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Fatigue test stands
Maximumload test stands
Rigidity test stands
Brake test stand

 

 

Bike test stands for Quality assurance and R&D

The importance of quality and safety tests is growing in all segments of the bicycle market. Reasons for this are not in the least due to new legal regulations for product liability and safety. The growing importance of quality management for brand manufacturers also plays a substantial role. The publication of such objective performance data in the high-end market segment is an essential part of the entire marketing concept.

The growing need for tests now makes it even more economically interesting for bike and component manufacturers to run their very own in-house tests. The resulting expertise then flows beneficially back into the company’s own quality assurance and development schemes. EFBe offers the bike specific testing techniques you are looking for.

As long as the safety standards contain respective regulations, the test stands are compatible with ISO 4210 and European standards EN 14764, 14766 and 14781. In addition, they also allow for the application of the new and improved EFBe Standards. 

 

1. Fatigue test stands
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These simulate frequently recurring mechanical loads. The test measures the safety of a component concerning the development of fatigue fractures, which can cause serious accidents. A fatigue test machine exerts a lifetime’s equivalent of loads on a component in only a matter of hours.

 

2. Maximum load/Overload test stands
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Maximum load test stands simulate infrequently occurring maximum static loads which can lead to permanent deformation, especially in high-quality lightweight constructions. These test stands can also be applied as Overload test stands for checking a components behavior under missuse conditions.

 

3. Rigidity test stands
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Rigidity is an important quality characteristic when manufacturing frames. So much so, it is now being tested all the more frequently, even by specialist bike magazines. Important: As a non-destructive testing method, rigidity tests are an excellent way of controlling 100% of the manual production of carbon frames and components.

 

4. Brake test stand
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This is an automated test of hand and foot operated brakes. The following is tested: static load, deceleration in dry and wet conditions, resistance to thermal distortion (fading), as well as wear and tear.

 

Test stands in operation
The following customers use EFBe's testing techniques:

  • ASTRO Taiwan
  • BATAVUS Niederlande
  • CANNONDALE Europe
  • CHINESE BICYCLE TEST INSTITUTE China
  • FES Germany
  • GAZELLE Netherlands
  • GHOST Germany
  • Jenonnam Technopark, Korea
  • KITECH, Korea
  • KOGA MIYATA, Netherlands
  • KOREA INSTITUTE OF SPORT SCIENCE Korea
  • MERIDA/CENTURION Europe
  • MOUNTAIN BIKE Germany
  • POSTMODERNE Taiwan
  • LABORATOIRES POURQUERY LTD Hong Kong
  • TTC China
  • TÜV NORD Germany
  • SHIMANO Japan
  • SIMPLON Austria
  • SRAM Taiwan
  • STORCK Germany