Associated Equipment’s KS401 Selected Winner of MOTOR Magazine 2016 Top 20 Tools Award

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – Associated Equipment Corporation (AEC) announces the KS401 Professional Heavy Duty Industrial Jump Start was selected as winner of MOTOR Magazine’s prestigious Top 20 Tools Award.  The KS401 is featured in the September 2016 issue as a new, exciting and innovative product for professional technicians and shop owners.

 “While jump starters are not new to this industry, the KS401 was designed and patented here in the US keeping professional technicians in mind.  All of the unique tooling was made in the St. Louis area, including the proprietary injection molds for the KS401 housing, minimizing the possibility of “copy-cat” products”, stated Kim Cottle, President and CEO of Associated Equipment, “we want to provide a product that has long term value for our customers.”

 The unique and ergonomic design has a heavy-duty impact-resistant case and rubberized base to survive accidental drops.  Plastisol-coated steel clamps and industry-leading 84” cables are replaceable in the field making the unit highly serviceable and unlike any other portable power unit on the market.

Gary Mackey, VP of Global Sales and Marketing of AEC adds “technicians want sturdy, serviceable products that make their jobs easier to do.  Another unique and key feature of the KS401 is what is called, “lite diagnostics”.  This means that when hooked to the vehicle battery the KS401 will measure and display the voltage output of the vehicle battery, and when the vehicle is started, the KS401 will measure and display the alternator output of the vehicle eliminating the need for another tool such as a voltmeter.”

Model KS401 was introduced in May 2016. 

Associated Equipment Corporation designs, patents and assembles, in St. Louis, Missouri, a full line of heavy duty battery charging, testing and portable power solutions, as well as booster cables and clamps, for automotive, aircraft and recreational vehicle use for a worldwide customer base.  AEC also provides OEM approved equipment for major automotive manufacturers.  AEC designs, imports and quality assures product under ATEC® brand with unique packaging targeting commercial channels.  Associated Equipment Corp. provides a full line of fume extractors, downdraft tables and ambient air cleaners for the welding industry under the Ace Industrial Products and WeldSense™ brands.

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