Safety Functions your Test System NEEDS to Have

Safety Functions your Test System NEEDS to Have

As we know, testing is imperative to ensuring that powertrain components perform to the expectations of the end consumer. That said, this is not always a safe process.

Machines used to verify component performance are quite powerful and can present safety risks along with them. As a manager, you don’t want to see any members of your team hurt. As an operator, you want to make it home every night as healthy as you were when you left. This is why we are highlighting the most important safety functions to have built into your testing equipment.

In-house vs Custom Engineered vs Modular Test Stands

In-house vs Custom Engineered vs Modular Test Stands

In a world where development cycles are moving faster than ever before, OEMs are simultaneously pushing some of the biggest engineering initiatives automotive has ever seen. This is why having the right testing solution is so important. The first question arises: whether or not to build internally, custom engineer or order a turn-key test system.

Exploring Additive Manufacturing

Exploring Additive Manufacturing

We started with two questions: Are automotive companies researching and testing additive manufacturing? If so, then what steps are they taking to implement this into their projects going forward? UW's Lisa Brock informed of the several industry-leading companies that are currently conducting case studies and even implementing additive manufacturing to their portfolio.

Defining a Measurement Circuit for Oil Pumps

Defining a Measurement Circuit for Oil Pumps

"The automotive industry will see more change in the next 5-10 years than it has in the last 50," said GM CEO Mary Barra during her 2016 CES keynote. Why is this relevant to you? Well, if you are responsible for manufacturing engines and/or the components within it, then it means many modifications, not a lot of time to implement them and new forms of testing.

Press Release - Introducing Ensure OP™

Press Release - Introducing Ensure OP™

ATA, a leading international component test solutions company, today announced the Ensure product line of test systems. These systems are designed to benchmark performance and capture the unique failure modes of specific thermal/hydraulic components (i.e. pumps, valves, heat exchangers, etc.), accelerating the product development cycle and helping to ensure the reliability of components on the road.

We feel the (torque) pulse.

We feel the (torque) pulse.

Torsional vibration has been known to fail the gear rotor of oil pumps. Typically, the failure occurs during testing on an engine dynamometer at the OEM’s facility. A failure at this point is not only very expensive and time consuming, but it also doesn’t look good for the reputation of the oil pump supplier.

Engine Oil Pump Maintenance Testing

Engine Oil Pump Maintenance Testing

Whether you are taking a first venture into component testing or have existing test apparatus that needs to be revamped, ATA has fully customizable and scalable test system solutions. One leading producer of oil pumps needed to retrofit and modernize their existing engine oil pump maintenance testing.

Engine Oil Pump Production Testing

Engine Oil Pump Production Testing

ATA Inc. was awarded a project from an existing client to build mobile test systems for production verification testing on six different engine oil pump models. We delivered on the client's needs for an accurate and interchangeable tool to verify pump performance and functionality using a grouping layout for the individual test cells, and by employing laser marking stations.

Engine Oil Pump Performance Testing

Engine Oil Pump Performance Testing

ATA was selected by a new client to build a turn-key Oil Pump ECT system to benchmark the performance of existing and future pump models. The client was a premier international manufacturer of powertrain automotive components.

Engine Oil Pump Durability Testing

Engine Oil Pump Durability Testing

For its Engine Oil Pumps, this client needed the most cost effective solutions to test the durability and endurance of existing and future designs of pump models. To maximize test throughput and efficiency, we offered the client dual test bays allowing for concurrent changeovers and capable of running endurance tests that are 1000 hours or more in duration.

Hydraulic Pump SAE J2311 Testing

Hydraulic Pump SAE J2311 Testing

ATA was able to propose an architecture to accomplish the client’s goals, with comprehensive correlation to all procedures outlined by the SAE J2311 standard for testing such components.