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The Workshop Field Service – Always there for you, wherever you are

Our Workshop Field Service can pay you a visit upon request. Would you like our experts to conduct a personalised training course on your own premises? No problem! We can support you with product range presentations, product training courses and by coming up with custom sales solutions – to make sure that communication is effective, that you learn everything about new products straight from the horse’s mouth and that no questions go unanswered.

Ask your wholesaler and arrange a time for our Workshop Field Service to visit straight away.

 

 

Only those who know everything the market has to offer and how to use something correctly can provide their customers with the best possible service.

Jens Heun

Workshop Trainer at, Herth+Buss

The Team - Jens Heun

Hi, I’m Jens from Herth+Buss. I started in Product Management at Herth+Buss 15 years ago. There, I was responsible for the product groups “Installation” and “Tools”…

Specialist area: Workshop training courses

Peter Thilthorpe

Hello, my name is Pete – or just PT for short. I’ve been working at the company since 2014. At first, I worked in the Research+Development office…

Specialist area:

Peter Hermann

Hello, I’m Peter and I started at Herth+Buss in 2009. Since then, I’ve been giving my all in support of the Workshop Field Service team…

Specialist area: HGVs/vehicle engineering

 

 

Michael Komm

Hello! My name is Michael. After working as a master vehicle and bodywork engineer, I needed a change of scenery. That’s why I started working at Herth+Buss 6 years ago. Since then, I’ve been working in the Workshop Field Service…

Specialist area: Vehicle diagnostics

The Field Service van

The Workshop Field Service’s crowning glory is its custom van. This is hardly surprising, as the converted VW T5 conceals a lot of attention to detail and carefully selected products that leave the occasional vehicle expert speechless.

Overview of services:

  • Workshop discussion sessions and training courses
  • In-house exhibitions and trade fairs
  • Product training
  • Point of Sale (PoS) support
Basic Training

The whole range – Everything made to measure
With the help of practical exercises, and in a language workshops will understand, our experts present the latest innovations from the Elparts and Jakoparts product ranges. For example, we show you how vehicle diagnostics and leak location can be carried out quickly and successfully using modern tools. Do you have certain areas that you would like to focus on in particular? No problem. Our training courses can be tailored to meet your exact wishes and requirements.

Target group: Sales staff
Duration: 1.5 hours
Training location: Customer’s premises

Electronics training course

Don’t shy away from contacts – Everything from the field of electronics
Modern vehicle electrics and highly technical contact connections often throw up a few questions. We conduct electronics training courses on our customers’ own premises to ensure they get all the answers they need. Our experts will be by your side with their expertise and the latest information from manufacturers.

Target group: Workshop proprietors, master mechatronics engineers, technical workshop personnel
Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours
Training location: Customer’s premises
Seminar content:

  • Establishing contact connections: the most frequent source of errors after the battery
  • Starting aid: Careful – control units are delicate
  • Measuring technology
  • Diagnostics on Asian vehicles using the Inspector – the champion for Asian vehicle models
  • Tyre-pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) – A universal solution with the AirGuard
  • Leak location in air-conditioning systems – The best procedure using the SelectH2
  • Standards, regulations and directives
  • Making work easier
Commercial vehicles

The right material is the perfect tool – The electronics training course for commercial vehicles
Our experts visit your premises to present the latest and most important tools, not to mention how to use them. Problems with establishing contact connections will be a thing of the past after this seminar. And lighting isn’t missing from the line-up, either: you’ll learn all there is to know about vehicle lighting, in addition to the most important applicable laws, regulations and standards.

Target group: Electricians, master engineers and workshop proprietors
Duration: 1.5 hours – 2 hours
Training location: Customer’s premises
Seminar content:

  • Establishing contact connections is no problem
  • Tools and how to handle them
  • Lighting
  • Leak location in air-conditioning systems
  • Laws, regulations and standards
Joint visits

Taking a trip together – Field service support from the professionals
We are there for you when you need us. Our Workshop Field Service supports and accompanies you when you visit your own customers. You’ll learn first-hand all about the innovations in Herth+Buss’ product ranges, familiarise yourself with products up close, come up with custom sales campaigns and assist your customers with any questions about wholesale trade.

Target group: Wholesalers’ field service staff
Duration: Day trip
Training location: Customer’s premises
Seminar content:

  • Elparts product range presentation
  • Jakoparts product range presentation
  • Highlights for workshops
  • Sales promotion campaigns
  • Answers to frequently asked questions
SelectH2

SelectH2 – Leak location in air-conditioning systems

Using the selective gas detectors from the SelectH2 product family, you can track down and fix leaks in air-conditioning systems in no time at all. With the help of test units, you will learn how to quickly test and disinfect air-conditioning systems in this training course. Our Field Service will give you an introduction to this environmentally sound and precise alternative approach for servicing air-conditioning systems.

