Hydraulic Testing Technology Advances Powertrain Testing


Posted on: June 7th, 2016 No Comments


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A look at the new solutions for efficient and consistent performance

For those involved with heavy-duty, mobile equipment, testing is critical to ensure the engine-generated power is efficiently delivered through the powertrain.  While hydraulic testing technology has long been at the forefront of powertrain testing, industry demands and customers’ needs have evolved with increasing emphasis on safe and efficient performance and consistent solutions for all powertrain testing needs – while also helping your bottom line and end user satisfaction.

Discover the 4 ways hydraulic testing technology is changing the game of testing performance for heavy-duty mobile equipment and how it can benefit your business.

1. Cleanliness Today, new technology is tackling the issue of cleanliness head on through improved filtration, maintenance, and contamination monitoring.  The result is warranty-verified components ISO certified to contamination levels of 16/13/11 per Cyclic Stabilization Test SAE ARP4205.  These technologies allow operators to receive real-time reporting and documentation to safeguard against whatever the contaminant may be – dust, dirt, or water.  Because in the end, keeping the powertrain clean is a big factor in the life of the machine – and new features as these provide the needed insurance against unwanted contamination for a longer equipment-life.

2. Consistent Global Performance For those involved with heavy-duty mobile equipment across the world, achieving testing consistency is ideal.  But traditionally achieving the same performance with varying utility frequency hasn’t always been easy.  Today that’s all changing with new technology features.  With machine performance designed for consistency regardless of utility frequency, de-rating the test stand, due to lower flow output for 50 Hz countries, is no longer an issue.  Safety performance requirements, too, have long varied.  With the increased emphasis on safety, the latest designs in hydraulic testing technology are outfitted to meet global regulations providing consistency across the world and helping you protect your operators and assets.

3. Efficiency Another way hydraulic testing technology is improving the bottom line is by becoming more efficient.  For one, data acquisition is key to meeting growing needs for efficient performance and consistent solutions.  Through new control and instrumentation technology incorporated with hydraulic machines, data handling, aggregation and reporting can be managed from a single location. With the same technology, greater efficiency can also be achieved by way of automated testing with intelligent pass/fail safety features – keeping your machine safe and up and running.  New technology is also helping hydraulic testing machines to become self-efficient.  With energy recovery features, machines now have the ability to harness energy from the components under test to drive the hydraulic testing machine itself.  Instead of energy wasted, it can now be recovered so your machine can do more with less, including full-load testing with less horsepower required – saving energy costs and the need for more expensive, larger equipment.

4. Safety and Ergonomics Technological advancements in controls and instrumentation now bring remote monitoring to hydraulic testing.  With remote monitoring, the operator is removed from the test environment which has a direct benefit to the operator’s health and safety.  It may seem obvious that reducing close exposure to the equipment and associated air contaminants and noise is a good thing.  What may not be as obvious is the ergonomic impact it also bears – bringing increased productivity and performance by combating in-cell stress and fatigue factors.

All Your Powertrain Testing Needs

For powertrain testing, it’s all about fast and exceptional results achieved in the safest manner possible.  Today, as you evaluate your needs for heavy-duty, mobile equipment testing, consider how upgrading to the latest technology can bring greater value to you – and improve your bottom line.  Turn to the experts to learn more about the latest in hydraulic testing equipment.  Click to learn more about Taylor’s hydraulic testing offerings.

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