BM18200 Roller brake tester

In-Ground (Lifting Bed) with vertical lift for light and heavy vehicles

  • 255 mm lifting height of roller bed
  • 16 Ton lifting capacity
  • 16/20 Ton test axle weight
  • 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
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Unique features

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

Even with these high performance characteristics, 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 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 therefore based on almost 40 years of experience with this kind of roller brake tester. The BM18200 is hot galvanised for optimal protection against corrosion. The BM18200 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.

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 design allows for further optional upgrades, which can enhance the durability to meet the toughest requirements in relation to high throughput test lanes at vehicle inspection centres and private repair workshops.

Windows Phone and Tablet Remote Control

The BM18200 can be supplied with the PC Windows program, BM FlexCheck, which can be installed on a PC placed either integrated into a special vehicle inspection bench with touch-screen control or inside a traditional PC cabinet. Together with BM FlexCheck, the BM18200 can be supplied with a handheld Windows phone or tablet which communicates wirelessly with the brake tester. The units have a display which shows in real time all the readings of the brake test, and is also a touch screen based remote control.



Available for both Windows and Android OS smartphones and tablets
Vehicle Inspection Bench
Traditional PC cabinet

Advantages of the handheld units

In many applications, the location of the traditional physical display or traditional PC console prevents an optimal use of the brake tester by the operator. One reason can be that the vehicle cabin passes the display or PC console when testing the last axles of the vehicle and trailer – a problem which has increased due to introduction of long modular vehicle combinations. Another reason can be that the vehicles need to be reversed over the brake tester in non-drive through lanes, and then the operator cannot see the display or PC console. The Smartphone or Tablet is the solution to such challenges.

Operator brake test guide – BMAssist

Another distinct feature of the handheld units compared to a traditional infrared remote control is the integrated BM Assist, which is a menu based software, which guides the operator safely and correctly through the complete brake test.

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 optionally be fitted with the following additional load simulation systems.

BM CLS type A or D

The BM18200 can be supplied with a Chassis Load Simulation, CLS, 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.


Alternative to “pull down” from the pit the BM18200 can be supplied with the unique BM74000 load simulator, where the load simulation is added directly from top down on the vehicle.

CLS applied to chassis from top-down
CLS pit wall mounting
CLS pit floor mounting

Roller bed per side

L x W x H

1245 x 758 x 700 mm

Subframe for split bed installation

L x W x H

1215 x 1120 x 150 mm

Lifting frame for split bed installation

L x W x H

1262 x 1000 x 635 mm

Roller diameter

208 mm

Roller length

1000 mm

Friction coefficient of roller from factory


Min 0.7/0.6

Wheel span (can be customised)

850 to 2850/3350/4050 mm

Distance between roller centres

450 mm

Maximum test axle weight

16000 kg / 20000 kg

Gear motor size

11/15 kW

Max brake force measurement

4000/6000 daN

Test speed

2.3 km/h

Lifting height

255 mm

Lifting capacity

16 Ton


L x W x H

930 x 820 x 100 mm

Control box

L x W x H

760 x 600 x 210 mm

Display brake force scale

0 – 4000/6000 daN

Brake force measuring accuracy

0 – 100 daN : ± 2 daN

> 100 daN: ± 2 % FS

Pedal force measurement accuracy

Operating temperature

  0 – 100 daN : ± 1 daN

-15ºC to + 50ºC

Power and fuses

3 x 400 Vac + N + PE

Minimum 50/80 Amp

3 x 230 Vac + PE

Minimum 80/125 Amp

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