Every year, the environmental impact of cars decreases, so the climatic chambers used to develop them should surely follow suit. Weiss Technik is therefore changing over its test chambers from the R-404A refrigerant to R-449A.
A range of upgraded cameras for crash testing will be the main talking point at Vision Research’s booth. The company has updated its compact cameras to film at full HD resolution (1920x1080), while still maintaining 1,400fps.
Following the acquisition of Hofmann TeSys Prüftechnik and Hofmann TeSys UK, Kratzer Automation is presenting a full range of solutions for drive and component test benches for use in production, research and development. This includes roller test benches, vibration test benches and chassis alignment benches.
Positioning a THOR dummy and monitoring ATD temperature just got easier with DTS’s complete SLICE6 in-dummy data acquisition solution. Each SLICE6 module features a built-in triaxial tilt sensor, designed specifically for ATD positioning.
With robotiX, North Star Imaging is automating the loading and unloading of parts into its line of 2D digital radiography and 3D computed tomography x-ray equipment. The company will showcase the robotiX part loader and the robotiX manipulator.
Two high-speed cameras that are ideal for capturing crash testing and component safety testing will feature on Photron’s booth. The Fastcam Mini CX is a compact and durable package that captures 1080p video at 1000fps and boasts a light sensitivity of ISO 5,000 color and ISO 10,000 monochrome. Having been operationally tested at 150g, it is also unfazed by crash tests.
Flow Systems will be showcasing a redesigned portable, full-scale, high-accuracy, automotive body leakage test system (BLTS-175). It has been re-engineered to offer improved functionality, maintenance and portability.
S. Himmelstein is strengthening its wheel-and-pulley-style torque transducer range with the MCRT 27000T. This line of wheel torque transducers has torque ranges from 565Nm to 5,650Nm and 4mV/V or ±5V outputs. These wheel torque transducers are designed for excellent immunity to contamination and vibration with a waterproof, corrosion-resistant construction.
Automotive Testing Expo in Novi will be one of the first outings of TestEquity’s new 115R temperature chamber. The environmental chamber provides full-range temperature testing and offers a flexible form factor – it can be stacked and is available with an optional two-chamber cart to easily move the chamber/s anywhere in your lab or workspace.
AEM will demonstrate its Mixed Mode Multi-Port Vector Network Analyzer (MMVNA) live at its booth. The MMVNA is an Automotive Ethernet solution that meets the requirements for testing Open Alliance and IEEE standards link segments and ECUs (MDIs).
A new low-speed dynamometer for low-power applications will be the highlight of Force Control’s booth at Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo 2019. The 20HP low-speed, high-torque dynamometer load brake package with load cell is a compact load brake design that is perfect for loading final drives of lawn and garden machines, ATVs, heavy-duty torque wrenches, golf carts, industrial gearboxes, and more.
The new ObserVR1000 Dynamic Signal Analyzer from Vibration Research captures, displays and analyzes field data. It can be easily controlled by the VR Mobile smartphone app or the ObserVIEW software running on a tablet or PC.
To improve ECU testing, A&D is introducing the Helios HILS (hardware in the loop system). The company touts a number of major benefits for the new system. For one, the Helios system is MATLAB and Simulink compatible, so users have the ability to compile and run Simulink plant models on the real-time Linux operating system.
To be able to thoroughly test the reinforced side sills protecting the batteries in EVs, Oilgear Towler has upgraded its side intrusion test system with improved actuators that are capable of pushing and pulling forces of 300kN. To support the stronger actuator, the machine frame has also been redesigned to provide higher stiffness.