Chief, Globaljig Presented by Chief and Chassis Liner will provide product demos and the best deals of the year on industry-leading collision repair equipment and training at the 2016 SEMA Show.
The American love affair with trucks continues, with sales of pickups
outpacing declining car sales month after month. Through August 2016, sales of
light-duty trucks are up 8 percent year-over-year, versus car sales that are
down 8 percent. Shops that want to be able to properly repair collision damage
on these popular vehicles need the right equipment.
Chief’s new Cam Scan HD is the first computerized measuring system in
North America designed to identify and document all collision damage on heavy-duty
vehicles, including trucks and buses.
The new Chief Vulcan Adhesive Debonding Unit (ADU) is the first product designed to efficiently break the bond of structural adhesives used in heavy-duty vehicle manufacturing. Unlike torches or heat guns, the Chief Vulcan ADU lets technicians precisely control the degree of heat used on the surface of a component, cleanly releasing the layer of glue underneath. This tight temperature control is needed to not overheat the materials, greatly reducing the risk of component damage.
purchase a Chief Goliath™ or Impulse - E/VHT™ frame rack; Vector™ or
LaserLock™ computerized measuring system; or Chief MI-200T spot
welder will receive a voucher good for two days of free training at any Chief
University class. The voucher is valid for one year
after equipment installation.
Chief was recently admitted to the National Truck & Heavy Equipment Claims Council (NTHECC),
the pivotal industry trade organization dedicated to ethics, efficiency and
issues involving the servicing of insurance claims and the subsequent repairs
of all forms of heavy-duty vehicles and equipment. Chief was elected into the
council as an associate member by majority vote of the membership at its spring
Chief, North America’s leading collision repair equipment
manufacturer, has added two distributors to its extensive sales and service network.
New Orleans Equipment Company of Harahan, Louisiana, will support customers in
Louisiana and south central Mississippi, while Collision Equipment Experts,
Inc., of Lake in the Hills, Illinois, will cover the Chicago, central Illinois
and western Indiana regions. Both companies will carry the full Chief line,
including frame racks, benches,
vehicle-anchoring systems, measuring systems, vehicle frame specifications,
welders, rivet guns and more.
Chief will show NACE | CARS 2016 attendees how the OEM shift to
lighter-weight materials such as aluminum, carbon fiber, high-strength steels
and magnesium is driving the need for new equipment and repair techniques to
perform proper collision repairs. NACE | CARS 2016 takes place August 9-13 at
the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Chief will be in booth
The new Globaljig®
Presented by Chief® Quick Pull bench is designed to handle most collision
repair shops sheet metal and other light-duty pulling jobs in the bay, keeping
the frame bench clear for major jobs.
America’s leading collision repair equipment manufacturer, introduces Centurion, the largest
and strongest frame rack in the industry. With custom lengths up to 80 feet,
technicians can simply drive the largest heavy-duty vehicles into position on
the Centurion, swing the towers into position, and get to work in just 10
minutes. Each tower provides 55 tons of pulling power, so Centurion can
straighten any truck, trailer, bus or other heavy-duty vehicle.
Presented by Chief
introduces the small but mighty Koala bench. Its compact size comes with a compact price, yet it's versatile enough to handle most of the structural work that comes through a typical collision repair shop - including the center section holding required to repair the latest generation of vehicles. The Koala structural repair bench can be used as an install or work bay lift for easier vehicle tear down and reassembly, sheet metal repair, blueprinting operations, or for structural straightening and holding of parts for replacement.
Presented by Chief
line of benches and frame measuring equipment is featured in a new section of the Chief website at www.chiefautomotive.com/Global-Jig/. The user-friendly site uses visual images to help guide visitors through the Globaljig product lineup and is maximized for any device.