The latest generation of Stähle’s driving robots for dyno testing will be on show at Automotive Testing Expo China 2019. Ranging from full autopilot systems, to steering and shifting robots, they are suitable for exhaust, FE, endurance, acoustics, climate and EMC testing, as well as for dynamic vehicle tests on proving grounds.
Visitors looking for another way to save on real-world powertrain testing costs should check out FEV’s vCAP. The Virtual Powertrain Calibration Platform can validate and pre-calibrate a powertrain ECU virtually or on a HiL testbed instead of on the engine testbed, the vehicle testbed or on the road.
Improvements in linear motor technology have made it the ideal solution for high-speed impacts in passive safety testing. Using this technology, Additium has developed compactly designed, fully electric actuators that are able to support a closed control loop at speed to provide state-of-the-art launchers for pedestrian, misuse or component impact tests.
Bring your sunglasses when you come to the Atlas booth, as the company will be bringing its line-up of high-speed lighting products, including the new Constant Light range’s first derivative, the CL4000 high-end floodlight. Thanks to its LED technology, it can produce continuous daylight-like illumination to enable pin-sharp photography during crash testing.
With the light, movable, uniaxial fatigue test system from OCS, engineers can speed up fatigue testing. The system consists of a fatigue-rated precision electric servo cylinder, a fully featured control system, as well as a comprehensive software package.
The high-speed PA8 in the DEWE3 series is a brand-new power analyzer from Dewetron. It offers up to 16 power channels in a single chassis. Moreover, polyphase motors from one to nine phases turn the DEWE3-PA8 into a multi-power analyzer.
If lab-quality input amplification and signal conditioning are a requirement, even in the field, then ATiS’s Hi-Techniques Echelon series of data acquisition systems is worth a look. The systems combine these qualities with the ruggedization and connectivity needed in the field: they are IP 67 rated, have an operating temperature range between 40°C and +85°C and shock protection up to 100g on three axes.
Given the vast number of vehicles and staff involved in automotive testing, and the amount of time needed for it, costs can spiral out of control, for limited returns. Influx Technology’s VToCloud System is a complete system solution that can connect all test vehicles to a central cloud server that controls and manages all the test fleet data.
Computer simulations dramatically reduce development time, but that doesn’t mean you can do away with physical tests. Siemens’ Simcenter solutions integrate physical testing with 3D CAE and CFD to provide comprehensive testing.
A compact, versatile, fast and robust hydraulic actuator will be on show on the Hänchen booth. The 320 series cylinders are suited to a range of applications such as testing the functional safety and structural integrity of components, and simulating load and movement.
CARMEN (CAR Motor Test Environment) is Göpel Electronic’s new modular test system to perform endurance testing of electric drives. Depending on requirements, test procedures can be system-specific or standardized.
Visitors looking for a standard tool for measuring emissions from construction machinery, buses and other vehicles under realistic conditions should check out TSI’s Nanoparticle Emission Tester (NPET) range.
DJB Instruments will be discussing its developments in accelerometer technology. The AT/19 IEPE miniature triaxial accelerometer and the AT/15 through-hole-mount IEPE triaxial accelerometer were developed using a mixture of existing and new internal Konic and traditional shear technologies.
To streamline the testing of active safety features and ADAS, Zeer has developed the ASEva system. It can automatically generate over 200 reports of testing processes according to EU and US standards, as well as ISO and corporate standards. In addition, ASEva can be a powerful tool for automatic collection, synchronization and labeling of data, and screening, selecting and replaying scenarios. The system manages scenarios through a cloud server, thus creating a real-time scenario database.
The new WT5000 power analyzer from Yokogawa combines accuracy with stability, noise immunity and flexibility to meet the measurement needs of developers of energy-efficient systems. Using an 18-bit A/D converter with a sampling frequency of maximum 10MS/s,the WT5000 achieves an accuracy of ±0.03% of the total at 50/60 Hz. As a result, it enables the evaluation of the power consumption, loss, and efficiency of electrical and electronic devices.
Vibration Research will showcase the VR9500 Revolution Vibration Controller and the corresponding easy-to-use VibrationVIEW software, which can be used to set up and monitor vibration tests and perform automatic and custom reporting. It includes patented innovations used by testing labs and engineers in a wide range of sectors across the world. VR has a range of applications that accurately and quickly solve troublesome industry issues like over-and-under testing and predicting a product’s point of fatigue.
In the ongoing battle to eliminate buzz, squeak and rattle in modern vehicles, TÜV SÜD is offering its services with on-site testing as well as custom-built solutions. The company is equally equipped to test for NVH, performance, durability and a host of other requirements.
Two new vibration optimization products will be the highlight of tectos’ booth at Automotive Testing Expo China 2019. The tFender combines measurement and real-time simulation into one device. The modular system handles everything from data acquisition to real-time analysis of the data to detect changes in a product ahead of time. Thanks to advanced automation, it can also sense dangerous conditions for the component on test and shut down testing before damage is inflicted.
