Prototype shop and test rigs
Test rigs & prototypes: full control and maximum dependability.
Only by testing our own products thoroughly first can we be sure of our quality. We take this seriously – and are proud of our own prototype production shop. Thanks to an experienced, first-class team and unbureaucratic communications, we are able to respond in record time to stimuli passed between R&D and the prototyping department. We gain valuable insights at all levels, which are, in turn, fed back into the development process.
We have numerous excellently equipped test rigs that we use to put our drives meticulously through their paces. Specified functions are tested over the entire operating temperature range and mechanical vibration, jolt, salt spray and dust tests are carried out.
Predefined environmental tests such as humidity, climate change as well as high and low temperature storage phases document the uncompromising dependability of our products. For example, in the endurance test cycle, we can reduce 15 years of extreme use in the vehicle to a manageable time frame of 6 to 20 weeks.
In our state-of-the-art acoustics laboratories, we test our products to ensure they generate minimum noise. Special attention is paid to the aspect of low-noise operation with regard to the "noise vibration harshness" requirement. The verification tests, which include recordings of audible sound pressure levels of airborne and structure-borne sound, are the ideal method for detecting interference frequencies. This allows us to identify noise sources that would otherwise become apparent in the customer's application.
In the EMC laboratory, electromagnetic interference emissions and the interference immunity of our product developments are measured and tested precisely and professionally. We are able to verify electromagnetic interference emissions over the air as well as over the supply and communication cable. This also includes the interference effects of electromagnetic fields. Qualification measurements are always based on the individual automotive application conditions.