BETTENDORF, Iowa (April 10, 2014) — Bee Line Co.’s new LC7580 laser computer alignment system allows service shops to align the smallest passenger vehicle, the largest commercial tractor, and everything in between.
Bee Line said the four-head alignment system comes complete with all the equipment needed to accurately and efficiently align passenger cars and light trucks, as well as longer vehicles such as transit buses and RV’s. Equipped with the Bee Line tandem aligner, the company said an LC7580 operator using just two of the alignment heads can perform a centerline frame-reference alignment on heavy duty trucks. The result is one computer alignment system that can align any vehicle that comes into a shop, according to the company.
To perform an alignment using the LC7580, Bee Line said four alignment heads are mounted to the front and rear wheels of passenger cars, trucks and SUV’s to gauge all critical alignment angles. Technicians experience faster process times due to no-seek and interactive wireless alignment heads.
Bee Line said the unit’s advanced steering wheel centering process applies the tracking calculation to the front toe, allowing the vehicle to be accurately aligned and the steering wheel to be centered on the first attempt. Wheel mount extensions are included for completing four wheel alignment on vehicles, such as dualies, that have a difference between the width of the front and rear axles.
The LC7580’s four alignment heads span a distance of up to 60 feet, making it useful for gauging long recreational vehicles and touring buses.
One of the unit’s most important features of the LC7580 system, Bee Line said, is the ability to accurately gauge and calculate set-back on twin-steer vehicles. Noting parallel steer axles are important for increased tire life, the company said the new system uses four heads to measure all steer axles and a tandem aligner to gauge rear axles. Gyros in the front and rear heads of the unit allow for caster measurements to be taken on all steer axles, Bee Line added.
More information about the unit is available on Bee Line's website.
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