Target group: Workshops
Duration: 1.5 hours
Training location: Customer’s premises
Seminar content:

  • Function of the selective gas detector in theory and practice
  • Current state of EU directives, standards + norms
  • Special solution for vehicle electrics
  • Example applications
  • The Climate Protection Ordinance and its implementation
  • Components and their functions
  • Forming gas and its advantages
AirGuard

AirGuard – The full potential of TPMS
In this training course, you will learn all there is to know about the programming unit for tyre-pressure sensors. Since November 2012, all new homologated vehicle models (class M1/N1) must be fitted as standard with a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) according to EU directives. With our AirGuard, you are ideally equipped for this situation.

Target group: Workshops
Duration: 1.5 hours
Training location: Customer’s premises
Seminar content:

  • Market potential and legal requirements
  • TPM systems, products on the market, competition
  • What are the benefits of TPMS?
  • Technology, function, benefits of the AirGuard
  • Mounting the sensors/mounting kit
Inspector Level 1

Inspector Level 1 – The champion for Asian vehicles
Become a true specialist. In this course, you will find out just how easy it is to perform maintenance, repair and diagnostic work on Asian vehicle models with our Inspector. Our Workshop Field Service will present the Inspector to you through practical demonstrations – making it simple to understand – and explain all about its numerous advantages.

Information: Level 1 – Inspector Basics
Target group: Workshop proprietors, master vehicle engineers, automotive mechatronics engineers, wholesalers’ field service staff
Duration: 3 hours plus the possibility of a personal briefing on site, approx. 1.5 hours
Training location: By arrangement
Seminar content:

  • Statistics on approvals figures, development, forecast
  • General introduction to the Inspector
  • Menu structure and additional features
  • Inspector application options for maintenance, diagnostics and repair
  • Live demonstration on the vehicle
Inspector Level 2

Inspector Level 2 – The champion for Asian vehicles
Deepen your knowledge. In this training unit, you will learn in detail all about the particular characteristics specific to Asian vehicle manufacturers. Our Field Service will train you in how to successfully use the Inspector in the workshop, in addition to how you can obtain all information relevant for repairs before putting this into practice. You will learn all about vehicle identification, special tools, system design and operation, control-unit installation positions and important plug connections.

  • Vehicle identification; engine, transmission and model codes
  • Typical installation locations/particular technical features
  • Service operations on Asian vehicles
  • Data bus systems
  • Hybrid technology
  • Programming and calibration
  • Putting the learned contents into practice on the vehicle (practical part)

 

 

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RepSolutions and everything that goes with it

The RepSolutions catalogue was first printed some two years ago. Countless copies have meanwhile found their way into the hands of wholesalers and workshops. It’s now a good time to take a closer look at the term RepSolutions and to make it clearer for everyone who hasn’t yet come into contact with this subject.

Let’s start with how the word is made up. Rep, an abbreviation for repair, is followed by Solutions, and the name clearly indicates what seems to be at issue here: repair solutions.

What does the name mean?

Once we have settled this, most people then wonder: “Repair solutions…what for, exactly?” And that’s what we’re going to explain in this article. Jens, a member of our workshop field team, has put this in a nutshell: “A fantastic time saving for every workshop”!

It should be mentioned here that a repair solution comes in many different forms: ranging from the classical spare part to developing solutions for the problems of tomorrow. We should however admit we’re going a bit far with this last one. Let’s be brief by saying we want to offer independent workshops the possibility of performing a repair in OE quality. In this context, over the last decade we have increasingly come across technical components/sectors in the automotive industry using products for which there either weren’t any options for repair or only at great expense. This now brings us to the oldest product in the RepSolutions programme: the RepCabs.

RepSolutions are a fantastic time saving for every workshop!

Jens Heun

Workshop Field Service and Werkstatt-Buddy

RepCab

RepCab is the short form for Repair set, Cable harness. After a number of years the cables on classical harnesses start to break due to their stiff PVC isolation, particularly in vehicle areas such as the doors and tailgate. We tackled this problem in cooperation with our supplier and came up with a solution that allows defective sections of a harness to be repaired, i.e. without replacing the entire thing.

RepCon

The RepCons are a variation on the RepCabs. This term stands for Repair set, Connector. The solution only involves the part of the harness that is used for connection to the relevant application (e.g. connection to the EGR valve, air mass sensor, etc.). With RepCon, Herth+Buss offers the option of replacing a faulty plug housing plus contacts quickly and simply to make a high-quality repair.

