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SAFETY FIRST

Ensuring High-Quality as per the Global ROPS/FOPS Testing Standards

TopROPS takes pride in our expansive destructive testing capability and state-of-the-art facility, which ranks among the largest in the region. Our testing facility allows for comprehensive testing of ROPS, FOPS, TOPS, and OPS structures, accommodating a wide range of OEM machines in terms of type and size.

As ROPS, FOPS, TOP, and OPS testing specialists, we possess extensive knowledge and expertise in this industry. We are well-versed in the specific requirements set forth by reputable organizations such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), SAE International, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), and Mining Regulations in Canada.

Testing Services

All ROPS, FOPS, TOPS and OPG products MUST be destructively tested and certified in accordance with the following standards:

Cabin and canopy ROPS to ISO 3471:2008

Cabin and canopy FOPS to ISO 3449:2005 (Level 1 or 2)

Excavator ROPS to ISO12117.2:2008

Excavator OPG to ISO10262:1998

Seat Belt Anchorage ISO 6683

Non-swing machines and forestry ISO 8082-1 ROPS

Swing-type machines and forestry ISO 8082-2 ROPS

Machines of non-swing-type and earth-moving ISO 3471 ROPS

Construction excavators of around 6 tonnes ISO 12117-2 ROPS

At TopROPS, we understand the critical importance of protective structure testing in ensuring operator safety. Our testing procedures are designed to meet and exceed industry standards, guaranteeing that our products adhere to the highest levels of quality and compliance. By subjecting our ROPS, FOPS, TOPS, and OPS structures to rigorous testing, we can provide our customers with the assurance that they meet the necessary safety regulations.

Charpy Tested material available inhouse.

CSA grade G40.21 50W / 350W is available with the Charpy V-notch impact test

CHARPY TEST STANDARDS - CSA G40.20-13 (reaffirmed 2018), CSA G40.21, ASTM A370-20, ASTM E23, ISO 148: 1998

ROPS-Roll Over Protective Structure Services

ISO 3471:2008 ROPS for Earth-Moving Machinery

Specifies performance requirements for metallic roll-over protective structures (ROPS) for earth-moving machinery, as well as a consistent and reproducible means of evaluating compliance with these requirements by laboratory testing using static loading on a representative specimen.

SAE J1194 ROPS for Wheeled Agricultural Tractors

Fulfillment of the intended purpose requires testing as follows: A laboratory test, under repeatable and controlled loading, to permit analysis of the ROPS for compliance with the performance requirements of this SAE Standard.

SAE J2194 ROPS for Wheeled Agricultural Tractors

Any ROPS meeting the performance requirement of ISO 5700 (Static ROPS Test Standard) or ISO 3463 (Dynamic ROPS Test Standard) meets the performance requirements of this SAE Standard if the ROPS temperature/material and seat belt requirements are also met.

FOPS- Falling Object Protective Structure Services

Machines that take up forestry and mining jobs should be tough, yet they need some protection from falling debris. 

ISO 3449, level 1 and level 2 for a ride on earth moving machines

Level 1 includes testing for the safety of small tools, bricks, hand tools, etc.

Level 2 includes testing for larger objects falling, such as trees, rocks, heavy objects, etc.

Equipment used in demolition, forestry, earth moving, underground construction, and mining need a level 2 FOPS certification

ROPS and FOPS protective structures should have a permanent label suggesting what it was tested for and the machine's operating weight.

ROPS, FOPS, OPS (Operator Protective Structures) & (TOPS) Tip-Over Protective Structures

B352.0-09 (R2014): ROPS, FOPS, OPS, and TOPS for Mobile Machinery – General Canadian requirements

All Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), and Physical Destructive Testing are carried out on our industrial site in Val Caron Ontario, Canada.

Trust TopROPS for superior destructive testing capability and compliance with international standards. Contact us today to learn more about our testing services and how we can contribute to the safety and reliability of your OEM machines.

