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A Queensland workshop is promoting its wireless brake-testing system to the Chinese market, thanks in part to State Government grant.

Electronic & Mechanical Calibrations specialises in the sale, repair and calibration of electronic and mechanical instruments, working out of its shop in Clontarf, north of Brisbane.

Founder Carlos Ortega says his company is Australia’s only wireless brake-testing system specialist.

Clients include Queensland Rail, Aurizon, Pacific National and Progress Rail, along with airline industry clients, who can also use the wireless brake-testing technology, Ortega said.

“We are also in discussions with companies in China to export our testing kit for their use there.”

Electronic & Mechanical Calibrations’ brake testers allow operators to take simultaneous brake readings on a laptop from up to 100 metres away from the running wheel.

The company was recently sponsored by the Queensland Government to showcase its technology at the Myriad technology exhibition and conference in Brisbane in May.

Ortega said the opportunity exposed his business to new markets locally, across Australia and around the world.

“We connected with a software supplier that can design dedicated systems for kits that we assemble, and with other firms whose tools we can calibrate,” he added.

Member for Redcliffe Yvette D’Ath said the sponsorship came via the Advancing Regional Innovation Program.

“This wireless brake-testing system is a great example of the clever innovations coming out our community that improve industry across the entire state,” D’Ath said.

“Transport industries now have a better way to check the brakes on their vehicles to ensure the highest level of safety for passengers and employees.

“We’re proud to support innovative companies like this to achieve great things and create sustainable jobs in our community.”

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