Blackhawk now offers its Shark 3 computerized measuring system in a standard model and a platinum model, which comes with a toolbox-style cabinet which allows users to organize, protect, and store the system. The Shark 3 relies on ultrasound technology to collect measurements and track repairs.
Emitters on the probes are attached to the vehicle at specific points and send ultrasonic signals that are received by high frequency microphones located in the lightweight extruded aluminum beam. Results are then compared to manufacturer specifications and any problem areas are identified immediately, letting the operator focus on straightening rather than on collecting measurements.
The standard model features an eight-control point live active measuring option with a 22-inch LCD display. It comes with one-year warranty and a one-year vehicle specifications subscription.
The platinum model utilizes a toolbox-style cabinet, featuring four locking chrome spoke casters to keep the unit secure during the 12-control point live active measuring process. The new software features a unique interactive, image-based vehicle database that includes VIN decoding with the use of a scanner. The user also gets increased visual interpretation via a 27-inch monitor that provides more informed decisions during the repair process. It comes with a two-year vehicle specifications subscription, which is the most extensive in the industry.