  • What is ROPS testing?
    ROPS testing refers to Roll-Over Protective Structure testing, which involves subjecting a structure to a series of tests to determine its strength and ability to protect occupants in the event of a roll-over accident. ROPS testing is commonly used in the agricultural, construction, and mining industries to ensure the safety of machinery and vehicles used in these environments. TopROPS, www.toprops.com, is a company that specializes in ROPS testing and certification services for a variety of industries. Our services include engineering analysis, physical testing, and certification of ROPS structures to meet various international standards. We have a team of experienced engineers and state-of-the-art testing facilities to provide reliable ROPS testing solutions.
  • What does ROPS and FOPS stand for?
    ROPS stands for Roll-Over Protective Structure, while FOPS stands for Falling Object Protective Structure.
  • What is the difference between ROPS and FOPS?
    The main difference between the two is the type of hazard they are designed to protect against. ROPS are designed to protect occupants in the event of a roll-over accident, while FOPS are designed to protect against falling objects.
  • What are the major civil engineering companies in Canada?
    Some of the major civil engineering companies in Canada include SNC-Lavalin, Aecon, Stantec, Hatch, and TopRops. TopRops is a unique company that specializes in ROPS/FOPS engineering services. They are dedicated to designing, testing, and certifying ROPS/FOPS structures for various industries, including mining, forestry, construction, and more. TopRops has established itself as a leader in ROPS/FOPS engineering services due to its team of highly experienced engineers, who use state-of-the-art technology and equipment to design and test structures that comply with industry standards and regulations. This ensures the safety of workers in hazardous environments.
  • What are the top engineering companies in Canada?
    Canada has many top engineering companies that offer exceptional services in various fields, such as civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and more. One of these top companies is TopRops, which is a leading provider of ROPS/FOPS engineering services in Canada. TopRops specializes in designing, testing, and certifying ROPS/FOPS structures for various industries, including mining, forestry, construction, and more. The company has a team of experienced engineers who are dedicated to providing high-quality services and ensuring client satisfaction. In addition to TopRops, some other top engineering companies in Canada include SNC-Lavalin, WSP Global, AECOM, Hatch, Stantec, MMM Group, and Golder Associates. These companies provide a wide range of engineering services to clients across Canada and around the world. Whether you are looking for a company that specializes in a specific field of engineering or provides a wide range of services, you can find a top engineering company in Canada that meets your needs. TopRops and the other companies listed here are just a few examples of the many top engineering companies in Canada.
  • What is the top engineering company in the world?
    The top engineering company in the world is a matter of debate, but some of the most well- known and reputable companies in the industry include Siemens, General Electric, and Toyota. Each of these companies has made significant contributions to the field of engineering through their innovation, global reach, and impact on society. At TopRops, we specialize in ROPS and FOPS engineering services, so we focus on our niche expertise rather than competing for the title of the top engineering company in the world. However, we do recognize and admire the achievements of these industry giants, and we strive to provide high-quality engineering solutions that meet our client’s needs and expectations.
  • How Many Wheel Chocks Do I Need for My Vehicle?
    It is generally advised to use double wheel chocks as a single-wheel chock might not stop the tire from moving.
  • Are Rubber or Plastic Wheel Chocks Better?
    Plastic and rubber wheel chocks are both resistant to blunt damage, wind damage, and water damage. When compared, plastic wheel chocks are lighter in weight, but rubber wheel chocks are high strength. But non offer the strength and longitivtiy as Aluminium wheel chocks.
  • When Should Wheel Chocks Be Used?
    You should use a wheel chock to avoid unintentional moving of vehicle tires while doing work such as overturning, rolling, loading, unloading, unhitching, and hitching.
  • What Kind of Wheel Chocks Do I Need?
    When it comes to wheel chocks, you cannot follow the one-size-fits-all theory. That’s because different wheel sizes require a separate kind of wheel chock. So, depending on the height of the vehicle tire, get wheel chocks. However, for better results, pick a wheel chock around 25% of the tire’s height.
