Because the Kane analyzer is portable, a technician can perform NOx testing on a dyno in the shop or on a road test, Haner said. A dyno is not required to perform NOx testing with the Ansed kits expanding diagnostic opportunities and efficacies.
“It’s a user friendly tool a normal tech can use,” he said, noting it comes with an internal, rechargeable battery.
The Ansed diagnostic system does not replace the scan tool, Haner said. Instead, it enhances the scan tool by directing the user to the right path for the most accurate possible diagnosis. “We’re marketing the Ansed kit as a full service diagnostic tool,” he said.
Haner noted Ansed gas analyzers offer an alternative to larger, costlier infrared bench gas analyzers costing more to purchase and maintain. Because the the Ansed analyzer requires one fourteenth the amount of exhaust as the older analyzers, bench contamination and service requirements are greatly reduced, he said.
Because there is less exhaust to analyze, the Ansed unit requires less maintenance. Haner said the service agreement for the Ansed unit, which is not mandatory, is a fraction of the cost of the larger analyzers.
The Ansed diagnostic system offers a shop the following benefits: reduced service time, reduced comebacks, menu-driven programs, more service revenue, more customer satisfaction, and more satisfied customers. Haner said the system can pay for itself in 13 weeks if a shop gets three new job tickets a week, plus additional profit on related parts sales. “It’s not just a shop tool; it’s a technician’s tool as well,” he said. Because of the low cost of ownership and low maintenance costs, a technician or shop owner can afford to take advantage of the benefits of a gas analyzer, Haner said.
The Ansed analyzer kit includes:
- Kane 4- or 5-gas hand held analyzer
- 110V recharger /power supply and cord
- Exhaust probe with clamp
- Five extra filters
- Ansed Expert Emissions Advisor Software Card
- Hard plastic case
The Ansed kits are not certified for state required emissions testing requiring printed certificates, he said. “It’s a diagnostic tool that offers the same testing parameters as larger program testers," he said. The Ansed program can be used to identify emission issues and repairs before a vehicle is submitted for a state or required emissions test, he said.
The Ansed system also provides the following service opportunities:
- Checking for head gasket leaks
- Testing catalytic converter operation
- Locating fuel and EVAP systems
- Checking engine mechanical issues
- Checking for ignition issues
- Emissions verification testing
- Finding air leaks
- Checking fuel system efficiency
- Servicing power sports vehicles
He also presented the new Ansed Hyperion Video Scope the company introduced at the ISN show. The video scope is a companion tool when used with the gas analyzer kit.