Intercomp Precision Hub Scale Removes Need for Setup Wheels and Tires

The ultra-competitive nature of modern day professional racing requires an
increased level of precision chassis setup. Advances in several areas, including
chassis design, suspension theory and tire compounds, have drastically
increased the level of achievable performance. Intercomp’s Precision Hub Plate
Scale System makes it possible to push racecars closer to the performance limit.

Traditionally, racers measure corner weights with a wheel/tire set mounted
and inflated to identical pressures to remove many of the unknowns that
could produce false readings. Depending on chassis sophistication, level
of desired performance and other factors, tire pressure equalization may
not produce satisfactory readings due to things like inconsistencies in
wheels and tires.

Many teams dedicate a single set of wheels and tires used only to obtain corner
weights with a pad-type scale system, but that takes up additional space in
an already packed transporter, garage or paddock space. Intercomp’s Hub
Plate Scale System, the industry’s first alignment system with an integrated
wireless scale in the hub stand, is the solution that allows for consistent scale
values without the need for dedicated scale tires and wheels.

Hub stands for the system, made of 6061-T6 Aircraft-grade Billet Aluminum,
pair superior materials and engineering with 360° Ball Transfer Bearing
Technology, which allows the suspension to settle without binding. Without
mounted wheel/tire assemblies, mechanics can easily adjust chassis settings
while suspension alignment is read with Intercomp’s Digital Caster/Camber
Gauge attached to each hub stand using factory-installed steel inserts.

“Intercomp’s Hub Scale System has produced a more repeatable and precise
result for us, when compared to a scale pad system,” said Lone Star Racing
Team Manager AJ Peterson. The team has campaigned the No. 80 Mercedes-
AMG GT3 in the IMSA (International Motor Sports Association) WeatherTech
Championship and the Pirelli World Challenge series.

“The system is also compact and allows for easy transport and storage,”
added Peterson when asked about additional benefits when competing in a
national-level race series.

Built-in RFX™ technology increases the usability of the system with simultaneously
displayed data on a wireless indicator or PC with RaceWeigh software. A variety
of pre-made hub adaptors, including a blank adaptor that allows for custom
machining for custom hubs, allow for flexibility in vehicle applications.