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HGV / Truck Brake Tester

May 12th, 2022 Comments off

Brake Testers Like #BrakeCheck are great tools to test #brakes & demonstrate their efficiency for both the #truck & the trailer, but it won’t allow you to test each individual #wheel. To identify which wheel is defective you’ll also need to use a tool such as “Infra Red Temp Gun”

Contact aide automotive on 0115 8456471 or info@aideautomotive.com Our product range – HGV Brake Testers – Trailer EBS Testers – HGV Truck Trailer EBS / ABS Sensor Tester – Truck /Trailer Diagnostic Tools – Midtronics Battery Testers – Anti Siphon Devices – ISOCheck – Trailer Locks – Auto Braking Reversing System – HGV Diesel Tank Alarms – HGV Siphon    Truck Susie Coil Covers Plus More

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Truck & Bus Focus – Security Feature

May 11th, 2022 Comments off

It arrived JUST yesterday….
The Truck & Bus Product Focus & aide automotive were in it !! 💪 😁
Products Featured for aide automotive were the :
Commercial Vehicle Catalytic Converter Theft Alarm
Truck Fuel Tank Sender Cover Protector

As well as us, Vision Techniques UK Ltd & FuelDefend Global LtdFuelDefend Global had product adverts …

Vehicle Catalytic Converter Theft Alarm – Commercial Vehicles are an easy target for Catalytic Thieves. Protect with CatGuard
Sender Safe is a new product to help with fuel security around a Truck Diesel Fuel Tank.

Contact aide automotive on 0115 8456471 or info@aideautomotive.com Our product range – HGV Brake Testers – Trailer EBS Testers – HGV Truck Trailer EBS / ABS Sensor Tester – Truck /Trailer Diagnostic Tools – Midtronics Battery Testers – Anti Siphon Devices – ISOCheck – Trailer Locks – Auto Braking Reversing System – HGV Diesel Tank Alarms – Plus More  HGV Siphon

Commercial Vehicle Recovery Company Invest In BrakeCheck

April 14th, 2022 Comments off

Latest HGV Operator to Purchase a BrakeCheck HGV Brake Tester / Decelerometer, is…..

BDV Recovery Of Scunthorpe!!
Formed in the year of 2000, BDV became a premier supplier of Breakdown Recovery Services to the Highway Construction Industry for small/medium road works and major road construction schemes

Great to supply another Truck Brake Tester to the industry, aide automotive have now sold many testers into the UK HGV Repair & Recovery sector.

The DVSA Recommended and say “You should get your HGV or trailer’s brakes tested by a roller brake tester ( RBT ) or a calibrated decelerometer at least 4 times per year, including at the MOT.”

Call aide automotive to discuss brake testing and how to utilise a decelerometer for a haulage operation.

aide automotive on 0115 8456471 or info@aideautomotive.com Our product range – HGV Brake Testers – Caliper Pot Tester – Trailer EBS Testers – HGV Truck Trailer EBS / ABS Sensor Tester – Truck /Trailer Diagnostic Tools – Midtronics Battery Testers – Anti Siphon Devices – ISOCheck – Trailer Locks – Auto Braking Reversing System – HGV Diesel Tank Alarms – Plus More

Commercial Vehicle Recovery Company Invest In BrakeCheck

HGV Brake Testers / Decelerometers !!

March 4th, 2022 Comments off

Busy Times @ aide automotive Here are just some of the BrakeCheck orders this month !

BrakeCheck Truck / HGV Brake Tester (BrakeCheck) is the latest aide automotive decelerometer to test commercial trucks , Buses Rigids & Mini Buses.

Read more below BrakeCheck is DVSA (VOSA) accepted for HGV inspection or 6 weekly testing.

The DVSA are continually advising operators, commercial repairers and in house workshops to complete regular inspection sheet brake test. The BrakeCheck is the tester!

aide automotive on 0115 8456471 or info@aideautomotive.com Our product range – HGV Brake Testers – Caliper Pot Tester – Trailer EBS Testers – HGV Truck Trailer EBS / ABS Sensor Tester – Truck /Trailer Diagnostic Tools – Midtronics Battery Testers – Anti Siphon Devices – ISOCheck – Trailer Locks – Auto Braking Reversing System – HGV Diesel Tank Alarms – Plus More

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE WORKSHOP DIAGNOSTIC PRODUCTS

November 16th, 2021 Comments off

At the aide automotive website, we have a page dedicated to COMMERCIAL VEHICLE WORKSHOP DIAGNOSTIC PRODUCTS
Commercial #Vehicle #Workshop Products for An Efficient & Effective #Repair #Garage
Visit our dedicated website page for Commercial #Vehicle HGV #Workshop Products
Trailer Diagnostic ECU Code Reader & Clearer
HGV Trailer Electrical / Light Tester
ISOCheck EBS Brake Tester
EBS / ABS Sensor Tester
All products enable a one man quick mobile or workshop trailer service & diagnostics test!!

