Benchmarking your prototype is critical to ensuring success in the marketplace. Here is where you will find our case studies focusing on our experience with some of our industry's trending performance test challenges.
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.
Manufacturers constantly need to modify products to incorporate advancements in technology and improvements in design and efficiency. With the push for electrification and improvements in efficiency of components, water pumps have seen significant advancements.
After production and before products go into field usage, it is necessary to conduct complete end-of-line performance testing. In the case of their advanced dual-head fuel injectors, our client recognized the need to fully evaluate all production components within their injectors, and to subject these components to rigorous test conditions.
Whether developing a new hydraulic pump design that has to closely match predefined specifications, or verifying the functionality of a production unit, an accurate and reliable test system is needed to confirm the functional parameters of those pumps.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
The Halton Innovation Awards recognized the excellence and accomplishments of technology companies – from startups, small and medium-sized companies, to large corporate multinationals – that have developed innovative and commercially successful products or services in Halton region.
There are a number of ways to introduce air into the oil to obtain a certain level of aeration. There are two predominant methods for achieving oil aeration: suction port t-fitting and direct injection.