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AUTOTEST MAXI EDITORIAL AAAA May 2006 Brake failure is a leading factor in the cause of serious accidents on Australias roads. As such, the various State Government bodies have decreed that brakes on motor vehicles comply with appropriate standards which rate and measure deceleration performance. The AutoTest Products range of automotive diagnostics equipment covers a whole range of testing requirements for workshops, testing stations and State Traffic Authorities. The AUTOSTOP Maxi is the flagship brake-testing model. AUTOSTOP Maxi is an easy to use, portable, electronic in-vehicle brake-testing device. Set-up in a few minutes, the instrument measures the deceleration and pedal-effort required to stop the vehicle. Once the vehicle has come to a stop, the brake tester can evaluate the brakes performance and print out the results of the test. Features also include a graph on the print-out, a data logging option to allow the user to save a test result and print it out at a later stage, as well as a download/serial interface option to download saved tests to PC for archive and analysis purposes. The AUTOSTOP Maxi reads the critical brake performance figures, average and peak deceleration, and stopping distance along with required pedal pressure and test speed. The print out facility on the AUTOSTOP Maxi is very comprehensive, containing a wide range of information, whilst at the same time providing a copy of the test data for both you and your customer. AUTOSTOP Brake Testers are available for both passenger vehicles as well as heavy vehicles from the mining and transport industries. AUTOSTOP Maxi comes in a sturdy black case, ideal for rugged workshop environments, with a LCD Contrast Adjustment function. By using AUTOSTOP Maxi on every car that visits your workshop you are providing yourself and the customer with printed proof of the performance of their cars braking performance. This may be the only document required to defend legal action in the event of the customer having an accident due to faulty brakes. By using AUTOSTOP Maxi on every car that visits your workshop you are creating an income generating opportunity. The test will highlight the need to rectify the braking system on cars regardless of the original purpose for their visit. Suggesting further investigation to the customer not only creates an opportunity to increase business but reassures the customer that you are taking an interest in the safely of their vehicle. Benefits User Friendly Litigation Safeguard Preventative Maintenance Occupational Health & Safety Four Easy Steps Step 1: Secure AUTOSTOP Maxi with a strap or an optional floor-mounting magnet in a horizontal position in the vehicle with the lid open, facing forward. To test the service brakes, attach the load cell to the brake pedal. Step 2: Turn on Maxi and enter examiner ID and registration number before running the test. Start the test by accelerating the vehicle to the required speed. Step 3: Apply the brakes by pressing with the foot onto the load cell attached to the brake pedal until the vehicle is stationary. Step 4: After the vehicle has come to a stop, AUTOSTOP Maxi evaluates the brake performance, displaying and printing the test results. Other products available from AutoTest Products Pty Ltd include the AUTOLIGHT, a portable and compact window tint measurement tool; the Brake Fluid Tester, as well as the Ono Sokki range of automotive testing products, including Sound Level Meters, Digital Hand Tachometers, Universal Engine Tachometers, Fuel Consumption Meters and Positive Displacement Flow Meters. For further information regarding the AUTOSTOP Maxi Brake Tester, or AutoTest Products in general, please call (03) 9647-9797, or go to www.autotest.net.au AutoTest Mini Editorial Another Win for AutoTest in the UK No vehicle is too Big or too small for the AutoTest Mini!! Are you turning away customers? Do you have the right tools for the job? Then AutoTest Products can help you out. In response to customer and industry demand, AutoTest Products Pty Ltd. have developed the AutoTest Mini Brake Tester to incorporate testing on 3 wheel (Trikes) and 4 wheel (Quad) motorcycles. This means that the Mini can now encompass full brake testing for Class I - VII vehicles, so UK garages, workshops, and testing stations can use one compact decelerometer for all their brake testing. The AutoTest Mini features a unique set of intricate tri-axial sensors that determine the direction of forward movement when placed on or in the test vehicle. This makes the Mini ideally suited for the entire motorcycle range (2, 3 and 4 wheels), as it can be placed in a variety of positions and locations to suit the particular vehicle being tested and still produce accurate and efficient test results. The unit can be placed on the petrol tank or elsewhere on the vehicle and will remain in place, due to the use of strong magnets that hold it in place and allow acceleration and braking without danger of the unit falling off. The accuracy of the Mini is ensured by the sensitivity of its electronic sensors and AutoTest Products