The subject of this blog article pertains to the methods that can be employed to maintain vehicle testing data as part of a schedule of 6 weekly checks.
The Bowmonk Brake Meter is a means to measure and record braking forces and efficiencies, and this data can be quickly acquired during a simple single test pass.
Dealing with this data is the actual issue. Having conducted the tests you want to maintain a record of those checks as evidence of compliance however is it better to maintain an electronic version of this data or a hard copy?
In the first instance one immediately thinks electronic data makes more sense. The file size is generally quite small and an electronic record can be stored safely on a PC for years – indeed this facility does exist with the Bowmonk Brake Meter however GETECH believe that a paper copy makes more sense…
- A micro printer can be supplied with the unit enabling the result to be immediately printed whilst negating the requirement for a laptop to be carried around the test site.
- Data when printed can immediately be attached to the service record for the vehicle in question. If a download is to be achieved from “the office” then not only will the tester have to return to base to download the data every time, a risk is introduced whereby the data when downloaded may be saved against the wrong vehicle.
In actual fact though we can supply specific to customer requirements – so in those odd ball site requirements that require a download function can be accommodated although GETECH supply our brake testing kits with the printer option as part of a kit. These kits a designed for specific applications. HGV operators require a slightly different specification of brake meter – but our kits for commercial applications are clearly identified HERE whereas the entire product range can be viewed HERE.