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Automatic HGV Reversing Safety Braking System

December 10th, 2019 Comments off

HGV Reversing Safety System

Truck Reversing Auto Braking System – SonicStop

SonicStop Trailer & Truck Reversing System is a modern hi tech reversing aide for commercial rigid trucks and trailers

Attractive product for transport managers to improve health & safety standards.

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. One incident in 2011 when an employee received crush injuries cost the UK transport operator a total of £15,000 in fines and costs.

BackStop / Sonic Stop automatically applies the brakes when an object such as a concrete pillar or a person becomes an obstruction, or is in close proximity to the rear of the vehicle.

BackStop / SonicStop can be retro fitted to any rigid truck or trailer by onsite service engineers or within body build specification.

Contact aide automotive on 0115 8456471 or email info@aideautomotive.com

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HGV Reversing Safety System

Trailer & Truck Reversing System is a modern hi tech reversing aide

Truck & Bus Product Email “HGV Trailer Servicing”

November 27th, 2019 Comments off

Truck & Bus Product Focus Email For November is “HGV Trailer Servicing” Featuring aide auto’s TrailerCheck 4 Vans, Code Talk Trailer Diagnostics & ISOCheck.

Van Trailer Check enables a one man quick mobile or workshop trailer service & diagnostics test on; lighting, ABS-EBS-CAN circuits and all air brake systems on trailers in one unit.

• Reduces time to service, inspect or find faults on trailers. • Safer, you’re in control and no smokey, noisy tractor unit up front.

• Makes brake testing a one man job.

• Enables you to fix multiple trailers – earning you more money

N&S Commercial Services in the Vale Of Glamorgan have been using the TrailerCheck 4 Vans for 5 years! With 5 kits within service vans, James Stauber commented; ‘’These 5 Testers are made so well we have not had to repair or replace them In 5 years!”

Midland Trailer Service & Repairs are another user; “TrailerCheck has improved my service and with the diagnostics system I can now offer ECU code reading and clearing, a new service to my customers.”

Stay OCRS compliant Stay compliant and protect your OCRS with Aide Automotive genius products: Code Talk Diagnostics and ISO-Check, save hours finding faults on your trailer.

Code Talk is a world renowned, diagnostics, hand held, fault code reader, for a variety of trailer manufacturers and specifically their ABS/EBS brake systems. Simply plug into the 7638 dedicated EBS Suzy and it will read out and clear any fault codes that the trailer may have. Code Talk can also show live air pressures, wheel speeds, and system voltages which also helps with quick diagnostics. It can also act as a remote to our TrailerCheck and TC products.

ISO-Check visually alerts you if there is a problem with the connection/power from the tractor unit or with your trailers braking system. It works by measuring the voltages on all 7 pins in the dedicated 7638 lead. If all pins are ok the light will glow green, if there is a fault on any pin the light will glow red. As an extra we can make the red light flash a certain number of times to indicate which pin is at fault. e.g. 2 flashes means pin 2 is faulty.

Contact aide automotive for prices or technical support – 0115 8456471

Code Talk Trailer Diagnostics

Truck & Bus Product Focus Email For November is “HGV Trailer Servicing

TrailerCheck Portable User Guide Manual

October 28th, 2019 Comments off

Please make sure you have read and understood the instructions before using this product.

Using the TrailerCheck

On opening the case you should hear a bleep; this confirms the microprocessor has powered up and the unit is ready for use. Fully closing the lid will automatically switch the unit off.

Plug the 24N, 24S & ABS/EBS leads into the trailer sockets, drop down the protection flap to revel the main control panel. Press the black 24 N button to scroll down the various normal outputs, side lights, circuit 1 & 2 indicators etc. You will hear the ticking of the relays, this switches the lights on for two seconds and off for one, operating in this way extends the battery life.

Please note that the stop lights do not flash as this would confuse the ABS warning lamp check, do not leave the lights on for any longer than necessary as this will drain the batteries

Scroll down using the 24S (green Button) to power the Reverse, Fog and Secondary ABS power. Note if the green ABS warning light flashes the correct code for the ABS system is fitted to the trailer, there is also a reverse and side light position to test the silent mode of some reversing warning devices.

To activate automatic full test, press the green 24S button until the Fog Lights LED is lit, press it once more and all the control lights will illuminate, the processor will sequence through every circuit one after the other this will be indicated by the lights moving to the next position after each flash.

