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BM20200 Mobile Brake Tester Installation

It’s great to know you have these options available and further more knowing there is a company ready to fulfill every aspect of your ATF project. BM and V-Tech are dedicated to being able to provide the best equipment for your workshop. With expert, BM trained, engineers on hand to deliver your ATF project with as little hassle as possible. Designed, project managed, installed and also maintained all our projects come with full VOSA approval. Get in touch today and find your ideal commercial garage solution.
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Mobile Brake Tester – ATF Solution

In-ground or mobile Brake Tester?

It can be a question of space, of workshop flexibility, finding the budget for expensive civil work or the ability to use one brake tester across a number of sites. There are a number factors to consider when choosing the best Brake tester for your ATF.

 
When Omega Travel approached us looking for a brake tester for their fleet service garage it was evident that a mobile brake tester ticked all the boxes for their ATF project. Being specialist BM suppliers for the UK we were more than happy to recommend a quick, hassle free solution in the form of a BM20200 Mobile roller brake tester.
The BM20200 is a robust and super flexible bit of kit. Top of the range Danish engineering with a fantastic software package and widely used by the VOSA across their own test facilities therefore the ideal brake tester for Omega Travel to use on their fine fleet of coaches.
 

Mobile Brake Tester Installation

 

 

BM20200 mobile roller brake tester
Top of the range mobile brake tester from BM. The BM20200

 
It’s great to know you have these options available and further more knowing there is a company ready to fulfil every aspect of your ATF project. BM and V-Tech are dedicated to being able to provide the best equipment for your workshop. With expert, BM trained, engineers on hand to deliver your ATF project with as little hassle as possible. Designed, project managed, installed and also maintained all our projects come with full VOSA approval. Get in touch today and find your ideal commercial garage solution.
 

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Enhance Your ATF Business using BM Chassis Load Simulation

The DVSA Commercial vehicle brake test has two elements within it to achieve a Pass result; exceeding minimum brake force requirements or pass when more than 50% of wheels lock.

Often it is not understood that these pass criteria can be managed by the operator to give a particular vehicle the best chance of achieving a pass. Some vehicle types are more suited to pass on locks, while other vehicles are better at achieving minimum brake forces.

If you have the facilities to carefully manage the load on the axle during the brake test, the vehicle can be presented for test with best chance of achieving a pass.

Fine adjustment of the axle load can be used to direct the brake result towards either of the two pass criteria, this cannot be achieved using the traditional loading method of placing concrete blocks on the vehicle, a computer controlled chassis loading system is required to make fine load adjustments during the brake test.

BM CLS Chassis Loading System

BM Autoteknik A/S has developed the only two systems that meet the loading requirements and DVSA pit Health and Safety requirements.

The BM Chassis Loading System uses Modular hydraulic units of 5 tonne capacity that are placed on the sidewalls of testlane inspection pit. Loading systems can be installed to load 10, 20 or 30 tonnes on to the vehicle chassis; BM recommends a 20 tonne system for the DVSA brake test.

Hydraulic load units move along rails as the vehicle progresses through the brake test, so the operator only has to attach the load simulator once on to the vehicle, to complete the test.

Loading the chassis, and not the axle, is important as the load sensing system of the vehicle needs to be triggered so that the vehicles brakes are activated.

The control system built into the braketester firmware constantly monitors the load on the axle, if the vehicle has air suspension and the airbags start to inflate and starts increasing the axle load, the control system will automatically compensate and maintain the required axle load during the brake test.

The BM CLS system requires that a BM braketester is mounted across an inspection pit.

BM74000 Chassis Loading system

When a Braketester is fitted in the floor, the BM CLS system cannot be used. BM resolved this by designing the BM 74000 unit that presses down on the bed of the vehicle, or 5th wheel of a tractor unit. The BM74000 utilises sophisticated software to control the vehicle load, giving the same fine control and self regulating capability as the BM CLS system. The BM74000 delivers up to 10 tonne loads very quickly.

Most operators will be familiar with the BM74000 as they are used in DVSA test stations.

Enhance your ATF Lane capability

The DVSA recommend that during a Brake test the vehicle axle is loaded to a minimum of 65% capacity, the BM CLS automatically calculates this from information in the DVSA DTP number database; however 65% might not be the optimum load for a Pass for the vehicle type under test.

The BM CLS and BM74000 systems have the capability for the operator to alter the load within seconds. An ATF lane fitted with BM Chassis loading systems, with thoughtful operation should deliver better pass rates than a lane without load simulation.

Maximise your customer base.

An ATF lane fitted with a load simulation system can be very attractive to vehicle operators seeking to have their fleet tested, as they do not have to load the vehicle themselves; this is especially helpful if they have difficult to load vehicles such as Tippers, Tankers or concrete trucks.

Tractor units can be taken to the ATF without a loaded test trailer attached.

Chassis loading helps to ensure the test lane is fully booked.

John Gul owner of Independent Fleet Care in Barking first installed CLS ten years ago, and in 2014 installed a second ATF lane with CLS capability, and updated the braketesters in both lanes for tachograph testing.

Independent Fleet Care ATF station is testing five days a week and one of the highest utilisation rates in the area.

The capability of the BM CLS system attracts owner operator and Fleet customers from a wide area, as they do not have to self load their vehicles.

BM chassis loading has given Independent Fleet Care a huge advantage in an increasingly competitive ATF market.

We are exhibiting at the NEC in Birmingham from the 26th-28th April this year

We’re exhibiting at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC in Birmingham.

Visit us where we have experts on hand to answer any questions you may have

The CV Show is the best attended, largest and the most comprehensive road transport and logistics event held in Britain, providing commercial vehicle operators with far greater choice than any other exhibition serving the sector. The Show attracts close to 20,000 business visitors and its central location at the NEC Birmingham, ensures a truly nationwide attendance. For operators it is the annual meeting place and if you intend to do business in this industry the CV Show is where you should be seen.