RepLine

It is however often only individual contacts that are affected by a defect (e.g. charring due to overloading or corrosion following an ingress of moisture). In this case it is possible to effect replacement using a single cable for repair – the RepLine. If in the past you wanted to replace faulty contacts, you needed several different parts: the crimp connector (contacts), cables, crimping pliers and a special crimping pliers insert for the crimp connector. Repair lines from Herth+Buss are 30 cm in length and equipped with an attached (pre-crimped) contact. Here’s another major benefit: There’s no need to buy special crimping tools. All you have to do is contact the RepLine to the cable in the vehicle using a standard squeeze connector.

To make things clearer, we have summarised the three products in the following table:

 

 RepCab – repair solutions Herth+BussRepCon – Repair solutions Herth+BussRepLine – repair solutions Herth+Buss
 RepCabRepConRepLine
Short
form for…
Repair set,
cable harness
Repair set,
connector
Repair line
DescriptionReplacement of a defective section on a harness (kinked at doors and tailgate)Individual plug connection (housing incl. repair lines) Individual repair line (30 cm long cable incl. crimped contact)

 

 

RepCab

RepCab is the short form for Repair set, Cable harness. After a number of years the cables on classical harnesses start to break due to their stiff PVC isolation, particularly in vehicle areas such as the doors and tailgate. We tackled this problem in cooperation with our supplier and came up with a solution that allows defective sections of a harness to be repaired, i.e. without replacing the entire thing.

RepCon

The RepCons are a variation on the RepCabs. This term stands for Repair set, Connector. The solution only involves the part of the harness that is used for connection to the relevant application (e.g. connection to the EGR valve, air mass sensor, etc.). With RepCon, Herth+Buss offers the option of replacing a faulty plug housing plus contacts quickly and simply to make a high-quality repair.

RepLine

It is however often only individual contacts that are affected by a defect (e.g. charring due to overloading or corrosion following an ingress of moisture). In this case it is possible to effect replacement using a single cable for repair – the RepLine. If in the past you wanted to replace faulty contacts, you needed several different parts: the crimp connector (contacts), cables, crimping pliers and a special crimping pliers insert for the crimp connector. Repair lines from Herth+Buss are 30 cm in length and equipped with an attached (pre-crimped) contact. Here’s another major benefit: There’s no need to buy special crimping tools. All you have to do is contact the RepLine to the cable in the vehicle using a standard squeeze connector.

To make things clearer, we have summarised the three products in the following table:

RepLine  – repair solutions Herth+Buss – RepSolutionss
RepLine 
Short form for…Repair line
DescriptionIndividual repair line (30 cm long cable incl. crimped contact)
RepCon  – repair solutions Herth+Buss – RepSolutionss
RepCon 
Short form for…Repair set,
connector
DescriptionIndividual plug connection (housing incl. repair lines)
RepCab  – repair solutions Herth+Buss – RepSolutionss
RepCab 
Short form for…Repair set,
cable harness
DescriptionReplacement of a defective section on a harness (kinked at doors and tailgate)

 

 

RepPipe

Another repair solution that almost every workshop will probably have come across in the last few years goes by the name of the RepPipe. This stands for Repair set, wash water Pipe. The repair kit lets a defective section of wash water pipes be replaced quickly and easily. It doesn’t matter whether you’re dealing with a smooth hose or a corrugated pipe in the vehicle. This patented solution is only available from Herth+Buss in the spare parts market.

RepVac

The RepVac repair kit (Repair set, Vacuum line) allows faulty vacuum lines made from elastomer and hard plastic to be replaced by a modern corrugated vacuum pipe that is flexible. Examples of applications include negative pressure connections on air filter boxes, distributors, MAP sensors, pressure control valves, central locking systems, etc.

RepDPF

With the RepDPF repair kit, defective connecting hoses between the diesel particle filter (DPF) and the differential pressure sensor can be replaced. The high temperature-resistant hoses protect the silicone pressure lines against external influences. The braided sheaths in particular reliably stop the 1-metre pressure hoses from getting bitten through by pine martens. In addition, the pressure lines and protective hoses are extremely flexible and can be bent to cater for the individual damage that has occurred.

You can also find a nice, clear summary of the RepSolutions explained above in our latest Our Topics section on pages 26 and 27. Why not take a look?

 

 RepPipe  – repair solutions Herth+Buss – RepSolutionsRepVac  – repair solutions Herth+Buss – RepSolutionsRepDPF  – repair solutions Herth+Buss – RepSolutions
 RepPipeRepVacRepDPF
Short form for…
Repair set,
wash water pipe
Repair set,
vacuum line
Repair
Dieselpartikelfilter
Description
Replacement of a defective part in the wash water pipesReplacement of a defective vacuum line made of rubber and hard plasticReplaces connecting hoses between DPFs
and differential pressure sensor

 

 

RepPipe

Another repair solution that almost every workshop will probably have come across in the last few years goes by the name of the RepPipe. This stands for Repair set, wash water Pipe. The repair kit lets a defective section of wash water pipes be replaced quickly and easily. It doesn’t matter whether you’re dealing with a smooth hose or a corrugated pipe in the vehicle. This patented solution is only available from Herth+Buss in the spare parts market.

