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Project: Proof of design by testing ROPS

(Roll Over Protection System)

ROPS testing involves mounting a ROPS cab to a representative machine chassis specimen, and fixing the entire assembly to a rigid test bed. The test is conducted on the same test specimen in the following sequence:

  1. Lateral load force and energy absorption
  2. Vertical load force
  3. Longitudinal load force
  4. Loadings are calculated according to category and mass of machine.

The data collection included a hydraulic force applied with displacement sensors measuring the displacement values. The loadings were, Lateral Loading of 36000 N, Vertical Loading 112000 N and Longitudinal Loading 28800 N. With the readings been taken every second we were able to graph the entire process and prove that the required standards were met in full and the vehicle passed the ROPS test.