Issue 406
24 November 2016

TrailerCheck Makes Brake Pressure Adjustments Easy! 

As we all know a load sensing valve adjusts the brake pressure relative to the load on the vehicle. Testing this valve is essential prior to MOT and on inspection.

TrailerCheck 4 Vans incorporates a “Remote Hand Held Air Brake Activator” which combines a digital pressure gauge with push button brake control; Load Sensing Valve adjustment or test can be carried out accurately and quickly by one person.

Switching brakes on and off Via the Remote Air Brake Activator, allows the user to look for wear in s cams and faulty slack adjusters. The digital pressure gauge measures pressure at the brake chamber, ideal for setting load sensing valves.

To read the full TrailerCheck product detail, click on this advert.

BrakeCheck from Bowmonk

The most cost effective DVSA approved portable brake tester available.

BrakeCheck is designed to test service, hand and secondary brakes on any vehicle braking system. It also shows which side of the vehicle has brake problems by indicating left/right pull.

With no connection to the vehicle, carrying out a brake test couldn’t be easier. You simply drive the vehicle to a maximum 20mph and apply the brakes. Test results can then be viewed on the display or downloaded to a PC. Printing can be done from the PC or by using an optional portable printer.

  • BrakeCheck is ideal for your ‘Six Weekly Inspection’ brake efficiency checks.

  • DVSA and MOT approved

  • One man operation

  • 3-Axis Accelerometer

  • Measures Peak Deceleration Front/Rear

  • Measures Average Deceleration Front/Rear

  • Measures Peak Acceleration Left/Right

  • Vehicle pulls Left/Right indication and value

  • Calculates Stopping Distance (metres)

  • Calculates Test Speed (km/h)

  • Size: 170 x 80 x 35 mm

  • Weight: 0.4kg

Commercial Brake Testers
Class 4, 5, 5L, 7 & ATF

Vteq have been manufacturing Brake Testers for over 15 years and now have over 4,000 CV units throughout the world including the UK, Dubai, India, Europe, USA, Australia, Brazil and China.

13T & 18T Brake Tester
Standard Features:

• DVSA/GEA approved*
• Roller Lock – guaranteed to get out the rollers
   first time every time, safely.
• Nord SK63 Gearboxes/Motors
• Full DVSA Database
• Bi – directional
• Automatic Weighing System
• Soft Start or Star Delta
• 4x4 Programme
• Full PC package
• One-man operation/Tablet
• Remote access available
• Installation frame

* 13T approval pending


Whether you are looking to test or pre-test, GEMCO offer a comprehensive range of roller brake testing equipment for every type of application with both fixed (in-ground) and mobile (surface mounted) solutions.

• Over 300 Commercial Brake Testers sold since Jan 2013
• Dedicated Nationwide Engineers
• Commercial Brake Tester Experts
• PC & DVSA Database included with PASS/FAIL analysis
• In–cab operation with easy-to-use tablet device
• Mobile brake testers suitable for outdoor use - easy to move
• Choice of 4 DVSA ATF Approved brake testers
• Service team with nationwide coverage

Commercial Brake Testing
from Liftmaster

The LMBT 13 NEW for 2016
Low cost Commercial Brake
Tester also DVSA
approved for MOT
Classes III, IV, VL, & VII.
PC controlled including
printer and remote control.

Commercial Brake Tester
DVSA approved for ATF and ATL
Test Stations

Call 01420 549035 Now for
professional advice

MAHA, MBT 7250 HGV Brake
Testers Highest Quality and
 reliability ATF approved

MAHA are specialists in the testing of safety-relevant components, producing quality products for more than 40 years. Testing systems and installations are the result of close cooperation with vehicle manufacturers - from the development phase up to final production.

MAHA MBT 7250 Truck brake testers are widely specified in DVSA and ATF Lanes throughout the UK. Options include TCS Tachograph (an add on for calibration of Tachographs at Brake testing speed all in one combined unit) this adds flexibility. MLT 3000 Headlamp testing for LED Technology.

  • 13 to 20 ton per axle

  • Optional Tachograph Testing (combined unit)

  • Above floor or recessed

  • Headlamp testing for LED technology

  • In and Outside installations

  • PC Systems or Analogue

  • DVSA data base


Air Brake Test Case

• 3 x 300PSI / 20Bar, 4" industrial gauges.
• 3 x 5 metre black PVC hose rated up to 600 PSI.
• M16 x 1.5 test point adaptor fitted to the hose end.
• Tough and durable protective plasticase
• Protective insert for the equipment when in transit
• Ensures compliance with EC braking regulations.

Air Brake Test Station

"Bench Testing at its Best"

Test Station is a specialist unit designed to test individual air brake system components on the bench in the garage workshop.

It allows components which have been serviced or repaired to be tested before they are returned to the vehicle.

Make more money out of your
existing Brake Tester

With Stoneridge's VOSA Approved Tachograph Calibration Add On you can perform brake testing and tachograph calibration in a single bay. Not only will this help to increase your service offering to your customers but also give you another source of income through the use of existing equipment.

The dual functionality concept, designed with ease of use in mind:

  • uses the latest wireless technology to obtain
    W & L Factor in under 2 minutes
  • provides precise measurements ensuring maximum accuracy
  • allows tachograph calibrations to take place quickly and easily

Stoneridge has a range of tachograph calibration add on solutions for leading Brake Testers, including BM Autoteknik and Nussbaum. To find out if there is a solution available for your brake tester get in touch on 01382 866 400 or email

Stay safe on the roads with brake testers from Turnkey 

With no connection to the vehicle BrakeSafe is quick and easy to use and is fully DVSA approved. You are sure to be compliant at all times.

Ideal in helping operators to complete the 6 weekly preventative maintenance inspection.

Designed, manufactured and supported right here in the UK.

BrakeSafe Brake Tester with Printer
• Measures and prints brake performance
• Suitable for all cars, HGVs and PSVs
• VOSA approved for MOT testing
• Approved for all classes excluding classes 1 & 2
• Portable and easy to use

VLT Roller Brake Testing

Approved for classes III, IV, V, VI, VII, HGV & Trailer

Developed and manufactured in our own factory in the Netherlands, VL Test Systems is the only UK supplier of vehicle test equipment in the UK that relies 100% on its own nationwide service network of factory trained engineers. We do not use sub contractors or third parties and we are therefore able to offer the best service response to support your valuable purchase of VLT Equipment.

VLT Equipment is modern, robust, workshop and user friendly with VLT software and solutions. Our test equipment is low maintenance and engineered to the highest possible standards.

VLT specialise in designing, installing and life time support of DVSA ATF Lanes with fully approved equipment, and will gain your approval and sign off by DVSA as part of the package.


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