Left to Right: Stephen Brady, Enda Breslin, Frank O’Neill, Jason Phillips.
Tri-Sphere has supplied a Chief electronic measuring system to the School of Transport Engineering, Environment and Planning at the Technical University of Dublin (TUD). The new equipment forms part of a €500,000 refurbishment of the body repair facilities and the introduction of a new training syllabus.
The Staffordshire-based supplier of Chief and Globaljig chassis measuring equipment to the UK and Republic of Ireland, delivered some refresher training and provided updates about developments in body straightening techniques, at the end of last month (September). The visit was scheduled as part of a customer care and technical support package.
TUD lecturer Frank O’Neill said:
“The visit provided opportunities for the lecturers to acquire some additional technical knowledge and source a few more practical hints and tips that can be passed on to the apprentices.”
He adds that the apprentices have found the equipment very simple to use. The operational advantages include:
- Less prep time
- Faster frame measuring
- Quicker, more accurate estimates
- Shorter repair times
- Integrated wheel alignment capabilities
TUD carries out the senior training stages for all body repair apprentices in the Republic of Ireland. Around 120 body repair apprentices each year will be trained using the Tri-Sphere supplied equipment.