ST. LOUIS — Hunter Engineering Co. has started shipping the newest version of its alignment software, WinAlign17.1.
Hunter said the software provides two benefits for Hunter's Quick Check Drive and Quick Check Commercial unmanned inspection system customers.
The software bridges the gap between passenger vehicle and heavy-duty inspection systems by measuring those trucks too heavy or wide for the passenger tread system, but not tall enough for the full HD system.
Hunter said the new configuration lets medium-duty vehicles, such as bucket trucks, to be accommodated on Hunter's Quick Check Drive unmanned inspection system.
Noting that duallies and some medium-sized trucks, such as the upper end of the Ford F-series, may weigh too much or be too wide for the passenger tread system, Product Manager Alex Smith said WinAlign 17.1 will allow shops to cover everything from a Fiat 500 all the way up to a Ford F-650.
He said the software allows for a range of vehicle sizes to be accommodated, particularly benefiting dealers in rural locations.
WinAlign17's second benefit is dual license plate capture, giving fleet customers the ability to track the tractor and trailer separately.
"Previously, you had to catch them still attached before getting the trailer to an alignment rack," Smith said. "Now you'll still know which tractors and trailers need attention, even if they're detached."
Hunter said WinAlign provides a range of benefits, including fast alignment readings, comprehensive pre- and post-alignment graphic printouts and integration with shop and dealer management software.