Manufacturers of hauling, construction and heavy equipment need to be assured their equipment designs meet the quality, durability and longevity standards their customers expect for operating in demanding and unforgiving environments. WESTEST has the test equipment and protocols to accurately predict field performance that reduces design, production, downtime and warranty costs.
A key WESTEST service is the Heavy Duty Road Simulator that enables manufacturers to conduct highly reliable design-life durability tests in a compressed time period in a fully equipped laboratory. In addition, all vehicle testing is performed in a secure environment where confidentiality is assured.
WESTEST can also conduct powertrain and driveline performance and durability programs, emissions development, calibration, exhaust aftertreatment, and certification projects for heavy and medium duty engines. Engine application tests are increasingly important considering today's environmental issues.
Typical equipment our clients test include:
- Gravel trucks
- Front-end loaders
The mining sector faces a variety of unique challenges related to equipment evaluation and assessment.
Mining applications typically consist of 24-7 duty cycles under extreme loads in a wide variety of environmental conditions.
In addition to structural durability challenges, engine and cooling system application validations, and stability analysis, regulatory agencies are mandating safety related verifications such as ROPS, FOPS, TOPS and OPS.
Typical mining-industry equipment our clients test includes:
- Underground vehicles
- Surface equipment