Press and hold both the green and black buttons for 3 seconds, this puts the tester into diagnostic mode, this will enable the selected circuit to be powered continuously.

Pressing the red button powers the ABS / EBS via the dedicated ISO7638 lead. The EBS CAN line test is automatic and results are displayed. The Yellow In Cab warning light will flash depending on the ABS / EBS system installed on the trailer.

To save power the tester will turn off after approx. 10 mins, except when in diagnostic mode and using ABS/EBS power.

A double bleep indicates low battery, and NOTE, the tester cannot be used while on charge!

Charging TrailerCheck

To recharge, close the lid to switch off and connect the mains charger into the TrailerCheck on the side of the case. Now plug into a mains supply and turn on. Or connect to a vehicle cigar lighter

TrailerCheck ABS & EBS Fault Diagnostic

ABS – If the ABS circuit is OK you should see the YELLOW light flash on for 2 seconds and then off for 2 seconds then on all the time (this is dependant on the trailer system). If the ABS circuit has a fault the YELLOW light will be on all the time. If testing a Wabco VCS system, this light will be on all the time. If you have a fault, check all ABS sensors and pole ring with the aide automotive ABS Sensor Tester.

EBS – When the TrailerCheck tests each CAN line you will see on the front panel a HI and LO LED, if the ISO circuit is faulty the fault LED will be lit in RED under the corresponding CAN HI or LO LED, if OK the GREEN LED will be lit.

Trailer Cables

TrailerCheck has 3 cables connected to the inner case, you can identify each cable by…

Cable with the clamp – This is the ISO ABS / EBS cable

Black cable with no white front face – This is the main lighting circuit cable

Black cable with a white face – This is the secondary cable

 

Trailer Light Tester

TrailerCheck User Manual Quick Reference Guide

Truck ISO ABS / EBS Susie – What Is It?

November 29th, 2017 Comments off

Faulty ISO7638 Line Can Cause Fatal Accidents

Some drivers aren’t aware of the role Of the ISO ABS / EBS Susie!

aide automotive have seen recent reports in the media of articualted truck drivers knwloedge of the ISO 7638 Susie.
We offer credit to the below article to Don Bur Ltd.
There is disturbing evidence to suggest that some drivers aren’t aware of the role and critical importance of the ABS ISO7638 line for articulated trailerswhilst in transit or, more worryingly, are deliberately leaving it disconnected.
The use of the ABS ISO7638 line (otherwise known as the EBS/ABS line) became law in May 2002 where the tractor and trailer are both provided with connections.
The EBS/ABS ‘Suzie’ connection provides electrical and data feeds to the trailer’s ECU or ‘brain’. The ECU then controls the anti-lock braking system (ABS), load sensing (LSV), roll stability (RSS) and suspension control which regulates the correct trailer ride height and, in turn, the overall trailer height.
So why then might a driver leave it disconnected? There are, surprisingly, a couple of reasons. Firstly, the roll stability system (RSS) automatically applies the brakes if the trailer is going too fast round a bend. This has an impact on both speed and fuel economy and, if a driver is either in a rush or targeted against fuel consumption, they might be tempted to disable this ‘inconvenient’ feature.
The other apathetically induced reason is that it just “doesn’t seem to do anything”. Indeed, when the driver pulls away, his/her brakes and lights will appear to work. What the driver may not understand is that they are more likely to experience jack-knifing, aquaplaning, brake lock, rollover, bridge strike and, more commonly, the fact that the 44T rig just won’t be able to stop as quickly when trying to avoid that pram that’s just peeked out from a line of parked cars.
So, just in case there is any lingering doubt, failure to connect the ABS ISO7638 line correctly results in the risk of catastrophic, life-threatening accidents. If the driver fails to use the line/ ‘Suzie’ correctly and there is a collision in which someone is killed, then the driver can face a charge of manslaughter.
aide automotive market a ISO7638 cable with fault indicator, so as well as having the cable correctly connected a driver can also be notified of any faults within the system. Again an electrical fault could have the same catastrophic effects as the ISO Susie cable being non connected.
ISOCheck lights bright RED when a fault is identified, if good to go the ISOCheck is continually lit bright GREEN.

ISO7638 Truck Tester

ISOCheck tests a trucks’ ISO sockets in order to help identify ABS or EBS faults.

80% Of Commercial Vehicle Brake Faults Cleared By Sensor Master

November 7th, 2017 Comments off

CV ABS & EBS Brake Repairs Made Easy!

