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Sneak Peek: Computerized Measuring Training

Posted by Chief Technology on Feb 16, 2016 10:15:51 AM

chief_universityAs today’s vehicles become more advanced, with improved metals, cutting edge electronics, and seemingly NASA style engines, they also become vastly different. You don’t work on the engine of a Maserati GranTurismo the same way you do a Ford F-250. The same can be said for the body work as well.

As vehicles change so do the means to analyze and repair them. The days of the printed spec sheet and tape measure are long gone. Computerized measuring is the norm in many body shops. Shops see an increase in production, by reducing cycle time. Making sure your shop is equipped with a computerized measuring system such as Chief’s Vector™ or Laserlock™ simply isn’t enough, you need qualified techs to utilize the machines and make repairs. Our Computerized Measuring Training course is designed to teach repair techs how measuring systems are being used today.

When you or your techs sign up for the course, you’ll gain valuable knowledge that can elevate your work – and your shop’s reputation. Here’s a preview of what you’ll learn:

This 2-day (16 hour) interactive class trains technicians on the most efficient use of computerized measuring. Technicians learn to operate Chief's Live Mapping™ Systems to identify structural misalignment and maximize both repair quality and profitability.

Key "hands-on" learning activities include:

  • Identify and analyze the internal and external forces that occur during a collision that cause structural misalignment.
  • Understanding terminology and theory of operation of Live Mapping systems.
  • The most efficient way to set up a Chief Computerized Measuring system and identify structural misalignment.
  • Running the Live Mapping software using hands-on assignments directly under experienced, senior-level instructor guidance.
  • Troubleshooting, care, and maintenance to improve productivity.

Computerized Measuring can increase your shops production but do require a skilled labor force to use and maintain the equipment. An investment in your tech’s knowledge and education will only increase your shop's quality of work and reputation.

Need more information on Computerized Measuring?  Take a look at our Measuring Concepts Guide:

Measuring Equipment Basics  

Topics: Auto Body Repair, Shop Tools, Training, Measurement