HGV B.Tester. 2

TRUCK & BUS Brake Testers

The brake tester is used to measure components of the braking system and ensure everything is working correctly – it measures the following; Ovality, Bind, Braking Efficiency all of which equates to a percentage and following guidelines will tell the operator whether the braking system is working correctly or not. Commercial brake testing is part of the annual MOT test for vehicles and is one of the most common reasons for vehicles failing on MOT’s. DVSA have also released a publication and guidance that emphasises the importance of regular brake testing in the UK.

The Vamag brake tester measures the following braking procedures;

  • Service brake
  • Secondary brake
  • Park brake

Choosing a brake tester with an axle load of 20,000kgs means you have the capability of testing most vehicles including; HGV’s, Trailers, PSV’s, Buses, Coaches, Cranes and Heavy Duty Plant.                The Vamag brake tester has been structurally calculated and stressed to take 20,000kgs axle load, in the UK the maximum axle load is 13,000kgs for heavy goods vehicles and trailers. The additional 8,500kgs allowance means the key mechanical components such as bearings, chains etc. aren’t under any strain and are working at 57% capacity.

Brake testing in the UK is vigorous, the 15kw motors ensure low temperatures during testing  protecting key components. The gearbox and motor sit at the side of the tester under heavy duty steel covers which are fully enclosed. This prevents water, dirt and muck entering the system ensuring the gearbox and motor are not damaged.

  • Heavy Duty Gearbox and Motor. The gearbox and motor are not only the most important but have the highest expenditure behind a commercial brake testing system. The Vamag system includes 15kw motor and gearbox which run the duplex chain on the commercial brake tester which generates the speed for the rollers required to test the braking system.
  • PC Controlled & Tablet Operated. The brake tester is PC controlled using the Latest DVSA software to calculate pass and fail percentages. The brake tester also comes with a tablet which is controlled in cab by the operator allowing an effective one-man test.
  • Installation frame / cassette. No need for any concrete form work
  • 20,000kgs Axle Load.
  • 8 Weight Cells. The commercial brake tester our system uses 8 dynamic weight cells to calculate axle loads of vehicles and to work with the DVSA software to calculate bind and pass / fail result. The 8 weight cells allow ultimate precision during the weighing process to ensure the most accurate results.
  • Bi-Directional allowing a vehicle to be tested in drive on or reverse on direction this allows a commercial brake tester to be used in even the smallest of spaces.
  • Soft-Start Operation. The Vamag commercial brake tester runs a soft start motor which enables the rollers to start up softly putting less pressure on the gearbox and motor.
  • Roller brake locking allowing you to drive the vehicle out of the brake tester safely first time, every time.
  • TUV Nord & CE Approved. Quality control and reliability are essential when considering capital investment.
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