Presented By Chief
Globaljig products are made in Italy and have been approved by a number of vehicle OEMs. They will be marketed under the “Globaljig Presented by Chief” brand in North America. Globaljig Presented by Chief products will be sold through the extensive Chief North American distribution network.
Globaljig’s universal fixture systems, benches and other European-style repair equipment are now available via Chief’s distributors. That makes life a little simpler for you, as you work with one source for all your equipment needs. And having those touch points for support after the sale is huge. Globaljig’s systems are manufactured in Italy, but you’ll find Chief-level support for them right here at home.
Think of auto repair benches and frame racks as two different animals within the same species. Benches hold a vehicle in alignment and allow you to position parts and pieces of the vehicle back within the alignment of the bench. With a bench you setup holding points that become specific measuring reference points. These points allow you to then make incremental adjustments in small areas to bring damaged pieces back to specs. A bench has measurement scales running down the platform and along the crossbeams to reference all repairs. This works very different from a frame rack where you hold the vehicle to the deck and then make pulls in various directions to bring the entire structure into form. A bench could be used to repair a unibody vehicle frame rail replacement; where a frame rack would be used to align overall damage within the entire structure of a framed vehicle. Chief’s full line of Globaljig benches offer you an affordable solution to making repairs on a variety of vehicles. Couple this with our Global Scan and the variety of fixtures offered and you have all the collision repair equipment needed for your shop.
Global Scan™ Turning Proof Into Profit
Whether detecting misalignment in a vehicle’s structure or verifying that repairs have successfully eliminated damage, the GlobalScan computerized measuring system can do the job. GlobalScan integrates the precision of laser scanning with a computerized data base for unmatched accuracy in collision repair and analysis. In addition to showing extent of collision damage, GlobalScan monitors progress throughout the repair and verifies the vehicle’s structure is correctly aligned. Three separate reports verify the vehicle’s structural condition by showing overhead diagrams that display center line, datum line and datum height measurements, offering indisputable evidence that the repairs made were not only needed…but returned the vehicle frame to its pre-collision condition.
GlobalScan™ Measures on the Principle of Triangulation
The system’s laser body scanner uses light-reflective Targets (each bearing a unique code) that are suspended from a vehicle’s defined reference points. The scanner houses photo sensors that identify the angle of revolving laser reflections. This information is transferred to the computer which performs the triangulation and target identification functions.