RepVac

The RepVac repair kit (Repair set, Vacuum line) allows faulty vacuum lines made from elastomer and hard plastic to be replaced by a modern corrugated vacuum pipe that is flexible. Examples of applications include negative pressure connections on air filter boxes, distributors, MAP sensors, pressure control valves, central locking systems, etc.

RepDPF

With the RepDPF repair kit, defective connecting hoses between the diesel particle filter (DPF) and the differential pressure sensor can be replaced. The high temperature-resistant hoses protect the silicone pressure lines against external influences. The braided sheaths in particular reliably stop the 1-metre pressure hoses from getting bitten through by pine martens. In addition, the pressure lines and protective hoses are extremely flexible and can be bent to cater for the individual damage that has occurred.

RepPipe – repair solutions Herth+Buss – RepSolutions
RepPipe 
Short form for…Repair set,
wash water pipe
DescriptionReplacement of a defective part in the wash water pipes
RepVac – repair solutions Herth+Buss – RepSolutions
RepVac 
Short form for…Repair set,
vacuum line
DescriptionReplacement of a defective vacuum line made of rubber and hard plastic
RepDPF – repair solutions Herth+Buss – RepSolutions
RepDPF 
Short form for…Repair
Dieselpartikelfilter
DescriptionReplaces connecting hoses between DPFs
and differential pressure sensor

 

 

You can also find a nice, clear summary of the RepSolutions explained above in our latest Our Topics section on pages 26 and 27. Why not take a look?

Buddy BBQ – A whole new way to use Herth+Buss tools

At long last – barbecue time is here again! And even though the weather doesn’t always cooperate, we can’t wait to get started. Around 95% of all Germans like to have a barbecue in summer, and almost 90% of them even have their own equipment. We at Herth+Buss are of course no exception. But this year we have come up with a new idea for our Buddy BBQ.

Our tools may well be a part of your everyday working life, but we are convinced you will never have tried out any of the 5 alternative uses presented here.

Hot, hotter, Heatgun

It’s always the same: All the family and friends have gathered and the side dishes are ready and waiting, but the barbecue is taking its time. To feed the hungry crowd and heat up the charcoal as quickly as possible, try using our Heatgun (95920000). It will never let you down. You can set it to exactly the temperature you want between +50°C and +600°C to give the charcoal a nudge in the right direction. And you can use it to simply heat up the meat again if any late arrivals turn up to the barbecue.

 
What else can our Heatgun do?
  • De-ice steps, door locks, or boot lids for example
  • Solder connectors
  • Shrink-fit tubing
  • Bond adhesives
  • Weld thermoplastic polymer
  • Shape articles made of acrylic, for example
Please turn over!

The barbecue has heated up, the steak is sizzling and it’s time for the first flip of the season. Something always gets forgotten when preparing for the workshop BBQ – and this year it was the grill tongs. But of course we have an answer to this problem! We recommend using our mounting wedge (95926000) to save the day. As a well-equipped mechanic you are bound to have one to hand in your toolbox and can joyfully proceed to doing the other side.

 

FunFact:
People have been barbecuing for more than 300,000 years
Fossil evidence of meat found at early hearths shows: Cooking over an open fire is one of the oldest forms of preparing food known to mankind. People were barbecuing more than 300,000 years ago!

Quelle: blog.giffits.de

 

And what about the sausages?

Talking of missing grill tongs…we can also offer a solution for all you sausage lovers as well. The Herth+Buss sausage tongs. Our brake shoe spring mounting tool (J9350000) keeps a firm grip on your sausages so there is no danger of losing the precious treat in transit. As you can see: The tool gives you a firm grip, not just on the outside of a spring cap.

“Cutting-edge” technology

Cable cutters – because anyone can use a knife and fork. If you take a look at our range you will find item number 95942322 – our multi-purpose cable cutter. This tool is not just ideal for cutting particularly thick cables. It’s a great help for slicing up grilled sausages as well. No Buddy BBQ should be without one.

 

CAPTION: Watch out for your fingers!

 

The multimeter – a tool of many talents

As every good barbecuer knows, simply sticking a fork in the meat is not the way to test whether or not it is done. Just pressing the meat stops the juice coming out and it stays nice and moist. It should be firm and springy – that’s obvious! But the temperature sensor of our multimeter (95980775) makes it even easier to establish how well done your steak is. You can use it to simply measure the temperature in the meat without losing the precious juice.

Added extra:

Do you want to have a really good laugh at the expense of your favourite barbecue buddy? Here’s an idea for a little joke you could play!

 

Wind up a cable and serve it in a bread roll – your buddy won’t realise what it is until it is too late!