strict calibration policy. The AutoTest Mini is calibrated every year to ensure its results are spot on and can be used as a litigation safeguard, if necessary. The AutoTest Mini is approved by the GEA and meets the legislative requirements of VOSA, so you can be assured that the product will provide you with stress free testing for motorcycles and as a secondary method of brake testing for all vehicles. The AutoTest Mini is distributed in the UK by Tecalemit Products, who also service and calibrate the units locally. For further information or to find your nearest distributor, contact Philip Cledwyn at Tecalemit on cledwyn@tecalemit.co.uk or go to www.autotest.net.au. new generation brake tester the most advanced portable user friendly electronic instrument available on the market designed speci cally for accurate and simple determination of the braking efficiency of a moving vehicle Why would you use many accidents happen due to defective brakes, often as a result of poor vehicle maintenance. Having and using the can identify deteriorating brakes before an accident occurs and helps to ensure better vehicle maintenance Does BrakeCheck comply with necessary regulations? Government brake performance standards, testing station standards and State traffic authorities Test Results viewed on the unit printed directly to a serial printer by cable or infra-red, or downloaded to a PC via The last test results are stored until another test is conducted. How is the BrakeCheck triggered? The BrakeCheck is triggered as soon as the vehicle decelerates. No additional sensors are required. What type of vehicles can be tested with BrakeCheck? Accurate results can be obtained for any type of vehicle. What information does the BrakeCheck provide? Peak deceleration Average deceleration Sideways acceleration Stopping distance Test speed Brake ef ciency Temperature Features ???S accelerometer technology Light and compact Very easy to use Easy to read display 3 operation buttons Operating buzzer Large operating temperature range Automatic shut-off Rechargeable batteries Optional cigarette lighter operation and battery recharge facility Battery charging indicator Low battery indicator Rapid battery recharge Large number of tests can be performed before recharging Calibration due indicator ?asy calibration Calibration certi cate is issued with the unit Internal self diangostics Infra-red link to printer PC download capabilities Circuitlink International Pty Ltd, MAHA Roller Brake Testers Europes Largest Manufacturer of Brake Testers Fitted in all Government MOT test stations in Ireland and in all VOSA, SVA test lanes Nationwide MOT Classifications 3, 4, 5, 7 & HGV Infra red remote control supplied as standard (Most Brake Tester breakdowns involve the handset and handset cable) Roller coating covered by a 5 year warranty (Most others only have a statutory 12-month warranty) MOT class 3 & 4 axle loading 3500kg (Most others only have a statutory 2000kg axle loading) MOT class 7 axle loading 6000kg (Most others only have a statutory 4000kg axle loading) Easy to read illuminated gauges (Some have gauges in handset, very expensive when dropped, also back to cable problem) RS 232 port for PC connection (Essential for reading storage This may soon be a requirement) 4 Wheel drive User friendly Bi-directional I/R remote control Easy read dials Higher axle loads B/T not working at maximum load Trade Garage Equipment Group can supply a range of VOSA approved brake testers to cover any vehicle requirement in the UK. This Guide, which is aimed principally at cars and light commercial vehicles, details two machines that cover all MOT categories from 1 - 7 including CVBT and Designated premises sites. The IW2 Profi 4 brake tester is made for Trade Garage Equipment by MAHA - arguably the world's leading manufacturer of this type of product. The machine is of superb quality, micro processor controlled and, although each has a high specification in standard form, there is a wide range of add-on options available to meet almost any user requirement now or in the future In the UK, Bowmonk brake test meters are approved by the MOT and DOT departments for use in the annual vehicle-testing scheme. Wherever brake testing is mandatory by law the Bowmonk Brakemeter/Dynometer is an approved brake test instrument. We are a fully approved UKAS/NAMAS testing laboratory and we recalibrate and repair both the Tapley as well as our own portable decelerometers. The Bowmonk Brakemeter/Dynometer MKIII is a scientific instrument, indisputable in its accuracy as it is based on one of the basic laws of applied physics. It consists of a finely balanced pendulum free to respond to any changes in speed or angle, working through a quadrant gear train to rotate a needle round a dial. The dial is black with silver white graduations and having a linear length of 5 1/2 inches (114mm). To damp out all vibration, the instrument is filled with a special fluid not sensitive to changes in temperature. No maintenance is necessary. The dial is calibrated in percentage "G", the accepted standard throughout the world for measuring acceleration and deceleration. There