Bee Line’s state-of-the-art computerized alignment systems utilize lasers, which are more accurate than manual or infrared sensors. The bright laser beams are highly visible and show any alignment errors on the vehicle. Bee Line lasers provide the most accurate alignment readings on the market today. While most systems only measure to one hundredths of an inch (0.01), Bee Line uses a system capable of measuring alignment variables to five thousandths of an inch (0.005).
All corrections and adjustments to a vehicle’s alignment are done with a “live” reading. The readings for toe, rear tracking and camber are shown on the computer screen or a wireless Remote Display and reflect all changes as corrections are being made to ensure accuracy.
Calibration is built-in on Bee Line equipment. Calibration is an important part of any alignment system and should be done frequently to ensure accurate alignment readings. Bee Line’s equipment has built in calibration capability and can be calibrated by the operator at any time in just a few minutes.
Laser guided alignment system that allows us to gauge toe, camber, caster, KPI and steering stops, as well as rear tracking on tractors and trailers.
In order for a vehicle to achieve proper tracking, the wheels must travel parallel to the centerline. All rear axles, including offset axles and axles with different tire spacers or different size tires are set perfectly at 90 degrees to the centerline of the vehicle regardless of whether the chassis is centered over the axle. If the rear axles are not traveling 90 degrees to the center line of the vehicle, there will be excessive tire wear on the front and rear tires. The rear axle alignment is usually thought of as the second most critical tire wearing angle, although the rear axle tracking can be the most costly due to it causing premature tire wear on all of the vehicle’s tires – front and rear. Proper rear axle tracking will also increase fuel mileage since wheel dragging is relieved. The Proven Bee Line self-centering Wheel Cradles assure the correct position of the laser when seated on the cradles in relation to the axle.
The laser beam is aimed forward in a line identical to the axle’s thrust line and strikes the front target, which measures the amount of axle error from the center line of the vehicle.
Bee Line is a pioneer in axle correction equipment, and our exclusive equipment is a must for our truck repair facility that wants to perform complete truck alignment service. Most passenger cars and light trucks have adjustments or aftermarket kits to adjust camber and caster to preferred specifications vs. OEM tolerances, so it only makes sense to set a heavy duty truck to preferred specifications for optimized performance. The Bee Line floating beam system and correction tooling allow us to fine-tune the axles to these specs.
By making cold bends, our tools enable us to make precise camber and caster corrections on any size axle without removing them from the vehicle. Improper camber is the third leading cause of steer tire wear. Not correcting camber causes premature tire wear and costs the you money. With Bee Line’s patented and proven camber and caster correction tooling, we can align tractors and trailers completely for top performance.