New Interactive Wiring Diagrams Enhance Mitchell 1’s Diagnostic and Repair Programs
The latest enhancement to the Mitchell 1 TruckSeries truck repair software takes their wiring diagrams to the next level with exclusive interactive features that help increase efficiency as technicians can access component repair information directly from inside the wiring diagrams without having to initiate a secondary search.
During a press conference held here today in conjunction with the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition, Mitchell 1 demonstrated how the new interactive wiring diagrams can significantly save time in diagnosing and repairing electrical problems in today’s increasingly complex commercial vehicles. While viewing a wiring diagram, technicians can click on any component within the diagram to see a pop-up menu with selections to learn more about specifications, component location, connector views, guided component tests, and more. There is no need to exit the wiring diagram to find related information needed to diagnose the issue.
“Wiring diagrams have always been a feature that sets Mitchell 1 software apart from other suppliers of similar programs,” commented Ben Johnson, director of product management for Mitchell 1. “Electrical diagnostics have become more challenging as commercial vehicles have advanced. At the same time, vehicle operators are pressed even harder in today’s environment to maintain maximum uptime. Facilities tasked with servicing commercial vehicles understand that completing the repair correctly and as quickly as possible is imperative to get the vehicles back on the road and generating revenue. The new interactive wiring diagrams in TruckSeries speed up the diagnostic process, helping minimize the time the truck is out of service.”
The interactive wiring diagrams use patent-pending technology to build on the component-level enhancements introduced in 2019, including:
- Component names in the diagrams are active links that connect directly to complete component information.
- The ability to toggle highlighting of associated wires for each component without having to click each wire separately.
- A simplified view of complex diagrams with highlighting that extends across all the pages until the wire reaches its termination point.
- Zoom and orientation are maintained across multiple pages, streamlining navigation.
- When performing a deep dive into a wiring diagram, hidden wires appear faded but do not disappear entirely, providing detail while preserving the big picture view.
Mitchell 1’s TruckSeries is the only comprehensive repair information software suite of its kind available for Class 4-8 trucks, providing a one-stop, single log-in, all-makes data resource for mechanical labor estimating, diagnostic trouble code procedures and comprehensive repair information, all packaged into a single application. TruckSeries is integrated with Manager™ SE Truck Edition, Mitchell 1’s award-winning truck shop management software that delivers an end-to-end solution for every step of the repair process.