Wear: When do brake discs and pads need changing?

The brakes of a passenger car not only have to withstand extremely intense usage. The brake system and all its parts are also an important safety factor. And so perfectly functioning brakes are absolutely essential. Which is why they should be checked every time a car is taken for servicing. But when do brake discs and pads need changing? And how is it possible to tell when they are worn?

How long is the service life of brakes?

It is unfortunately not possible to make any generally valid statements about the service life of brake discs and pads. A number of factors govern how long brakes function properly: The working life is influenced in particular by driving style, vehicle weight and materials. Wear and tear on the brakes also depends on whether a vehicle is driven a lot on motorways or more in urban traffic. One thing is clear: Brake discs and brake pads are subject to wear over the course of time, as they convert kinetic energy into thermal energy through friction.

It is quite possible for careful motorists to get 100,000 kilometres or more out of one set of brake pads. Drivers who prefer a speedier style have to change brake pads far sooner. Intervals of 10,000 to 15,000 kilometres are not unusual. The same rule also applies to brake discs: The more intensively they are used – as a result of frequent, sharp braking for example – the sooner they have to be replaced.

When should brake pads be changed?

At the latest, brake pads should be replaced when they are worn down to a thickness of less than two millimetres. Most modern cars are fitted with wear indicators to warn drivers when replacement is due. With electronic systems, wear is accordingly indicated by a warning light in the dashboard. With the purely mechanical version, a metal pin inserted in the pad makes an unpleasant noise on reaching the wear limit as a result of the metal pin coming into contact with the metal of the brake disc.

When should brake discs be changed?

The crucial aspect with brake discs is the so-called “minimum thickness”. This is the minimum dimension that every brake disc must have and which is specified by the manufacturer. It is abbreviated to “MIN TH” and can be found on the rim or at the chamber of the brake disc. Two to three millimetres of wear are generally acceptable.

Natural brake disc wear is relatively easy to detect. When a disc is worn, a burr can be felt at the rim, as the disc only becomes worn where the brake pad is applied. The more pronounced the burr, the worse the disc wear is. Experts use special instruments to measure the thickness of the brake discs.

RepSolutions and everything that goes with it

The RepSolutions catalogue was first printed some two years ago. Countless copies have meanwhile found their way into the hands of wholesalers and workshops. It’s now a good time to take a closer look at the term RepSolutions and to make it clearer for everyone who hasn’t yet come into contact with this subject.

Let’s start with how the word is made up. Rep, an abbreviation for repair, is followed by Solutions, and the name clearly indicates what seems to be at issue here: repair solutions.

What does the name mean?

Once we have settled this, most people then wonder: “Repair solutions…what for, exactly?” And that’s what we’re going to explain in this article. Jens, a member of our workshop field team, has put this in a nutshell: “A fantastic time saving for every workshop”!

It should be mentioned here that a repair solution comes in many different forms: ranging from the classical spare part to developing solutions for the problems of tomorrow. We should however admit we’re going a bit far with this last one. Let’s be brief by saying we want to offer independent workshops the possibility of performing a repair in OE quality. In this context, over the last decade we have increasingly come across technical components/sectors in the automotive industry using products for which there either weren’t any options for repair or only at great expense. This now brings us to the oldest product in the RepSolutions programme: the RepCabs.

RepSolutions are a fantastic time saving for every workshop!

Jens Heun

Workshop Field Service and Werkstatt-Buddy

RepCab

RepCab is the short form for Repair set, Cable harness. After a number of years the cables on classical harnesses start to break due to their stiff PVC isolation, particularly in vehicle areas such as the doors and tailgate. We tackled this problem in cooperation with our supplier and came up with a solution that allows defective sections of a harness to be repaired, i.e. without replacing the entire thing.

RepCon

The RepCons are a variation on the RepCabs. This term stands for Repair set, Connector. The solution only involves the part of the harness that is used for connection to the relevant application (e.g. connection to the EGR valve, air mass sensor, etc.). With RepCon, Herth+Buss offers the option of replacing a faulty plug housing plus contacts quickly and simply to make a high-quality repair.

RepLine

It is however often only individual contacts that are affected by a defect (e.g. charring due to overloading or corrosion following an ingress of moisture). In this case it is possible to effect replacement using a single cable for repair – the RepLine. If in the past you wanted to replace faulty contacts, you needed several different parts: the crimp connector (contacts), cables, crimping pliers and a special crimping pliers insert for the crimp connector. Repair lines from Herth+Buss are 30 cm in length and equipped with an attached (pre-crimped) contact. Here’s another major benefit: There’s no need to buy special crimping tools. All you have to do is contact the RepLine to the cable in the vehicle using a standard squeeze connector.