The Sensor Master Clears 80% Of Commercial Vehicle Brake Faults

As the air braking world has changed, we have had to adapt the way we deal with diagnostic problems that can arise on our customers vehicle systems. As the air signalling system has been fazed out and replaced by the EBS / ABS system we have endeavored to keep up with the advancements in the technology and created our own range of testing equipment.
Our engineer is constantly updating the test equipment to match the needs that arise from his service visits, so are perfectly tuned to the EBS / ABS components that we supply.
Our test devices can be used in conjunction with the OE manufacturer’s testers to create a complete analysis structure for truck and trailers that is not only easy to use but also affordable to all sizes of fleet maintenance from owner / driver to multi fleet service garages.
Since 80% of all EBS / ABS problems are sensor related (Reported By Knorr Bremse & Wabco), by connecting to the sensor socket on each wheel, rather than the ECU, in effect, taking the quickest and most direct route, by going straight to the heart of the problem.
The Sensor Master DRA08 is a handheld EBS / ABS sensor and exciter ring tester, for use on trucks, trailers, and buses.
Lightweight and portable, the EBS /ABS CV Sensor Tester comes supplied with two 1.6m high quality cables, a sturdy carry case, short introductory printed manual, and a single 9V battery – everything, in fact, needed to use it straight out of the box.
Designed with ease of use in mind, the Commercial Vehicle ABS EBS Sensor Testertakes minutes to set-up, and, once connected, undertakes a complete test cycle of the six most common causes of EBS / ABS faults, at the touch of a button, in just 15 seconds – a fraction of the time it would take to perform the same tests manually.
Contact aide automotive to purchase this cost effective easy to use tester or buy online at our aide Online PayPal Shop.
Commercial Vehicle ABS EBS Tester

Truck ABS Faults Easily Found With Sensor Tester

Truck 360 Deg Camera Installation

October 31st, 2017 Comments off

ALTip Ltd Start A Fleet Install Of Camera’s & TankGuard

ALTip is a Derbyshire haulage business operating from Swadlincote, servicing the quarry industry in the area to destinations near and far. ALTip is a story which has developed over a period spanning nearly 5 years.

ALTip has made a considerable investment in making the truck fleet as safe as possible with the currently available technology. Installing 360 Deg Cameras and fuel theft prevention alarms is that start of a continued investment to meet the Silver FORS accreditation.

What is FORS For?
The aim of FORS is simple. One over-arching scheme that encompasses all aspects of safety, fuel efficiency, economical operations and vehicle emissions. FORS is a voluntary scheme that helps improve operators’ performance in each of these areas.
For vehicle operators, it offers peace of mind that they are meeting their legislative requirements, as well as helping to increase efficiency, reduce costs and win work.
FORS provides a quality and performance benchmark for van, lorry, mini-bus, coach and bus operators and allows access to a range of exclusive accreditation benefits.
Accreditation also provides us with the tools to become safer, greener and more efficient. It is an excellent way to prove to our existing and potential customers our credentials as a high performing operator who adheres to high quality standards.
aide automotive can supply and install multiple camera and safety products for all commercial vehicles.
Truck Camera FORS

FORS provides a quality and performance benchmark for van, lorry, mini-bus, coach and bus operators

Trail Weigh Is A Modern On Board Trailer Weight Monitor System.

October 4th, 2017 Comments off

New Product – Trail Weigh

aide automotive are pleased to release a NEW product to the Commercial Vehicle Product Range, Trail Weigh is a modern On Board Trailer Weight Monitor system.

Trail Weigh is an on-board weighing indicator ideally suited to bulk liquid, grain, powder tankers or forestry transport trailers operating (EBS) Electronic Braking Systems.
Trail Weigh accurately measures the trailers load while loading is taking place with a preset alarm overload. It achieves this by making sure the tractor Park brake is applied, releasing the service brake on the trailer allowing air bags to settle out, before rechecking weight.
When viewing the Trail Weighs display (mounted on the side of a trailer), the loading and total weight will be displayed, optional weight alarm settings are easily programmed. Trail Weigh continually monitors the EBS CAN messages, therefore can identify if the trailer is moving, this information prevents false alarms, ideal for tankers as moving liquid prevents other On Board Trailer Monitors offering correct weight measurements.
As Trail Weigh utilises the trailers technology, the out lay cost for a system is relatively low compared to other On Trailer Board Weighing Systems.
Contact aide automotive on 0115 8456471 or info@aideautomotive.com
Trailer Pay Load Weight

Commercial Vehicle Product Range, Trail Weigh is a modern On Board Trailer Weight Monitor system.

