Autel US has released its IA800, Intelligent ADAS Optical Positioning for its Standard ADAS Calibration frame that drastically reduces the setup time involved in frame-to-vehicle positioning prior to ADAS component calibration.
The IA800 employs six high resolution cameras and ADAS positioning software to transform Autel’s Standard Calibration frame into a rapid yet precise frame centering and vehicle distancing unit, enabling technicians to accomplish frame-to-vehicle placement in minutes.
The cameras are easily attached to Autel’s Standard Calibration Frame. The IA800 package also includes four-wheel clamps with camera targets, standing targeting component and optical positioning software update for the user’s existing MaxiSYS tablet.
The IA800 makes the frame-to-vehicle positioning process much quicker and more precise by eliminating the need for such mechanical measuring tools as reflectors, plumb bobs and measuring tape. With the IA800, wheel clamps with camera targets are attached to the rear wheels and a standing target component is placed in the front of the vehicle or to its side, depending on the vehicle make, model and year. The tablet, now placed securly on the frame, is paired with the cameras.
The system recognizes the positioning targets and calculates the current angle, distance and offset position of the frame to the vehicle. The technician simply follows the onscreen instructions to move the frame or adjust the angle of it until the current values match the required values. A green check mark displays for each parameter once the required position values are achieved. That’s it, the vehicle is ready for calibration.
Added value to the system is its alignment “PreCheck” capability that uses the IA800’s camera system and targeted wheel clamps attached to all four wheels to determine the vehicle’s current alignment specifications and compare them with the vehicle manufacturer’s allowed tolerances.
Ensuring a vehicle is correctly aligned, especially one that has been involved in even a minor collision, is essential to ensuring a correct ADAS component calibration. If within OE-specified tolerances, the technician can proceed to optical positioning of the frame to the vehicle. If the vehicle is shown to be out of the OE’s tolerance range, a four-wheel alignment is recommended.
The IA800 system is incredibly user-friendly with the tablet displaying vehicle-specific, step-by-step instructions for the technician.
The IA800 is available for purchase through any authorized Autel dealer.
For more info: autel.com