Italian hydraulic specialist, Binotto, unveiled its Telescopic Cylinder Life Simulator (TCLS) at the 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicles Show, following its success with the B3 design and the Intelligent Tipping Assistant.
According to Binotto, its research and development team has created a system which goes far beyond the standard idea of a testing machine, in terms of high-technology materials, infinite life components, impressive power, dimensions and capability.
The TCLS can simulate the real-lift operations of a tipping vehicle, measuring the effects on the tested cylinder for a virtually unlimited number of cycles, replicating the product lifecycle. TCLS uses body and cylinder specifications as well as set working parameters, including different axial and side loads, speeds, pressure, stress settings and unloading patterns.
The Simulator uses innovative sensors to monitor hydraulic cylinders under testing and provides real-time reports of all relevant values for each cycle.
“All of this gives the tipping body manufacturer extremely valuable information on the performance of the vehicle, particularly for new projects,” said Paolo Possia of Binotto. “Moreover, it is interesting to mention that with TCLS Binotto is now the only company that can perform accurate and incontestable product comparisons; the system can indeed test different cylinders under the same conditions and determine the resistance and performance of the products under comparison without room for error or interpretation.”