Internet-age alignment

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Hunter Engineering, Bridgeton, Mo., just introduced its Series 811T Heavy-Duty Alignment System. It incorporates Hunter’s exclusive WinAlign HD alignment software and a computer with Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system.

WinAlign HD software provides detailed alignment instructions and supports more than 50 heavy-duty axle configurations and dozens of truck/trailer, bus and dolly manufacturer configurations, according to Hunter.

WinAlign HD also includes an extensive database of specifications as supplied by major heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers. DSP306T wheel sensors gather alignment information from vehicles, while optional DSP306T-HFSS cordless sensors can send the same information via high-frequency, spread-spectrum transmitters. The signal is virtually uninterruptible, even by solid objects, says Hunter.

WinAlign HD automatically calculates and displays alignment measurements in a color-coded format to show technicians which angles are out of spec. Adjustments can be made by using bar graph targets.

The optional ShopResults.Net Internet-based tool provides a secure Web server to store alignment records and communicate alignment results to management.