Electric motors, tire dealers gearing up to work with high voltage units
Federpneus Professional School
The technical commission of Federpneus together with Antares Corporation Srl organised training courses to obtain the Pes and Pav qualification
Innovation in the automotive field is pushing car repairers to invest in training their staff and in purchasing precision instruments. The four-wheeler industry has produced increasingly complex cars in recent years. The presence of sophisticated software and electronic components as well as electric motors is transforming the traditional work of car specialists. The risk for many operators, especially independent garages, is that they will not be able to provide adequate service and maintenance, resulting in the loss of customers in the long term. It is precisely to meet this problem that the technical commission of Federpneus together with Antares Corporation Srl, a company that provides training courses in the automotive and transport fields, has organised training courses to obtain the Pes (expert person) and Pav (warned person) qualifications. "Those who want to continue operating in our sector must update their skills," says Gabriele Lazzarini, coordinator of the Federpneus technical commission, "which is why, Federpneus, is organising courses for our associates focusing on what is new in the automotive sector: Adas calibration, on-board computer systems and, lastly, electric motors. During the course, which was attended by Federpneus members, the procedures and steps that an employee has to follow when working on a vehicle with an electric motor were shown. "In hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles, the supply voltage of electric motors, such as batteries and part of the on-board components can reach values of hundreds of volts, explains Flavio Cardarelli, project & services manager of Antares Corporation Srl, who held the course. This exposes those who carry out repair and maintenance operations to a very high risk. It is essential to know how to disarm the system and which safety devices must be used".