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE WORKSHOP DIAGNOSTIC PRODUCTS
At the aide automotive website, we have a page dedicated to COMMERCIAL VEHICLE WORKSHOP DIAGNOSTIC PRODUCTS

Contact aide automotive 0115 8456471 Our product range – #Brake#Testers – #Trailer Testers – #EBS/ABS Sensor Tester – #Diagnostic Tools – #Midtronics#Battery Testers – Anti Siphon Devices – ISOCheck – Trailer Locks – Auto #Braking Reversing System – #HGV#Diesel Tank #Alarms – Plus More

Portable HGV Trailer EBS/ ABS braking Tester For C&G Mobile Truck & Trailer Repairs

October 29th, 2021 Comments off

C&G Mobile Truck & Trailer Repairs Ltd … 2 x TrailerCheck – The Portable HGV Trailer EBS/ ABS braking system plus a full lighting check

TrailerCheck is easily used on site by a mobile commercial repairer or used on a multi service lane workshop. TrailerCheck is built into a rugged carrying case, portable and powered by batteries that can be re charged by mains power.

Great to deal with Carl Knight @ C&G & the team

Contact aide automotive 0115 8456471 Our product range – #Brake#Testers – #Trailer Testers – #EBS/ABS Sensor Tester – #Diagnostic Tools – #Midtronics#Battery Testers – Anti Siphon Devices – ISOCheck – Trailer Locks – Auto #Braking Reversing System – #HGV#Diesel Tank #Alarms – Plus More

HGV Trailer & Brake Tester Via Leasing

August 16th, 2021 Comments off

Trailer 24 Volt Light ABS / EBS Check & HGV Brake Tester BrakeCheck Deal With 3 companies….
JBD Commercials
aide automotive
& Leased through Kennet Leasing

Trailer Service & Brake Testing By Just One Body!

Combined Tests of lighting, ABS-EBS-CAN circuits & all Air Brake systems on Trailers In One Unit.

Contact aide automotive 0115 8456471 Our product range – #Brake#Testers – #Trailer Testers – #EBS/ABS Sensor Tester – #Diagnostic Tools – #Midtronics#Battery Testers – Anti Siphon Devices – ISOCheck – Trailer Locks – Auto #Braking Reversing System – #HGV#Diesel Tank #Alarms – Plus More

Trailer Light Tester “TCheck Super Start”

January 18th, 2021 Comments off
24 Volt HGV Trailer Tester
Low Cost HGV Light Electrical Tester

TCheck Super Start is an ideal low cost effective test gauge to quickly determine the electrical integrity of an EBS/ ABS braking system plus a full lighting check.

Installed into a fitters fleet support van, this product completes to kit required to test and inspect 24 volt HGV trailers.

Individual light circuit switches and EBS CAN line test with the Warning light via the face panel, TCheck Super Start show power supply voltage & supplied supplied with detachable Susie cables.

Using a tractor unit to carry out a trailer test is not as effective as the TrailerCheck as the tractor unit is not guaranteed to be a 100% working unit, TrailerCheck is!

TCheck Super Start eliminates the indecision and confirms the trailer’s fault. Additionally when servicing or prepping trailers there maybe no space to hook a tractor unit up.

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

HGV Products Via eBay

September 4th, 2020 Comments off

700 Positive Feedback’s on eBay!!! ????

We Must Be Doing Something Right!?

aide auto have been marketing the commercial vehicle product range via eBay for many years, although not all add feedback we have now reached 700 positive reports about our products & services.

The 700th was Vulcan Express Ltd From Northamptonshire – “Pleasant transaction,fast delivery” Truck Sender Unit Cover – Preventing Fuel Theft / Security On A Truck Diesel Tank

Thank you to all customer who purchase any of our products via eBay, online @ https://bit.ly/2Y7SybL or just by good old by the phone!

We hope all are keeping Safe & Well while in the #COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact aide automotive on 0115 8456471 or info@aideautomotive.com Our product range – Brake Testers – Trailer Testers – EBS/ABS Sensor Tester – Diagnostic Tools – Midtronics Battery Testers – Truck Anti Siphon Devices – ISOCheck – Trailer Locks – Auto Braking Reversing System – HGV Diesel Tank Alarms – Plus More

#hgv #dvsa #servicing  #maintenance #truck #braking

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HGV Brake Testing, Why A Pass Is Not A Pass!

November 19th, 2019 No comments

Operators need to scrutinise and interpret the results of roller brake-testing, and not just rely on seeing the word ‘pass’ on the bottom line of the generated report.

That was a key message from the first of this year’s FTA Transport Manager conferences, which was held at the Haynes Motor Museum in Somerset.

Western area traffic commissioner Kevin Rooney provided the keynote address for the conference, and explained that roller brake testing had been used in the industry for at least 50 years, but was not the be-all and end-all of assessing brake condition.

While the annual test focussed on performance, he pointed out that the Construction & Use Regulations (C&U) which every vehicle had to conform to every day it was on the road were actually stricter. C&U stipulated that every part of the braking system had to be in “good and efficient order”.

“This means it must be to the manufacturer’s standard,” he said. ”A detailed brake test needs to cover every part of the system.

