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Sophisticated test procedures for demanding tasks
14. October 2011

Prototypes in development and compaction products ready for market must all fulfil the strictest quality requirements before delivery. Ammann checks every machine from serial production under the toughest conditions as part of its continuous quality assurance measures.

Nothing is left to chance at the machine testing facility in Nové Město nad Metují (Czech Republic). The stress tests for prototypes cover functional properties, weather resist¬ance and reliability, among others. In addition, each machine is put through its paces on a construction site operated by selected users. A detailed review of all EU standards is an important component of the test process. Am¬mann places maximum importance on intuitive machine operation, low noise emissions, low vibrations and low maintenance.


Safety and performance thanks to internal and external tests
Electro-magnetic compatibility is also tested externally: The tests investigate the electro-magnetic voltage resulting from machine operation and its impact. Further measurements are then made at the in-house test department: Steering, machine stability, brake system performance, noise emissions, the effect of vibrations on the driver, ergonom¬ics and the view from the driver's cab.


Verifying compaction output is the decisive test component. Compaction ability is tested and verified during trials at the company's own testing facility and on construction sites. Ammann's goal is to deliver a thoroughly tested, reliabe product with a long service life that offers maximum customer satisfaction through high compaction results and low maintenance expense, even under demanding conditions.