GIANT Evo Universal


The GIANT Evo Universal is a very flexible inertia brake dynamometer for both performance tests and for fundamental NVH investigations of brake systems.

Test brakes can be mounted to the testing station as traditional brake disc and caliper assemblies as well as reusable assemblies with a standardized HORIBA wheel bearing. In addition, structures with original parts such as wheel bearing and steering knuckle are mountable to the tailstock. Especially for NVH studies, suspension strut assemblies and complete axle structures can be utilized.

Due to the precise inertia simulation and state-of-the-art test brake control, investigations are conducted under realistic operating conditions. Depending on the installed options, climatic tests from -20°C up to +50°C can be performed. Depending on the customers’ requirements, the GIANT Evo Universal can be configured with a double wing door or a sliding test chamber.


Compact plug & play design

  • Including HORIBA tailstock for accurate brake torque measurement
  • Dynamometer already pre-wired
  • First commissioning already completed prior to shipping
  • One single transport unit including electronic cabinets
  • Installation directly on factory floor, no seismic foundation block required
  • Mechanical inertia simulation with base inertia and two attachable flywheels
  • Powerful electric motor for accurate electrical inertia simulation

Maximum precision with HORIBA brake actuator HBA 2200

  • High-precision actuator for braking pressure and torque
  • Actuation by linear electric motor
  • Installation close to the test brake
  • Reduction of mechanical hysteresis
  • Low maintenance costs due to reduced wear
  • Fast adaptation close to the test brake

Extremely high measurement repeatability

  • High-precision measuring systems for speed, brake pressure, brake torque and temperature
  • Fast data capture up to 1 kHz with HORIBA’s measurement and automation system STARS Brake
  • Digital filters adjustable for each channel
  • High reproducibility of the measurements through accurate control of the test bench functions with SPARC brake controller
  • STARS Brake includes the commonly used brake test procedures to enable easy starting of test runs
  • Direct analysis and result visualization with National Instruments DIAdem® Software
  • Signal conditioning with EtherCAT modules to minimize electrical noise
  • Easy to expand with optional components (see options)
  • Reproducible air flow for precise cooling of the brake systems

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Main Drive


Power (without overload)

220 kW

Speed Range

+/- 0 … 2,200 rpm

Max. Drag Torque (without overload)

2,500 Nm

Max. Braking Torque

+/- 0 … 5,500 Nm

Flywheels Set

20 + 25 + 55 kgm²

Flywheel Combinations

20 / 45 / 75 / 100 kgm²

Inertia Simulation Range (incl. Electrical Inertia Simulation)

5 … 200 kgm² (valid for max. Rdyn 316mm within Velocity Range 0-100Kph and 0…8m/s²)

Max. Hydraulic Pressure

200 bar

Max. Pressure Gradient (depends on the test brake)

1,000 bar/s

Max. Volume Displacement

18 cm³

Climatic Simulation Range

-20 … 50°C (optional -40 to 50°C)

Ambient Air Temperature Range

5 … 40°C

Dimensions (LxWxH) Including Power and Control Cabinets

approx. 6,950 x 2,100 x 3,000 mm