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BM18200 Lifting Bed Roller Brake Tester

About BM18200 Lifting Bed Roller Brake Tester

The BM18200 is a roller brake tester suitable for both light and heavy vehicles. It features hydraulic lifting beds for load simulation. Each roller bed is lifted on 4 hydraulic cylinders and is controlled by software that has built-in safety features protecting the vehicle and operator during the brake test. The BM18200 can lift 16 Ton axle loads to an industry-leading height of 255 mm above floor level.

  • Retrofit without civil work into most popular subframes
  • Hot galvanised for long lifetime
  • IT system using latest app technology for smartphone and tablet
  • The most comprehensive load simulation system program

Technical Specifications

Maximum Axle Load 20,000Kg
Lifting Capacity 16,000Kg
Lifting Height 225mm
Roller Diameter 260mm
Roller Length 1000mm(standard)/1250mm/1600mm
Test Speed 2.7km/h
Power Requirement 50A 3PH, N+E Outlet
Warranty Two Years Parts & Labour

Product Features

Retrofit without civil work into existing subframes

The design of the BM18200 allows the roller bed to be retrofitted into most popular subframes without need of civil works. This includes both older BM brake tester models (with the exception of the BM14200 sub frame), and those from other companies.

Robust lifting-bed design

BM Autoteknik A/S was the first company to develop a lifting roller bed brake tester in 1979 (today known as model BM17200). The BM18200 design is based on over 40 years of experience with this kind of roller brake tester.

The durability of the hydraulic lifting system is enhanced by an integrated control system. This feature balances the vertical lifting movement and prevents the roller bed from being twisted during lifting when the axle is not fully centralised in the roller bed.

The BM18200 is hot galvanised for optimal protection against corrosion. It is additionally equipped with heavy duty bearings, gear motors designed for load simulated brake tests and strong shock-absorbers for controlling the centre roller. This combination ensures high reliability and low maintenance cost over the lifetime of the brake tester.

BM FlexCheck Windows Software

The BM14200 is supplied with a Windows PC, Colour Laser Printer and a Windows based Tablet PC. The BM Assist guide allows users to easily and efficiently test a multi-axle vehicle in a matter of minutes. The system can be equipped with an optional external flat screen display if required.

The PC and Tablet allow for easy configuration and management of vehicles, as well as recording all completed tests. The database is searchable so you can recall every test for a specific vehicle or customer and re-print the results.

Tablet PC Control

The included tablet enables single-man operation, and is designed to be easily read and interpreted during the test. It displays a gauge with a double brake force scale from 0 – 8 kN and 0 to 40 kN. In addition to the Analogue gauges, the brake force is also displayed digitally. The tablet provides live display of weight, efficiency, imbalance, ovality and can also display a graph of brake force over time to give the user a visual indication of brake performance.

Additional Load Simulation Options

In some applications it is not sufficient to lift the roller bed alone. In situations where a greater weight is needed, the BM18200 can be supplied with a Chassis Load Simulation system, consisting of either cassettes mounted in the C-tracks on the pit edges or consisting of skates mounted on I-steel tracks in the pit floor. Each cassette or skate is fitted with a 5 ton hydraulic cylinder, which pulls down the chassis or axle to simulate the load. Alternatively, the BM18200 can be supplied with passive cassettes or skates, where the chassis or axle is simply attached via slings and the load simulation is obtained by lifting the BM18200 roller bed.

Available Product Accessories

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BM53000F In-Ground Play Detector

The BM35000F in-ground play detector consists of a power unit and 2 heavy galvanised steel plates, driven by hydraulic rams. The powerful in-ground shakers can reveal even the smallest amount of play in a vehicle’s suspension and steering components.

Axle Load Simulator
Axle Load Simulation

Axle Load Simulation

In addition to Levanta’s range of Roller Brake Testers, BM has developed a number of different load simulation systems for heavy vehicles, ranging from conventional axle load simulation, to the unique chassis load simulation system.

Prefabricated Inspection Pit

Prefabricated Inspection Pit

Brake Testers can be installed either in front of, or split with a test bed on either side of the Prefab Inspection Pit, providing easy access to fit the Load Simulation chains or to use the Shakers to prevent having to crawl under the vehicle.

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