Hickok has been in the business of developing and manufacturing tools for service technicians for over 100 years. Since the 1940s the Company has been a leader in diagnostic tools for service persons in a variety of industries including industrial, consumer, automotive and mid-size truck technicians. We develop, manufacture and market electronic and non-electronic diagnostic tool products in the USA. This includes products designed for electrical and electronic troubleshooting and tools designed specifically to OEM requirements, and products developed for the emissions testing industry. Additionally, the company develops and manufactures indicating instruments for aircraft, locomotive, and general industrial applications.
As new technologies emerge, the company actively researches and develops tools to aid technicians in the diagnosis and service of the components and systems these technologies drive. Hickok is fully committed to providing innovative, quality American designed and manufactured diagnostic equipment for years to come.
Hickok Tools — Consumer and Industrial Diagnostic Service & Repair Equipment
For many years Hickok developed diagnostic tools for service technicians, engineers, and the military including Oscilloscopes, voltmeters, signal generators and other electronic tools to make their jobs easier. Then we got heavily involved with automotive diagnostic tools developing tools for technicians that have to service the complexity of modern automobile electrical and electronic systems. We recognized that many of the concepts we developed for cars with some adaptation would be extremely useful to service & repair technicians tasked with diagnosing and servicing the systems proliferating through the consumer, industrial, and entertainment markets.
Hickok / Waekon — Automotive Diagnostics and Emissions Testing Equipment
Our goal is to develop tools for service providers and technicians in the automotive and truck industries; providing them with the fastest possible return on investment based on time savings, increased accuracy and accurate parts replacement for the owner.
Our products measure a broad range of parameters on the vehicle and provide the technician insights about the system operations to help them make a speedy and accurate diagnosis of the problem. They are designed to easily connect to the system or component that needs testing. Offering state of the art capability at economic prices to enhance vehicle service profitability is what we do.
In 2000, Hickok took their automotive expertise and developed a reputation for providing quality emission testing products beginning with our patented Fuel Cap Tester which is used in numerous state programs by emissions testing equipment suppliers. This includes working with the State of California to develop a patented product for testing leaks in vehicle evaporative emissions systems and developing and marketing a complete emissions testing platform for a program in the State of Pennsylvania.
Hickok — Indicators and Gauges
Hickok continues to provide quality indicators and gauges for the aircraft and locomotive industry. Within the aircraft market, instruments are sold primarily to manufacturers or servicers of business, military, and pleasure aircraft. Within the locomotive market, indicators are sold to both original equipment manufacturers and to operators of railroad equipment.
Our offerings include a grouping of products, DIGILOG Instruments, that were originally FAA certified in 2002. Subsequently, several additional models have also been certified. The DIGILOG instrument is a customizable indicator that is a combination analog/digital indicator for the aircraft market. It can be adapted to display a wide variety of aircraft parameters.