Off-highway Oil Pump Performance Testing

Off-highway 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.

Off-highway Oil Pump Durability Testing

Industrial Durability Proving Ground.

OUTSOURCE YOUR COMPONENT TESTING TO US!   Whether you are seeking specific testing expertise for a new product, or looking for additional test capacity, we are ready to support you.   ATA Lab™  consists of our latest  systems , standards and technology. Leading test methods include   aeration testing   and   durability & performance testing   strategies.    Click here   to learn more.

OUTSOURCE YOUR COMPONENT TESTING TO US!

Whether you are seeking specific testing expertise for a new product, or looking for additional test capacity, we are ready to support you.

ATA Lab™ consists of our latest systems, standards and technology. Leading test methods include aeration testing and durability & performance testing strategies.

Click here to learn more.

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ATA has proven to be successful in providing industrial focused Ensure™ test systems to many tier-1 suppliers. We often receive requests for off-highway oil pump applications. Recently, we underwent a project focused on durability testing.

All sub-components were designed to maximize reliability while minimizing cost and maintenance. Examples of this include protective capillary tubes on pressure sensors to shield them from high temperatures and pulsations.

The data acquisition interface was devised to be modular and scalable by adding spare I/O channels, such that the client would easily be able to add and configure additional sensors. The software suite was designed to allow the manufacturer to collect data in a simple and straightforward way, with the highest degree of reliability.

Features included:

  • predefined pump test profiles and sequences

  • custom test profiles to measure temperature, speed, pressure, etc.

  • custom sampling frequency

  • sensors for intelligent monitoring to prevent test machine damage

  • automatic email or pager options in case of system alarms

  • extractable reports from automatically generated test data

Mechanical Engine Oil Pump Testing   A test platform devoted to thoroughly capturing and understanding the failure modes of mechanical oil pumps ensures the dependability your customers value most.    Click here   to learn more.

Mechanical Engine Oil Pump Testing

A test platform devoted to thoroughly capturing and understanding the failure modes of mechanical oil pumps ensures the dependability your customers value most.

Click here to learn more.

After selecting the type of durability test to be run, such as constant speed, ramping profiles, cyclic acceleration, etc., the client was able to specify the total time duration or number of repetitions for each test.

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Our comprehensive presentation explains how we developed and delivered this solution to our client on-time, on target and on budget. The included data sheet will help give a sense to the specific solution implemented. Get both by clicking the button below!

OIL AERATION HURTS EFFICIENCY

OIL AERATION HURTS EFFICIENCY

Many OEMs are battling to improve vehicle durability, increase efficiency and reduce noise, but are struggling to find the answers. Unfortunately, many of the recent design trend are forcing higher aeration levels, and far too many OEMs are unaware. 

In the pursuit of greater efficiency, many OEMs are making design decisions that may amplify the effects of oil aeration. Air bubbles may seem benign, but they can detrimentally affect the performance and durability of engines, drivelines and hydraulic equipment.  

流体元部件的高效温度循环

流体元部件的高效温度循环

在汽车行业,传统机械驱动的部件的电子化,在车辆子系统的许多方面(如润滑回路和冷却回路)都清晰可见。部分电子化部件包括电动油泵、电动水泵、电冷却液阀门等。随着零件从纯机械部件演变为机械和电子硬件的组合,用于验证部件的方法也发生了变化。

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.

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.

Does Aeration Lead to Cavitation?

Does Aeration Lead to Cavitation?

Apart from the ingress of debris, the greatest danger to any design of a pump is cavitation. The phenomenon can be found in centrifugal (i.e. impeller) or positive displacement (i.e. gear, gerotor or vane) pumps, in both oil and coolant applications. Excessive cavitation can lead to erosion damage. It is important to understand how cavitation occurs as there are some misconceptions and confusion on this topic.

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.

Transmission Oil Pump Production Audit Testing

Transmission Oil Pump Production Audit Testing

Efficient test machine design entails not only supporting current client needs and products, but also any similar models, with the flexibility to adapt to next generation designs as well. Such was the case when we were approached by a leading producer of engine and transmission oil pumps for the automotive sector.

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.