To make things clearer, we have summarised the three products in the following table:

 

 RepCab – repair solutions Herth+BussRepCon – Repair solutions Herth+BussRepLine – repair solutions Herth+Buss
 RepCabRepConRepLine
Short
form for…
Repair set,
cable harness
Repair set,
connector
Repair line
DescriptionReplacement of a defective section on a harness (kinked at doors and tailgate)Individual plug connection (housing incl. repair lines) Individual repair line (30 cm long cable incl. crimped contact)

 

 

RepCab

RepCab is the short form for Repair set, Cable harness. After a number of years the cables on classical harnesses start to break due to their stiff PVC isolation, particularly in vehicle areas such as the doors and tailgate. We tackled this problem in cooperation with our supplier and came up with a solution that allows defective sections of a harness to be repaired, i.e. without replacing the entire thing.

RepCon

The RepCons are a variation on the RepCabs. This term stands for Repair set, Connector. The solution only involves the part of the harness that is used for connection to the relevant application (e.g. connection to the EGR valve, air mass sensor, etc.). With RepCon, Herth+Buss offers the option of replacing a faulty plug housing plus contacts quickly and simply to make a high-quality repair.

RepLine

It is however often only individual contacts that are affected by a defect (e.g. charring due to overloading or corrosion following an ingress of moisture). In this case it is possible to effect replacement using a single cable for repair – the RepLine. If in the past you wanted to replace faulty contacts, you needed several different parts: the crimp connector (contacts), cables, crimping pliers and a special crimping pliers insert for the crimp connector. Repair lines from Herth+Buss are 30 cm in length and equipped with an attached (pre-crimped) contact. Here’s another major benefit: There’s no need to buy special crimping tools. All you have to do is contact the RepLine to the cable in the vehicle using a standard squeeze connector.

To make things clearer, we have summarised the three products in the following table:

RepLine  – repair solutions Herth+Buss – RepSolutionss
RepLine 
Short form for…Repair line
DescriptionIndividual repair line (30 cm long cable incl. crimped contact)
RepCon  – repair solutions Herth+Buss – RepSolutionss
RepCon 
Short form for…Repair set,
connector
DescriptionIndividual plug connection (housing incl. repair lines)
RepCab  – repair solutions Herth+Buss – RepSolutionss
RepCab 
Short form for…Repair set,
cable harness
DescriptionReplacement of a defective section on a harness (kinked at doors and tailgate)

 

 

RepPipe

Another repair solution that almost every workshop will probably have come across in the last few years goes by the name of the RepPipe. This stands for Repair set, wash water Pipe. The repair kit lets a defective section of wash water pipes be replaced quickly and easily. It doesn’t matter whether you’re dealing with a smooth hose or a corrugated pipe in the vehicle. This patented solution is only available from Herth+Buss in the spare parts market.

RepVac

The RepVac repair kit (Repair set, Vacuum line) allows faulty vacuum lines made from elastomer and hard plastic to be replaced by a modern corrugated vacuum pipe that is flexible. Examples of applications include negative pressure connections on air filter boxes, distributors, MAP sensors, pressure control valves, central locking systems, etc.

RepDPF

With the RepDPF repair kit, defective connecting hoses between the diesel particle filter (DPF) and the differential pressure sensor can be replaced. The high temperature-resistant hoses protect the silicone pressure lines against external influences. The braided sheaths in particular reliably stop the 1-metre pressure hoses from getting bitten through by pine martens. In addition, the pressure lines and protective hoses are extremely flexible and can be bent to cater for the individual damage that has occurred.

You can also find a nice, clear summary of the RepSolutions explained above in our latest Our Topics section on pages 26 and 27. Why not take a look?

 

 RepPipe  – repair solutions Herth+Buss – RepSolutionsRepVac  – repair solutions Herth+Buss – RepSolutionsRepDPF  – repair solutions Herth+Buss – RepSolutions
 RepPipeRepVacRepDPF
Short form for…
Repair set,
wash water pipe
Repair set,
vacuum line
Repair
Dieselpartikelfilter
Description
Replacement of a defective part in the wash water pipesReplacement of a defective vacuum line made of rubber and hard plasticReplaces connecting hoses between DPFs
and differential pressure sensor

 

 

RepPipe

Another repair solution that almost every workshop will probably have come across in the last few years goes by the name of the RepPipe. This stands for Repair set, wash water Pipe. The repair kit lets a defective section of wash water pipes be replaced quickly and easily. It doesn’t matter whether you’re dealing with a smooth hose or a corrugated pipe in the vehicle. This patented solution is only available from Herth+Buss in the spare parts market.

RepVac

The RepVac repair kit (Repair set, Vacuum line) allows faulty vacuum lines made from elastomer and hard plastic to be replaced by a modern corrugated vacuum pipe that is flexible. Examples of applications include negative pressure connections on air filter boxes, distributors, MAP sensors, pressure control valves, central locking systems, etc.

