UTAC Ceram has installed a latest-generation M3900NVH dynamometer designed by Link at its test laboratory in Montlhéry, northern France. This test bench will enable engineers to measure and record the performance, reliability, durability and efficiency of brake linings, brake discs and brake pads. The technology also enables them to analyse brake noise and vibration issues, and to study brake wear particulate matter emissions.
This new lab capability will allow UTAC Ceram to perform a variety of test cases and test procedures, which can be easily automated using the programmable features of the test bench. For example, brake NVH issues and test procedures can be easily replicated on the test bench, and the company hopes that this new equipment will allow customers to conduct more early-stage HiL (hardware-in-the-loop) testing on the bench before costly prototype vehicles need to be produced, reducing development times and costs.