The Brake Inspector® will save hundreds of hours of shop time, equipment down time and driver down time annually. The technology used in the Brake Inspector® system offers unprecedented maintenance and diagnostic capabilities for trouble shooting faults in the foundation brake system. The following faults can quickly be diagnosed from the cab of the truck or bus:

  • Worn, seized, or out of adjustment manual and automatic slack adjusters
  • Slack adjusters that have not been set up properly
  • Leaking diaphragms or leaking airlines that may go undetected
  • Frozen or stuck air pressure relief valves
  • Cracked or out of round brake drums
  • Brakes shoes that may be "hung-up" due to other faults in the foundation brake system or slack adjuster faults or debris blockage
  • Push rods that have not retracted
  • Brake chambers that have not activated or are slow to activate due to other faults in the foundation brake system
  • Weak or broken emergency spring brakes
  • Brake chambers that are not balanced
  • Worn S-cams and S-cam rollover
     

Features

  • Easy to read LED in-cab display module
  • High quality steel fabrication for extended operational life
  • Super seal connectors ensure reliability
  • Hermetically sealed sensors and connection junctions
  • Replacement magnetic clevis pin
  • Cables permit "daisy chain connections" linking sensors and display gauge
  • Universal format fits any brake chamber
  • Available for stand alone truck, bus and trailer
  • Performs self-diagnosis of system identifying specific system operating issues
  • Full two-year workmanship warranty
     

Benefits

Brake Inspector® will provide a driver or maintenance staff an accurate indication of brake stroke travel and emergency spring brake effectiveness before the truck or bus takes to the road. While on the road the driver is provided a real time indication of brake stroke travel including brake fade every time the brakes are applied. Faults in the foundation brake system that may develop are identified in real time to the driver. The last brake application is stored in memory and can be recalled at any time while the engine is running with the push of a button.

Brake Inspector® will result in significant productivity improvement of staff and equipment resulting in the following cost savings:
 

Cost Savings

  • Diagnostics capabilities of Brake Inspector® greatly reduce a mechanic's shop time trouble shooting and repairing air brake problems and other faults in the foundation brake system
  • Accurate pre trip inspections and post trip inspections for air brake stroke travel and emergency spring brake applications are reduced from approximately 20 minutes to 2 minutes
  • Brake Inspector® eliminates the time spent by mechanics needlessly readjusting air brakes
  • Brake Inspector® eliminates potential roadside detainment and down time for the driver and the truck and trailer resulting from out of adjustment infractions
  • Brake Inspector® eliminates fines and lost CVOR points for brakes found out of adjustment by the DOT
  • Brake Inspector® promotes balanced braking. Balanced braking extends tire life.
     

Maintenance and Diagnostic Aid

  • Quickly and accurately identifies air brake chambers that are in or out of adjustment, or are close to the adjustment limit
  • Identify weak or broken emergency brake springs
  • Identify worn, defective or seized automatic or manual slack adjusters
  • Identify slack adjusters that have not been correctly set up
  • Identify cracked or out of round brake drums
  • Identify air brake chambers that need adjustment to maintain balanced braking
  • Identify leaking diaphragms, frozen or clogged air valves or seized push rods
  • Identify brake shoes that are "hung up" due to other faults in the foundation brake system or slack adjuster faults
  • Balance air brake adjustment by chamber
  • Display real time diagnostics of brake stroke and foundation brake system activity
     

Safety Benefits

  • Visually determine whether air brakes are in or out of adjustment before taking to the road from the cab of a truck or bus
  • In cab display provides real time display of brake stroke travel each time the brakes are applied and gives an alert when brake faults and system faults occur
  • Last brake application is stored in memory for quick reference. Display provides real time diagnostics of other faults in the foundation brake system
  • Real time display of brake fade due to over heating friction material and drums ensures ABS systems are working to maximum efficiency
  • Promotes balanced braking in normal and emergency situations