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Optical Headlight Aimer from Canbuilt Press enter to start presentation Ver 01-07/05 For Perfect Night Vision... The PANTHER from CANBUILT
Headlight Aiming Made Easy... Model OPT-5405 Instructions for this presentation Use the arrow keys to view the previous or next page. Pressing enter will take you to the next page. Press esc at any time to close the presentation. Mouse buttons are active. Click on blue links to jump to new sections. For Perfect Night Vision...
Table of Contents The Need for Optical Headlight Aimers The Panther Panther Advantages Operating Instructions Contact Canbuilt Mfg Press esc at any time to close the presentation.
Proper headlight aim is a safety concern for everyone who uses our highways at night. Headlights aimed too high or too far to the left create blinding glare for oncoming traffic. Headlights aimed too low or too far to the right do not provide adequate light for drivers to see where they are driving. Return to table of contents Passengers Pedestrians Children Inexperienced and elderly drivers are most affected by poor headlight aim. The danger is not only for the driver: Adults Property Animals
City, Country, or Highway Cars or Trucks Proper headlight aim is critical for all drivers! Return to table of contents
Headlight aim is the single most important factor in the performance of low beam headlights. Return to table of contents Quantitive Comparisons of Factors Influencing the Performance of Low-beam Headlights M. Sivak, PhD, MJ Flanagan, PhD, and T. Miyokawa University of Michigan Transportation Research Based on a recent study by the University of Michigan, Vertical headlight aim is even more important than having two working headlights!!!
D.O.T studies show that up to 50% of vehicles on the road today have at least one headlight out of adjustment! Return to table of contents That is HALF the cars coming into your shop !
You can generate large profits by providing this important service to your customers. Return to table of contents Personnel: Anyone can perform this service Area Required: No specific requirement - works in any bay Average Service Charge: Conservative National Average: $24.95 ANNUAL PROFITS 1 Headlight Alignment per $24.95X52 weeks=$6, Headlight Alignments per $24.95X52 weeks=$12, Headlight Alignments per $24.95X52 weeks=$32, Fact: An alignment check in less than 10 minutes at an alignment, Thats /hr !
In the old days there were only two types of headlights and aiming them was easy. Round Square Return to table of contents
Today there are many different types of headlights. They require an optical headlight aimer like the Canbuilt Panther for proper test & aim. Return to table of contents There are over 100 vehicle makes and models that can not be aimed with old style mechanical aimers.
This includes some of the most popular vehicles made, such as the Dodge Caravan, the Ford Taurus, and the Chevrolet Impala. Most new vehicles have aerodynamic designs that require an optical headlight aimer. Return to table of contents
Introducing The Panther OPT-5405 Optical Headlight Aimer From CANBUILT MFG Return to table of contents
The Panther OPT-5405 The Panther is a professional model optical headlight aimer designed for state inspection facilities, fleet maintenance operations, collision shops, and auto or truck repair businesses. Return to table of contents This unique aimer quickly and accurately aims all headlight designs: Foreign & Domestic Car & Truck Old & New Including: Euro patterns on high-end, late model cars High mounted headlights Tractor trailers, 4 WDs & SUVs Even the new xenon lights ALL MAKES, ALL MODELS, ALL YEARS ! For Perfect Night Vision...
