Heavy vehicle tilt facilities

Contact us

To discuss your project, find out more about NRC’s Heavy vehicle tilt facilities, or to book your next testing requirement contact:

Jason Pierosara, Portfolio Business Advisor
Telephone: 613-998-9378
Email: Jason.Pierosara@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Targeted industries

Commercial and military equipment and vehicles.

Location

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Outdoor tilt table

When fleet operators, designers and modifiers need to know the static roll threshold of their tractor trailer, tanker, straight truck or military vehicle, they visit our Heavy vehicle tilt facilities.

The facilities can measure roll response characteristics for modeling and verification of centre of gravity height estimates, as well as help identify the root cause of any vehicle rollover incident.

What we offer

Consisting of a hydraulically actuated tilt table, electronic wheel scales for all axle groups and an extensive range of instruments that measure table angle, suspension angle and body angle, the Heavy vehicle tilt facilities are designed to measure the static roll threshold and stability of any vehicle used in Canada, at any load level.

Vehicles up to 86.6 feet (26.4 metres) in length and weighing 65 tons (59,000 kg) can be tilted up to 35 degrees from the horizontal, under controlled conditions. First wheel liftoff as well as complete vehicle rollover can be determined, all without any damage to the vehicle and its suspension components.

In addition to roll over threshold, the tilt table can also be used to measure load transfer ratio, wheel and axle loads and suspension roll center heights.

Why work with us?

The facilities can measure your vehicle parameters, and our facilities’ staff offers full analysis of heavy vehicle dynamics and performance.

A second tilt table, located indoors, provides equivalent services for smaller vehicles (up to wheelbases of 24 feet (7.3 m) in length), with high weight concentrations and unusual features. The indoor table tilts to nearly 50 degrees, is climate controlled and may be used all year.

The facilities all add up to a cost-effective way to ensure maximum stability for large and small vehicles of every description.

Fees

Please contact us to discuss your specific project requirements.

Contact

Jason Pierosara, Portfolio Business Advisor
Telephone: 613-998-9378
Email: Jason.Pierosara@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

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