Easy set up

Contact-free wheel alignment from Bosch

Published:  25 June, 2015

Contact-free wheel alignment is here with the FWA 9000 from Bosch. It measures all four wheels simultaneously and within seconds it provides quick values for camber and toe. There's no tyre clamps so there's no set-up time and no potential damage to wheel rims either.

The system automatically assesses the position of the tyre and the chassis of the vehicle as it approaches the unit's turntable pads and can be used to assess vehicles as they enter the workshop. Thousands of laser reference points are projected onto the side of the vehicle and two stereo cameras on each measurement head provides a 3D reference model of each wheel. Camber, individual and total toe, setback, caster and geometric driving axis values are calculated in a few seconds.

A Smart Link function allows the equipment to work seamlessly with the integrated Bosch four-post lift, automatically adjusting to different wheelbases and track widths without the need to relocate lifting points.

More than 30,000 vehicle types are included on the system's database, from around 130 manufacturers.

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