- Nov 20, 2011
Gates has a free belt wear app for smart phones.
you know that one in five vehicles needs a belt replacement? If a
serpentine belt fails, it could damage other accessory belt drive
(ABDS) components or possibly leave
vehicle's belt with Gates new Parts Image Capture (PIC) Gauge Belt Wear App, a
first-of-its-kind smartphone app that delivers accurate measurement and
evaluation of serpentine belt wear.
Using state-of-the-art digital
imaging technology in concert with industry-standard specifications for
serpentine belts, the PIC Gauge utilizes a photograph taken with the
smartphone's built-in camera, which is then analyzed by patent-pending software
to determine the degree of rib wear detected. Belt wear measurements can be
captured from any automotive and heavy-duty
K-section serpentine belt.
PIC Gauge analyzes a belt photo and returns one of three simple results:
Download PIC Gauge for free from Apple's App
Store[SUP]SM[/SUP]. For more information or to access training materials and
special offers visit GatesBeltWear.com.