The Pailton Engineering Test Laboratory is an important facility in the testing of components and assemblies which assist customers in their development programmes, to save them time, labour and expense. Test programmes can be tailored to specific customer requirements.
Pailton Engineering has test apparatus to simulate loads and cycles of steering systems for accelerated durability testing of Universal Joints, Steering Columns, Drag Links and Ball Joints. A typical test can simulate 500,000 miles of highway driving in only ten days. Tensile test machines are utilised for checking staked connections, tube strength and ball pins.
Types of Testing
At Pailton Engineering we have a range of state-of-the-art testing equipment at our laboratory in the Midlands. As part of our testing programme, maximum static torque test equipment is used to test the strength of joints, welding, and Static Fatigue testing machines for accelerated testing of connections.
Rotary test machines check wear on bearings in universal joints, sliding shafts and other moving parts whilst being sprayed with salt and grit solutions, using various combinations of splines, torques and temperatures.
This testing facility in combination with our design and engineering experience, ensure that only high-quality products which are fit for purpose leave our facilities.
By investing in the latest technologies, our engineers can carry out extensive testing to ensure that each steering system component is to the highest quality and is fit for purpose.
We regularly train our employees in the latest testing methods and procedures and stay up to date with industry regulations and requirements.
For more information on our design and engineering and testing services or product range and how we can help you, please contact us.