GAINESVILLE, Ga. — CEMB USA, the Gainesville-based subsidiary of Italian car repair equipment maker CEMB S.p.A., has introduced to the North American market a clampless wheel alignment system it claims completes alignment measurements in 5 seconds.
The 3D scanner-based system, dubbed Argos, measures toe, camber and thrust angles without clamps, targets or detectors, CEMB said, eliminating the need for manual operations.
Instead, the Argos uses advanced software, managed through remote control, to conduct the measurements. The only manual input is for the operator to specify the target vehicle's wheel base, CEMB said. There is no need to perform run-out compensation and no need to apply brake pedal lock to measure caster.
The Argos requires a footprint that measures at least 15.4 feet wide to accommodate the scanners' field of vision, CEMB said. The towers housing the scanners stand 8.5 feet high.
CEMB offers the Argos is in three versions:
- Full Measures — vehicles on-floor and at a fixed height ideal for both reception lane and adjustments with a lift;
- High Measures — vehicles at a fixed height ideal for adjustments with a lift; and
- Pit Measures — vehicles on-floor ideal for reception lane and adjustments in a pit.
CEMB, which set up shop in 1978 in Gainesville, debuted the Argos at the 2017 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas. CEMB has been selling garage and industrial balancing equipment in the U.S. since 1969, initially under private label contracts but under its own label now.