technician at TCI, he was nominated by manager Jim Pennington for his exceptional mechanical abilities and dedicated hard work. Having years of experience, McNees is recognized as the “Answer Man” amongst his coworkers, but is also known for being a humble and patient leader as a mentor for TCI F.I.R.S.T. (Future in Repair Service Technology) apprentice program, where he shares valuable experience and technical knowledge to help the next generation of technicians. 

McNees is a certified “Expert” in Freightliner and Detroit training and is also Cummins, Caterpillar, Allison Transmission, Eaton Transmission and Meritor transmission certified. He is also the recipient of many prestigious industry awards including Freightliner’s ASE Master Technician of the Year in 2011, winner of the TCI Technician Challenge, and top honors in the Repair Order Work Station of the 2011 American Trucking Association's Technology & Maintenance Council's SuperTech Competition. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, camping, hunting and gardening with his wife, Belva, and two children, Patrick and Brianna. 

“At Redline, we have tremendous admiration for the hard-working men and women who get up and give their best to the industry and the community every day. Our quality products are made right here in America, because we believe that American workers are the finest in the world. Through the Redline Rock Star Performance Award, we hope to honor these impressive men and women,” said Alex Parker, executive vice president of Redline Detection. “This award recognizes a technician for their commitment to making a difference in the industry, their work and their community—the same values that our team at Redline live by every day.” 

According to Parker, Redline received hundreds of nominations for outstanding technicians around the nation underscoring how talented technicians are moving the field forward. Rob stood out from the others as a technician who is consistently dedicated to improving not only his own knowledge and skills, but also contributing to the knowledge of his colleagues and the young technicians he mentors. Rob is a real leader in the industry, in his workplace, and in the community. 

“I am honored to be selected for the 2015 Redline Rock Star Performance Award and to be nominated by TCI’s general manager Jim Pennington,” said McNees. “I’m confident the new Redline tools we received as part of my prize will be very helpful in diagnosing intake and exhaust leaks.” 

The Redline Technical Advisory Board is comprised of seven of the industry’s most influential members, all with a strong commitment to the future of technical education in the industry. This year’s board is comprised of professionals at the top of their field, each working in a different segment of the industry, including Aftermarket, OEM, Mobile Distribution, Technical Training, Garage Ownership and Performance Racing. It is at the helm of the company’s technical education platform called Redline Tech Academy. To learn more, please visit www.redlinedetection.com

About Redline Detection 

Redline Detection LLC, headquartered in Orange, Calif., develops and manufactures the world’s best-selling diagnostic leak detection equipment. From the world’s largest OEMs to individual heavy duty technicians, Redline Detection has built a global fan base for its excellence in the field, as well as for its ability to increase the bottom line. To learn more about Redline Detection and its award-winning products, please visit www.redlinedetection.com

 

REDLINE DETECTION’S NEW HIGH-PRESSURE LEAK DETECTOR ELIMINATES THREAT OF CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING FOR TRUCK/BUS DRIVERS & PASSENGERS

HD PowerSmoke™ Quickly Identifies Leaks and Ensures No Fumes or CO2 Enter the Cabin, Eliminates Associated Liability

NASHVILLE, February 16, 2015Redline Detection, the industry leader in OEM-approved diagnostic leak detection equipment, today announced its HD PowerSmoke™ ensures the safety of truck and bus drivers (and their passengers) by eliminating the threat of toxic carbon monoxide fumes entering the cabin. In fleets where HD PowerSmoke™ is not in use, the odorless and tasteless gas escapes through undetected leaks in the exhaust system into the cabin. Traditionally, visual inspection has been the technicians only choice for detecting these leaks until now.

HD PowerSmoke™ is the only diagnostic machine in the heavy duty market that can, in a single 10-minute procedure, reliably detect any boosted intake or exhaust leak, pinpoint its exact location and precisely identify failing components, saving heavy duty truck operators and fleets valuable time, keeping drivers and their passengers safe from dangerous exhaust fumes and ensuring trucks and buses stay on the road. With this new technology, fleets can be assured there are no exhaust leaks AND ensure that driver cabin/passenger compartments are fully sealed affording a double layer of safety protection.

“HD PowerSmoke™ was recently named essential equipment for several fleets. And as soon as these technicians saw HD PowerSmoke™ in action, they immediately recognized it is the ONLY way to ensure that the driver and the passengers in their vehicles will not be exposed to fumes or carbon monoxide in the cabin, a rising concern among many fleet operators,” said Alex Parker, executive vice president of Redline Detection. “With Redline’s new HD PowerSmoke™ technology, fleet operators can focus on their business at hand, knowing the driver cabin/passenger compartments have been scanned for exhaust leaks and are fully sealed, and be confident that they have eliminated the associated liability from these leaks.”

HD PowerSmoke™ has been named mandatory/essential equipment by several OEMs. In response, Redline Detection is expanding its manufacturing capacity to meet the steeply increasing demand.

 

 

Mandated Essential Equipment

For nearly two years, Redline Detection has worked in collaboration with major OEM engineers to design and deploy HD PowerSmoke™ to every dealership, repair center, resulting in immediate, quantifiable results for owners and operators.

HD PowerSmoke™ is specifically engineered to apply the precise pressure and volume of vapor needed to test the integrity of HD intake systems and exhaust systems in one quick procedure, with the engine safely off. Redline's patent-pending PowerSmoke™ Adaptors expand to seal off most every intake or exhaust system with every brand of heavy duty trucks, as well as medium duty.

By generating variable vapor pressure from 2 to 20 PSI, HD PowerSmoke™ gives heavy duty technicians the ability to vary flow as different types and sizes of leaks will be easily visible at different pressures. HD PowerSmoke™ creates a dense, long-hanging and easily visible vapor without the use of dyes or other contaminants. Many OEMs prohibit the use of dyes in diagnostic testing as they may coat critical sensors and void warranties; once injected, dyes can never be fully removed from the system. HD PowerSmoke™’s OEM-mandated vapor-producing fluid is safe for technicians, safe for vehicle engines and safe for the environment.  

HD PowerSmoke™ is on display at the American Trucking Association’s Technology & Maintenance Council’s 2015 Annual Meeting in Redline Detection’s booth number 315.

 

About Redline Detection

Redline Detection LLC, headquartered in Orange, Calif., develops and manufactures the world’s best-selling diagnostic leak detection equipment. From the world’s largest OEMs to individual heavy duty technicians, Redline Detection has built a global fan base for its excellence in the field, as well as for its ability to increase the bottom line. To learn more about Redline Detection and its award-winning products, please visit www.redlinedetection.com.