Truck EBS Brake Tester

July 31st, 2019 No comments

This Is The ISOCheck EBS Plus Tool.

Designed By Our In House Tech Team The ISOCheck Tool Will Test The ISO7638 Socket On The Rear Of A Tractor Unit.

Trucks first used on the road on or after 1 May 2002 must be fitted with ISO 7638 connections. If a truck is fitted with an Electronic Braking System (EBS) and is towing a trailer fitted with EBS then a 7 core cable must be used. Trucks & Trailers with a defective EBS system (especially double decker trailers) would vastly increase the chances of roll over or jack-knife.

The simple & quick procedure of attaching the tester to the ISO7638 Truck Susie Socket and turning on the ignition will confirm Green for Good Or Red for Fault! So when the truck is returned to the road all information from the trucks ISO7638 can be trusted & proven.

Also, if the RED light indicates a fault, ISOCheck EBS-Plus will indicate which pin is at fault. Once the initial power test is complete with a RED fault light, ISOCheck will then go into diagnostic mode and flash a 1 to 7 count sequence in relation to the faulty pin.

ISOCheck EBS will test all electronic braking systems, Wabco, Knorr Bremse and Haldex, covering the differences between the early generations and the latest.

So for truck manufacturer workshops to large haulage fleets to small independent commercial repairers, ISOCheck Is An Ideal Tool!

Inspection Sheet Check Of The ISO Brake Line Creates A Safety Brake Check.

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The Electronic Braking System (EBS) Susie or the ISO 7638

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Protection Of A Trucks Diesel

July 24th, 2019 Comments off

Anti Truck Fuel Theft Alarm Installed At Brian Yeardly Int.

 

Fuel Tank Alarm Protection For Brian Yeardly

TankGuard is the latest product to protect truck diesel from theft.

TankGuard the Anti Fuel Theft Alarm will activate once the fuel cap is removed or a potential thief tampers with a Truck Fuel Tank.

Brian Yeardly Int are one of the UK’s most competitive general & music festival haulage companies, with a fleet operating with dual diesel tanks containing £1500 worth of fuel, an alarm is a necessity.

Tank Guard automatically arms after the ignition has been switched off for sixty seconds.

The TankGuard Fuel Theft Alarm is a relatively easy aftermarket installation with the option of adding a second sensor for dual fuel tanks.

aide automotive can be contacted via email info@aideautomotive.com or by phone – 0115 8456471

 

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Anti Truck Fuel Theft Alarm Installed At Haulage Company Brian Yeardly Int.

ISO7638 Truck & Trailer Tester

July 19th, 2019 Comments off

#Commercial #Vehicle Workshop is a business magazine for companies and individuals involved in all aspects of commercial vehicle servicing.

#Trailer #Servicing & fault finding was featured in the recent July issue with an advert from aide automotive detailing the #ISOCheck.

ISOCheck EBS will test all electronic braking systems, #Wabco, Knorr #Bremse and #Haldex, covering the differences between the early generations and the latest.

ISOCheck really becomes the perfect test tool on a dark wet night, the quick test and the bright (Green) OK / Fault (Red) answer increases test and repair efficiency.

ISOCheck can be used as a constant visual aide on any truck and trailer but possibly especially for double decker trailers. Double decker trailers with a defective EBS system would vastly increase the chances of roll over or jack-knife. With ISOCheck in place a driver or depot gateman would be able to see the RED warning light.

To read the full article on Trailer Servicing, go to the CVW Magazine website to review an online copy.

Contact aide automotive on 0115 8456471 to learn more about #ISO7638 testing for truck & trailer.

 

#Commercial #Vehicle Workshop is a business magazine for companies

ISOCheck EBS will test all electronic braking systems, #Wabco, Knorr #Bremse and #Haldex

Truck & Trailer ULTRASONIC SIDE & REAR DETECTION SYSTEM

July 9th, 2019 Comments off

The aide automotive Fleet side/rear proximity detection system has been designed with safety in mind.

When used with our custom built combination speed/turn indicator trigger module, enables ultrasonic detection of obstacles for HGVs & LGVs.

Reversing is often the cause of vehicle damage or human injury. Fines have been issued to transport operators for employee injury and high costs in repairs for simple low speed reversing incidents.

But also blind spot side swipes and obstacles each side of an articulated truck are major hazards.

For the low cost of a detection system for HGV’s, a massive saving could be made!!

aide automotive have the facility to expertly install Truck detection systems, Diesel Tank Alarms & many other on board safety & efficiency products.

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Truck Reversing is often the cause of vehicle damage or human injury. Fines have been issued to transport operators for employee injury and high costs in repairs for simple low speed reversing incidents.

