Autorobot Finland has developed a new dent pulling system called SmartPuller. The new innovation makes the straightening of vehicle panels and box structures faster and more economical. SmartPuller is easy and quick to use and it enables the dent pulling of almost any area throughout the car body in all needed directions.
Quick dent pulling of various parts
An easy use of the equipment has been achieved with the movable stand with the wheels and the adjustable support pads. Both rubber pads can be set to the strong areas of the body which allows the best support for each area to be straightened. Compact structure of SmartPuller enables easy use. Equipment needed for support and dent pulling can be adjusted to correct height, where they stay without holding. Autorobot SmartPuller needs a spot welder for fixing the washers or welding wire to the area to be pulled.
The specialty of SmartPuller is its ability to pull dents almost all over the body in all needed directions.
Great efficiency at dent pulling
According to the information from the insurance companies, approximately 80 % of all damages are surface panel ones. The surface damage often appears on the box structures which cannot be repaired from inside of the car. An exterior straightening with the use of SmartPuller means remarkable saving to working time because the doors and other body structures will not need to be disassembled and reassembled. The advantages of SmartPuller can be best noticed in the repair of the large dents on the welded side panels of the car and the roof. This is why SmartPuller is one of the most important equipment in the modern body shops.
The Figure 1 and 1b. The lower rubber pads (A) of SmartPuller have been adjusted to the proper width and height, after which it has been pushed to the strong point near the area to be pulled. The straightening support (B) has also been set to the roof structure of the car in the height and width direction. After this, the pulling screw (C) has been adjusted to the place that is to be pulled. The actual pulling is done with the crank handle (D). A grapple such as welding wire for pulling, pulling gripper or glue tab adapter can be attached to the holder on the end of the screw (E), based on the kind of target area to be pulled.
Quick • Easy to use • Multifunctional
The figure shows the dent pulling of the rear edge of a car. This is possible because the straightening support (A) can also be turned, which makes it possible to set the rubber pads to a supporting part of the car. Furthermore the additional beam (1) is needed here and a pulling gripper is attached to the end of the beam; the gripper is attached to the edge of the frame of the car’s right-hand rear door. After this, even a difficult pull like the one in the picture is possible.
The figure shows the pulling of a roof structure using the upper straightening support (B) on the end of the telescopic upper beam (1). The upper beam can be moved easily on the castor wheels located under the vertical beam, for example in the longitudinal direction of the car to the target area that is to be pulled.