Calibration of Equipment

Calibration of Equipment

The trade is changing. New materials and technologies place escalating demands on the skill levels of glass and bodywork repair technicians. To stay ahead of the game, mobile and workshop fitters need not only to have access to the wide range of tools which may be required to complete any given repair, but also to understand and be competent in their use. This includes the use of ADAS calibration equipment.

There was a time when repairing minor accident damage rarely involved more than changing a glass pane and straightening a panel or two. But those days are long gone. Modern vehicles are festooned with features which complicate matters, including headlight heaters and wipers, signal repeaters, and more recently, cameras and sensors. At JT Handtools, we supply equipment and materials for repairing these systems. But increasingly, once sensors and other electronic driver aids are repaired, calibration of equipment is needed before they will work properly.

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems are electronic systems which enhance the operation of the vehicle, such as assisted speed control, lane departure warning, auto emergency braking, pedestrian avoidance, and so on. When repairing a component considered part of the ADAS, calibration of equipment may be required. This is because such systems must be finely tuned by dedicated calibration equipment in order to function. For example, a camera designed to warn drivers if they get too close to the car in front won’t be effective if it’s pointing in the wrong direction, or is not correctly focused.

When fully trained in the calibration of equipment, UK technicians will have the skills to repair any such systems on vehicles produced for any market globally. And of course, you can turn to JT Handtools for all the necessary tools. Contact us to learn more about test equipment, calibration tools, and related resources..

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