Chief Introduces New Live Mapping System

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March 1, 2018—Chief introduced the Meridian Live Mapping system.

Chief engineers designed the Meridian computerized measuring system with the compact new Galileo multi-point laser scanner to provide real-time, full-picture measurements of collision-damaged vehicles.

Chief’s Meridian Live Mapping system can measure up to 45 individual points on a vehicle at the same time, in real time, even while pulling or replacing parts. This gives technicians the ability to watch dimensional changes being made to the vehicle during the repair process without having to start and stop multiple times.

The Meridian Live Mapping system allows for faster frame measuring, more accurate estimates and more precise repairs. The Galileo scanner utilizes high-powered laser technology, which helps increase measurement length up to five meters. The geospatial control system makes adjustments to provide precise measurements no matter what direction the scanner is tilted. This out-of-level measuring technology makes the scanner  portable—use it on a two-post lift for blueprinting, and then quickly move it to a frame rack for structural repairs without complicated set-up.

The scanner also features dual processors for fast real-time data processing, high-tech optical components for accurate readings under any lighting conditions, and a built-in calibration check. This lets technicians confirm for themselves that the scanner is properly calibrated at any time.

The Galileo self-leveling laser scanner features a single-hub design that delivers a 360-degree field of view with improved line of sight. The design is constructed from aerospace materials and thermal-resistant technology, along with Gorilla Glass for added scratch protection that can occur when positioning the scanner.

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