Why do the tower type systems require the operator to roll the vehicle on the raised lift?

There are two reasons conventional tower systems require the vehicle to be rolled on the lift:

  1. Their targets that attach to the wheel are only 1 dimensional....therefore their cameras must see these targets in more than one position in order to create a 3 dimensional model.

  2. Their wheel clamps usually require runout compensation for correction of lateral run-out of the wheel. These wheel clamps induce artificial runout error by design and the rolling of the vehicle allows the system to make some correction for that error.

There are two reasons the Atlas® Cyclops 3-D camera alignment systemdoes not require rolling

of the vehicle on the lift:

  1. The targets are 3 dimensional....they are more than just a flat surface with dots or squares on their surface. Since our targets are 3 dimensional our system can create 3 dimensional modeling while allowing the vehicle to remain perfectly still.

  2. The Atlas® Cyclops 3-D alignment system has non-runout fast clamps that are precision manufactured for accuracy.....they do not artificially induce lateral runout.
The (OLD SCHOOL) Tower 3-D cameras utilize wheel mounted sensor targets that are flat or one (1) dimensional. This OLD TOWER 3-D camera alignment system needs two cameras along with the forward and backward movement (rolling the vehicle back and forth on the lift) of the wheel mounted flat target sensor to “triangulate” the target sensor’s position in space. The Atlas® Cyclops (single camera system) uses a (patented) three (3) dimensional sensor target (not flat) that allows a FIXED single camera to establish a triangulated sensor position without moving the vehicle. This is IC3D technology!