ST. LOUIS — Hunter Engineering Co. has been named a winner in the MOTOR magazine Top 20 award contest, for the company's for the Quick Check Commercial unmanned inspection system.
The award marks the 12th MOTOR award for Hunter in the last 16 years. The awards will be presented at AAPEX in Las Vegas this November.
Alex Smith, product manager for inspection at Hunter, said winning the award is special because its voted on by automotive industry professionals.
"They recognized Quick Check Commercial as an instant and effortless health check on two of the most important safety and economic considerations for commercial vehicles, tires and alignment," Smith said.
According to Hunter, Quick Check Commercial provides automatic and touchless alignment and tread depth results for all axles on all trucks.The system uses 40 optical and laser sensors to provide pass-fail alignment measurements and 3-D tread depth models.
The data then can be shared with with customers, creating transparency and boosting alignment and tire replacement opportunities for heavy-duty service facilities. Hunter said that fleet managers can increase profit per mile through extended tire life and greater fuel efficiency.
"Since the unmanned system requires nothing more than driving the vehicle between the towers, trucks can be cycled through continuously without operator time or labor, providing clear and actionable data affecting fuel economy and tire life," Smith said.
The system supports multi-trailer configurations, dual axles and super-single tires, as well as full-size and medium-duty trucks.