BM12200 Brake Tester UK Suppliers






BM12200 BRAKE TESTER is a strong in-ground brake tester for light and heavy vehicles with an axle load up to 20.000 kg.
The BM12200 is approved by several international authorities like RWTÜV Germany and complies with the ISO standard. The BM12200 is designed for workshop and vehicle inspection applications.


The brake tester features a long range of options, which allows for a configuration, which can meet most customer requirements including:

  • Infrared remote control
  • Service line and cylinder air pressure measurement
  • Automatic axle weighing
  • Test of 4×4, 6×4 8×6 driven vehicles
  • Diagnostic printout connection to PC/Notebook with BM Windows-software
  • Axle Load Simulation
  • Chassis Load Simulation

The BM12200 BRAKE TESTER is equipped with same electronics and software as the other BM brake tester models for light and heavy vehicles BM13200, BM17200 and BM20200 and therefore the BM12200 offers same high test standard and data processing as these models.

The design of BM12200 is made to a very high standard both in terms of quality and safety. All steel is hot galvanised and the wear surface of rollers is based on mesh steel to ensure long lifetime and accurate measurement. All gaps are minimised to protect staff and cover plate design around the roller area all have angles to minimise potential tyre damage. The robust design of BM12200 allows for outdoor installation in environment from – 30 °C – 60 ° Celsius and humidity up to 95.

As standard the BM12200 is supplied with hot galvanised sub-frames, which are concreted into the ground before the actual brake tester is installed. The sub-frames make the planning and implementation of installations much easier and do also ensure correct alignment of the brake tester during concreting.

The BM12200 can be equipped with up to 3 displays and due to the superior LAN technology of BM12200, these display are connected with a small cable consisting of only a 4 wires. The BM12200 can be supplied with a PDA solution, which allows operator to control and monitor the test results live directly on a PDA unit. This solution is particular beneficial for customers with short test bays, where the cabin of the vehicle passes the display in order to test rear axles.
Wheel span: 800 to 2800 mm.

BM12200 BRAKE TESTER Advantage and benefit

The BM12200 is supplied with the special windows based BM display, which has large analogue readings of brake force left and right, 65 mm high bright digital readout of other measurement results and an integrated guide system, which continuously informs the operator of the status of the brake tester status and also how many axles has been tested.

The display can be mounted either on the wall saving floor space or on floor column devices, which are designed so equipment is protected even when floor is cleaned with chemicals.

The BM12200 can be supplied in a minimum configuration and still allows for later upgrade to all options. This means that in case customer later wants to upgrade to a higher specification due to new legislation or other, then customer will not experience, that he has to purchase another brake tester.

As standard the BM12200 software allows for advanced graphical printout enabling the customer to perform both pre inspection brake tests and diagnosing before repair brake tests.

The BM12200 can be configured both with conventional Axle load simulation system from 8 to 12 ton and also a more advanced Chassis Load Simulation system, CLS upto 30 Ton. This load simulation system has the advantage, that the Load Sensing Valve of the vehicle is automatically opened during the brake test. The CLS also allows for a fast and efficient test of correct functionality of the Load Sensing Valve.

A variation of advanced Windows Software programs can be supplied with the BM12200. This includes Windows programs for advance storing and presentation of test results using SQL database technology to the BM FlexCheck system, which allows for data capture of a complete vehicle inspection lane.


The BM12200 BRAKE TESTER is used in normal workshops performing repair of any light or heavy vehicle.

BM12200 is the preferred model by vehicle inspection bodies, as it can be configured for very high throughput and handle continuously test of full laden axles. The BM12200 can be installed both indoor and outdoor in most environments and used by various authorities at motorway lay-by stations as part of enforcement schemes.