dSPACE opens Michigan facility


Automotive engineering technology specialist, dSpace has opened a production, testing and shipping facility in New Hudson, Michigan, an expansion of the company’s North American operations which is intended to better position it to meet growing demands for hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation systems, among other product lines.

The company’s entire Hardware Engineering Design and Production group has relocated to the 21,000 square foot facility, which has been refitted in a modern style intended to promote collaboration and teamwork. The floor plan is divided into five main sections that include: a HIL production lab, a testing lab, an office area for engineering, an inventory storage room, and a large shipping area. Other building features include ESD (electrostatic discharge) floors, special lighting and optimized air flow.

“The new facility gives us the opportunity to better meet growing demands for our HIL business, while freeing up space for future development within our existing office on Pontiac Trail in Wixom,” said Dr Peter Waeltermann, president of dSpace. “It will also allow us to build and test large mechanical test benches (e.g. steering), which is a developing area of interest among our customers. We are excited to be able to offer this capability to our customers.”

“We are pleased to be able to give our technicians a modern and expanded work space, making it easier for them to maneuver around their systems on new workstations with better lighting and more storage,” added HIL production manager, Philipp Kluck. “A proper loading dock and a large shipping area will allow for much easier handling of bigger deliveries.”


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