Achieving The 50% Tipper Safety Factor

DANNY Broomfield, UK & Ireland sales director at Jost, explained what to look for regarding design, testing and construction when specifying tipping cylinders, wet kits and accessories.
‘It’s not just the mass of the load which places stress on a tipping cylinder. Tipping on an angle, load balance, strong winds, bearing friction and the load sticking during tipping are real world examples of unforeseen overloading. A tipper safety factor provides essential safety in the event of an overload,’ he stressed.
‘Extensive testing and field use over many years has established the figure of 50% as a widely accepted standard, based on providing the optimum combination of safety and performance.’

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