Chief Releases New LaserLock Measuring System
May 7, 2014—Chief Automotive Technologies announced on Tuesday the release of its new LaserLock–live mapping–system, a portable electronic vehicle measuring system.
The LaserLock system uses a portable laser scanner with out-of-level measuring capabilities that can be used for blueprinting throughout the shop, even on two-post vehicle lifts.
“When you measure every vehicle upfront instead of just conducting a visual inspection, you reduce the chance that ‘hidden’ damage will crop up and delay the repair,” says Bob Holland, Chief director of collision in North and South America. “‘Hidden’ damage can lead to supplemental estimates, lost time waiting for additional parts and unhappy customers. LaserLock’s design allows it to be easily moved between the estimating bay and frame rack, leading to better estimates and quicker repairs.”
In addition to the laser scanner, LaserLock includes 45 targets with a wide range of attachments, dual flat screen monitors, a computer, color printer and exclusive Chief software.
An aluminum collet kit is available for use with aluminum vehicles like the 2015 Ford F-150 pickup.
The system is contained within its own rolling cabinet, so it can be moved throughout the shop without having to be dismantled or loaded onto a cart. An optional tripod is available for raising the scanner to measure a vehicle mounted on a two-post lift. To accommodate any bay layout, the scanner connects to the rolling workstation with a 20-foot cable.
“With LaserLock, a shop operator who wants to start blueprinting doesn’t have to dedicate a frame rack to measuring or even purchase a second measuring system for the estimator,” Holland said. “The estimator can wheel the system over to a two-post lift, which is the most cost-effective way to get most vehicles in the air. When the estimate is complete, LaserLock can be wheeled back to the repair bay and set up for frame rack use in less than five minutes.”
For more information, visit the Chief website.