Electronic braking conversions
Granning have always been at the forefront of Type Approval for additional axle conversions to Type Approved Vehicles.
Since the introduction of Electronic Brake control on commercial vehicle chassis equipped with disc brakes, our Engineering team have been working closely with the vehicle manufacturers and the UK Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) – Department for Transport to integrate additional axle brakes into the original system.
A declaration from the vehicle manufacturer has to be presented to the DVSA, to satisfy them that the conversion would not adversely effect the operation of the braking system before they will issue plates for a vehicle.
Recently vehicle manufacturers have been allowing less conversion options for their newer chassis due to the complexity of the EBS systems and its integration into the whole truck electronics.
Granning has developed a solution in conjunction with the braking system manufacturers Wabco and Knorr-Bremse, and under the oversight of the Department for Transport and DVSA, to fit an independent EBS system for the additional axle. Allowing the possibility of converting any EBS truck without the need to involve the chassis manufacturer. This system was fully tested and approved at the MIRA testing grounds, to satisfy all requirements set by DVSA and DfT with regard to EBS conversions.