Runway Friction Testing Equipment

SARSYS Friction Tester Transporter built into the VW-Transporter, is one of the most advanced friction measuring systems on the market. It is primarily designed for friction measuring on airport runways and taxiways, but can also be used for measuring on roads.
The SFTT is programmed to measure in accordance with regulations issued by authorities such as the ICAO and FAA and is designed for both operational and maintenance measuring.
The VW-Transporter is a high-performance front-wheel drive car offering excellent manoeuvrability in combination with a good weight class working
environment for the operator. Engine type (Petrol or Diesel) and horsepower can be combined in different ways, all front wheel options can be used.
The large space in the back provides unimpeded access to the measuring system, making service and maintenance work easy and comfortable. There is still room for a good load of extra equipment, such as spare wheels, tools etc., a valuable feature when a number of airports are to be visited for regular maintenance measuring.
An important guideline for the design of the SFTT has been to make full use of the prime advantage of self-contained configuration: Speed and smoothness in operation.
The entire measuring system is contained within the van with unchanged driving qualities and without need to hook up a trailer.
In the operational situation, the vehicle is immediately available for a measuring run and a runway friction report is also available to airport operations or to traffic control within just a few minutes after the start of the run.
The speed of the reporting can be further increased by using a freewave modems transferring the measured data directly to a PC at the receiving end.
For measuring on wet runways, stipulated for maintenance measuring, the SFTT is available with a water system. Its water tank has a volume of 785 liters, sufficient for 10 000 meters of runway with a 1 mm water layer.
The measuring wheel can be fitted with a standardized measuring tyre, as stipulated by ICAO and FAA for this type of measuring.
•Measuring programme in accordance with ICAO and FAA
•Approved by FAA and SCAA (Swedish Transport Agency, Civil aviation department)
•Approved and CE –certified according to Machine Directive
•Modern technology and operational efficiency
•Original Volkswagen Transporter rearaxle
•Excellent ergonomics, fingertip control
•Outstanding manoeuvrability
•Total operator comfort
•Easy service and maintenance
•Windows based (Touchscreen) measuring computer