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After 2 years of research and development, BM vehicle inspection equipment and technology was chosen by the Vehicle Inspection TUVLITA, in Lithuania.

BM supplies brake testers, suspension testers, play detectors and BM FlexCheck to new inspection lanes, and for upgrading existing inspection lanes.

  • Company: Vehicle inspection TUVLITA
  • Country: Lithuania

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Case details

The BM FlexCheck is linked wirelessly, via Bluetooth technology, to the BM brake testers as well as to Emission and Head Light Test equipment made by other companies than BM.

The Visual Inspection is fully conducted by handheld BM PDA units, and all data is gathered and processed by the BM FlexCheck Windows program.

Up to 10 vehicle inspectors can log on to the system with their handheld PDA units and test vehicles simultaneously. The BM FlexCheck allows TUVLITA to test 3 vehicles at a time on each lane, fully utilizing their drive through design. With a test time of 30 minutes, and the inspector not having to return to an office, of PC to finalize the test, as the test is fully conducted from the handheld PDA, a potential turnover of 18 tests an hour is viable from only 3 lanes.

“Only one BM FlexCheck client controls the three vehicle inspection lanes with high through put rate of vehicles.”

TUVLITA is running an ERP system called TAIS; this is a client- server program holding all information of the vehicle inspection company including all vehicle registration data. Being an ERP system, TAIS provides facilities for invoicing, accounts, HRM, etc. and the general business management of the company’s activities are done via TAIS.

BM FlexCheck is fully integrated with TAIS using Web services for two-way communication. The web service ensures that all vehicle data and all vehicle inspection data are exchanged live and fluently between the two programs.

The BM FlexCheck Servers are placed in reception booths, that are located in front of the vehicle inspection building. In these booths, the BM FlexCheck Server allows a receptionist to register vehicles for inspection; data is automatically sent to TAIS and the BM FlexCheck Client in the inspection building. From BM FlexCheck, the data is sent to the handheld PDA units when required by the Vehicle Inspector.

Key Success Objectives

The most important drivers behind the decision of introducing automated vehicle inspection lanes using BM FlexCheck were:

  1. Speed of inspection

    The lanes are high through-put lanes, with full capacity utilization up to 16 hours a day. The implementation of BM FlexCheck ensured that the inspection time for each vehicle was reduced.

  2. Quality Assurance of inspection

    BM FlexCheck met the requirement, that the quality and consistency of each vehicle inspection should be increased.

  3. Easy and transparent to use

    Due to a job rotation policy, many new inspectors would be working in the stations over period of time. The BM FlexCheck needed therefore to be easy and transparent to use, to avoid expensive re-training. BM FlexCheck met this requirement and has also proven itself to be efficient, when new staff are employed.

  4. Make and model flexibility

    The IT system should be able to work with different Makes and Models of test equipment. It was an important commercial and financial objective that BM FlexCheck interoperates with several different make and model of test equipment. This allowed TUVLITA to utilize already purchased test equipment together with BM FlexCheck, and it was also considered an important strength, when TUVLITA purchased new equipment.

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