STARS Brake - Automation System

Test Automation System for Brake Testing

The STARS Brake Automation System is an integrated automation, acquisition and control system that provides a broad range of application functionality in a single, powerful environment. STARS Brake provides the user with an interface to control all aspects of the brake dynamometer in one location, enabling increased efficiency and fluency of the testing and development procedures. 

STARS Brake is designed to address the needs of a wide range of brake testing applications from component development to certification of vehicles ranging from motercyles to high speed railway applications.

Segment: Automotive Test Systems
Division: Test Automation Systems
  • Complete brake dynamometer automation system that allows multi-day test procedures to be carried out without interruption 
  • Execution of manual or automatically operated tests. Control via a handheld unit or directly through the STARS user-interface
  • Acquisition, monitoring, visualization and reporting of measured parameters 
  • Background calculations to derive additional measurement values 
  • Brake pressure profile customization 
  • Real-time audio playback during NVH investigations 
  • Logging of events during the test, such as system messages and user entered comments 


Application examples of STARS Brake include:

  • Noise, vibration and harshness
  • Durability and performance development
  • Brake emissions measurements 
  • Water spray and mist test control
  • Climatic temperature control and ventilation system control
  • Quality checks 
  • Electric parking brake system actuation and control 
  • Brake system regeneration simulation
  • Road load simulation 


STARS Brake offers users a level of flexibility and openness that is unmatched in the market. The STARS Brake experts can provide a variety amount of well-known industry test procedures and can also develop customer specific test procedures. To eliminate test down-time all test procedures come pre-loaded on the STARS Brake workstation or can also be transferred digitally allowing the user to simply load the program. 

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