A new dual range dynamic torque sensing system for NVH testing will be the highlight of Advanced Telemetrics’ booth. This wireless torque measurement system features a full-range torque measurement channel that updates at 6400Hz and is typically used for test stand torque control.
Autonomous Systems will be telling visitors all about its Swarming technology, which provides an automated solution for vehicle testing. In particular, it is aimed at situations where an autonomous or ADAS-equipped vehicle has to be evaluated when it’s surrounded by other vehicles.
LTG will use Automotive Testing Expo in Novi for the US premiere of the ‘Comfort Drive’ option for its airflow simulator. A good airflow simulator is indispensable for effective dynamometer testing and LTG’s Fahrtwind-Simulator models offer even airflow over the entire length of the fan outlet in a space-saving design.
As the particle number (PN) and particle mass (PM) emitted by engines, vehicles and heavy-duty equipment decrease, they become more difficult to measure. This has led TSI to launch the Model 3098 Porous Tube Thermodiluter. It is a robust system – thanks to having no moving parts – with variable dilution and a sample conditioning system specifically designed for the company’s 3090 Engine Exhaust Particle Sizer. It provides accurate PN and PM measurements, even at low emission levels and for sub-23nm particles.
Analyzer rooms for exhaust gas sampling are often separated from the engine test cell, so to keep the exhaust gases at the correct temperature, Winkler is offering heated lines and wall bushings. The company offers these lines with an optional ‘Quick-Lock-System’, which benefits PEMS applications because it guarantees fast and safe connection without temperature loss. Different power supply systems for on-board-measurements are accommodated as a matter of course.
The new Cronos-XT from imc Test & Measurement is a dynamic measurement system that is both modular and waterproof. The base unit and measurement modules can be connected without tools and cables – simply clicking together – to form a complete system without sacrificing the system’s IP67 dust and water protection. In addition, the MIL-specification and high shock resistance ensure that the Cronos-XT is suitable for use under the toughest conditions.
Because of the increasing number of eDrive development programs, as well as the increasing number of prototype samples taken for each program, Blum Novotest has developed a new test rig that can be used to investigate the lubrication of electric and all-wheel-drive powertrains under different working conditions. Various driving conditions such as uphill and downhill acceleration, deceleration and cornering can be simulated by tilting the specimen longitudinally and laterally.
A new facility, designed specifically for ADAS and AV testing, has opened at FT Techno of America’s Fowlerville Proving Ground. The new section includes a multi-purpose pad, city and rural intersections, a roundabout and highway on and off ramps.
To create some order in the massive operation of testing vehicles, managing test fleets and the data they generate, Aptiv has created Connect. At Automotive Testing Expo, the company will demonstrate the Aptiv Connect Quality and Fleet solutions. The platform ingests rich vehicle data and transforms it into actionable information in real time.
The San Francisco Bay area is gaining a brand new, independent and impartial test facility to support the development of electric vehicles. Millbrook Revolutionary Engineering’s new facility will enable it to offer more effective powertrain development support, create extra capacity, and enable rapid introduction of new powertrain test capabilities.
To keep up with the ever-higher speeds of modern electric motors and drives, HBM has launched the T40B torque sensor. This digital torque transducer delivers greatly increased revolutions per minute – up to 23,000rpm – for a selection of measuring ranges of 1, 2, and 3kNm, making it ideal for applications such as test benches, end-of-line testing and process monitoring.
With its line of bidirectional DC power sources, Chroma is responding to the growing need for test equipment that can be used for the design validation and testing of vehicle-to-grid charging technology. The 62000D series of bidirectional DC power sources complements the company’s 61800 regenerative grid simulators.
Testing internal combustion engines at altitude conditions is essential, but full altitude chambers are costly, inflexible, often not representative of real-world conditions, and require a lot of space and power. Horiba has devised an alternative system that controls engine intake and exhaust pressure, as well as temperature, for engine and powertrain cells.
Sound and vibration specialist Brüel & Kjær has released the latest in its range of sound level meters. The B&K 2245 is a complete solution for basic noise measurements that was designed to be intuitive and versatile. It can be used as a stand-alone noise measurement device, or with a range of mobile apps, each tailored to assist with a specific job such as environmental noise measurement, exhaust noise level testing, or workplace noise. Each device can be licensed to more than one app to facilitate switching tasks.
Visitors can discover two new thermomodules at IPETronik’s booth. The brand-new M-THERMO 96 offers 96 universal thermocouple inputs of the types E, J, K, N, R, S and T. Sensors are connected using gold-plated screw terminal pins, while the whole system can be configured through a web interface. When connected through Ethernet or wi-fi, measurement data can also be visualized on a mobile device. Compared with the standard IPETronik temperature measurement modules, the M-THERMO 96 offers four times the measurement accuracy.
As impressive and sophisticated as modern ADAS are, at some point in the future, they will need repair, replacement and recalibration. To serve this market, Burke Porter Group (BPG) has struck a partnership with a leader in aftermarket systems to develop an aftermarket ADAS calibration solution.
Kistler has joined forces with software company AMS to complement its measurement technology with more robust data management and analysis software. AMS offers a multifaceted software portfolio that helps to generate maximum added value from data acquired during vehicle and engine tests.
After more than a decade of designing and producing a variety of high-tech electronic products, Blue Clover Devices is offering a solution to make production line testing easier and faster. The Production Line Tool (PLT) is a cloud-native test automation device designed to scale production testing of IoT components.
The latest improvement in wheel force transducer testing will debut on the stand of Michigan Scientific at Automotive Testing Expo. The company’s new Stator Angle Correction Device (SAC) prevents steered wheel errors and provides superior accuracy for position referencing.
Three positioning products will feature at Racelogic’s booth this year. The VBOX Indoor Positioning System is a centimeter-level, high dynamic solution for accurately measuring the position and speed of an object in places where GPS is not available. Offering seamless switching between indoors and outdoors, the system also has an inertial measurement unit for precise attitude (pitch, roll and yaw) information. With a 100Hz update rate and speed accuracy to within ±0.15km/h, the VBOX Indoor Positioning System allows testing to continue, whatever the environment.
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.
ZF Friedrichshafen has developed test benches that can be used for electric motors, e-axles without the motor, as well as complete electric drive axles. The core component of these modularly constructed test benches is the drive module, which is powered by an oil-cooled synchronous motor capable of delivering power up to 600kW and torque up to 1000Nm. This way, the test benches are able to cope with the high speeds of e-axles (up to 23,000rpm), as well as by their geometric characteristics.
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.