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New Technology in Wheel Alignment


1 Apr 2007


 

Italian tyre equipment manufacturer Corghi is now bringing its most advanced Wheel Alignment machine to New Zealand. The Exact Blacktech will complement the Beissbarth range from Germany.

The just-launched Exact Blacktech works with new technology, rather than CCD cameras or elastic string lines, utilising eight NIR (Near Infrared) digital cameras well outside the operator's working area to measure the angles and is claimed to be ultra reliable. That's two cameras for each target reading, for more accurate stereoscopic measurement.

An advantage of the digital camera system is that it provides improved visuals in poor ambient light, with no additional lighting required - eliminating light that may interfere with the view of the screen.

The working range of the cameras allows measurement of the characteristic angles of the vehicle, within the lift's normal working travel, with no need for the cameras to be raised.

The graphics show up on the monitor in 3D, providing a complete view of the alignment process. The system uses Windows XP Professional, so is compatible with PC systems.

However, the new Corghi may not be for everyone. The Beissbarth range is probably better suited to most workshops in New Zealand that perform wheel alignments. They have been available in this market for twelve years and there are more Beissbarth wheel aligners around than any other brand.

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