Automotive Newsletter

February 2014

Product launch: WPS600 Hydraulic Pressure Transducer

With high accuracy and a wide measuring range, the WPS600 Hydraulic Pressure Transducer connects to your PicoScope for convenient analysis of pressurised hydraulic systems.

Two pressure ranges for increased versatility
The two pressure ranges of the WPS600 allow accurate measurement analysis and diagnosis of automotive and industrial hydraulic systems.

The first range, 0 to 600 bar (approximately 8700 psi) gives you high resolution and accuracy for high-pressure tests in hydraulic systems. The second range measures from 0 to 60 bar (approximately 870 psi). This range is ideal for low-pressure hydraulic systems and oil pumps.

Nothing compares to the WPS600
It is not unusual to require a different pressure transducer for each diagnostic test you want to run. The WPS600 eliminates this need by giving you one ultra-high resolution transducer that can be used for a multitude of hydraulic diagnostics applications. With two pressure ranges and a rechargeable Li-Po battery, all enclosed in a durable housing, the WPS600 is the cost-effective answer to pressure analysis.

When price, performance and versatility matter, there is nothing that compares to the WPS600 Pressure Transducer.

You can view the WPS600 Pressure Transducer on our website.

PicoScope: Did you know?

All versions of PicoScope have the ability to allow you to customise the channel colours, and line thickness. These options can be found under "Tools>Preferences>Colors".

Simply choose the item you wish to customise from the selection tree, and adjust the settings as required.

Auto-solve Diagnostic Assistance Update release

Auto-Solve have released a new version of their software, and version 13 marks 13 years of continuous updating!

Diagnostic Assistance has been developed with the main aim of helping technicians make a quick and accurate diagnosis, and get a first time fix. This year, for version 13, Auto-Solve have added a host of new features, and are bringing it to a wider audience. Many hundreds of garages, workshops, mobile technicians and colleges already benefit from using earlier versions of Diagnostic Assistance. As a guide, Diagnostic Assistance V13 covers 414 different 'topics', including 182 comparative waveforms and guided component testing on 95 different sensors and actuators.

This year's focus has been 'chassis components':

  • Improved navigation
  • 24 new chassis topics
  • Rank your own notes
  • In total 74 new topics and 10 updates
  • New PicoScope files to launch direct from the software
  • On-line members' area to share tips and waveform files

The software has three clear sections:

Section 1 - Fundamentals. Here you will find technical topics that you can read to improve your core knowledge of how systems work. The pages record when you last opened them last, so you can periodically refresh your knowledge by reading them again!

Section 2 - Guided Fault Finding. You can use this section for in-time learning whilst actually working on a car. You can select topics to work through by component or symptom. Each topic describes the component / system operation, what may happen in the event it has failed, how to test the component / circuit, example waveforms utilising the PicoScope and testing with other equipment such as a scan tool or multimeter.

Section 3 - Library. This section contains reference waveforms and scan tool screen shots.

You can purchase the latest version of Diagnostic Assistance from our website.

Forthcoming exhibitions and events

VisionKC: See 60,000 square feet of the latest tools, equipment, products, services, and technology for the automotive service industry...all under one roof! In 2013, nearly 1500 automotive service professionals attended management, technical, or educational training at VISION. The success of VISION comes from offering the latest information on relevant topics by the industry's best trainers! Classes available range from Mastering your PicoScope to J2534 reprogramming.  Stop by  booth #406 to see the latest and greatest products we have.

New for 2014: Hands-on training focused on your brand of scope! Friday, March 07, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM  (T8-B)
Unfortunately, the majority of digital storage oscilloscopes (DSO's) spend a majority of time collecting dust rather than employed in a manner that can save time and increase diagnostic accuracy. When used properly, a DSO provides a virtual window into an electrical circuit. Bring your labscope (required) and join Harvey and Matt as they take each group and focus on your labscope and cover key scope functions in a concise presentation, followed by you putting what was discussed into practice through several team-based exercises. Topics covered include: Voltage settings; Timebase/sweep settings; AC & DC coupling; Scope zoom functions; Understanding X & Y axis; Triggering and slope settings; Buffer utilization; Glitch capture setups; Waveform saving and retrieval and more!

6th - 9th March 2014 VisionKC
Overland Park Convention Centre,
Overland Park, KS 66211, USA

Automotive Training Expo: Autonerdz will be attending the largest Automotive Training and Expo event on the West Coast of the US. The event itself features up-to-date training, keynote speakers, exhibitors and 'hands on' demonstrations, including all the very best in tools, equipment, diagnostics and the latest products from many leading manufacturers. The Autonerdz team will be at the show all weekend featuring PicoScope kits, so why not make a special visit to see them at booth #51.

21st - 23rd March 2014 Automotive Training Expo
The Doubletree Hotel in Seatac,

Automechanika Istanbul: Automechanika Istanbul April 2013 closed with record numbers: 1,245 exhibitors met with 43,812 visitors from all around the world. Automechanika Istanbul is Eurasia's number one OEM and Aftermarket event. It brings together all relevant professionals from the Automotive Manufacturing, Distribution and Repair sectors in the region and it provides opportunities for Small and Medium Enterprises to step up in the market.

You will find Pico Technology in the UK pavilion.

10th - 13th April 2014 Automechanika Istanbul
TUYAP Fair, Convention and Congress Center, Istanbul, Turkey

Automechanika Dubai: With 1,482 exhibitors spanning 58 countries and 24,141 visitors from 130 countries, Automechanika Dubai is geared up to supply intermediate markets. Renowned as the region's largest and most comprehensive trade and networking exhibition for the automotive aftermarket, Automechanika Dubai offers you a unique spectrum of products from the fields of automotive parts, systems, car washing, tyres & batteries, workshop and filling-station equipment, IT products and services, accessories and tuning.

You will find Pico Technology in the UK pavilion.

3rd - 5th June 2014
Automechanika Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates



Please visit Pico Exhibitions for the latest list of exhibitions and trade shows that Pico and its representatives will be attending.

We're hiring!

Thanks to our continuing success and growth Pico are always seeking talented people to join our company.

Please visit to see our current vacancies. We look forward to hearing from you!

Software releases

Our latest software releases are available as free downloads. To check which release you are using, start the software and select Help > About.

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