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Hofmann Megaplan upgrades its 3D aligner program to incorporate HD camera technology

SSENCE HD brochure page 1 v2_smlThe 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

Customer Friendly

Dimensions PrintoutAlignment 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

For more information please visit http://www.hofmann-megaplan.co.uk/

South staffs water Walsall

South staffs water have their new tyre changer installed into their workshop.

The megamount 503 Racing builds on the heavy duty structure and premium specification of the megamount 303, yet offers the increased versatility, rigidity and speed of operation offered by the additional pneumatics of a fully automatic machine.

With a heavy duty structure and versatile clamping capability of 10” to 24” (22” external), the megamount 503 Racing offers an incredible price / performance ratio, and this brand new 2014 model boasts an increased column height and bead breaker opening to enable it to handle rims up to 15” wide.  The inclusion of our famous ‘megafit 2’ robotic assist arm ensures full capability with ultra-low profile and run-flat tyres.

https://www.hofmann-megaplan.co.uk/products/tyrechangerspremium/megamount-503-racing.html

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Hills Motors

Hills Motors take delivery of their new tyre equipment.

 

The ecomount 22 plus is an excellent choice for garages and MoT stations who cannot justify a premium tyre changer, but need to be able to handle run-flat tyres etc.

The fully-automatic ecomount 22 Plus eliminates the risk factor in buying an unknown brand for the sake of price. Also available without assist arm (model ecomount 22).

The Junior light (E1400) hand spin balancer is a compact, reliable, but simple wheel balancer for mobile operators or workshops where space is at a premium.

Operating from either 12v or 240v, and offering a number of alloy weight position modes, the E1400 provides an unbeatable level of quality for the price.

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James Wilson

James Wilson takes delivery of his truck tyre changer.

The megamount 752 is a heavy duty tyre changer for truck and plant applications. Boasting a rim diameter capability of 14” to 56”, O.D of 2300mm (90.5”), and rim width up to 1065mm (42”), this model is a great ‘all-rounder’ for anything from buses to heavy plant machinery. Again, a 2 speed chuck and portable control unit complete the luxury specification. Available in 3ph.

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Allerton tyres – Liverpool

Allerton tyres have their new Ecoline 88 installed.

The ecoline 88 includes some luxury additional features such as 3-point ‘GrabClamps’, heavy duty mechanical turnplates and advanced measuring heads making full 4 wheel alignment even easier and faster.

The ‘GrabClamps’ mean that the measuring head is mounted to the wheel using sprung-loaded ‘arms’ that grab the tyre, and 3 nylon locators on the rim, ensuring there is no metal to metal contact.

Computerised alignment enables you to charge a premium for your alignment service, simply because you are able to provide the customer with a printout showing ‘before and after’. The ecoline 88 will give the same results as competitors’ systems that are literally 5 times the price, and is perfect for those business that want the  benefit of built-in vehicle database, live readings & technical prompts, and a customer printout, without the heavy investment traditionally required.





John Dickinson Transport Ltd

John Dickinson Transport Ltd have their new truck tyre changer installed.

The megamount 752…..

The megamount 752 is a heavy duty tyre changer for truck and plant applications. Boasting a rim diameter capability of 14” to 56”, O.D of 2300mm (90.5”), and rim width up to 1065mm (42”), this model is a great ‘all-rounder’ for anything from buses to heavy plant machinery. Again, a 2 speed chuck and portable control unit complete the luxury specification

 

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To upgrade your commercial tyre fitting equipment in 2018 give us a call on 01480 89-10-11 or to find out more about this visit the Truck Equipment pages on the Hofmann Megaplan website

 

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