The TruckCam Camera Wheel Alignment system is designed to measure all wheel angles on commercial, heavy-duty vehicles. The system features an integrated gyro and electronic inclinometers and can be used on trucks, trailers, buses, vans and even agricultural vehicles.
It enables dynamic toe and camber measurements while in driving position by using the TruckCam Rolling Method. For this measurement, no lifting of the axles with run-out compensation is required. Of course, the system also enables run-out compensation of wheel adaptors. It also uses wireless technology for transmitting data between the measurement units and the computer. The computer program guides the user through the measuring process and prints out measuring reports of values measured before and after alignment.
This system uses the centerline principle to determine the position of axles and individual wheels in relation to the vehicle centerline. The centerline of the vehicle is determined by the self-centering frame gauges hung in the front and rear of the chassis or body.
The reflective targets are placed on an equal distance from this centerline, creating an imaginary line on each side of the vehicle, parallel to the vehicle centerline.
The camera measures distance and position in relation to the front and rear targets. Thanks to this, the system software is able to calculate all wheel angles for that particular wheel and axle in relation to the centerline, for example, total toe, individual toe, out of square and parallelism between axles.
When measuring caster, KPI and turn angles, the system uses the position of the camera relative to the targets in combination with the data given by the integrated gyroscope and inclinometers.