‘Revolution’ – Corghi brings R.E.M.O. to Automechanika
In a recent press release, Italian machinery manufacturer Corghi declared that ‘revolution’ is occurring. This particular upheaval is taking place in the alignment business; on 21 January this year, after a six-year development period, Corghi released the R.E.M.O. – short for Robotic Equipment for Measuring by Optics. The R.E.M.O., whose name is also a nod to Corghi co-founder the late Remo Corghi, was conceived in response to the need to avoid all contact between a vehicle’s rim and an aligner’s clamps during measurement. Corghi says R.E.M.O. meets this goal completely, using artificial vision technology to measure toe-in, and complete 3D scanning of the wheel. This new product will be on display at Corghi’s Automechanika 2012 stand next week.
Corghi lists the revolution’s key ‘benefits as follows:
– Measurement with no physical contact between the instruments and the vehicle/wheels
– Rims protected against damage
– No clamps or other related accessories necessary
– Completely automated acquisition and measurement with no operator actions
– Easy to use
– Quicker cycles
– Error-free measurement, with absolute repeatability of values measured
The Italian manufacturer believes these characteristics combine to provide improved safety, precision and profitability. It states that nothing similar or even comparable exists on the market today – because the R.E.M.O. project started from a blank sheet of paper and a set of great ideas, which took shape over time and succeeded where many others had failed before.
Admittedly, the launch of a revolutionary Corghi product brings a sense of déjà vu. In 2001, the company presented “leva la leva” leverless technology, which revolutionised the very concept of the tyre changer. Conceptually speaking, the two projects are similar in the fact that “leva la leva” (leverless) technology had nothing in common whatsoever with any other product existing at the time. Today, however, 11 years later, it is the only universally accepted standard operating principle for top end tyre changers and has been adopted worldwide by all manufacturers – even those that Corghi notes were sceptical at first. With the release of R.E.M.O., Corghi is confident it can legitimately call itself the technological leader of both the tyre changer and wheel aligner segments.