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Keeping your airbag detonator up to date

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Blast box© makes easy work of blowing your airbags and keeps up to date.
With so many airbags appearing in vehicles these days, making sure they’re all safely detonated can be a problem. CIS Ltd’s latest version of the Blast box © airbag detonator should overcome these issues.

We are all aware of how often and quickly car manufacturers change the leads, terminal designs or the signals required for airbag detonation and no sooner have you acquired a system that works, you come across a vehicle that isn’t covered. CIS believe they have overcome this issue in a rather interesting way. Once connected, the unit automatically searches for all pyrotechnic devices, including all airbags and seat pre-tensioners, the operator then moves to a safe distance, then operates a remote wireless hand controller to safely detonate all located pyrotechnic devices in one safe and easy operation ! This unique method is completed in a matter of a few minutes, rather than hours by finding the devices individually – take a look at the video link at the foot of this article!

Rather than buying the Blast box, it is leased on a very competitive two year renewable contract rental basis. There is a small up front set up fee, and then a low monthly rental fee, dependant on the vehicle throughput of your yard.

Why is this such a good idea? Simple, you have a piece of equipment that’s kept up to date, so you always have the right leads and settings for the job in hand. This idea came about after talking with end users. The software within the Blast box will receive regular updates over the coming years, and this way CIS can make sure that their customers can handle the latest vehicles as they start to turn up in their yards.

Another feature of the service is the annual maintenance contract. This involves collecting your unit and replacing it with a fully serviced and updated unit every year, ensuring you always have the latest piece of kit. This way, CIS can be sure that as newer models of vehicles arrive in your yards, the Blast Box © detonator unit will be equipped to deal with the ever ingenious methods of airbag deployment offered by the numerous vehicle manufacturers. They believe that offering an outright purchase option, would leave users with an outdated device shortly after purchase of the tool, and the updates would be missed.

It worth adding that even though this is a two year contract, CIS have told atfPro that they would readily cancel a contract early without penalty should the user not wish to continue with it. Naturally, the unit would have to be in good condition otherwise the parts that are damaged would be chargeable.

You can find out more by calling CIS Ltd on 01604 642020 or visiting their website. You can view a live demonstration here.

October 2014

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