For the latest in driving simulators, stop by Saginomiya, which will showcase the recently presented DiM 250 - Driver in Motion. The system uses a combination of a hexapod and a tripod system, together with a ‘floating system’ to create a powerful driving simulator.
Oxford Technical Solutions’ next-generation product combines all the features found on its current GNSS-aided inertial navigation systems and RT-Range products, into a single, easy-to-use package that is significantly smaller than the current products. The RT3000 v3 offers high-performance GNSS/INS with onboard relative positioning technology. In addition to that, OxTS promises several new features designed to keep it at the cutting edge of both vehicle dynamics measurement and ADAS test and development, including built-in N-TRIP and CAN FD.
Join IMV Corporation at its booth for an introduction to its A74 system for testing vibration resistance in lithium ion battery modules and packs. Compared to its predecessor, the A74 increases the related excitation force to provide a maximum of 4.6m/s shock velocity testing with a displacement of 76.2mm peak-to-peak, which gives an excellent balance between specification of velocity and acceleration.
To speed up wheel force transducer testing, Michigan Scientific has developed the Stator Angle Correction Device (SAC), which it will premiere at Automotive Testing Expo China. The new system improves testing accuracy by preventing steered wheel errors and providing superior accuracy for position reference.
When a driver brakes before a frontal collision, this changes the car’s pitch, and with it, the seat positions of the occupants, so that the basic setup of the car is substantially altered compared to the vehicle’s static state. Messring's newly developed M=Brake system takes this fact into account and allows a simulation of the exact deceleration process and impact. As a result, the data recorded is much closer to reality and enables development of the best possible occupant protection.
Link Engineering Company will present and demonstrate its LabLINK modular laboratory information management system, which the company developed for use in its own testing facilities around the world. It is now opening up this product to the wider industry.
Having recently taken over Hofmann TeSys Prüftechnik and Hofmann TeSys UK, Kratzer Automation is now able to present a new line-up of roller test benches for use in production, research and development. This includes roller test benches, vibration test benches and chassis alignment benches.
Having recently introduced its first crash test dummy, the THOR-DTI, Kistler is aiming to become a full system provider for ATDs (anthropomorphic test device). The THOR 50TH ATD enables customers to get the complete system of dummy, instrumentation and integrated digital transducer interface (DTI) technology from one source.
With its new CANSASfdx-FBG-T8, imc claims to have solved the integration issues that have plagued fiber-optic CAN measurement modules until now. The new device is designed as a true plug-and-play offering that uses the CAN interface to transfer data either directly to a datalogger, or to an application or automation system.
Those interested in testing technology for driverless vehicles and ADAS are well catered for at Automotive Testing Expo China. IAE will showcase its VaHIL solution for the validation of driving control strategies and the performance of actuators.
Visitors to Automotive Testing Expo looking for battery testing systems should stop by the booth of CAMA. The hardware of the system consists of a bidirectional DC power supply, a test bench and a data acquisition system. A Siemens industrial host computer system connects these together with the test devices and unit under test through a communication bus (CAN/LAN/RS485/RS232) and controls the test automation.
To eliminate all the extraneous noises that so impact the perceived quality of modern vehicles, Brüel & Kjær has developed the BK Connect Acoustic Camera. A complete system for real-time noise source identification (NSI), it can be used for both stationary and non-stationary measurements. It is a versatile tool designed for use in the aerospace and automotive industries, but it has applications in many other industrial environments.
A number of new data acquisition technologies will be featured on the booth of Accurate Technologies China (ATI). The first is an Ethernet variant of its EMX data acquisition (DAQ) modules. The new version merges compact dimensions, an IP67 protection rating and cost-effective mixed-type combinations of thermo- and analog channels into a single unit. The EMX module range features advanced Bessel, Butterworth and elliptical filtering options, and an open message-based protocol functionality to make it easy to set up CAN 2.0A/B support on the ISO 11898-2 physical layer. It supports a sampling rate of up to 10kHz.
AB Dynamics will be displaying its latest developments, which include the ANVH 250 and Ground Traffic Control System (GTC). The ANVH 250 is a powerful development tool for measuring the transmission of noise, vibration and harshness at frequencies up to 250Hz, optimizing prototype axle systems early on in the design process.
As the main supplier of dynamic temperature control units for electrical component tests of battery modules, packs, on-board chargers and electric motors, LAUDA China continuously develops products such as Integral T and XTs together with special customer-requested heat transfer fluid flow control units.
Powerful enough for the lab and rugged enough for the field, the Hi-Techniques Echelon series of data acquisition systems from ATiS is designed to withstand extreme conditions in harsh and mobile environments.