GIANT Evo Universal

GIANT Evo Universal
GIANT Evo core module

Flexible Inertia Brake Dynamometer

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.


Segment: Automotive Test Systems
Division: Mechatronics
Base product

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

DIAdem® is a registered Trademark of National Instruments Inc. USA.


Main DriveDC-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 Set20 + 25 + 55 kgm²
Flywheel Combinations20 / 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 Pressure200 bar
Max. Pressure Gradient (depends on the test brake)1,000 bar/s
Max. Volume Displacement18 cm³
Climatic Simulation Range-20 … 50°C (optional -40 to 50°C)
Ambient Air Temperature Range5 … 40°C
Dimensions (LxWxH) Including Power and Control Cabinetsapprox. 6,950 x 2,100 x 3,000 mm


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