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Engineering

Engineering

Vericom's versatility and user-friendly design is key to the success of a variety of engineering projects. Vericom is used by engineers and technicians in the tire, mining, engine performance, braking, road geometry, and crash test/safety disciplines. The flexibility of a technology that offers X, Y, Z acceleration with GPS, compass and gyro combined with Profile 5 analysis software at a reasonable cost is unmatched.

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Success Story

The Midwest Roadside Safety Facility (MwRSF) is a research group located at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  MwRSF designs, analyzes, and conducts full-scale crash tests for roadside safety devices and emerging technologies in intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and Defense applications. MwRSF also conducts safety performance evaluations of various roadside appurtenances, developing new and innovative design concepts and technologies in the area of highway safety.  As part of their extensive test protocol, MwRSF utilizes the Vericom VC4000 DAQ for a variety of testing needs.  The MwRSF team enjoys the precision, reasonable cost, user-friendliness, and versatility of Vericom as compared to other instruments.

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Accident Reconstruction / Crash Investigation

Accident Reconstruction / Crash Investigation

For more than 30 years, Vericom has been the leading instrument and analysis computer for the accident reconstruction professional. This includes the Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM) and Northwestern University Traffic Institute. Experts in crash investigation rely on Vericom solutions for accurate and precise data. Vericom makes measuring drag factor and road friction a simple and reliable process. With the Vericom solution, crash investigators can capture critical data and generate powerful reports for their court room presentations.

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GPS technology is constantly evolving: each innovation only serves to make crash and collision scene investigation ever more accurate. The VERICOM VC4000 are the latest range of GPS-enabled instruments to be adopted by the Police to aid its collision investigations. These instruments are used for measuring and recording deceleration, coefficient-of-friction and Skid-to-Stop testing. A total of 18 of the Police Forces in England, Wales and Ireland now use the VERICOM instruments and more will no doubt follow.

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Transit and Fleet Maintenance

Transit and Fleet Maintenance

Vericom is known for excellence in the transit, Commercial Vehicle and Fleet Maintenance industries. The Vericom VC4000 Brake Meter and VC4000 PC are an important part of the New York DOT inspection and maintenance process. If you are responsible for brake testing, DOT inspections or seek automated solutions for air-brake push-rod test; Vericom has the solution.

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Transdev North America, formerly Veolia Transportation, is the largest multi-modal transportation company in the Americas and has built a brand that represents a commitment to safety, passenger satisfaction and reliability operating more than 200 contracts for cities, counties, airports and universities.  Beginning in 2004, Transdev and their team embarked on a project to select a Brake Meter for their maintenance team across the country.  The Transdev team conducted side-by-side testing for various options and selected Vericom as their preferred partner citing the ‘outstanding quality and top-notch performance’ of the VC4000.

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Runway Friction Testing

Runway Friction Testing

The Vericom VC4000 series Runway Friction Meters are FAA Approved for Airport Winter Safety – as defined in FAA AC 150/5200-30D; Performance Standards for Decelerometers. All instrumentation is contained in one easy to use device. With the Vericom VC4000 RFM you are assured of consistent and precise testing between users. The Vericom RFM4000 series reports Mu to support FAA requirements for the Runway Condition Assessment Matrix (RCAM).

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Road Geometry and Curve Advisory Meter

Road Geometry and Curve Advisory Meter

With the Vericom VC4000 RG, road and highway engineers have a portable electronic tool to measure lateral Gs, slope, superelevation, road roughness, road friction and more.

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The road engineering team for New South Wales (Australia) has adopted the Vericom VC4000 RG as an important tool for their road safety and curve advisory program.  Their team is engaged with the firm Road Safety Training Pty. Ltd.  According to the Road Safety team, the Vericom VC4000 RG provides a data acquisition process that is highly efficient, safe, self corroborating, consistently accurate and substantially automated.  The result is a cost effective process and safer roads.

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Mining Haul Road Design & Safety

Mining Haul Road Design & Safety

Many mining operations are tasked with finding the delicate balance between dust suppression and mine road safety. Dust suppression often results in conditions that are too slippery and can cause damage to staff and expensive operations equipment. The Vericom VC4000 MSI is used to correlate road friction to the proper application of dust suppression products. With Vericom, mine operators can maximize productivity with a haul road design process that improves haul truck productivity and safety.

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In Australia, several mines use the Vericom VC4000 MSI as the tool to analyze road friction an ensure peak road safety within the mine operation.  These mines have optimized watering and dust control procedures as a result of the Vericom analysis.  The mine has improved operational efficiency and productivity with frequent friction testing.  In addition, the mines have reduced their dust suppression costs with the testing and knowledge gained from the Vericom VC4000 MSI.

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Racing and High Performance

Racing and High Performance

Many of our early accelerometer designs targeted the needs of the racing and high performance industry. Vericom understands the importance of added sensors and analysis software to help deliver improved vehicle performance.

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Vericom Performance Computers have been an essential tool for the high performance and race enthusiast for more than 30 years.  Motor Trend, Car-and-Driver plus many other motoring publications have featured Vericom as a preferred performance tool.  The Vericom DAQ was used as the instrument of record for the team that set the World Indoor Speed Record.  In addition, Motor Week, a popular television show dedicated to cars and driving, featured Vericom in the episode 'Unraveling the Motoring Mystery.' 

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Occupational Therapy and Driver Training

Occupational Therapy and Driver Training

The added features of the perception-reaction timers, event markers and the Stationary Reaction Timer makes Vericom a great solution and tool for the Occupational Therapist, Driver Rehabilitation specialist and Driver Training professionals.

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