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New 3D aligner offers low running costs and requires minimal space

By autotech-nath on June 12, 2017
Supertracker is preparing to enter its thirtieth year in business with a more extensive range of products. Having experimented with 3D alignment over the last few years and finding that the conventional Crucifix style 2 and 3D aligners have their limitations, the firm has decided to concentrate on supplying the traditional eight and six sensor aligners which, in its opinion, offer better accuracy and ease of use, giving initial readings in under a minute.
Its new piece of equipment is designed to be quick and easy to use while offering low running costs. The STR600 3D aligner uses 3D targets, which eliminates the run-out function and the 12” to 24” wheel clamps have no metal-to-metal contact with the wheels, meaning rim damage is eliminated. The targets are electronic free, so there is no requirement for any maintenance.
There are two measuring heads that communicate automatically, compensating for any lift level inaccuracy. Incorporated in the measuring heads is a touch pad, so the aligner can be operated away from the main console. LED displays guide the technician to the direction where adjustments are needed.
The system runs on Windows software, operated by a mouse and keyboard, can produce a colour print out and has a graphic display of the wheel positions plus ‘before’ and ‘after’ readings. A 27” colour monitor comes as standard. It incorporates a 90,000 vehicle database with vehicle search either by make, model or VIN number. It also has the ability to store 20,000 customer records.
With the cameras fixed on the lift, no dedicated lift is required and there is no interruption of the transmission signals, which would slow the alignment process. Without the need for the crucifix measure system, the area required is reduced – perfect when space is limited.


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