The Gates Corporation Highlights Innovation with New Automotive Aftermarket Solutions at AAPEX

The automotive aftermarket division of Gates will demo the new GC32TSi Crimper, PIC Gauge 2.0 smartphone app, and the eCrimp mobile app as well as innovative products from several of their key lines at the expo.

Denver, CO, October 31, 2013 --( The Gates Corporation, a global, diversified manufacturer of industrial, automotive, and heavy-duty aftermarket products, today announced the lineup of products and apps it will showcase at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) held Nov. 5-7 in Las Vegas, Nev. at the Sands Expo and Convention Center. The automotive leader will showcase cutting-edge solutions in an innovation-themed booth, providing hands-on demonstrations of its new GC32TSi Crimper, the latest version of its PIC Gauge smartphone app, and the eCrimp mobile app for iPhone® and iPad® devices, as well as innovative product solutions from several of their key lines.

Gates GC32TSi Crimper equips operators with the necessary tools and information for crimping quality hose assemblies, including Gates eCrimp database, Internet access, a conversion calculator, service log, diagnostic and repair videos, and documents. It also offers advanced functions like self-lubrication, measuring, machined die retention plates, and a simple die loading system. Booth visitors will get a glimpse of the crimper in action, as Gates employees will demonstrate its capabilities live.

Gates will also debut its newest version of PIC Gauge, the first smartphone app to deliver accurate measurement and evaluation of serpentine belt wear. PIC Gauge 2.0 offers enhanced high definition graphics for a smoother, more intuitive experience. It also includes Gates advanced targeting technology, which simplifies the process of belt image capture, a key component of the app, allowing for quick belt analyses and replacement recommendations.

Attendees will also interact with the new eCrimp mobile app at the Gates booth. Currently available for iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod® Touch, and available soon for Android™ devices, the app helps users find the most up-to-date crimp specifications for Gates hydraulic hose products.

Gates will show several other new products from its synchronous belt drive system (SBDS), accessory belt drive system (ABDS), cooling system, turbocharger, hydraulics, heavy-duty, fuel lines, imports, displays/sales aids, and powersports lines. The solutions will highlight the company’s innovative edge and market-leading capabilities:

· Textile covered fuel line hose with a durable and oil-resistant textile cover
· Micro-V® Component Kit with OE quality parts for complete ABDS restoration
· DriveAlign® idler pulley with hardware for reduced labor time and cost
· TorqFiltr™, the first crankshaft torque modulator for Volvo applications
· New Ford Turbocharger Hose Kits complete with silicone turbocharger hose plus two T-Bolt clamps for convenient replacement – manufactured using a proprietary process to apply a highly oil resistant FKM liner for maximum durability and life
· PolarSeal® II Clamp Assortment for easy A/C hose system repair
· HD Coolant Tubing with Tuffcoat™ plating for better rust resistance

To see any of these innovative products, visit Gates at AAPEX booth #4209 on level two of the Sands Expo and Convention Center from Nov. 5-7.

To learn more about The Gates Corporation, contact Kent Van Oort at 303.744.4393.

About The Gates Corporation
The Gates Corporation is a global, diversified industrial company that provides advanced power transmission and fluid transfer solutions by engineering products and services that reduce the total cost of ownership for a wide variety of applications. Our products and services serve customers in five key end market segments: Energy/Exploration/Extraction, Infrastructure & Agriculture, Transportation, Automotive, and Process & Specialty.

As an engineering leader with a strong foundation in research and development, Gates is committed to advancing the science of motion performance by developing safe, forward-thinking products, services, systems, and solutions, as well as fostering long-term customer and employee relationships. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Gates employs over 14,000 people across 106 locations in 30 countries.

If it moves you, there’s a good chance Gates has a part in it. Gates. Powering Progress.
Gates Corporation
Kent Van Oort