BM developed a unique Load Simulation, which applies the load simulation directly from top-down onto the vehicle. The system was developed for VOSA, Vehicle Operator Safety Administration in Great Britain, and is today installed in more than 50 official vehicle inspection lanes in Scotland, England, and Wales.
The Load Simulator is powered by an electrical pallet truck and therefore easily moved around by one person. The operator moves the load simulator to its position, which can be either behind – or at the side of the vehicle.
The Load Simulator is fixed to the floor via anchor pins, which are quickly placed into rails concreted into the floor. The Load Simulator has a load capacity of 10 T when the load is applied directly over the axle being tested. However, when the load platform is placed behind the axle(s) to be tested, the arm-length principle applies and the load can exceed 10 Ton.
The Load Simulator has a number of unique advantages over the Axle Load Simulation system. Firstly, the Load Simulator applies the load from top-down, which means that the Load Sensing Valve/Function as well as the suspension system of the vehicle is activated during test. Besides being used for load simulation during the brake test, the Load Simulator can also be used to test the Load Sensing Valve/Function characteristic and settings, as well as assessing the functionality of the suspension system of the vehicle.
The Load Simulator is fully controlled from a control panel placed conveniently at the rear of the pallet truck. The operator just enters the load simulation requested and presses START, whereby the Load Simulator computer system will automatically apply the load.
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