The Future of Testing is (High Voltage) Electric

The Future of Testing is (High Voltage) Electric

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.

Aeration vs Cavitation

Aeration vs 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.

汽车电子元部件的冷热测试

汽车电子元部件的冷热测试

Components handling fluids (i.e. pumps, valves, etc.) are increasingly becoming electrified. Extreme ambient temperatures, combined with the engine's influence and need for a specific operating temperatures can create significant thermal fatigue.

In our latest post, we explore the common electronic component temperature test standards and the solutions to meet these demanding requirements.

Opinion: Consider leasing/renting.

Opinion: Consider leasing/renting.

Chiller systems operating below freezing usually come with a significant initial investment, but may only be used during thermal cycling durability testing of new R&D projects. Purchasing a large system like this could tie up a capital budget that could be used for other investments to help win more business.

Thermal Testing of Automotive Electronic Components

Thermal Testing of Automotive Electronic Components

Components handling fluids (i.e. pumps, valves, etc.) are increasingly becoming electrified. Extreme ambient temperatures, combined with the engine's influence and need for a specific operating temperatures can create significant thermal fatigue.

In our latest post, we explore the common electronic component temperature test standards and the solutions to meet these demanding requirements.

内部与定制工程与模块化测试台

内部与定制工程与模块化测试台

在一个开发周期比以往任何时候都更快的世界中,原始设备制造商(OEMs) 正在推动汽车有史以来最大的一些工程创新计划。 现在很难找到一家汽车公司,没有参与到电动和/或自动驾驶汽车中,这使得它不再是一场竞赛,而是更多的挤满了弄潮的人。但直到对创新的需求被取代为最终消费者提供安全驾驶体验所必需的测试时,这才成为一件好事。

Is it better to outsource your testing?

Is it better to outsource your testing?

Tell me if this sounds familiar: you want to increase efficiency and capability but your testing equipment scope is compromised by a yearly budget. It can be frustrating, but there are other options and here we will discuss one of them. Let’s explore the benefits of outsourcing your component testing and whether it makes sense for you.

The Importance of System Calibration

The Importance of System Calibration

Calibration is a requirement for anyone hoping to produce accurate data from a measurement device. That said, calibrating the measurement devices (i.e. sensors) on a test bench alone is not enough. What will be far more effective in assuring the points mentioned above is a full system calibration. Here is why…

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.