BOWMONK AFM2

AIRFIELD FRICTION METER MkII

FAA Approved
FOR WINTER RUNWAY FRICTION TESTING

The output is read by a microprocessor and stored in the 128k byte memory for automatic analysis at the end of the test. > > > > Records true vehicle deceleration Compatible with ABS braking systems Provides hard copy printouts of up to 99 friction tests together with calculated total runway average or thirds. This is used to prompt the user for command entry via the keypad. to indicate results and to give any error messages. the accelerometer measures the deceleration (g-force) experienced by the transporting vehicle. The battery voltage and charge can be shown on the display.BOWMONK AFM2 AIRFIELD FRICTION METER MkII The BOWMONK AFM2 is a compact. runway and operator through keypad or barcodes. Compensates for peaking due to initial vehicle pitching. therefore. The BOWMONK AFM2 is fitted with a two line alpha-numeric liquid crystal display. The printout will not fade and duplicate copies can be taken automatically. During a friction test. THE BATTERY CANNOT BE OVERCHARGED.usually a good condition pick-up with balanced springing and good tires. It contains a solid state accelerometer and an accurate crystal controlled clock. runway and operator identification. averages for each one third of the runway and a total average of all friction readings taken. Indicates friction values 10% below average and disregards tests cancelled by operator or considered faulty. portable electronic instrument for measuring and recording the maximum deceleration possible on an airport runway or road surface. if allowed to run down to far it can be difficult to recharge. No mounting kit or connection to the vehicle are required. . 400 times per second with an accuracy of better than 2%. that after use the battery always be left on recharge. When fully charged this will power the instrument for at least 12 hours testing and printing. Control and setting of the BOWMONK AFM2 is via a seven button keypad which provides for airport. The BOWMONK AFM2 is powered by an internal rechargeable battery. The BOWMONK AFM2 is the modern day equivalent of a mechanical decelerometer such as the Bowmonk Brakemeter or Tapley Brake Meter. The BOWMONK AFM2 contains a miniature dot matrix impact printer capable of printing text in 40 columns and graphics of 240 dots per line. However. > > > In use the BOWMONK AFM2 is simply positioned on the passenger seat or in the footwell of the vehicle. Printout of results is obtained by pressing the (P) in the memory and the printout will show individual friction readings. We recommend. Night time operation is facillitated by back-lighting of the display panel. Permits selection of airport.

3 TAPLEY BRAKE METER 40 34 39 35 BOWMONK BRAKE METER 39 35 37 37 The ICAO compacted snow and ice braking action table gives the estimated braking action relative to bandwidths of decelerometer and Mu-meter readings and defines the braking action. Follow the operative procedure detailed in the Quick reference guide supplied with the instrument. B and C. Test BOWMONK A. i. .5 34.2 1 2 3 4 39. Braking action tests are made along two lines parallel to the runway. the thirds being called A.USING THE BOWMONK AFM2 AIRFIELD FRICTION METER MkII FOR AIRPORT RUNWAY SURFACE FRICTION MEASUREMENT Place the BOWMONK AFM2 on the front seat (within reach of the driver) with the leather carrying handle towards the rear of the vehicle. Code 5 4 3 2 1 Decelerometer Readings 40 and above 39 to 36 35 to 30 29 to 26 25 and below Estimated braking actions Good Medium to good Medium Medium to poor Poor Note Braking action information should be provided for each third of a runway. we recommend that as an added precaution the spare seat belt is passed round the front of the instrument. The vehicle does not need to come to a complete stop to calculate runway friction. Note: Although the velcro strips on the back of the AFM2 will hold it firmly in place. The BOWMONK AFM2 friction readings correlate with those produced by other approved runway friction devices as can be seen from the following side by side comparison tests.4 37.e.F.M. along a line on each side of the centre line approximately 3m or that distance from the centre line at which most operations take place.5 36.

If required. For more information call or write: Tel: (01603) 458153 Fax: (01603) 418150 Email: info@bowmonk. For preventative maintenance purposes we recommend an annual recalibration and recertification of accuracy by BOWMONK during the summer months. runway and operators through keypad or bar codes. Stores up to 99 friction readings. INSTALLATION > No installation is required. Automatic cancellation of faulty friction tests. Built in 6 volt rechargeable battery (external voltage for battery recharge 9v to 18v DC) powers unit for at least 12 hours. Velcro backing will hold the AFM2 securely to the front seat or floor well.uk www. TRAINING > An operator manual is provided . WARRANTY > Standard 6 month warranty. Manual cancellation of any test if required.SPECIFICATIONS STANDARD FEATURES > > > > > > > > > > > > > 32 character high contrast alpha-numeric liquid crystal display with back lighting for night-time visibility. Faith’s Industrial Estate Norwich Norfolk NR6 6AW . Replacement of printer ribbon and paper. Weighs 2.75kg. Size just 14 x 22 x 8 cm. Storage temperature -20°C to + 60°C. Provides each third of runway and operator identification.bowmonk. Tactile switches. a graphical print-out of each friction test showing the variation in friction along the runway can be printed.C.com BOWMONK Ltd. No mounting kit required. Can be recharged from main power pack or car cigarette lighter outlet. with beep.no special training is necessary. Compatible computer via an RS 232 port. Permits field programmable airport name. Clock battery life 5 years. Operating temperature 0°C to 40°C. OPTIONAL FEATURES > > > Input for measuring and printing temperature. GENERAL > > > > > Measurement range 0 to 1. No connection to vehicle required.co.4g. MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS > > > Replacement of battery. Diamond Road St. for selection purposes. Built in temperature compensated accelerometer records runway friction coefficient in compacted snow and ice conditions as %g. 128k byte CMOS memory with battery backup. Provides for temporary suspension of friction testing with no loss of recorded data. All stored results can be downloaded to a P.