Importance of Support Contracts

Importance of Support Contracts

Many people question the value of contracts but only consider support when things go wrong. In this blog post we discuss how you can save money if things go wrong, save time when help is needed and make money by increasing efficiency.

Coolant Valve Testing - What You NEED to Know

Coolant Valve Testing - What You NEED to Know

As with any other automotive powertrain component, the Design Verification (DV) and Production Validation (PV) program includes checking the performance and durability characteristics of these valves. The detailed procedures may have certain aspects that are specific to the OEM, but at a high level there is a set of tests which are fundamental to being able to properly characterize the coolant valve characteristics.

Managing Risks During Project Management

Managing Risks During Project Management

There are many sources of risk in a project, such as change in scope, resource constraints, material constraints, incorrect estimates, misalignment of expectations, etc.  The ability to manage those risks is one of the ten mandatory competencies every project manager must have.

How to Test ICE, EV & Hybrid Batteries

How to Test ICE, EV & Hybrid Batteries

As the global interest for clean energy alternatives increases within the automotive industry, so does the requirement of efficiently storing electricity. The latest trends in electric vehicle technology have led to the development of high-voltage storage solutions, all backed by the need for increased efficiency and quicker charge times.

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.

3D Printed Powertrain Components

3D Printed Powertrain Components

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.

Water Pumps - Durability & Performance Testing

Water Pumps - Durability & Performance Testing

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.

Pump Testing Methodologies

Pump Testing Methodologies

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.