The service brake and park brake force results and weight results of the overall vehicle are combined in the results page.
In the top partition the individual wheel weights and the axle weights are shown.
In the bottom partition the following data is available (from left to right):
The total Service Brake (SB) force (in KN) of all wheel combined. This is the total stopping force the foot actuated brakes can achieve under these circumstances.
The total Park Brake (PB) force generated by the park brake.
The total vehicle weight (all wheels added up).
The total service brake force combined with the total vehicle weight, determines the overall service brake efficiency.
In simple terms; the force generated (by the brakes) to stop a certain weight determines how quick that weight (the vehicle) will stop.
The value is a percentage which is similar to the deceleration rate an in-vehicle decelerator meter would show if the friction coefficient on the road would be the same as on the brake tester.
The total park brake force combined with the total vehicle weight results in a park brake efficiency percentage. This percentage is again similar to the in-vehicle decelerator meter reading under the same circumstances.
To understand the difference in brake efficiency you could explain as follows;
The park brake efficiency percentage is a lot lower than the service brake efficiency percentage because the park brake only works on two wheels. That means that only the combined brake force of those two wheels now need to slow the total vehicle weight down as opposed to the combined brake force of all four wheels.
The brake results can be printed as graphs and text or as text only, and looks like this:
The text changes colour when a value falls outside the pre-programmed parameters, making it simple to interpret for the technician and customer.
The graphs are for the technician or demanding customer and can be used for diagnostics.