RepDPF

With the RepDPF repair kit, defective connecting hoses between the diesel particle filter (DPF) and the differential pressure sensor can be replaced. The high temperature-resistant hoses protect the silicone pressure lines against external influences. The braided sheaths in particular reliably stop the 1-metre pressure hoses from getting bitten through by pine martens. In addition, the pressure lines and protective hoses are extremely flexible and can be bent to cater for the individual damage that has occurred.

RepPipe – repair solutions Herth+Buss – RepSolutions
RepPipe 
Short form for…Repair set,
wash water pipe
DescriptionReplacement of a defective part in the wash water pipes
RepVac – repair solutions Herth+Buss – RepSolutions
RepVac 
Short form for…Repair set,
vacuum line
DescriptionReplacement of a defective vacuum line made of rubber and hard plastic
RepDPF – repair solutions Herth+Buss – RepSolutions
RepDPF 
Short form for…Repair
Dieselpartikelfilter
DescriptionReplaces connecting hoses between DPFs
and differential pressure sensor

 

 

You can also find a nice, clear summary of the RepSolutions explained above in our latest Our Topics section on pages 26 and 27. Why not take a look?

Buddy BBQ – A whole new way to use Herth+Buss tools

At long last – barbecue time is here again! And even though the weather doesn’t always cooperate, we can’t wait to get started. Around 95% of all Germans like to have a barbecue in summer, and almost 90% of them even have their own equipment. We at Herth+Buss are of course no exception. But this year we have come up with a new idea for our Buddy BBQ.

Our tools may well be a part of your everyday working life, but we are convinced you will never have tried out any of the 5 alternative uses presented here.

Hot, hotter, Heatgun

It’s always the same: All the family and friends have gathered and the side dishes are ready and waiting, but the barbecue is taking its time. To feed the hungry crowd and heat up the charcoal as quickly as possible, try using our Heatgun (95920000). It will never let you down. You can set it to exactly the temperature you want between +50°C and +600°C to give the charcoal a nudge in the right direction. And you can use it to simply heat up the meat again if any late arrivals turn up to the barbecue.

 
What else can our Heatgun do?
  • De-ice steps, door locks, or boot lids for example
  • Solder connectors
  • Shrink-fit tubing
  • Bond adhesives
  • Weld thermoplastic polymer
  • Shape articles made of acrylic, for example
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The barbecue has heated up, the steak is sizzling and it’s time for the first flip of the season. Something always gets forgotten when preparing for the workshop BBQ – and this year it was the grill tongs. But of course we have an answer to this problem! We recommend using our mounting wedge (95926000) to save the day. As a well-equipped mechanic you are bound to have one to hand in your toolbox and can joyfully proceed to doing the other side.

 

FunFact:
People have been barbecuing for more than 300,000 years
Fossil evidence of meat found at early hearths shows: Cooking over an open fire is one of the oldest forms of preparing food known to mankind. People were barbecuing more than 300,000 years ago!

Quelle: blog.giffits.de

 

And what about the sausages?

Talking of missing grill tongs…we can also offer a solution for all you sausage lovers as well. The Herth+Buss sausage tongs. Our brake shoe spring mounting tool (J9350000) keeps a firm grip on your sausages so there is no danger of losing the precious treat in transit. As you can see: The tool gives you a firm grip, not just on the outside of a spring cap.

“Cutting-edge” technology

Cable cutters – because anyone can use a knife and fork. If you take a look at our range you will find item number 95942322 – our multi-purpose cable cutter. This tool is not just ideal for cutting particularly thick cables. It’s a great help for slicing up grilled sausages as well. No Buddy BBQ should be without one.

 

CAPTION: Watch out for your fingers!

 

The multimeter – a tool of many talents

As every good barbecuer knows, simply sticking a fork in the meat is not the way to test whether or not it is done. Just pressing the meat stops the juice coming out and it stays nice and moist. It should be firm and springy – that’s obvious! But the temperature sensor of our multimeter (95980775) makes it even easier to establish how well done your steak is. You can use it to simply measure the temperature in the meat without losing the precious juice.

Added extra:

Do you want to have a really good laugh at the expense of your favourite barbecue buddy? Here’s an idea for a little joke you could play!

 

Wind up a cable and serve it in a bread roll – your buddy won’t realise what it is until it is too late!

Wear: When do brake discs and pads need changing?

The brakes of a passenger car not only have to withstand extremely intense usage. The brake system and all its parts are also an important safety factor. And so perfectly functioning brakes are absolutely essential. Which is why they should be checked every time a car is taken for servicing. But when do brake discs and pads need changing? And how is it possible to tell when they are worn?

How long is the service life of brakes?

