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Del Equipment has utilised HBM’s data acquisition and analysis equipment to ensure its range of tail lifts meets the UNECE Whole Vehicle Type Approval regulations ahead of implementation.

Del designs and manufactures 30 main variants of tail and bin lifts, all of which need to gain component approval.

To achieve this, Del had to statically test the complete range of rear under-run protective devices that forms part of the tail-lift configuration.

‘We had to ensure that our under-run bars met the strength requirements of the regulations and so we needed accurate force-measurement equipment,’ said Amir Tabatabai, mechanical-design engineer at Del.

Tests were conducted at Del’s factory at Witney in Oxfordshire using an in-house developed rig fitted with a hydraulic ram that could easily slide to different positions for testing alternative points on the tail-lift construction if necessary.

Forces were measured using an HBM U10M transducer with TEDS (Transducer Electronic Data Sheet) connected to a QuantumX MX840 for data capture, while the analysis was carried out using HBM’s Catman Easy software.

HBM’s engineers visited Del to see at first-hand what the company was trying to achieve and to get a better idea of its requirements.

As a result of co-ordinating with Del, HBM was able to recommend the best equipment for the job, in this case the U10M force transducer because it substantially reduces cross-talk between bending moments and lateral forces through its integrated, patented compensating circuit.

HBM UK Ltd

Our extensive range covers everything from strain gages via measuring transducers to analog and digital amplifiers. Since our amplifiers can be connected to a PC, measured values can be further processed and then meaningfully displayed with the aid of operator-friendly analysis software specifically designed for measurement technology.

Our extensive range covers everything from strain gages via measuring transducers to analog and digital amplifiers. Since our amplifiers can be connected to a PC, measured values can be further processed and then meaningfully displayed with the aid of operator-friendly analysis software specifically designed for measurement technology. Innovative new products in the field of transducer development, signal conditioning and software are witness to our competence and up-to-date product know-how.

In addition to these standard products, HBM also provides customized solutions for sensor technology and electronics as well as complete systems. Our products and solutions are used in all sectors of industry. Our subsidiary companies and over 60 branch offices and agencies worldwide are responsible for providing expert support for measurement technology solutions on site.

The “complete measuring chain from one supplier” approach has many advantages:
The complete measuring chain comes from HBM. This means that all components in a system are adapted to work with one another.
Just one point of contact for everything you need. This saves you both time and money.
Our long experience means we understand your needs. Practical solutions come naturally to us.

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