VisiCon also designs, assembles, and delivers accessories, that are useful for headlamp alignment machines:
Mechanical centraliser, for alignment of vehicles along the driving direction. The vehicle is centralised by means of mechanical pushers that are driven symmetrically against the inside of the wheels. The pusher fronts are equipped with polymer rollers to avoid damage to tyres or rims. The vehicle is positioned on roller beds, that allow easy movement of the vehicle to the side. The yellow and black polymer rollers of the roller beds are distributed in a checker pattern for work safety reasons.
The maximum height of the centraliser unit between the wheel tracks is 46 mm. The installation depth of the unit is 145 mm. With a maximum vehicle weight limit of 4 tons, the standard centraliser is extremely robust and does not mind to be driven over.
ECE-Based Visual Headlamp Inspection Aids
ECE-regulations are based on a visual inspection of the headlamp beam on a white wall at 25 meter distance to the vehicle. Attached to the wall are markers for the horizontal and vertical center lines of the headlamps.
In the production lines, and also in audit facilities of vehicle manufacturers, there often is not enough room to have a 25m-wall installed. The manufacturers therefore often request the installation of movable walls for visual sample inspections at a distance of 5 to 10 meters to the vehicle.
The pivot-wall is usually installed in production lines, where a quick check is required at regular intervals for process capability tests. The wall pivots around a side pillar, with minimal time for set-up and retraction.
The central markers are aligned automatically by the control PC of the headlamp aiming machine. As aiming aids, 2 lasers lines are used, that are emerging from the centres of the central markers. Correctly aligned, the lasers point at the centres of the headlamp burners.
When not in use, the unit is pivoted towards the driving direction, so that vehicles are able to pass unhindered.
Manually Operated 10-Meter-Wall
For visual inspection of headlamps, this model offers a manually movable screen. Like a school blackboard, the screen is pulled down, when a set of headlamps is required to be inspected visually. After the inspection, the screen is raised, so that the vehicle is free to pass underneath the screen.
The alignment of the center line markers is done manually, but an upgrade to motorised alignment is available.
Integrated into a Rolling Master, the reference headlamp is used as headlamp alignment master. It is used for testing the alignment procedures, for example during process capability tests. It consists of a vehicle headlamp and a holder. The headlamp is mechanically arrested into the holder. The alignment of the reference headlamp is checked visually by means of a laser, that is integrated into the holder.
For calibration purposes, a calibration gauge is placed onto the centraliser instead of a vehicle. The calibration gauge is not only the carrier for calibration lasers, headlamp masters, etc. Calibration gauges are available in accordance to your specification, and is delivered upon request with its own crane, hoisting gear and storage tray.