Turbo Technics, one of the UK’s leading producers of new and remanufactured vehicle turbochargers, has introduced an additional machine to their range of test equipment, the VSFR (Vibration Sorting and Flow Rig) designed to appeal to small workshops and garages.
The new machine combines hi-speed balancing and vane flow testing for both passenger car and light commercial vehicle turbochargers.
The new VSFR machine utilises the company’s extensive computer controlled measuring system technology together with high level in-house engineering capability for both core balancing and variable geometry turbocharger calibration. And all of these capabilities are contained within one machine.
Balancing on the VSFR
By using the same balancing process as on the company’s successful VSR3 test machine and sharing the same quality construction, the VSFR is capable of balancing turbo cores at speeds up to 300,000 revs/min. By using the Multi-Adaptor turbine housing with built-in cutter both flexibility and speed of operation are assured.
Flow setting on the VSFR
The flow-setting process developed by the company for their successful VTR100 test machine, is utilised in the VSFR and by accessing the same database the new machine will set all vacuum actuator turbos as well as electric actuator types. The flow-setting process used on the VSFR follows the same procedure used by OEMs in the original manufacture of the turbocharger.
The continued expansion of the Turbo Technics’ range of test equipment, is further evidence of the company commitment to the garage and workshop industry to provide the best possible balance and flow test equipment to help fit replacement turbochargers correctly. This, the company believes, will help to avoid the increasing incidence of replacement turbo failures which is costing workshop money and generating poor customer relations.