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Brake testers measure a vehicle’s braking effectiveness as it drives over a metal plate. They are used for vehicles that cannot be tested with a roller brake tester, such as vehicles with more than one driving axle permanently engaged. Read More…

Brake Testers Brake testers are used to test the effectiveness of a vehicle's braking system. The most common and effective type of brake tester is the roller brake tester, which operates by driving the vehicle's tires over a set of rollers. As pressure is applied to the brakes, the force produced is measured, recorded and displayed by the testing system. Another type of brake tester is the platform or plate brake tester.
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Owosso, MI  |  989-720-2700

We provide dynamometer test controls and equipment for a wide range of applications. Our test cell control system is compatible with all types of dynamometers, including AC & DC motoring dynos & Water Brake Systems. Our products all include the durability & quality customers expect from SAKOR. Our dynamometers are powerful & affordable for the automotive, aerospace & heavy equipment industries.

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SAKOR Technologies, Inc. $$$

Northville Township, MI  |  734-656-1400

Here at Meiden America, Inc. we manufacturer an extensive line of dynamometers. Our products include: ultra low inertia permanent magnet dynamometers, FREC dynamometers, eddy current dynamometers, and much more. Our experts are available to assist you with finding the best product for your application.

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Meiden America, Inc. $$$

Monterey, CA  |  831-373-0200

Customers choose Sierra Instruments when they need a dynamometer that is accurate and repeatable. We also offer short delivery lead times, expert flow advice, and long term customer support. Our line of dynamometers include chassis, eddy, hydraulic, and more. When it matters, choose Sierra. Contact us today to learn more!

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Sierra Instruments $$$

Sturtevant, WI  |  818-746-3649

Phoenix Dynamometer Technologies LLC offers the most comprehensive approach to water re-circulation systems, data acquisition systems, and dynamometers in the industry. Along with these high performance products, we also offer business continuity and a competitive advantage for our customers. Come and experience the kind of service that sets us above our competitors. We would love to serve you today. Call or visit us online!

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Phoenix Dynamometer Technologies LLC $$$

Agawam, MA  |  800-866-3672

As a distributor of force measuring gauges, testing machines, dynamometers and torque testers, C.S.C. Force Measurement has been depended upon for over 50 years. Our force measurement systems products are from CDI, Chattillon, Dillon and Mark-10. We also provide pre-owned and rental equipment. Visit our website to learn more or browse through our online store.

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C.S.C. Force Measurement, Inc. $$$

Buffalo, NY  |  716-668-5555

We manufacture dynamometers: brake and electric motor dynamometers, torque testers and force measuring instruments. Our versatile dynamometers include engine dynamometers and dynamometer scales for various applications, scales, force measuring and measuring other instruments. For more information, contact Magtrol today!

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Magtrol, Inc. $$$
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Brake testers are used to check new vehicles for existing brake defects, verify the effectiveness of repair work, perform regular safety audits, and test vehicles that have been involved in accidents to determine if their brake systems were functioning at the time of the accident.

Brake testers are dynamometers, which are machines that measure the force created by something. Also known as dynos and dynometers, these utilities are most widely used in the measurement of force generated by engines, though some varieties are used to measure the force generated by the grip of a human hand as well as a number of other, more obscure applications.

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Brake testers are important tools for maintaining the safety of city streets and highways. Particularly in the case of tractor trailers, which are very large and carry heavy loads, brake testers can mean the difference between a safe journey and death or injuries, product loss and a host of other serious hazards.

As measurement technologies improve, brake testing methods have become more effective and precise. In recent years, the National Transportation Research Center has been working to develop a brake testing system for tractor trailers in hopes of eliminating the estimated 33% of truck-related crashes that are caused by faulty brakes.

This figure, combined with the estimated $3 billion lost annually to truck rollovers (which are often associated with brake failure), provides the imperative for developing new ways of detecting brake deficiencies.

The NTRC hopes to integrate its Multi-Plate Performance-Based Brake Tester with existing weigh station equipment, which would allow for the effective measurement of brake performance without necessitating the addition of new staff at highway weigh stations. This and other similar brake testing systems help keep drivers and property safe.

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