  • Why do ROPS are used on heavy equipment?
    ROPS is for the protection of vehicle operators. Compared with smaller vehicles, larger ones need more safety. That’s why ROPS only protects the operators of heavy-duty vehicles to drive over rough terrain without any possibility of flipping.
  • Can ROPS be repaired?
    In case of repair or unauthorized modification, you can get ROPS recertification. Regular recertification structures include enclosed CABS, ROPS, FOPS, TOPS, and open CABS.
  • What is the difference between ROPS & FOPS?
    ROPS and FOPS are designed to provide protection to the vehicle operator from falling objects and rolling-over accidents. But ROPS goal is to protect the operator’s cabin in an accident. And FOPS’ main aim is to ensure the safety of vehicle operators and machinery.
  • What are ROPS and FOPS designed to protect against?
    While ROPS and FOPS have a similar motive, they are different. That’s because ROPS is for the protection of heavy equipment operators. Whereas FOPS only protects the occupants from falling objects. So, if a vehicle gets only a ROPS certificate, it does not mean that the vehicle is also compliant with FOPS.
  • Can the same cab be used for both FOPS and ROPS tests?
    Yes, the same cab can be used for both FOPS and ROPS. But when doing so, it’s essential that the FOPS evaluation must go before the ROPS tests. Not to mention, under some instances, the replacement of FOPS cover is also permitted.
  • How do ROPS work?
    The main aim of ROPS is to provide a better protective zone when a rollover accident occurs. This system works mainly for the operator’s cabin, so the operator does not get crushed or thrown away in the accident. In short, ROPS creates a protective environment.
  • What can lead to a tractor rollover?
    Unsafe driving conditions, speed abuse, and distracted drivers invite tractor rollover. Besides this, not following traffic rules and uneven roads can also lead to tractor rollover.
  • How do ROPS work?
    The main aim of ROPS is to provide a better protective zone when a rollover accident occurs. This system works mainly for the operator’s cabin, so the operator does not get crushed or thrown away in the accident. In short, ROPS creates a protective environment.
  • What is the difference between ROPS & FOPS?
    ROPS and FOPS are designed to provide protection to the vehicle operator from falling objects and rolling-over accidents. But ROPS’ goal is to protect the operator’s cabin in an accident. And FOPS’ main aim is to ensure the safety of vehicle operators and machinery.
  • Can ROPS be repaired?
    In case of repair or unauthorized modification, you can get ROPS recertification. Regular recertification structures include enclosed CABS, ROPS, FOPS, TOPS, and open CABS.
  • Can the same cab be used for both FOPS and ROPS tests?
    Yes, the same cab can be used for both FOPS and ROPS. But when doing so, it’s essential that the FOPS evaluation must go before the ROPS tests. Not to mention, under some instances, the replacement of FOPS cover is also permitted.
  • What is the main goal of ROPS and FOPS?
    The main goal of the ROPS and FOPS is to protect the operator against a roll-over accident and falling objects. So, they reduce the chances of the operator developing severe injuries during the mishap.
  • What do you mean by ROPS and FOPS?
    ROPS means Roll-Over Protection Structure and FOPS means Falling Object Protective Structure. These are used on vehicles to ensure the safety of the passengers during an accident.
  • What are the causes of a rollover?
    Driving at a fast speed while taking a turn on the curve. Driving very close to a ditch, incline, or embankment. Using uneven braking while driving at high speed Losing control on the vehicle due to heavy load on the drawbar
  • How can I get certified ROPS?
    Each application has specific conditions, depending upon the machine types and nature of the operations. Please consult us for more details on this aspect.
  • When did ROPS become mandatory?
    ROPS is a fantastic system that is designed for vehicle safety. In 1981, a law made all the tractors manufactured after that year fitted with a compliant ROPS. Also, this law states that tractors built before the given year are exempt.
  • What is a fall-over protection system?
    Fall Over Protection System is a safety device designed to ensure that the operator and occupants are safe from falling object accidents. This system maintains optimum safety and security to make sure that the work gets done correctly.
  • What is a Rollover bar?
    A Rollover bar or anti-roll bar is a device that reduces vehicle rolling. It’s a torsion spring bar that is placed to protect occupants from serious accidents caused by unintentional rolling of vehicles.
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