Powertrain - Automotive Test Center

AUTOMOTIVE TEST CENTER UNITED STATES

The HORIBA North American Testing Center in Troy, Michigan offers powertrain, e-motor, brake, and structural testing services in our 45,000 ft2 facility. Our test cells are fully customizable to meet each of our customer's unique test specifications, from small individual components to full size on and off highway vehicles. 

In addition, The HORIBA North American Testing Center offers a full complement of road and environment simulation options using high response HORIBA dynos, and operated by our experienced, results-driven team of contract testing engineers. 

The HORIBA North American Testing Center has 14 dedicated dynamometer test cells. Our test cells use an "open laboratory" format, meaning our test cells can be reconfigured on a moment's notice to support multiple types of ePowertrain and ICE Powertrain applications. 
These applications include: 


E-motor Testing   

  • 3 dynamometer options:            
    • 150 kW with a max speed of 16,000 RPM
    • 260 kW with a max speed of 18,000 RPM
    • 380 kW with a max speed of 12,000 RPM
  • 2 DC-DC Converter (battery simulator) options:
    • 250 kW with a max sustained DC Voltage of 500 VDC
    • 420 kW with a max sustained DC Voltage of 600 VDC
  • Universal inverters are available upon request
  • High performance conditioning units available to support LTOE, HTOE, HTHE, and PTCE testing (temperature ranges between -30°C and 150°C)
  • HILS, CAN, AI/AO, DIO capable
  • Yokogawa Power Analyzers available 


EDU, Axle, eAxle, Transmission, and RDM Testing

  • 5 input dynamometer options
    • 260 kW with a max speed of 18,000 RPM
    • 380 kW with a max speed of 12,000 RPM
    • 450 kW with a max speed of 8,000 RPM
    • 640 kW with a max speed of 3,500 RPM
    • 1,360 kW with a max speed of 1,800 RPM
  • 4 output dynamometer options
    • 325 kW with a max speed of 3,250 RPM
    • 450 kW with a max speed of 8,000 RPM
    • 525 kW with a max speed of 2,500 RPM
    • 525 kW with a max speed of 3,250 RPM
  • 2 DC-DC Converter (battery simulator) options
    • 450 kW with a max sustained DC Voltage of 650 VDC
    • 600 kW with a max sustained DC Voltage of 600 VDC
  • Gearboxes available to support high “wheel loads”, max output torque 20,000 NM
  • RLS capable
  • High performance conditioning units available to support efficiency tests
  • MET (Delta) Analyzers used for predictive gear/bearing failures
  • HILS, CAN, AI/AO, DIO capable
  • Yokogawa Power Analyzers available 


AWD Powertrain and Vehicle Testing

  • Input dynamometer    
    • 260 kW with a max speed of 18,000 RPM
  • Output dynamometer
    • 525 kW with a max speed of 2,500 RPM
  • RLS capable
  • Robotic driver available
  • Free wheeling hubs
  • HILS, CAN, AI/AO, DIO capable

Environmentally controlled NVH performance brake testing system.


Test Applications
• Light truck, SUV, passenger car and EV testing
• Disc brakes and drum brakes
• Performance and NVH investigations 

Advanced Test Systems
• Speeds up to 2,200 rpm, up to 5,000 nm braking torque, and up to 2,500 nm drag torque environmentally controlled NVH and performance testing system
• Environmental enclosure -40°C to over +50°C with water/mist spray
• Static drive with up to 5000 nm of torque
• Parking brake cable actuation

Controls and Programs Featuring
• HORIBA STARS Brake, consisting of ready-to-go test procedures according to current brake industry test specifications
• Precision measurement and control of speed, torque, pressure and temperature
• Centralized controls and video monitoring


Our Place or Yours?

- Have our skilled engineers test your brake system and components in our laboratory, or purchase your own test system from our comprehensive line of Giant EVO Brake Dynamometers.

HORIBA is a recognized leader in structural testing with a wide variety of capabilities.


Test Applications   
• Strength, stiffness, impact, low frequency vibration, fatigue, durability, and performance
• Steering, suspension systems, and components
• Full and half car simulation using Road Load Data (RLD)

Broad Range of Servo-controlled Test Equipment
• Over 100 servo-controlled actuators with wide range of stroke and force ratings
• Open format configurable multi-axis test sites
• Environmental enclosures, liquid spray and emersion testing

Controls and Programs Featuring
• STARS Test Automation System with SPARC Closed Loop Control
• nCode fatigue, damage editing, and analysis
• Centralized controls and video monitoring

Please contact HORIBA Contract Test Services for a quotation:

HORIBA Instruments Incorporated Troy Facility
2890 John R. Troy, Mich. 48083, U.S.A. 
Phone: +1 (0) 248-689-9000
Toll Free (U.S.) 1 800-899-5119

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