Van Raam Tech Center - Video
The Tech Center is our technical centre that bridges the gap between theory and practice. Learn more about the Tech Centre and the innovative machines from Sjoerd ter Horst, Engineer at Van Raam.
Video: The Van Raam Tech Center
Tip: Dutch is spoken in this video, so feel free to turn on the subtitles for accompanying text and explanations.
Innovative Tech Center from Van Raam
The Tech Centre is the bridge between theory and practice. Here, theoretically conceived designs and components are tested in practice. Sjoerd ter Horst explains more about this in the video above, but you can read more about Van Raam's innovative Tech Center machines here.
The Van Raam 3D Scanner from GOM is an enclosed space where the scanner scans and measures various objects on the rotating disc using programmed movements. This way, the object is digitally captured and a digital 3D model is generated.
By comparing the data with the 3D drawings and designs that were made before the bicycle was manufactured, the data can be compared. In this way, the production process can be optimised and the quality of the customised bicycles can be guaranteed.
Learn more about the 3D scanner in our article Three important questions and answers about the Van Raam 3D scanner.
Wheel test bench
Next to the 3D scanner, there is also the Van Raam wheel test bench, as we make our own wheels we also get the pleasure to test and improve them in a spread out way. With the wheel test bench situations on the road are imitated and this at a high speed. This way a life span of 10 years can be simulated in a few thousand kilometres on this test bench.
Learn more about how Van Raam makes its wheels for customised bicycles in our article How does Van Raam make a wheel for adapted bicycles?
Bicycle test bench
The testing of prototypes of bicycles takes place on the special test bench that was developed and built by the Research & Development department of Van Raam. The test bench is a kind of treadmill with several thresholds. This way, the life span of a bicycle can be simulated in several thousand kilometres on this bicycle test bench. It is built in such a way that it is suitable for all Van Raam bicycles.
For safety reasons, the test bench is shielded with steel fences and the test bench is equipped with an emergency stop.
Innovation at Van Raam
At Van Raam we are constantly working to improve or innovate our products and processes. This means that we are constantly looking at how our bicycles and the entire production process can be improved or even renewed. In order to produce the perfect bicycle frames, we use various innovative machines such as CNC lathes, milling machines and welding robots, but also a 3D laser machine.
Want to read more about our innovations? Visit our Innovations page.
Learn how a Van Raam bicycle is made?
Discover how we make our special bicycles ourselves and everything else about the manufacturing process through pictures, articles and videos on the page "How a Van Raam bicycle is made".
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