TAILOR-MADE FOR THE TRADE
WHEN IT COMES TO ALIGNMENT AND MEASURING SYSTEMS, DO YOU HAVE YOUR OPTIONS STRAIGHT?
Until recently, most collision facilities outsourced alignment and measuring work. Thanks to recent innovations, however, many collision repair facilities can do far more in-house than ever before. The biggest shift that has allowed for collision businesses to take back control on alignment work has been the drift away from manual alignment systems, and toward multi-functional electronic measuring systems.
Not only are many of these new systems designed to be easy-to-use, but many are designed to be used anywhere as well. Recent models have been specifically designed to allow for outdoor operations. The newest generation of measuring systems also mean a drastic reduction in the amount of equipment needed to be competitive in the measuring and alignment game. Where once all the
equipment—including scanners, radius gauges, targets and plates—required a huge amount of storage space, this is no longer the case.
These premier systems work in conjunction with top-tier repair databases, allowing for on-the-spot comparisons with digitally rendered images of the OEM design. It isn’t just that these systems allow collision facilities to work faster and more accurately, they also simplify the claims process. Some top quality systems now document damage and automatically share it with insurers, and even blueprint jobs.
It is difficult to imagine a business remaining competitive without adopting a next generation measuring system. Any ADAS-equipped vehicles need to be properly aligned with how the vehicle is traveling down the road.
If you want to see how your system measures up to the competition, take a gander through the following pages for information on the latest alignment and measuring solutions!