Chief introduces heavy-duty collision repair system

Chief introduces heavy-duty collision repair system

Chief announced its new Cam Scan HD is the “first computerized measuring system in North America designed to identify and document all collision damage on heavy-duty vehicles, including trucks and buses.”

Chief Cam Scan HD
Chief Cam Scan HD

“Our new Cam Scan HD computerized measuring system provides the precise, accurate measurements technicians need to eliminate any guesswork when analyzing frame damage on heavy-duty vehicles,” said Lee Daugherty, heavy-duty sales manager for Chief. “With all the engineering advancements being made in the vehicle design and manufacturing process, shops need the precision of our computerized measuring system to properly repair collision-damaged vehicles. Cam Scan HD is also faster than other measuring methods and provides documentation of damage and completed repairs.”

The Chief Cam Scan HD computerized measuring system lets technicians measure and compare two points anywhere on a vehicle using PanoVision Technology, a process for making precise measurements from stereophotogrammic images, according to the company. It can measure the condition of a frame in the X, Y and Z axes to detect diamond, mash, sway and twist. The Chief Cam Scan HD system can be used for frame rail analysis, axle and trailer alignment analysis, and even to measure areas that the centerline gauge and string method can’t, such as upper body damage and cab openings.

“Insurance companies are increasingly demanding documentation of damage in order to approve an estimate for repair,” the company explained. “They are also requiring documentation demonstrating that the repairs were made prior to initiating payment. This documentation is also valuable to the shop.”

“Printed, verifiable repair documents are an important part of today’s shop function that will only grow more critical in the future,” said Lee Daugherty, heavy-duty sales manager for Chief. “Heavy-duty shops need to transition to the accuracy of a computerized measuring system to improve repair accuracy, save time and money, and satisfy the insurance industry’s growing requests for documentation.”

According to the company, the Chief Cam Scan HD measuring system includes a laptop computer loaded with PanoVision software, wireless mouse, 32-inch monitor, and color document printer, all housed in a portable locking cabinet. The cabinet also houses the lightweight portable camera measuring assembly that is equipped with a visual display and two cameras on each end.

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