Vauxhall Transmission Control Unit Actuator
Tuesday, May 28th 2013
If you are having customers come to you with a Vauxhall Signum that will not start, and the fault shows as an F in the middle of the dashboard, it’s a problem with the Easytronic actuator.
A TCU Actuator on a Vauxhall Signum outside of its 4 year warranty is subject to failure and it is a common enough problem to be found on the Honest John 'what to watch out for' list.
The normal useful life of a modern diesel engine is 80,000 miles. After the cars warranty runs out, it’s bad news for drivers of these cars because it’s a very expensive OE replacement at around £ 700+ VAT.
A remanufactured part is an affordable alternative and provides a quality end product with a 2 year warranty. ACtronics can remanufacture this part for £ 169+ VAT.
See you at the Commercial Vehicle Show
Thursday, March 28th 2013
If you are attending the Commercial Vehicle Show, be sure to stop by our stand No 4D50. We will be showcasing our latest test equipment and remanufacturing techniques.
Come see the Vision 5, our own designed test bench. See how it fully simulates the operation of a car to test for example Instrument Clusters and the latest Engine Control Units, and how this test helps with your diagnostics on cars. We’ll also have on display a number of components, including ABS units, instrument clusters, displays, throttle bodies and ECU’s. Come see the difference between a repair and a quality, remanufactured part.
If your Garage offers commercial fleet servicing, we can show you how you can keep your customers loyal and happy by offering a lower price on servicing, using remanufactured electronic component replacements. Learn how you can improve profitability and turnaround time on servicing of ABS units, instrument clusters, displays, throttle bodies and ECU’s.
Plus, we’ve got some great goody bags to give away. Come early before they run out.
The Commercial Vehicle Show is taking place in Birmingham at the NEC on the 9-11th April.
Remanufacturing Industry leaders meet to tackle change and new technologies
Monday, April 8th 2013
Over 80 people from across the globe gathered in Almelo, Netherlands on the 13thMarch for an APRA Workshop and visit to ACtronics HQ, where participants exchanged views on future automotive product changes and technologies.
"The day was a huge success with the majority of delegates exchanging know how and learning about the latest product changes and technology advancements." commented Fernand Weiland, Chairman APRA Electronics & Mechatronics Division, moderator of the event.
During the plant visit at ACtronics, visitors had the opportunity to tour the modern, high tech facilities and see the latest remanufacturing technologies in use. "We were proud to open our doors to the industry. It gave ACtronics the opportunity to demonstrate our remanufacturing skills and expertise." Commented Leon Kleine Starmann, CEO ACtronics Group.
Ultrasonic Bonding machines clearly demonstrated the latest Technology of remanufacturing processes, highlighting the differences between simple repairs and Quality state of the art remanufacturing. ACtronics’ own developed Cyclone 3 test bench was in full operation, enabling visitors to see the testing of a Mercedes A Class airflow meter combined with an ECU. Delegates also saw how the fully computerised CNC machine, using computer controlled precision cutting, opened control units without causing any damage, enabling ACtronics to remanufacture them, producing the highest quality remanufactured products.
Another industry first took place on the day as ACtronics hosted a webinar, live from the event, enabling over 80 Garages in the UK to take part via the webinar broadcast. Thijs Jasink General manager ACtronics UK commented, "We are pleased with the level of interest that we received from UK. Garages are realising the difference between repairs and professionally remanufactured electronic components as well as the viability of remanufactured parts as an alternative to OE replacements."
Throughout the day a number of industry leaders presented on a number of topical subjects. Peter Bartel, Chairman APRA Europe shared valuable information on the reliability, safety and quality of remanufactured parts. Alexander Nagel, from Uni Bayreuth discussed the use of remanufactured parts for future service processes. Clemens Ortgis from BU Drive Group spoke about new technologies in industrial engine controls and their impact of remanufacturing. Niels Klarenbeek from Rematec Exhibitions gave a preview of Rematec 2013, closing the days discussions.
For more information and photos go to the APRA Europe website
Photos by: Gregor Schlingschröder - Office Manager of APRA Europe (and CEO of COEmarketing, COEsfeld, GERMANY)
APRA Europe workshop includes a plant visit to ACtronics!
wednesday February 6th, 2013
Participate on 13th & 14th March and learn more about the two presenting topics: Electronics & Mechatronics AND Transmission
You will get;
Know-How, networking, ideas of new remanufacturing technologies to cope with future industry changes, Top speakers and two plant visits at ACtronics in Almelo and Ganzeboom Transmissions in Almelo
Closed during the holidays
What is APRA?
APRA (Automotive Parts Rebuilders Association) is a global association with more than 2,000 member companies.
The Association’s objective is to promote the general business interests of the remanufacturing industry and foster the spirit of recycling for a better environment. It also provides members with forums to interact and consult with each other on issues affecting the entire industry.
Each participant will also receive:
The book "European Automotive Remanufacturing" by Fernand J. Weiland
In which two chapters were contributed by ACtronics. Leon Kleine Staarman (CEO) wrote the chapter ‘Remanufacturing electronic control units’ and Stef de Winter (R&D Electronics Engineer) wrote ‘Remanufacturing and CAN Bus communication’.
You can order a copy of the book online
We are closed from 24 December till 2 January, ACtronics wishes you happy holidays!
Update New Headquarters in the Netherlands
wednesday 20 June 2012
The new building of our headquarters in the Netherlands is almost finished. Our Dutch office will be closed on Friday 29th of June, we apologize for any inconvenience.
mondag 26 March 2012
After a long preparation the build of our new office (headquarters in Almelo) has already been developing for a while. The new building is progressing well, the Dutch office will be moving in around July 2012.
Check our website regularly for the latest updates and pictures.
ACTronics nominated for the High Growth Awards 2011
Tuesday 15 November 2011
ACTronics is nominated for the High Growth Awards 2011 in the Netherlands. The High Growth Awards is an annual event for Dutch companies who have achieved substantial sales growth in the last three years. For the fifth time the ceremony will be organized by Port4Growth which this year will take place on November 29, 2011. An independent jury of successful growth experts will be evaluating the participating companies.
For more information: www.highgrowthawards.nl
Start ACtronics AB
Monday, August 22, 2011
Sweden is the seventh country where you can order directly from ACtronics, after the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, England and Italy, now ACtronics AB (Sweden) is set up.
For more information on which countries ACtronics supplies click here