Innovation Award Profile: Flo-Dynamics Transmission Flusher, No. TTCF-9A

Oct. 12, 2023
Q & A with Frank Casale, director of sales and marketing at Flo-Dynamics.

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Q: What makes this product innovative?

A: We were one of the first units on the market. We actually acquired [G-TEC] about five years ago. They were OE approved by multiple car manufacturers and when we acquired them, it was primarily for automotive smaller vehicles, lower flow and we had interest in the heavy duty side of the market and realized that there are some machines out there that did heavy duty but they couldn't do both. Which means shops that repaired heavy duty vehicles and cars would have to buy two separate machines.

So, we designed, developed, and patented a device that could change the flow rate so you can have eight gallons per minute when doing a heavy duty vehicle and then you can dial it down to one gallon per minute for smaller vehicles. You really don't want to put eight gallons of fluid per minute through a small system, so this product allows a technician or a shop to buy one unit that does both.

We've also added a very easy-to-use LCD screen with some buttons so it's very easy to see what you’re doing, and it also records what the flow rate, pressure, and temperature was when you started and when you finished. And you can easily see that you improved the cooler or lines that may have had a blockage in it and meets the OE specs as far as flow rate.

So, all that combined in one machine saves the shop money and saves them floor space.

Q: What was the inspiration behind creating this product?

A: We spent a lot of time in shops talking to technicians, asking them what they want. We found out they hated buying two separate machines, so we decided to develop and research an idea that works, and it has been very successful. Those who have purchased it are extremely happy with it.

Q: How will this transmission flusher improve the lives of technicians and shop owners?

A: It makes their job easier. You can program the machine and let it do all the work. Technicians can be doing something else while it's going through its process. Again, it saves them money. The return on investment is faster and it's easy to use. It doesn't require much training at all. Easy instructions and the way they go.

Q: What has been the feedback from technicians who’ve purchased this tool?

A: Our industry is pretty funny. No news is good news. If people are having issues or problems, we would hear about it. There are some that will reach out to take that extra effort and compliment on the machine. We have OE approval and they're still purchasing them. So that's always a good sign.

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