Test Services

Alternative Fuel and Vehicle Performance

The growing interest in developing alternatives or modifications to petroleum-based fuels, such as biodiesel or ethanol, has created a need to evaluate the performance of both the fuels and vehicles using them.  WESTEST understands the need for rigorous testing and has the...
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Brake Performance Testing

Brake Performance Testing can reduce wear and maintenance costs by identifying component concerns, limitations, and failure potential before they become realities. Plus, Brake Performance Testing is required to meet some Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety...
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Combine Loss Evaluation

The unique WESTEST Combine Evaluation System is most commonly used for combine capacity testing - measuring grain loss versus combine feed rate. This sophisticated equipment is capable of measuring four components of loss: rotor/separator free grain rotor/separator unthreshed...
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Extreme Temperature Testing

WESTEST operates two Extreme Temperature Environmental Chambers that can generate temperatures ranging from -50º C to +60º C for various tests. The Exreme Temperature Environmental Chambers make it possible to simulate extreme weather conditions and the effects on...
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Hydraulic Cylinder Performance Testing

WESTEST hydraulic cylinder testing capabilities include cylinder friction test, cycle test, impulse endurance test, drift rate test (piston seal leakage), proof pressure test (apply 200% rated pressure with piston at mid-stroke). The hydraulic cylinder test system can be...
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Rigid Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) Testing

To obtain registration with Transport Canada, new IBC designs must demonstrate compliance with the design and test requirements specified by CAN/CGSB 43.146. WESTEST regularly helps IBC manufacturers meet these test requirements by providing accurate and professional bulk...
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Instrumentation & Data Acquisition

Capturing performance data directly in the lab or from the field for analysis is at the heart of all WESTST testing services. WESTEST data acquisition equipment can capture a wide range of precise and repeatable data at high sample rates. Equally important is ensuring captured...
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Modeling & Numerical Simulation

Modeling and Numerical Simulation is a powerful tool that allows engineers to better understand product performance, achieve optimized designs faster, and release products to market earlier. Modeling and Simulation also allows an understanding of failure, which is paramount to...
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Mower Testing

WESTEST is equipped to provide mower manufacturers with trusted, reliable testing protocols to test their products to Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and American Society of Agricultural Engineer (ASAE) standards. These standards ensure mower safety to the...
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Protective Structure Testing

A Roll-Over Protective Structure (ROPS) is a structure designed to be attached to, or form part of, a machine that meets an accepted standard developed to reduce the possibility of operator injury in the event of a vehicle roll-over. Established standards exist to define the load...
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Rear Impact Guard Testing

Rear Impact Guards are required by Transport Canada and US D.O.T. to protect the driving public in the event of a collision at the rear of a trailer, heavy truck or other large vehicles. Requirements are clearly stated in the Federal and Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards...
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Seat & Seat Belt Anchorage Testing

Proper seat and seat belt anchorage testing is important for adhering to several Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (CMVSS) and Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). In addition, identifying possible failure points and recommending design improvements can...
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Structural Durability & Fatigue Testing

Structural durability/fatigue testing is performed by subjecting a test sample to the load conditions it will experience during its service life. This testing is typically performed early in the product development process to identify design deficiencies prior to releasing the...
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Terramechanics Testing

WESTEST Terramechanics Testing investigates the interaction between soil and soil-engaging tools in a controlled environment. Terramechanics Testing is commonly used for studying: Optimal seed and fertilizer placement Draft measurements Soil compaction Tire traction...
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Tilt & Rollover Stability Testing

Tilt & Rollover Stability Testing confirms that the centre of gravity of a completed vehicle or machinery is within the manufacturer’s limits for compliance with Transport Canada and other regulations. Standards Testing  ANSI/ITSDF B56.6 - Safety Standard for...
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Vibration Testing

Vibration testing is performed by subjecting a product (test sample) to an excitation vibration input and monitoring its response. WESTEST regularly performs vibration testing using our multi-axial simulation table (MAST) system, vertical vibration table, horizontal...
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