It is unfortunately not possible to make any generally valid statements about the service life of brake discs and pads. A number of factors govern how long brakes function properly: The working life is influenced in particular by driving style, vehicle weight and materials. Wear and tear on the brakes also depends on whether a vehicle is driven a lot on motorways or more in urban traffic. One thing is clear: Brake discs and brake pads are subject to wear over the course of time, as they convert kinetic energy into thermal energy through friction.

It is quite possible for careful motorists to get 100,000 kilometres or more out of one set of brake pads. Drivers who prefer a speedier style have to change brake pads far sooner. Intervals of 10,000 to 15,000 kilometres are not unusual. The same rule also applies to brake discs: The more intensively they are used – as a result of frequent, sharp braking for example – the sooner they have to be replaced.

When should brake pads be changed?

At the latest, brake pads should be replaced when they are worn down to a thickness of less than two millimetres. Most modern cars are fitted with wear indicators to warn drivers when replacement is due. With electronic systems, wear is accordingly indicated by a warning light in the dashboard. With the purely mechanical version, a metal pin inserted in the pad makes an unpleasant noise on reaching the wear limit as a result of the metal pin coming into contact with the metal of the brake disc.

When should brake discs be changed?

The crucial aspect with brake discs is the so-called “minimum thickness”. This is the minimum dimension that every brake disc must have and which is specified by the manufacturer. It is abbreviated to “MIN TH” and can be found on the rim or at the chamber of the brake disc. Two to three millimetres of wear are generally acceptable.

Natural brake disc wear is relatively easy to detect. When a disc is worn, a burr can be felt at the rim, as the disc only becomes worn where the brake pad is applied. The more pronounced the burr, the worse the disc wear is. Experts use special instruments to measure the thickness of the brake discs.

Brake calipers with electric park brakes – What to bear in mind during replacement

Our range of products has contained brake calipers right from the very beginning, and we’ve always appreciated the importance of these safety-relevant brake components. Brake calliper brackets are an essential part of the brake system and accommodate the brake pads. The brake piston presses the brake pads onto the brake disc, which brings the vehicle to a stop.

Alongside conventional deceleration by means of the service brake, the rear brake caliper also accommodates the function of the park brake, which is responsible for preventing parked vehicles from rolling away.
Conventional park brakes are actuated using a handbrake lever, whereby mechanical force is transferred to the handbrake function of the brake caliper via the handbrake lever and the handbrake cables. This presses the brake pads onto the brake discs, and the vehicle is prevented from rolling away.

In an age of automotive assistance and comfort systems, an additional type of park-brake actuation has emerged: the actuation of the park brake by means of an electric servomotor.
In this case, the actuation through mechanical force is replaced by an electrical signal that triggers a servomotor, which then applies the required force through the brake pistons.

When replacing a brake caliper featuring an electric park brake, there are a few specific details to bear in mind compared to conventional brake calipers. Below, we will talk you through these step by step.

How to replace a brake caliper:
Step 1:

Connect the OBD diagnosis unit to your vehicle and follow the instructions for changing the brake caliper. This usually involves resetting the brake piston.

Step 2:

Raise the vehicle and remove the wheels.

Step 3:

If an electric wear indicator is installed, the plug connections must be disengaged.

Step 4:

Release the cable connectors for the electric park brake and inspect the cable and the plug connector for visible damage and corrosion.

Step 5:

The brake hose must now be removed from the brake caliper. Our stopper set for hoses and pipes (article no.: J9300000) can be of use for sealing the line while repairs are ongoing. This prevents the irritation of brake fluid leaking out during the repair process

Step 6:

The brake caliper can now be removed. At this point, check whether the brake pads and brake discs also need to be replaced.

Step 7:

The new brake pads and brake discs are now installed provided they need to be replaced. If this is not the case, ensure that the old brake pads run smoothly within the guide and do not jam. If necessary, clean and re-lubricate them.

Step 8:

Now install the new brake caliper with self-locking bolts. Observe the torque specifications provided by the vehicle manufacturer.

Step 9:

The brake hose is now fixed in place on the brake caliper with new seals.

Step 10:

Connect the plug connectors for the electric wear indicator (provided they were previously installed) and connect the cable connection for the electric park brake to the brake caliper’s housing.

Step 11:

Bleed the brake system in accordance with the vehicle manufacturer’s specifications and check that your brake system is free from leaks.

Step 12:

Check the level of the brake fluid and top it up if necessary. When doing so, observe the specifications in the vehicle manufacturer’s operating instructions

Step 13:

Calibrate the electric park brake using the OBD diagnosis unit.

Step 14:

Install the wheels and tighten the wheel bolts to the appropriate torque level in accordance with the vehicle manufacturer’s specifications.

Step 15:

Test the brakes on the brakes tester and perform a test drive.

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