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 production (end-of-line) test challenges.
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.
Once your product emerges from the production line, you need confidence that it meets all specifications and exceeds test standards. This priority was evident for a power steering component manufacturer who required an end-of-line test stand for their electric power steering (EPS) module.
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.
Fuel injectors require comprehensive testing and tuning, from prototype configuration to performance testing and beyond. ATA delivered on a client's need for precision tuning to meet their stringent specifications for a high-pressure fuel injector actuator block.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.