Knorr-Bremse updates Neo diagnostic tool

Knorr-Bremse updates Neo diagnostic tool

Looking for a user-friendly, affordable braking system diagnostic kit for your workshop? The latest version of Knorr-Bremse’s popular Neo trailer braking system diagnostic tools has been updated and can now be used for trucks and buses too.

Ask any commercial vehicle technician, and they will confirm that ABS and EBS faults can be tricky and complex to solve. As more vehicles are fitted with electronic braking systems as standard, a diagnostics tool which identifies braking systems faults is fast becoming a must-have piece of equipment. More workshops will need an inexpensive fault-finding tool that allows them to get vehicles and trailers back in service promptly.

Neo Green has been developed to support workshops by providing an inexpensive introduction to the world of professional diagnostics for electronic braking systems. It enables workshop technicians to diagnose, repair, and reprogram them with ease, saving valuable time and money.

It can diagnose approximately 95% of Knorr-Bremse truck, bus, and trailer ABS/EBS systems that are in service today, and provides the operator with practical hints on faults and recommended rectification procedures in a user-friendly way.


Programming new parts

However, Neo Green isn’t just about diagnostics. In order for workshops to replace safety-critical, intelligent components, the ability to reset the system to recognise when replacement electronic braking parts have been fitted is also essential.

For example, the latest software update allows the user to program a wide range of the Electronic Air Control (EAC) units typically found on Volvo and Renault trucks in service between 2008 to 2013, Mercedes- Benz trucks from 2008, and DAF Euro VI trucks. On some of these vehicles, simply replacing an air dryer cartridge with oil separator technology requires the parameters resetting to advise the system that a replacement has been made.


Easy communications

At the heart of the Neo Green hit is the Universal Diagnostic Interface (UDIF) which connects to the vehicle diagnostic port, and the Neo Green software which can be used in a PC or workshop-compatible laptop with Windows 7 operating system or above. Once installed, the diagnostics tool can communicate with virtually all braking system ECUs.

The software guides the technician through the diagnostic process with detailed steps including basic service information and failure identification instructions. There are two versions; the Neo Green Upgrade Kit is for workshops who already own a Knorr-Bremse Trailer EBS Diagnostic Test Kit ECU Talk and want to upgrade to be able to also carry out truck and bus diagnostic work.

The Starter Kit is for workshops who do not have the trailer diagnostic kit but who do want a user-friendly, simple kit that will get them up and running on braking system diagnostics. The kit contains all the equipment needed to get up and running and is modular, so that you can tailor it to suit the needs of your workshop. The only additional equipment required is the vehicle-specific system cables and adapters needed to access the OBD socket.

For more information on the neo diagnostic tool from Knorr-Bremse, click here.

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