Ask the Expert – Play Detector Discussion

I was completing a demonstration with a customer today following the installation of his new testing bay. This short blog post relates to those aspects associated with the design and the operation of play detectors used within One Person and Fully Automated testing bays. The customer had concerns about the design of our GE457PD unit …

What is a Play Detector?

A play detector is used within an MOT bay to eliminate test assistance from a 3rd party and to repeatably inspect both the steering and suspension elements of the subject vehicle. Play detection equipment can be installed into an inspection pit or within dedicated recesses within a lift's platform. Designs of play detection equipment vary …