STARS Brake - Automation Platform


The STARS Platform is an integrated automation, acquisition and control system that provides a broad range of application functionality in a single, powerful environment. Gathering this functionality together for the user greatly enhances the productivity and quality of testing related activities.

STARS Brake is designed to address the needs of a wide range of brake testing applications from component development to certification, including:

  • Noise, Vibration and Harshness
  • Durability Testing
  • Performance Development
  • Quality Audit
  • Mechanical Development

STARS Brake offers users a level of flexibility and openness that is unmatched in the market. You can make your choice of hardware and software packages that match your specific testing needs, or allow HORIBA to provide a ‘best-of-breed’ solution.



  • Defining and running user-level process macros (called workflows in STARS). These capture complete test activity and data flow processes by creating turnkey workflows that can be simply executed
  • Test preparation and execution using braking functions, test schedules and workflows
  • Safe control and monitoring of the brake test stand in all modes of operation
  • Execution of manually or automatically operated tests. Control via a handheld unit or directly through the STARS user-interface
  • Acquisition, monitoring, visualization and reporting of measured or derived parameters, such as speed, force, pressure, torque, temperature, power etc.
  • Logging of events during the test, such as system messages and user entered comments