How the Panther Works Although simplistic in appearance, the Panthers European technology has over 25 years of engineering refinement built in. It uses an optical grade lens to reproduce a headlight beams image inside the aiming head. Return to table of contents The pattern is transmitted to an internal screen which the technician uses to aim the light. This system provides many unique advantages:
The Panther has many advantages over other headlight aimers Aerodynamic Sealed Beam Euro Style Composite Accurately Aims All Headlights Contoured Foglamps Recessed Sport Utility Laser Guided Floor Slope Measurement Permanently mounted laser. Fast, accurate floor slope measurement Easy access for battery change Laser provides optional means for aligning aimer to headlight Exclusive Linear Alignment Visor No glare system can be used in any lighting condition Over 6 wide viewing range for trucks Fully adjustable for any height user Hairline sighting, like a gun sight Non-reversible visor protects calibration integrity No floor track required Not affected by dirt, dust, or overspray Return to table of contents
More Advantages… Exclusive Aiming Screen Inspection limits clearly shown on full length of screen Domestic and European aiming including new xenon lights 1 scale for inspections Exclusive elucidation film makes beam patterns much easier to see Tilting Base Design Exclusive design allows the unit to be easily tilted on two wheels, like a hand truck, to move from bay to bay. No Electronics for Aiming Means: no batteries, no power cords, no costly software upgrades, no programming, no adapters, no chargers, and no breakdowns. Floor Slope Calibration System Provides fast, easy, multi-bay use on any floor pitch. Retractable Pointer Positioning System Exclusive feature provides easy, fast, alignment to headlight. Return to table of contents Click on image for larger view
Still more advantages... Solid, Heavy Duty Wheels Beam Elucidation Filter Allows use in any shop lighting conditions and helps compensate for users eyes sensitivity to light. Optional Light Intensity Meter Protective Cover Mast Calibration System Included For fast, easy field calibration Return to table of contents
Even more advantages... Meets SAE Standards J599 and J600 As required for provincial inspection facilities Compact design saves shop space UPS Shippable Affordable Precision ground, Polished Optical Glass Lens Exclusive lens provides clear, accurate, beam patterns. Locking Mechanism Exclusive design provides accuracy and durability by removing side to side play in aimer head. Extruded Aluminum Mast With Built-in Lamp Height Measurement Accuracy and calibration are protected with heavy-duty metal mast. Aims high headlights such as 4wd trucks & SUVs without adapters or mast extenders. Built-in height measurement simplifies headlight aim on high mounted headlights such as 4wd & SUVs. 2 Year Warranty Includes heavy-duty mast, reinforced metal base, rubber wheels, metal aimer head. Return to table of contents
The Panther The Panther from CANBUILT MFG Your best choice for headlight aiming today, tomorrow, and beyond... Return to table of contents For All Vehicles, All Makes, All Models, All Years ! D.O.T. APPROVED
Contact: CANBUILT MFG CANBUILT MFG 103 Milvan Dr., Toronto. Ontario. Canada M9L 1Z7 Canada Toll Free: Local: Operating Instructions Return to Table of Contents Press esc at any time to close the presentation. Or your local distributor of automotive equipment
Competitive Comparisons Easiest to setup, understand and use Works on ALL Vehicles, ALL Makes, ALL Models, ALL Years Designed with fully polished optical glass lens for clear concise imaging. Rugged construction with fully reinforced base unit for rigidity and repeatable accuracy No electronics, batteries or maintenance
Operating Instructions Table of Contents Assembly Initial set-up Aiming headlights Different types of headlights Recognizing the beam patterns Return to table of contents Press esc at any time to close the presentation.
Assembly STEP 1 Bolt the mast, with lock washer & flat washer, and adjustment plates installed as shown, to the base. Align the mast to the base as shown. Be sure that the threaded adjustment plate is the top plate. Install the locknuts on the adjustment bolts, and thread adjustment bolts loosely into the top plate, only one or two turns at this time. Tighten lock nuts on adjustment bolts. STEP 2 Install optical aimer head on mast by pressing trigger lock and sliding it down the mast. Return to operating instructions table of contents
Assembly STEP 3 Check that the mast is correctly positioned. The aimer head should be parallel to the base. Tighten the mast bolt with 10 mm allen wrench. Return to operating instructions table of contents STEP 4 Install the lateral alignment visor. The narrow slot in the visor should face the rear of the aimer (the wide slot faces the front).
Assembly STEP 5 Install the pointer positioning system using hardware as shown. STEP 6 Attach the holder to the middle of the aimer head, at the tip of the pointer. Assembly is Complete Return to operating instructions table of contents
Initial Set-up FLOOR SLOPE CALIBRATION Prior to operation, the aimer must be calibrated for the slope of the floor in the work area. The Panther OPT-5405 uses a laser guided system for floor slope calibration. Position aimer at front of bay. Turn on laser by turning knob on laser housing. Measure laser beam height from floor at front wheel and at back wheel. Return to operating instructions table of contents The distance from the floor should be exactly the same. If it is not, adjust floor slope knob until they are equal.
