The Bowmonk BrakeCheck is a Waka Kotahi NZTA approved electronic decelerometer for testing and reporting on vehicle brake efficiency.
Bowmonk BrakeCheck determines braking efficiency of both the Foot Brake and Hand/Service Brake by measuring the rate of deceleration from a speed of around 30 kph until the vehicle comes to rest. BrakeCheck is available in a variant which can also measure the brake efficiency of the Secondary Brake.
Designed to be self-compensating, the instrument will indicate on the LED screen when it is positioned level enough to perform a brake test, with a generous tolerance to ensure that this is easy to achieve.
The unit indicates whether the vehicle pulls to the left or right during braking.
Test results can be viewed on the display panel or downloaded to a PC for saving or printing. A printed report can also be produced at the time of testing using the portable infra-red printer.
The device operates on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack and will power-down after a period of inactivity to conserve energy.
As an optional feature, BrakeCheck can include a built-in GPS receiver, with the latitude and longitude of the brake test location being printed on the receipt.
Testing is triggered as soon as BrakeCheck senses the vehicle decelerating. Once triggered, it will start recording information like the average rate of deceleration, the speed of the vehicle during testing, sideways acceleration, the calculated stopping distance, temperature and the vehicle's overall braking efficiency. No other sensors required.
Test results can be viewed on the display panel or downloaded to a PC for saving or printing.
A printed report can also be produced at the time of testing using the optional portable infra-red printer.
User Manuals and Guides for Bowmonk BrakeCheck and Thermal Printers