Al Futtaim unit installs top wheel aligner
Dubai, June 20, 2011
FastFit, the new express tyre and battery fitting centre of Al Futtaim Motors, has become UAE’s first company to install the fastest wheel aligner in the world by introducing the 4D master aligner.
Sadao Ichihara, corporate officer, Toyo Tire and Hiroaki Koike, president and CEO, Sojitz Automotive & Engineering, inaugurated the centre recently in the presence of several of Al-Futtaim Motors’ officials.
Located in Al Quoz Dubai, FastFit is a one-stop shop solution for those looking for benchmarked services and speedier turnaround times for each job, a statement said.
FastFit serves the world’s leading brands of tyres from Toyo Tires, BF Goodrich Tires, Maxxis Tires, Panasonic Car Batteries and GS Batteries to suit all passenger cars, 4x4’s, sport utility vehicles and light commercial vehicles.
The 4D master aligner operates 50 per cent faster than any other wheel aligning machine in the UAE market today, giving FastFit, a division of AFM’s tyres and batteries division, a head start in this very competitive business sector.
Sophisticated cameras capture eight measurements per second, thus guaranteeing real time visualisation of data on the control unit screen, along with LCD repeaters integrated into the rear measuring heads, permitting simultaneous work under the vehicle on adjustment operations.
Arsalan Mirza, manager, Al-Futtaim Motors Tyres and Batteries Division, said: “At Al Futtaim Motors, we are constantly upgrading our services to provide our valuable customers with the latest state-of-the-art equipment. The UAE’s passion for vehicles is well known and to be able to offer the best in Automotive service while reducing turnaround times will surely be valued and welcomed.”
The 4D master aligner allows for the operation to be carried out via drive-through bays, while the actual 4D control unit is placed at an appropriate area within the workshop.
The 4D master is capable of limitless assessment of vehicle angles at elevated levels, while automatically compensating the lift at identification of improper vehicle alignment.
In comparison to its predecessors, the 4D master aligner does not require maintaining a fixed distance between the sensor and lift, with the additional option of skipping run-out proceeds owing to a calibrated coupling target-clamp.
The advanced alignment station is equipped with special 3 point clamps to avoid any damage to alloy rims, while the compact precision minimises disturbances when working turntables with automatic sideways movements and pneumatic locking system. – TradeArabia News Service
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