Initial Set-up RECORDING THE FLOOR SLOPE SETTING Use the recorded floor slope setting for subsequent uses in the same location. Simply set the slope adjustment knob to the previously recorded position prior to aiming headlights. Note: A decal is included with the aimer. You can record floor slope settings and adhere the decal to aimer for reference. Return to operating instructions table of contents Near the floor slope adjustment knob, there is a register consisting of a small cylinder that can be used to count the turns of the knob. This register sinks or raises with each turn of the knob. Shops using the Panther in more than one location should record the floor slope settings for each location. Once the setting is recorded, it is not necessary to take the floor slope measurement again for this location. Initial set-up is complete
SET FLOOR SLOPE KNOB Set floor slope knob for current bay using previously recorded bay calculation or go to Initial Set-up Floor Slope Calibration.Initial Set-up Floor Slope Calibration Aiming Headlights Return to operating instructions table of contents
POSITION AIMER TO THE HEADLIGHT Place the aimer in front of one headlamp at a distance between 10 to 14 in. Most beam patterns are clearest if the optical lens is about 12 from the lamp surface. Rotate aimer positioning system (pointer) to front of aimer. Move aimer so that positioning pointer is at center of headlight beam. Return to operating instructions table of contents Aiming Headlights
Finding the center of the light There are several ways to determine the center of the headlight beam. If the headlight has a clear lens and you can see the bulb, it is generally located at the center. Many light beams have a dark spot in the center of the beam, this can be easily found by placing a cloth over the light and turning on the headlights. Some headlight lenses have a small dot in the lens that indicates the center. Return to operating instructions table of contents
OPTIONAL METHOD OF POSITIONING AIMER The Panther has markings drawn on the aimer which can also be used for positioning the aimer at the center of the headlight. These markings can be used instead of the pointer if desired. The laser can also be used for vertical centering. Return to operating instructions table of contents Aiming Headlights Align with horizontal center of beam View from top View from side Align with vertical center of beam
Aiming Headlights Return to operating instructions table of contents The Panther has two marks on its mast to assist in determining the headlamp height. If the top of the aimer head is lower than the bottom mark, the headlamp is lower than 36. If the top of the aimer head is between the top mark and the bottom mark, the headlamp height is between 36 and 48. If the top of the aimer head is higher than the top mark, the headlamp height is higher than 48. Set the beam slope knob accordingly. QUICKLY DETERMINING HEADLAMP HEIGHT
ALIGNING AIMER TO VEHICLE With aimer in front of the headlight, choose two symmetrical points of the vehicle located also at the same height (i.e. the upper part of the lamps, strut bolts, radiator support bolts). Points located too high, such as the vehicles roof, should be avoided: the best accuracy is obtained using lower points. Looking through the lateral alignment visor, make both points lie on the visor's wire, by slightly moving the aimer. Return to operating instructions table of contents Aiming Headlights
Aimer is ready to test headlight. Turn on headlights and use internal screen to aim the light. Low Beam Headlamps are aimed so that the top edge of the high- intensity zone is at the NOMINAL VERTICAL AIM line, and the left edge of the high-intensity zone is at the vertical center line of the screen. NOTE: Inspection limits are 4 (100mm) as shown on screen. Return to operating instructions table of contents AIMING LOW BEAM HEADLAMPS
Different Types of Headlights AIMING HIGH BEAM HEADLAMPS AND AUXILIARY DRIVING LIGHTS Return to operating instructions table of contents High beam headlamps and auxiliary driving lights are aimed so that the center of the high-intensity zone is located at the horizontal and vertical center of the screen.
Different Types of Headlights Return to operating instructions table of contents EUROPEAN STYLE LOW BEAMS European low beams do not have a high-intensity zone, all the illuminated area has a similar intensity. European type low beams are aimed so the cutoff of the illuminated zone is located at the horizontal and biased line.
Contact: CANBUILT MFG Canbuilt Mfg 103 Milvan Dr., Toronto, Ontario. Canada Visit our website at Local: Operating Instructions Return to Table of Contents Press esc at any time to close the presentation.