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    ABRN October 2023
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    How the elite compete

    Oct. 6, 2023
    Collision centers will need to change the way they operate as they focus on the OEM-certified business model and move away from the insurance direct repair program (DRP) model...
    Courtesy of Reliable Automotive Equipment
    Companies like AVL offer devices that guide repair professionals through essential steps to verify that a vehicle is properly discharged and safe to undergo repairs.

    Ensure safety and efficiency in EV repair

    Oct. 5, 2023
    Along with being equipped with innovative tools, it's essential for repairers to emphasize proper training in using safety equipment.
    Courtesy of I-CAR
    Fixture anchoring and pulling

    Navigating structural collision repair complexity

    Oct. 4, 2023
    From pulling considerations to specialization, today’s vehicles require careful planning before repairs begin.
    From Stellantis
    The Jeep Wrangler 4XE (PHEV) OBC (On Board Charger) is integrated into the DC-DC converter. That is where it gets its unique name “Integrated Dual Charging Module”(IDCM). According to Stellantis, it “combines a battery charger and a DC/DC converter in a single unit that is more compact than two separate components, and a next-generation Power Inverter Module (PIM) that is reduced in size. These components are housed and protected from damage in a steel structure mounted below the battery” pack.

    EV connections for collision repairers

    Oct. 3, 2023
    Before you bring an electric vehicle into your shop, here's what you need to know about electric vehicle supply equipment used to charge it.

    Batch Powder Coating Equipment

    With a complete line of finishing equipment for batch powder coating — including powder coating booths and curing ovens — Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) serves as a one-stop...

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    Eliminate the bottleneck

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