The AIRCAT line promises “a substantially reduced level of noise while retaining more power and torque. AIRCAT also incorporates a patented ergonomically engineered handle design to relieve stress and fatigue on the operator’s hands, wrists and arms, [along with] the patented tuned exhaust muffler technology in most tools, which allows discharged air to pass without developing back pressure, thus retaining more power, while significantly reducing noise.”
While no specific training is necessary for technicians to learn to operate the AIRCAT Pneumatic Tools, the company is always available to demonstrate its products and explain the differences between them. With vehicle technology advancing at unprecedented rates, the tools and equipment used to repair modern vehicles must keep pace.
“More technology in vehicles is changing the repair process to become more ‘white collar’ than ever before,” Plevris noted. “I believe this trend will continue, requiring shops to invest in more high-tech equipment as time goes on.”
Fortunately, AIRCAT’s unique patented technology represents the most significant advances in the performance of pneumatic tools in nearly 30 years, according to the manufacturer’s website.
Founded in 1998, AIRCAT Pneumatic Tools is the professional line of mechanical and collision shop air tools from Florida Pneumatic Mfg., a global manufacturer and distributor of more than 1 million products annually, including air tools, pipe threading equipment and intake compressor filters.
Technologically advanced vehicles require technologically advanced tools to repair them, and AIRCAT boasts the most significant advancements in the performance of pneumatic tools in nearly 30 years.
Another collision repair industry trend Plevris has observed is insurers demanding shops assume more responsibility for the claims process.
“With the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been facilitating more of the whole claim process, while insurers review claims remotely,” Plevris said. “The shop has been heavily burdened by these administrative tasks of processing claims, managing rentals, performing evaluations and handling more supplements, but I expect that we’ll continue performing some of these functions in the future since insurers may realize it’s not worth overhead to pay their own adjusters. If that happens, our hourly rate is going to have to increase to account for the extra paperwork.”
With the added burden created by this situation, it’s more important than ever that Copley Auto & Collision alleviate any unproductive time in the shop’s processes, and being able to rely on the AIRCAT Pneumatic Tools they use daily provides one less cause of concern for Plevris as he navigates the daily challenges of running a successful mechanical and collision repair shop.
“AIRCAT Pneumatic Tools allows us to provide dependable, high-quality repairs in a timely fashion, and we couldn’t ask for more,” Plevris said.
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