 

 

Car & Van 12 Volt Battery Tester – Parasitic Current Drain Test

July 6th, 2019 Comments off

Current Drain Tester – Battery Diagnostics

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The Current Drain Tester has been specifically designed to assist a technician with a Battery Parasitic Current Drain test. The purpose of the test is to assess and analyse the level of parasitic current drain from a vehicles’ battery during its shutdown and sleep periods. The Vehicle Battery Current Drain Tester is manufactured in the UK using quality IEC61010 components and offers durable performance for the vehicle workshop environment.

A test box that has mounted banana plugs and sockets enabling you to make quick, reliable and repeatable connections to a multimeter, oscilloscope and test leads. The box also contains a fast acting 15A 600V ‘meter saver’ fuse for continual protection of your test instrument and a switchable 15A automotive link fuse enabling a quick check on first connection and the ability to disconnect your instrument without disturbing the vehicles’ electrical system.

Included
A set of 1m black and red banana plug leads (longer lengths available).
A set of black and a red 36A 1000V large jaw crocodile clips.

So why & How….

Analysing the status of a vehicles’ battery is a common procedure to assess the engine start-up function and also determine the working health of the charging system. Battery diagnostics enables accurate fault finding and helps identify a potential component failure (e.g starter motor or alternator). If the engine start-up and charging system are tested and both deemed fully functional, yet the engine start-up issues continue then investigation into battery Parasitic Current Drain is the next step.

Parasitic Current Drain can be defined as any electrical device that draws electric current when the ignition key is turned off. As technology installed in new vehicles continues to develop, the demand on power required from the vehicles battery also increases. The understanding and diagnosis of Parasitic Current Drain is a basic task that can be made overly difficult with the use of insufficient or poor test equipment. Vehicle technology is likely to continue to advance and the Current Drain Tester Kit will ensure technicians are able to perform Parasitic Current Drain tests across all vehicles with improved speed and accuracy.

Voltage drop values are commonly measured with an Automotive Digital Multimeter and Parasitic Current Drain is commonly monitored on an Oscilloscope. A Low Amp Current Clamp can monitor the various stages of the vehicle shutdown period, where all on-board computers carry out functions that ensure working-operation of the vehicle when the driver returns.

Parasitic Current Drain testing relies on capturing current readings whilst accurately simulating the designated working environment of the vehicle.

Benefits Of The Current Drain Tester Kit

Link fuse offers testing versatility – Quickly and safely take a reading with added protection from a large current. Offers the capability to remove the test instrument by switching IN the 15A fuse and perform other multimeter tasks without the risk of disturbing the vehicles’ battery connection or inadvertently waking up the vehicles’ system as it performs the system shutdown.

Provides a reliable method of testing – Better alternative to the ineffective traditional troubleshooting method of circuit fuse removal testing. This type of intrusive testing could increase parasitic drain as disconnecting a memory supply (fuse) and reconnecting will wake the on-board computer, distorting any readings you may have captured.
Inline fast acting fuse to protect the Multimeter or Oscilloscope being used for test.

Uses IEC-610101 certified components and housed in a non-conductive sealed box for technician safety.

Contact aide automotive to purchase  – 0115 8456471

 

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Truck Potentiometer Tester For Brake Calipers

June 25th, 2019 Comments off

Commercial Vehicle Brake Caliper Tester

The tester is used to check the potentiometers (wear indicators) in brake calipers and for the determination of the wear of the brake disc and brake pads.

The practice of checking a potentiometer for faults and replacement could save a commercial vehicle operator thousands instead of complete caliper replacements!!

The reported practise of replacing a complete calipers rather than testing and replacing a potentiometer is in the past if you own an aide automotive Potentiometer Tester.

The procedure for checking the potentiometer can be carried out with the caliper installed on the vehicle or with the caliper removed, simply connect the supplied correct cable to the brake potentiometer, power the tester and choose which type you are testing, MAN / Mercedes 3 Wire Gold DAF / Mercedes 2 Wire Scania / Iveco / Mercedes 3 Wire Silver

The display will show the voltage, pad wear percentage & bar graph.

To set a new potentiometer simply wind the potentiometer until the display show 0 %, done!!

To test a potentiometer, wind the potentiometer until about 2.75 volts, this will show low pads warning and then to 100% for failure warning. SIMPLE!!

So start testing & replacing potentiometers to save money today!!

Visit the aide automotive Ltd website for more information on Commercial Vehicle Brake Caliper Tester

 

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Do You Know What Brake Testing You Should Be Doing?

