The PANTHER from CANBUILT For Perfect Night Vision... Optical Headlight Aimer from Canbuilt Press enter to start presentation Ver 01-07/05
Headlight AimingMade Easy... For Perfect Night Vision... 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.
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 low or too far to the right do not provide adequate light for drivers to see where they are driving. The danger is not only for the driver: • Adults • Property • Animals • Passengers • Pedestrians • Children Headlights aimed too high or too far to the left create blinding glare for oncoming traffic. Inexperienced and elderly drivers are most affected by poor headlight aim. Return to table of contents
City, Country, or HighwayCars 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. Based on a recent study by the University of Michigan, Vertical headlight aim is even more important than having two working headlights!!! 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 Return to table of contents
D.O.T studies show that up to 50% of vehicles on the road today have at least one headlight out of adjustment! That is HALF the cars coming into your shop ! Return to table of contents
You can generate large profits by providing this important service to your customers. 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 Day @ $24.95 X 52 weeks = $6,487.00 2 Headlight Alignments per Day @ $24.95 X 52 weeks = $12,974.00 3 Headlight Alignments per Day @ $24.95 X 52 weeks = $32,435.00 Fact: An alignment check in less than 10 minutes at 24.95 an alignment, That’s 149.70/hr ! Return to table of contents
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. There are over 100 vehicle makes and models that can not be aimed with old style mechanical aimers. Return to table of contents
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
IntroducingThe Panther OPT-5405Optical 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. • 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 WD’s & SUV’s • Even the new xenon lights • ALL MAKES, ALL MODELS , ALL YEARS ! For Perfect Night Vision... Return to table of contents
How the Panther Works Although simplistic in appearance, the Panther’s European technology has over 25 years of engineering refinement built in. It uses an optical grade lens to reproduce a headlight beam’s image inside the aiming head. The pattern is transmitted to an internal screen which the technician uses to aim the light. This system provides many unique advantages: Return to table of contents
The Panther has many advantages over other headlight aimers Accurately Aims All Headlights No floor track required · Aerodynamic · Sealed Beam · Euro Style · Composite · Contoured · Foglamps · Recessed · Sport Utility Not affected by dirt, dust, or overspray • 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 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 Click on image for larger view 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. Retractable Pointer Positioning System Exclusive feature provides easy, fast, alignment to headlight. Floor Slope Calibration System Provides fast, easy, multi-bay use on any floor pitch. Return to table of contents
Still more advantages... Beam Elucidation Filter Allows use in any shop lighting conditions and helps compensate for users’ eyes sensitivity to light. Mast Calibration System Included For fast, easy field calibration Solid, Heavy Duty Wheels Optional Light Intensity Meter Protective Cover Return to table of contents
Even more advantages... • 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 & SUV’s without adapters or mast extenders. • Built-in height measurement simplifies headlight aim on high mounted headlights such as 4wd & SUV’s. 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. • Meets SAE Standards J599 and J600 • As required for provincial inspection facilities • Compact design saves shop space • UPS Shippable • Affordable 2 Year Warranty Includes heavy-duty mast, reinforced metal base, rubber wheels, metal aimer head. Return to table of contents
The Pantherfrom CANBUILT MFGYour best choice for headlight aimingtoday, tomorrow, and beyond... For All Vehicles, All Makes, All Models, All Years ! D.O.T. APPROVED Return to table of contents
Contact: CANBUILT MFG Or your local distributor of automotive equipment Canada Toll Free: 1-888-607-2926 Local: 416-749-6555 firstname.lastname@example.org CANBUILT MFG 103 Milvan Dr., Toronto. Ontario. Canada M9L 1Z7 Return to Table of Contents Operating Instructions Press “esc” at any time to close the presentation.
Operating InstructionsTable 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. 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). Return to operating instructions table of contents
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. The distance from the floor should be exactly the same. If it is not, adjust floor slope knob until they are equal. Return to operating instructions table of contents
Initial Set-up RECORDING THE FLOOR SLOPE SETTING 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. 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. Initial set-up is complete Return to operating instructions table of contents
Aiming Headlights 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. Return to operating instructions table of contents
Aiming Headlights 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
Finding the center of the light There are several ways to determine the center of the headlight beam. 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. If the headlight has a clear lens and you can see the bulb, it is generally located at the center. Some headlight lenses have a small dot in the lens that indicates the center. Return to operating instructions table of contents
Aiming Headlights 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. Align with vertical center of beam View from side Align with horizontal center of beam View from top Return to operating instructions table of contents
Aiming Headlights QUICKLY DETERMINING HEADLAMP HEIGHT 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. Return to operating instructions table of contents
Aiming Headlights 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. AIMING LOW BEAM HEADLAMPS 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
Different Types of Headlights AIMING HIGH BEAM HEADLAMPS AND AUXILIARY DRIVING LIGHTS 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. Return to operating instructions table of contents
Different Types of Headlights 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. Return to operating instructions table of contents
Contact: CANBUILT MFG 1-888-607-2926 Local: 416-749-6555 email@example.com Canbuilt Mfg 103 Milvan Dr., Toronto, Ontario. Canada Visit our website at www.canbuilt.com Return to Table of Contents Operating Instructions Press “esc” at any time to close the presentation.