Tilt testing inclinometer

  • 08-Mar-2011 11:48 EST
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In an effort to improve fire truck safety by preventing rollovers and ensuring stabilization in the field, Turck offers an inclinometer for tilt testing. Inclinometer table testing tilts a truck to 26.5° in both directions and replaces use of an electronic stability control system, which overrides controls, is costly to operate, and is not available on all chassis. A quasi-static tilt table test is safer to conduct and is easier on the truck, according to Turck. The single-axis inclinometer indicator measures the amount of tilt and records other test parameters such as body shift for documentation and certification, while digital scales ensure compliance with total weight, axle loading, and transverse loading requirements. Tilt tables of 12 x 50 ft (3.7 to 15.2 m) are capable of handling up to 150,000 lb (68,040 kg).

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