June 19th, 2019 Comments off
Since April 2014 the DVSA have been recommending commercial vehicles undertake 4 brake tests per year!

This is a recommendation based on the DVSA’s guidance paper.

So as this is a recommendation, what is the law? Is the law is one RBT as a MOT per year?

Well it is if the DVSA is a guidance paper, or is it?

If the guidance set out by the DVSA isn’t followed and the operator is inspected by the DVSA or addressed by a traffic commissioner. The guidance set out by the DVSA is used as the standard an operator should meet, does this now make it law?
Well the operator has to make this call; do you follow the guidance or not? Keeping a fleet roadworthy and safe must be a high priority for any management team, after all the with laws around corporate manslaughter all risks need to be seriously considered.
Many operators have moved with the guidance but still 5 years has passed with some commercial vehicle operators still unaware of the law and guidance.

So, regarding commercial vehicle brake testing, the guidance states:

Document :Guide to maintaining road worthiness
Commercial goods and passenger carrying vehicles (Revised 2014)

Section 5: Safety inspection and repair facilities

Extract –
“Therefore, it is normally expected that the vehicle or trailer should complete at least three successful brake efficiency tests spread throughout year in addition to the annual MOT test.”

An operator can take the decision to carry out brake tests using roller brake tests or a decelerometer.

As the consequences of non-compliance with the required standards can be very severe and include prohibition, fines or prosecution, operators are advised to ensure that they are familiar with all the changes within the DVSA guidance.

Following The Bath Tipper Incident Inquiry, HGV Brake Testing is Essential!!

The inquiry showed the Bath tipper truck to have been poorly maintained which resulted when tested to have a very poor brake efficiency.
aide automotive recommend the use of roller brake testers and decelerometers within a 12-month maintenance and testing policy.

Also, the use of an Infra-Red Temperature Gun, Infra-Red Temperature guns are an excellent way of individual brake testing of wheel disks or drums to determine brake activation. With the ease of just pointing the Infra-Red Light at the wheel hub from the outer edge of a trailer or truck and without removing wheels, an infra-Red Temp Gun can indicate if a wheel is not braking efficiently as compared to the other wheels on the vehicle.

aide automotive market a range of Brake Testing, Servicing & Diagnostic Tools for commercial vehicle workshops.

With the Bowmonk BrakeCheck Portable Decelerometer Printer kit, a workshop can meet the 3 additional required brake tests with minimum fuss. For Trailer Servicing & Diagnostics, aide offer a complete Trailer Electrical (ABS Light & EBS CAN Line Test), Light and Air Brake Tester with Diagnostics interface for Trailer ECU Code Reading / Clearing and management data viewing. EBS/ABS Sensor Master testing can be conducted with the Sensor Master, while Battery Diagnostics Tests with a Midtronics MDX Battery Tester.
aide automotive offer a range of products to help with DVSA Guide To Roadworthiness. Contact us via our website www.aideautomotive.com
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Commercial Vehicle Brake Testing Up To Standard?

