This was Automechanika 2010

Automechanika, Frankfurt, is the leading biannual exhibition for car parts, repair and service and took place from September 14.-19. Traditionally, hall 10.0 is reserved for companies from the petrol retailing equipment sector - dispenser manufacturers, service companies and their suppliers.

ELAFLEX was present with their new "concept" stand where a "waterfall" provided a refreshing feature. On the stand were new innovations and features to do with the ZVA nozzles, as well as hoses and accessories for Gasoline, Diesel, Autogas and AdBlue. The customer's interest focussed on:

... the new LeverAssist® for easier fuel dispensing with ZVA Slimline 2 nozzles. The lever can be held open without effort. It is an ideal option for countries where hold-open latches are not allowed, without compromising on safety: ATEX approved and allowed by all safety authorities. Current field tests show that customers praise the novelty which adds some comfort to the otherwise unloved refuelling.

... and the enlarged product range for LPG Autogas refuelling: the ZVG 2 nozzle range is now available in three coupling types – ACME, DISH and EURO. For many visitors, Elaflex's recent teaming up with Australian based L.G. Equipment came as a positive enhancement. Their famous GasGuard nozzle range perfectly complements the existing ZVG range.

Among other things Elaflex also presented their new Vapour Recovery Stage II video, and an impressive display showing the possibilities of the new 'Direct Print' process for manufacturing full colour custom made product badges for nozzles from 50 pieces; the relating online enquiry system could be tested and found easy use. For those of you who did not make it go to and try it out for yourselves.