Dublin Fire Brigade purchases Turnkey Brakesafe portable brake tester

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……………… Dublin Fire Brigade, with Paul Butler, Techplus

The Dublin Fire Brigade has purchased a Turnkey Brakesafe portable brake tester with printer, from Irish distributors, Techplus.

The Turnkey BrakeSafe is ideal for use on Commercial Vehicle roadworthiness vehicle safety inspections. Workshops and fleet operators can now provide test results that show the vehicle and trailer brakes meet the required brake efficiency standards for commercial vehicles and mobile cranes.

There is also an HGV trailer testing mode that may be used to determine HGV semi-trailer / trailer brake efficiency.

BrakeSafe offers the highest standard test instrument at an affordable price to fleet owners and garages. These instruments are a low cost alternative to ‘rolling road’ brake testers and are approved by the Driver and Vehicle Services Agency (DVSA) in the UK.

The Turnkey Brakesafe has been involved in successful trials with comparisons against roller brake testers. To date it is the only brake tester the DVSA has found to be acceptable.

BrakeSafe is easy to use and can be located anywhere in the vehicle. It is self-levelling and automatically aligns itself with the direction of travel. For basic operation, no connections need to be made to the vehicle.
Optionally, the instrument can be used to measure and record the force applied to the brake pedal. In this case a transducer is attached to the pedal. This also allows the delay time of the braking system to be determined.

All tests are annotated with the time and date, vehicle identity, test conditions and type of brake tested. The instrument can be pre-loaded with 99 vehicle names, 70 trailers, 16 test conditions, 4 brake types, and 8 examiner names. Each name can also be edited via the instrument’s single click control.

BrakeSafe is designed, developed and manufactured by Turnkey Instruments Ltd, Its design has evolved over many years in response to customer feedback and as a result, BrakeSafe is simply the best brake tester available today, anywhere.

BrakeSafe can now be purchased in Ireland from Techplus, and is already proving very popular with Irish fleet owners and vehicle maintenance providers.

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