are no connections to the vehicle other than mounting either with two self-tapping screws on to a heavy stand (as pictured above) or the suction cup operated by the small side lever. In the latter case smear the suction cup with glycerine, or Vaseline to increase adhesion. Test the vehicle on reasonably level road. The meter is set to zero by releasing the thumbnut, tilt the bowl in its pivots until the main needle points to zero and re tighten the thumbnut. The meter is now ready for use, it is not necessary to watch the instrument continuously as it is fitted with a recording needle. Depending on the test to be performed the recording needle is positioned to left or right of the main needle by turning the centre chrome knob, and will accurately record the maximum reading. VOSA APPROVED DECELEROMETER FOR CLASSES I & II VOSA has recently introduced new procedures that allow decelerometers to be used in testing Class I & II. Bowmonk BrakeCheck with a Handle Bar Bracket & Clamp is fully VOSA approved for the testing of brakes on these types of vehicles BrakeCheck is designed to test ALL Classes of vehicles including those with Servo assisted ABS or linked braking systems that cant be tested on a Roller or Salter brake tester. VOSA APPROVED DECELEROMETER FOR CLASSES I & II VOSA has recently introduced new procedures that allow decelerometers to be used in testing Class I & II. Bowmonk BrakeCheck with a Handle Bar Bracket & Clamp is fully VOSA approved for the testing of brakes on these types of vehicles BrakeCheck is designed to test ALL Classes of vehicles including those with Servo assisted ABS or linked braking systems that cant be tested on a Roller or Salter brake tester. Welcome to Tapley Instrumentation For almost 100 years Tapley instrumentation has been the market leader engaged in the manufacture of portable brake testing equipment. The Tapley meter is the most recognised international standard decelerometer and as such trusted by many leading government authorities around the world to set local brake testing standards. Results of Tapley meter tests are accepted as evidence of braking efficiency in Courts of Law throughout the world. Our expertise expands into areas including vehicle diagnostics, diesel smoke meters and digital tachograph accessories. Please refer to the menu above for further details. What Is It? The Tapley Brake Test Meter is a scientific instrument, indisputable in its accuracy as it is based on one of the basic laws of applied physics. It consists of a finely balanced pendulum free to respond to any changes in speed or angle, working through a quadrant gear train to rotate a needle round a dial. To damp out all vibration, the instrument is filled with a special fluid not sensitive to changes in temperature. No maintenance is necessary. The same meter can be used to test all types of vehicles, from heavy trucks and buses to vans and passenger cars. It needs no electrical connections and it's so portable that you can take the Tapley Meter to the vehicle instead of the other way around. How Does It Work? To set the instrument for a brake test, start by loosening the two butterfly nuts at the sides of the swivel-mounting bracket. Tilt the head until the main needle (with arrow) is set at 3.5 if the unit is in meters or 13.4 if in feet with the face of the instrument JUST BACK FROM THE VERTICAL. This is important because it can be set with the face nearly horizontal, but it would then be near the end stop and would not move anticlockwise. When set in this manner the butterfly nuts can be tightened again, and the instrument is ready to start the test as pictured to the left. With the main needle set, the recording needle (without arrow) should be turned clockwise by means of the chrome knob in the middle of the dial until it is against the left hand side of the main needle. The vehicle is then driven along a level road at about 20 miles per hour (32 kph), and the brakes fully applied by means of the foot brake pedal only. When the vehicle has stopped the brake efficiency reading can be taken from the figure shown by the recording needle on the inner brake scale. Stopping distance readings are taken from the outer scale figures. A similar reading should now be taken from a lower speed using the handbrake only. The Tint Testa measures the transmission of light in the visible range that is suitable for safe driving. Directions for use ??Clean the area of the glass to be tested. ??Align the light transmitted and the receiver through the car window ??Press the trigger button ??The tinting result will show in the display in percentage What are the advantages In using the Tint Tester ??Easy Use. ??Easy to Calibrate ??Tamper Proof ??Fast Response. ??Very accurate. ??Low Cost. BOWMONK NORTH AMERICA Directions for use ??Clean the area of the glass to be tested. ??Align the light transmitted and the receiver through the car window ??Press the trigger button ??The tinting result will show in the display in percentage What are the advantages In using the Tint Tester ??Easy Use. ??Easy to Calibrate. ??Tamper Proof. ??Fast Response. ??Very accurate. ??Low Cost.