May 18th, 2018 Comments off

Brake performance testing should be a key part of your maintenance

The Governments Moving On Blog recently posted the below press.
Brake performance testing should be a key part of your maintenance regime that needs to happen at every safety inspection.
And, if you find any braking performance problems while the vehicle or trailer is in use, you’ll need to get a measured brake efficiency test before you use the vehicle again.
For most of you, this is standard practice and shows that you’re committed to running your fleet compliantly and protecting other road users.
Tragic consequences
But unfortunately some licence holders don’t meet the minimum standards and the consequences can be devastating.
In 2015, DVSA examiners investigated a road traffic incident involving a 32-tonne tipper vehicle. Four people, including a four-year-old girl, were killed when the vehicle’s brakes failed on a steep hill.
Our investigation found the operator’s brake testing was far below the required standards. The company’s approach to brake testing was nowhere near thorough enough, and on 5 out of 13 safety inspection records, the brake test section had been left blank.
In the other records, the comments were too limited for anyone to understand what they meant.
Successful court convictions
Two individuals from the company were each convicted of four counts of manslaughter at Bristol Crown Court.
The company director was sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison and the mechanic was sentenced to 5 years and 3 months in prison.
The Traffic Commissioner revoked the company’s operator’s licence and both the company and its director were disqualified from holding or obtaining another operator’s licence for two years.
Even if nothing this catastrophic happens, our vehicle examiners  will still take your vehicle off the road and can issue you with a fixed penalty if they find dangerous problems with your brakes. This could lead to an investigation and referral to the Traffic Commissioner.
Following best practice
You should carry out routine safety inspections of your vehicles on a regular basis. Annex 4 of the Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness provides tips for you to work out how often a vehicle needs to be inspected.
A braking test needs to form a part of each safety inspection. If possible, you should always brake test a vehicle or trailer laden. You should also use a calibrated roller brake tester (RBT) to measure:
?    individual brake performance
?    overall braking efficiency
You should undertake brake testing with the vehicle or trailer laden in order to get meaningful results. If this test shows the brakes aren’t working properly, then the vehicle or trailer isn’t roadworthy.
You could also use an approved and calibrated decelerometer to measure overall brake efficiency if you’re testing vehicles without trailers.
And you should always try and obtain a printout of the brake test from either the RBT or decelerometer and make sure it’s attached to the safety inspection record. If you can’t get a printout, the inspector should record the results on the safety inspection report instead.
If you can’t carry out a brake test during a safety inspection, the vehicle’s braking performance must be assessed using a road test.
This needs to be carried out under controlled and safe conditions. The safety inspection record should also say that the brake performance was assessed by a road test.
You can use an Electronic Braking Performance Monitoring System (EBPMS) to assess trailer braking performance using data collected while the vehicle is in use.
aide automotive market decelerometer brake testers for commercial vehicles, the Bowmonk BrakeCheck is a known quality product for the UK’s truck, bus & coach market as well as around the world.
The latest addition to the BrakeCheck range is the BrakeCheck GEO, with a built in GPS receiver this decelerometer will provide a GPS location to each brake test.
Contact aide automotive on 0115 8456471 or email info@aideautomotive.com
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Bowmonk BrakeCheck + GPS

April 30th, 2018 Comments off

Portable Brake Tester Now Incorporates GPS Data

The Bowmonk BrakeCheck is probably the best known portable MOT & Commercial Vehicle Brake Tester around.

With over 20,000 brake testers sold, the Bownonk BrakeCheck is a valuable tool for many transport / haulage workshops and MOT stations in he UK & around the world.

With this and to increase the products quality we can now release a new addition to the BrakeCheck family of products – BrakeCheck Geo

BrakeCheck Geo includes a built-in GPS receiver. When combined with the optional wireless printer, BrakeCheck Geo includes the latitude and longitude of the brake test finish point on the receipt, thereby providing a record of the brake test location.
The GPS facility can be turned on or off by the user as required and an indicator LED shows the GPS status. If the GPS facility is enabled, the unit will not conduct a brake test until a GPS fix has been obtained.
Decelerometer testing of commercial vehicles can now be proven further with this device, GPS location and time & date will 100% prove a test has taken place.
BrakeCheck Geo stores 99 Service Brake Tests & 99 Hand Brake tests within its memory capacity.
With a price of £499.00 + vat the Bowmonk BrakeCheck Geo is still a cost effective brake test for commercial vehicle inspection sheet tests.
Contact aide automotive for sales support, purchasing or just to have a chat!!

 

 

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Vehicle Truck, Bus, Coach Winter Battery Test

April 26th, 2018 Comments off

Truck Bus, Coach Winter Battery Test
Cold Weather Means Vehicle Battery Tests More Beneficial
Cold weather is especially hard on Car, Van, Truck, Bus & Coach batteries.

According to AAA’s Automotive Research Center, at 0°F, a car’s battery loses about 60 percent of its strength, during cold temperatures starting an engine can take up to twice as much current as needed under normal conditions.

Cold weather inhibits the chemical reaction necessary to make a battery work, which is often the reason you may have trouble starting a vehicle on a cold winter morning! Cold weather together with a lack of vehicle usage, especially over the festive period, every year leads to high numbers of assistance call outs.

During the cold winter months, the last thing is a breakdown due to vehicle battery problems. A vehicle battery’s ability to charge is also reduced in the cold weather.

Charge and test is the recommendation for all garages while service or MOT-ing vehicles this winter.

Charging batteries will replace the lost capacity that modern day gadgets use, a vehicles recharging circuit will only replace the lost capacity through driving. Sat navs, mobiles phones and DVDs for example could slowly discharge a battery and cause a flat battery breakdown.

aide automotive have been marketing the Midtronics Battery Tester for over 10 years, with some great customer response over this period the Midtronics range offer ease of use and accurate diagnose compared to other cheaper models.

aide automotive have a range of new and used Midtronics Testers, with some used testers in perfect condition offering a good saving from a new tester.

To equip a workshop with a excellent tester before the winter hits and keep vehicles on the road contact use by clicking on Midtronics Battery Tester and ask for pricing and specification of 12 volt Battery Testers or 24 Volt System Testers.

 

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