MIDTRONICS Advancing Battery Management

Midtronics Transportation Division Newsroom

A Synopsis of Battery Chargers
As automotive batteries and related technologies advance, the tools required to service those batteries must evolve and improve as well. In order to properly diagnose electrical issues, investing in new battery charging equipment is critical for today’s technicians and shops. Professional Distributor goes to experts in the field — including Midtronics Platform Manager, Charging & Networking Lance Losinski — for this informative article about the features to look for when upgrading battery charging solutions.
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Tool Review: DSS-7000 “a very sophisticated diagnostic tool”
Auto Service Professional editor Mike Mavrigian penned an independent review of the DSS-7000 Battery Diagnostic Service System, calling its “breadth of capabilities astounding.” Mavrigian and his employees used the DSS in his own shop for the hands-on review, stating “the more we played with the DSS-7000, the more capabilities we discovered . . . this tool does just about everything imaginable for diagnosing the battery, charging and starting system short of turning a wrench for you.”
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Testing Every Battery is a “Right-Selling” Opportunity
Citing the many benefits to shop owners and their customers, Modern Tire Dealer makes a strong case for routine preventative maintenance battery testing, featuring input from Midtronics Director of Aftermarket Transportation Group John Philbrook. Shops that integrate battery service into their routine maintenance packages for winterization and spring tune-ups are in a position to identify and sell profitable preventative maintenance opportunities.
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Midtronics In-Vehicle Battery Management Technology Integrated in New Heavy-Duty Engine Auto-Start Applications
Willowbrook, IL, May 6, 2016 – Midtronics is supplying its Battery Management System (BMS) to Kenworth and Peterbilt, both divisions of PACCAR, to support factory-installed Auto-Start options on selected truck models. One Midtronics BMS unit is installed on the tractor batteries and another on the auxiliary batteries. If Auto-Start is enabled and either BMS indicates that the associated battery pack is low, then the truck — if in a safe state — will automatically start its engine to charge the batteries.
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Midtronics, Inc. and La Casa de las Baterías Expand Battery Management Program in Central America
Willowbrook, IL, June 25, 2015 – Midtronics, Inc. today announced an expanded battery management program with La Casa de las Baterías that places industry-leading Midtronics battery service solutions in nearly 50 Casabat locations throughout Central America. Though La Casa de las Baterías has been a Midtronics distributor in Panama for the past several years, their desire to provide the market with updated battery management tools has led to a broader commitment for more products in all of the company’s service locations throughout Central America.
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Midtronics, Inc. Promotes Four Executives to Vice President Roles
Willowbrook, IL, May 5, 2015 – Midtronics, Inc. President and CEO Steve McShane today announced the promotion of four senior executives to vice president positions, effective immediately. “The promotions recognize significant contributions to the company’s success, a demonstrated high level of leadership, and ongoing commitment to Midtronics values, said McShane.
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