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Hofmann Megaplan upgrades its 3D aligner program to incorporate HD camera technology
The new HD Ssence 600 3D aligner from Hofmann Megaplan has arrived and it is another ‘game changing’ leap forward to our wheel alignment program. This flagship model is based on the Ssence 600, with the significant advantage of new HD cameras, smaller, lightweight targets, and an updated interface. This combination delivers fast, precise results and is dramatically less susceptible to light pollution.
HD – a few more pixels, so what?
The sensitivity of the HD cameras means they can pick up the minutest detail and accurately locate the much smaller reflective dots on the new targets, allowing them to be significantly reduced in size and weight. It also means the readings are less affected by light pollution. The new targets are less than a 1/3 of the size of it’s predecessors and weigh around 70% less, making them easy to handle and position, speeding up the alignment process.
Ssence - Updated Software
Finding a specific vehicle's alignment settings is now much simpler and much more intuitive. Unlike some other systems there is no searching for several minutes to find the right vehicle. The system narrows the search as you type, saving crucial time in a busy workshop. There is also the option of adding the Hofmann Megatab allowing a clearer picture of any issues and allowing the technician the freedom to walk around the vehicle to carry out the work. The Megatab is a bespoke extension of the machine and not just a remote control application.
Stay on track – LiftTracker technology
You put the vehicle up on the lift, line up the cameras with the targets and then realise you need to get back into the vehicle. Time to start again, or is it? Once the Ssence has locked on to the targets, LiftTracker technology moves the beam in sync with the lift. This allows the lift to be raised and lowered without it affecting the alignment readings and saving time in the testing process. This is also particularly good when a problem is discovered and adjustments need to be made whilst the car is on the lift.
Less affected by light
One of the biggest complaints when carrying out vehicle wheel alignment is interference from light pollution. The workshop lights, and/or glare from sunlight, either through windows or through the workshop door can cause a discrepancy in the results, as the camera constantly searches for the right area to lock onto. The new HD camera system can collect a lot more data and is better equipped to distinguish between a greater number of light variants
Alignment to a paying customer can seem like a bit of a mystery but the HD Ssence 600 puts the customer in the picture while the work is being carried out. This can be done on either a large 32" screen attached to the machine or on the optional Megatab - giving complete piece of mind. If any adjustments are made, you can print out a before-and-after report for the customer.
“This is great step forward for our alignment range. We have listened to our customers‘ needs and come back with a feature-packed system for the busy workshop. Ever since we saw the first demonstration unit arrive from Austria for Automechanika, we’ve been struck by just how compact and accurate this unit is. As more customers see the value of a good alignment offering, it will become .” commented Mark Berrymann, Managing Director of Hofmann Megaplan.
To book a no obligation demonstration, please contact Hofmann Megaplan direct on 01480 891011
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