Brake tests is one of the most crucial aspects of vehicle inspection, due to the devastation that can occur if you have faulty brakes. At Specto we use the latest technology to evaluate the performance of a vehicle’s braking system.
The brake testing mechanism:
The brake testing mechanism allows us to safely measures maximum braking force of a vehicle, while the vehicle is stationary. This consists of automated weighing system accurately tests the braking efficiency of the vehicle.
The Roller brake tester(RBT) comprises of weighing cells at each side of the unit, with a safety roller that identifies if a vehicle is present in the tester – it also monitor any tyre slippage.
Vehicles are driven onto the brake tester, its wheels centrally located between two larger main rollers. The brake tester design consists of a gritted surface that ensures maximum tyre protection, while simulating common road surface. When the vehicle details have been entered into the system, the rollers will automatically switch on & rotate at designated & consistent speed. The operator then applies the vehicle’s brakes, thus creating a force on the motor. The braking force of each wheel is measures by a transducer, as it decelerates. Through the process any fluctuation is measured. This is used to determine safe balance braking force between near off side wheels & calculating the disparity in percentage form.
The automotive industry’s most asked question:
Brake tests are one of the more crucial aspects of a vehicle inspection due to the possible devastation that can occur as a result of faulty brakes. At Specto our automated brake tester is used by many test facilities to evaluate the performance of a vehicle’s braking system.