News: Last Chance for Collision Repairers to Grade Insurers
The new Cam Scan HD is the first computerized measuring system in North America designed to identify and document all collision damage on heavy-duty vehicles, including trucks and buses.
Chief’s new Cam Scan HD is the first computerized measuring system in North America designed to identify and document all collision damage on heavy-duty vehicles, including trucks and buses. It lets technicians easily measure and compare two points anywhere on a vehicle using PanoVision Technology, a patented process for making precise measurements from stereophotogrammic images. It can measure the condition of a frame in the X, Y and Z axes to detect diamond, mash, sway and twist.
The Chief Cam Scan HD system can be used for frame rail analysis, axle and trailer alignment analysis, and even to measure areas that the centerline gauge and string method can’t, such as upper body damage and cab openings. Because it is faster and more accurate than traditional measuring methods, it is more profitable for shops, with the added benefit of providing documentation of each measurement.
Insurance companies are increasingly demanding documentation of damage in order to approve an estimate for repair. They’re also requiring documentation demonstrating that the repairs were made prior to initiating payment. This documentation is also valuable to the shop. Repair documents provide peace of mind to the customer and instill confidence in the shop’s professional abilities. From a liability standpoint, repair documentation provides proof of the exact condition of the vehicle when it entered and left the shop.
The Chief Cam Scan HD measuring system includes a laptop computer loaded with PanoVision software, wireless mouse, 32-inch monitor and color document printer, all housed in a durable, portable locking cabinet. The cabinet also houses the lightweight portable camera measuring assembly that’s equipped with a visual display and two cameras on each end. The lightweight camera is easy to use both inside the shop and off-site, if needed. The system comes with 12 calibration boards and measuring attachments, as well as a halogen lighting system.
To learn more about the Chief Cam Scan HD measuring system, including a video of it in action, visit www.chiefautomotive.com/Chief-HD/Frame-Measuring/Cam-Scan-HD/. For more information about the full line of Chief heavy-duty collision repair equipment, visit www.chiefautomotive.com/Chief-HD/, contact your local Chief distributor or call (800) 445-9262.