03 Sep Bosch DCI700 vs DCI200 – which is the best injector test bench?
“What is the best injector test bench in the market today?” – when looking to purchase a new common rail injector test bench, this could be one of the first questions that one may wonder. While there may be many brands of test benches on the market, for quality assurance and reliability we naturally look towards Bosch – the world leader in diesel fuel injection systems and technology. With their diesel expertise and dedication towards research, Bosch’s innovation in the test bench space leads to a range of top-of-the-line test benches that are designed to serve your diesel fuel injection repair needs and to offer you a competitive advantage for the coming years.
Bosch’s latest and greatest models now would be the Bosch DCI 700 launched in September 2019 and the Bosch DCI 200 launched in November 2022. With these being the newest models from Bosch’s range, they have incorporated the latest technology and taken in user feedback to bring leaps in improvement from their older models which we know well and trust.
Which is the best injector test bench?
What is expected of the top options in the market?
To determine which is the best model in the market, it is crucial to grasp the essential qualities that define a top-tier common rail injector test bench. We thus first delve into the key criteria that sets the best apart from the rest.
To be able to test injectors with superior speed.
First and foremost, an outstanding common rail test bench needs to be able to test diesel injectors with superior speed – being able to test rapidly translates into significant savings on labour costs and ensures quicker turnaround times for our valued customers.
To be reliable and user friendly.
Next, user friendliness, ergonomic design, and reliability are paramount. Considering the frequent and long-term use of this equipment, the last thing anyone wants is the frustration of navigating a machine that is unreliable, cumbersome, or uncomfortable to use. A seamless user experience is key here!
To offer comprehensive test coverage.
Last but certainly not least, it is essential that the machine offers comprehensive test coverage for a wide range of injectors. The Bosch DCI 200 and DCI 700 can test all of Bosch CRI and CRIN, including those featuring the latest Needle Closing Control (NCC) and Valve Closing Control (VCC) technologies. But not just that, thanks to their versatile adapters and add-on kits, these models can extend their capabilities to test injectors from various other brands as well, thereby ensuring that our diverse testing requirements are met with precision.
What else should we consider?
There are many other important points that sets apart the best common rail injector test benches from the rest, and we’ve further evaluated the points in this other blog post describing the latest Bosch test benches. It’s amazing but no surprise that the Bosch DCI 700 and DCI 200 excel in every aspect, making them outstanding choices for your workshop and testing needs.
Differences between Bosch DCI 700 vs Bosch DCI 200.
Which test bench is the best for me?
Now that we have a solid understanding of the Bosch DCI 700 and Bosch DCI 200, it is evident that these two models are both remarkable with similar functionality. With similar capabilities and a reputation for being among the best injector test benches available today, the question arises: How do we choose between these two exceptional models? Allow us to clarify.
What is your testing output? How many injectors do you require to test in a day?
While both the Bosch DCI 700 and DCI 200 boast of being able to mount and test a standard injector in less than 15 minutes, the key difference lies in the number of injectors that they can simultaneously test. While the DCI 200 tests 1 injector at a time, the DCI 700 can test 4 injectors each time. This effectively means that the DCI 700 has the potential to test four times as many diesel injectors compared to the DCI 200 in a single testing cycle.
For a practical illustration, consider a 10-hour continuous work shift. During this time, the DCI 200 can manage up to 40 injector tests, whereas the DCI 700 has the capacity to conduct an impressive 160 injector tests. Determining your daily testing requirements is essential to make the right choice between these two models and optimize your testing workflow. How many injectors do you require to test in a day on average?
The Bosch DCI 200 is smaller and lighter than the DCI 700.
The DCI 200 is lighter and takes up a smaller amount of space when compared to the DCI 700 – if there are space constraints or weight-bearing limitations, this could be an important point of consideration.
For the DCI 200, the product’s specification states that its dimensions (incl. swivelling arm for monitor and keyboard tray) in Width x Height x Depth format is 1,010 x 1,736 x 900mm and weighs 415 kg (excl. test oil). For the DCI 700, its dimensions (incl. monitor and keyboard tray) is stated as 1,700 x 1,736 x 1,082mm and weighs 590kg (excl. test oil). Before purchase, you should confirm the actual figures as these may be subject to change, but first knowing these estimates may be helpful for your initial evaluation.
The Bosch DCI 200 is cheaper than the DCI 700.
While it’s important to note that prices can fluctuate, currently, the Bosch DCI 200 is priced at approximately 60% of the Bosch DCI 700. This price differential is also an important consideration and may make the DCI 200 a potentially more favorable choice for your specific testing requirements – for an accurate and up-to-date quotation, please contact us.
The pivotal factor to consider here is still the daily number of injectors you need to test, and thus the resultant utilization rate of the test bench serving your operations.
For smaller diesel fuel injection workshops with uncertain demand or a limited budget, one may also wish to consider the DCI 200 as it is a smaller investment compared to the DCI 700 which is aimed at serving the needs of larger operations.
To a bigger fuel injection workshop testing large numbers of injectors daily, the DCI 700 is the obvious choice. With a larger initial investment, you are able to test much more injectors simultaneously and be potentially capable of testing in only 1 day what would take an operator using the DCI 200 4 days to complete.
Bosch Common Rail Injector Test Bench for Sale
Let us advise you in choosing the best test bench for your requirements!
The two latest common rail injector test benches from Bosch are both amongst the best in the market. Which model to choose will ultimately depend on your testing requirements and the utilization rate which you can get out of your machine.
While the DCI 700 comes at a higher price tag, it offers significantly higher output potential. On the other hand, the DCI 200 still allows you to perform injector tests with the same capability but with a lower investment required. If your testing requirements do not demand extensive output, the DCI 200 provides an excellent solution and allows you to acquire one of the top-performing test benches in the market at a considerably lower cost.
Investing in a new injector test bench is a significant milestone and in making a big purchasing decision, it may be beneficial to consult with an expert. Sealand Turbo-Diesel Asia is a trusted Bosch Wholesaler and we have extensive experience serving the diesel fuel injection requirements of workshops, fleet operators, and end-users. If you’d like to learn more about our range of Bosch test benches, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d be delighted to assist and advise you on selecting the most suitable test bench based on your unique requirements.
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