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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/

SMART Tyre centre – Ilkeston

Smart Tyre CentreWe have another great install to tell you about! This time in Ilkeston, Derbyshire where SMART Tyre centre has taken delivery and installation of their new, all singing and dancing, Hofamnn Megaplan megaline SSence 600 3D alignment machine. It now only takes them a matter of minutes to diagnose any alignment problems a vehicle might have, that ultimately could cost the the customer hundreds of pounds in the long run.

The optional megatab.

megatab - additional information for your customer or greater flexibility for the workshop

megatab – additional information for your customer or greater flexibility for the workshop

As an added option for the Ssence 600 the megatab gives a live view of the vehicles alignment, without having to look up at the screen positioned to the crucifix (where the camera is positioned). This great for workshops where vision is restricted or to hand to the customer as a live view.

Benefits of the Ssence system

  • 19” or 32” monitor versions
  • Semi-Automatic or Fully-Automatic camera boom options
  • Includes Autodata database
  • Includes mechanical turnplates
  • Latest in alignment technology

or Nottingham area, call SMART on 0115 837 7273.

To find out more about how Hofmann Megaplan can help your little workshop operation, visit the main Hofmann company website or to arrange a demo please contact our team on 01480 89-10-11

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A 5 star approach to making alignment work for your business

Wheel alignment is not overly complicated. In most instances modern alignment equipment can ‘prompt’ a technician through the process, to achieve swift and precise readings. But how do you make it work and develop into a consistent revenue stream for your workshop? Well, it could be down to how you communicate and market it to your customers.

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Working Proof
Literature placed in the waiting room talked the customer through all the available options

A excellent example of this is FIVESTAR AUTOCENTER – Huddersfield.  They realised very early on that they needed to take the mystery out of alignment and start a conversation with their customers about the benefits to a perfectly aligned vehicle, that ultimately could save them hundreds of pounds in the long term.

To do this they offered a FREE complimentary alignment for a promotional period, on each vehicle that came through their doors. This enabled FIVESTAR to assess and diagnose any severe cases of misalignment and discuss the options available to the owner.

FIVESTAR decided they wanted to at the forefront of alignment technology by purchasing a Hofmann Megaplan Ssence 600 3D aligner. The  Ssence 600 system represents the very latest 3D wheel alignment technology. Utilising the ‘reflective target’ type measuring head and camera system, the Ssence is fast, simple, and ideal for those customers looking to get swift and accurate results. The software has been designed to make life as easy for the operator as possible, minimising unnecessary procedures commonly found on other, similar systems.SSENCE-600

Talking them through

Every customer was handed a print out of their vehicle’s current alignment values and talked through the options available, making sure they had all the information on their vehicle to make an informed decision. If they decided work was necessary, FIVESTAR  happily carried out the work and provided proof of the work carried out.

… needless to say this was successful. With their equipment paid off in less than 12 months and influx of new and existing alignment customers.

Great service FIVESTAR!

Check them out for yourself …

fivestar-autocentre-logoIf you’re based in the Huddersfield area and would like to talk about alignment with FIVE STAR call them now on (01484) 54 54 22.

Have I got room for a 3D aligner?

The common assumption is if you have a small garage 3D alignment might not be for you. Not true.

If you have a four post lift or a pit, you still can have a 3D alignment system installed.

Hofmann Megaplan Ssence 400

 

The latest technology 3-D aligners work with a pair of static cameras mounted in front of, or laterally to the lift.  These take multiple images of the targets which fix to the vehicle’s wheels.  They are suited to higher-volume users such as fast-fit centres and tyre bays due to their greater speed.

Pros:

  • High speed
  • Unmatched accuracy
  • Easy and fast to operate

Need to know:

  • Requires a certain amount of space with a fixed set up in the workshop
  • Will need the database updating
  • Most expensive of the systems

In short: For established or aspiring alignment centres where speed and customer information is the priority. They do require the right amount of space and set up. HD systems will bring the size of the targets down but it is worth checking with your supplier exactly what your requirements are.

Telephone: 01480 8-9-10-11

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On-Site Demonstrations of Ssence 3D Alignment System

We are pleased to advise that we have taken delivery of the first of our brand new ‘3D Demonstration Unit’.

As well as demonstrating our hugely popular ecoline systems, we are now able to perform an on-site demonstration of our 3D aligner model.

What’s more, is that due to the design of our demo unit we are actually able to provide accurate readings – no excuses about not being calibrated or unable to perform a full demo!

moneyWhat’s the real cost of owning a 3D Wheel Aligner, and how much income could your business make from this revolutionary piece of garage equipment? Find out by using the Hofmann Megaplan Revenue Calculatorclick here for more details….

Find out more about our 3D Wheel Alignment Systems on the main company website or to arrange a demo please contact our team on 01480 89-10-11

ECP training day (Tamworth)

On Saturday Hofmann-megaplan took part in ECP’s training day for all their BDM’s…

  • Hofmann Megaplan setup for ECP training
    Hofmann Megaplan setup for ECP training

For more information on the Hofmann Megaplan range of garage equipment please visit our main website hofmann-megaplan.co.uk or call our friendly team on 01480 891011