Agricultural Trailer Tester Includes ABS Warning Light Test

September 28th, 2017 Comments off
Agricultural Trailer Tester Now includes Brake warning light test!
aide automotives Agricultural Trailer Tester “TestaTow” can now test the tractor cab brake warning light. For those agricultural trailers operating the more modern brake systems with a dedicated ISO line, TestaTow will mimic the brake systems warning light to confirm the system is operational or not.
Agricultural Trailer Tester, TestaTow is the professionals choice, portable and well constructed the 12 Volt TestaTow quickly tests any trailer without the need of a vehicle or battery. No more carrying car batteries around and DIY wire connections, TestaTow is built in a ergonomic housing .
With TestaTow also offering a bad earth test and a full lighting test, this tester is probably the best Towing tester around.
For those operators or repairers that may not want to test the ABS warning light, Agricultural Trailer Tester, TestaTow can be purchased with or without the ABS warning light test.
Contact aide automotive via email info@aideautomotive.com or by phone on 0115 8456471
Agri TestaTow - tests modern agricultural trailers

Agricultural TestaTow has the added feature of an ISO ABS warning light test

JUST Trailer Diagnostics!

August 7th, 2017 Comments off

Trailer Diagnostics Wabco, Haldex & Knorr Bremse

SWB Fleet Maintenance Waste No Time In Using New Trailer Diagnostics Kit

Aftermarket Trailer Diagnostics device “Code Talk” is an ideal cost effective trailer diagnostic tool to quickly read and clear codes on EBS/ABS braking system.
The hand set will communicate with a trailer’s ECU, reading and clearing ABS/EBS fault codes on Wabco, Knorr Bremse and Haldex systems. With this trailer workshops can eliminate fault finding by reading the ECU codes to determine where a fault lies. Being able to clear historic codes is ideal within a service and inspection. Knowing a system is clear and then reviewing to see that faults the ECU has recorded is beneficial.
SWB Fleet of Colsterworth near Grantham recently purchased a system for onsite repairs.
It wasn’t long before the Code Talk was in use and SWB tweeted…
“Delivered on a Saturday SWB Fleet tweeted later that week “@SwbFleet completing another roadside repair for @MillersRec using my new EBS kit thanks to @aideautomotive #24/7 #tryme”
Code Talk Is The Only JUST Trailer Diagnostics Scanner Available.
To purchase the Trailer Diagnostics product “Code Talk” via our online PayPal shop – Click On Purchase Trailer Diagnostics
More From aide automotive’s Matthew Burke on 0115 8456471 or matt@aideautomotive.com
Trailer ECU Code Reader

Trailer Diagnostics With Code Talk a ECU Code Reader

 

24 volt Commercial Trailer ECU Diagnostics

June 23rd, 2017 Comments off

Trailer ECU Diagnostics

Code Talk Featured In Truck & Bus Product Focus

The latest Truck & Bus Product Focus feature “Vehicle Diagnostics” was released this week with aide automotive’s Trailer Diagnostics product Code Talk featured.
Truck & Bus Product Focus was launched in 2008, having an 13,900+ email database. Truck & Bus Product Focus is a weekly email newsletter to the commercial vehicle industry.
Truck & Bus Product Focus achieves an average open rate of 22.3%. The average for business to business is 5%-15%.
aide automotive’s product advert is detailed below:
JUST Trailer Diagnostics!
The Only JUST Trailer Diagnostics Scanner Available
Code Talk is an ideal cost effective trailer diagnostic tool to quickly read and clear codes on EBS/ABS trailer braking system.
The trailer diagnostics hand set will communicate with a trailer’s ECU, reading and clearing ABS/EBS fault codes on Haldex ABS, EBS Gen 1 & 2 & 3 Knorr-Bremse EBS Gen 1 & G2, WABCO ABS, TEBS ‘D’ & Latest ‘E’. Trailer EBS systems are accessed via the ISO socket.
Simple to use and operate, Code Talk makes trailer diagnostic maintenance an affordable option to any repairer or fleet workshop.
Code Talk – Trailer Diagnostics is supplied as a stand-alone purchase.
No Annual Fees!
All Cables Included!
Covers All Brake Systems!
To read more please click on JUST Trailer Diagnostics
ECU Trailer Code Reader

24 Volt Commercial Trailer Diagnostics Haldex Wabco Knorr Bremse