“But unladen testing is meaningless.” He showed the results for a Volvo tractor unit that had been tested unladen. It had passed the test in terms of service brake performance, but the brake on the second axle had locked up having generated only 650 kg of braking force, as there was insufficient weight on the wheels.

“This is not representative,” he said. “During heavy braking, most of the trailer weight will transfer to the tractor, so testing things empty is a waste of time.”

Reputable testers either use loading-beams to transfer force onto the vehicle to simulate a load, or used water-filled intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) or similar to create one.

“Roller testing an unladen vehicle nullifies the inspection,” he warned.

Later in the conference, Phil Lloyd, head of engineering and vehicle standards at FTA (pictured, right), added more detail.

“Operators take false comfort from the word ‘pass’ at the foot of a brake test report,” he said. “It’s a piece of evidence that says everything is alright when really it isn’t.”

Operators were normally required to put every vehicle and trailer through four equally-spaced brake tests, one of which could be the annual test, every 12 months.

“Annual tests and periodic maintenance inspections both have the same objective: making sure the vehicle is in safe, roadworthy condition.”

He warned operators that every line of the printed paper report generated by the brake test should be scrutinised, starting at the top.

“Look for the DTp number at the top of the report. This identifies the vehicle, its specified brake performance, and plated weight. Check it against the number on the vehicle’s plating certificate. If this number is wrong, then the report is worthless.”

It was necessary to understand how the brake tester worked if the results it generated were to be understood. Vehicles were tested one axle at a time, and each wheel was positioned in a pit which contained two driving rollers coated in a high grip material to drive the wheel, and a single sensing roller between and beneath them which sensed the wheel’s rotation.

The wheel was rotated by the driving rollers, with the tyre driving the sensing roller beneath. During the brake test itself, the brake is strongly applied to create resistance between the tyre and the driving rollers, and the sensing roller measures the amount of resistance being offered by the brake in kg force.

Overall brake efficiency is calculated by adding the braking force generated by each wheel and dividing the total by the weight of the vehicle (GVW for rigids, GTW for tractors and TAW for trailers). The resultant figure is then multiplied by 100 to give a percentage efficiency.

However, this calculation can only be meaningful if there is a reasonable force acting on the tested axle to maintain traction between tyres and driving rollers. Each axle should be loaded to between 50 and 65 per cent of its design weight, and the brake tester will measure this.

However, if the axle is not sufficiently laden, then grip will be lost and the wheel locked before maximum efficiency is recorded. The system will record a wheel lock as a pass, but the report will give no indication of the brakes’ actual efficiency.

Mr Lloyd cautions: “If you want a meaningless brake test, put the truck on the rollers unladen and bang the brakes on; if the brakes lock up, then you’ve passed!”

He pointed out other deficiencies with the brake test.

Drum ovality (or rotor run-out in the case of discs) was only tested on the front axle. The test rig picked up variations in braking effort as the wheels rotated slowly with the brakes only marginally applied.

Wheels were each tested individually, but the effort generated on each side of a single axle could show an imbalance of up to 30 per cent and still pass.

“There is a potential issue with steering control under braking at this point,” he said. “It should at least be an advisory.”

He urged operators to take advantage of the data generated by the electronic brake performance monitoring systems fitted on most new trailers.

“It gives an indication of brake performance in real-time and can also indicate braking problems with the towing vehicle,” he said.

More details are contained in the Brake Test Report, published by the FTA last month, and given to each delegate at the conference.

Brian Beacon, director of roller brake testing equipment specialist VL Test Systems (VLT), commented: “VLT always carry out full in-depth training when installing our brake testers, covering the full printout and explanations for each section.

“Our recommendation is that the vehicle/trailer is loaded to 65 per cent minimum for a meaningful test, and if it is not then a warning is shown on the screen and the printout stating ‘insufficient load on axle’.

“We are aware of items that could be improved but to gain DVSA approval for the equipment in automatic mode, we have to follow DVSA rules setting out the full test as it is at present, including the ‘locks rule’.”

He added: “All our brake testers also have different modes whereby the tester can carry out full checks on each wheel or axle including individual brake force, bind, ovality, imbalance etc – and even draw graphs to visually compare these figures.

aide automotive offer the simple tool of a Infra Red Gun for Truck & Trailer Brake Checks.

DVSA Guidance states The Use Of a Temperature Tool Is Good Practice For Commercial Vehicle Maintenance Routines. Extract From Guide to maintaining roadworthiness (11.2018) “The use of brake temperature measurement can improve the effectiveness of a road test and is an established method to assess if individual brakes are operational. Brake disc/drum temperature readings should be compared across an axle after a laden road test or by in-service monitoring, using a brake temperature sensor, which can be a simple handheld device or using a more sophisticated remote monitoring system. Brake temperature readings would need to be well above ambient temperature with relatively consistent readings taken for each brake across an axle. Brakes which are cold (ambient temperature) or showing an inconsistent reading from the brake on the opposite side on the same axle, should be investigated further.” Simple & Hand Held !

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DVSA Brake Tests

HGV Brake Checks With A Temp Gun