Promotional video produced by NATRIP showcases MAE-supplied vehicle saftety lanes

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A new promotional video has been produced by Natrip, showcasing the MAE-supplied saftey lanes installed at the Jaffirbond campus, in Silchar, Assam, India. The video can be viewed here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NOXXWz87Ig

 

Three major projects announced

Monday, November 11th, 2013 Comments Off on Three major projects announced

MAE made three major announcements today:

MAE Awarded Contract To Supply Complete Turnkey Test Stand For The U.S. Army’s Vehicle Innovative Powertrain Experimental Research (VIPER) Facility

MAE Awarded Contract To Supply Complete Turnkey End-of-Line Test System for RWTH-Aachen University’s Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Production Line Mustang Awarded Contract To Supply 8 x 8 Mobile Tow Dynamometer to Wanshan Specialty Vehicle Co.

MAE Awarded Contract To Supply 8 x 8 Mobile Tow Dynamometer to Wanshan Specialty Vehicle Co.

Details and press releases for all three projects can be found on the Project Spotlights section of the MAE website.

Mustang Awarded Contract To Supply Complete Turnkey Test Stand For The U.S. Army’s Vehicle Innovative Powertrain Experimental Research (VIPER) Facility

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Mustang Advanced Engineering (MAE) today announced that the company has been awarded a contract to supply and install a new test stand capable of conducting experiments on a wide array of Army transmissions, gearboxes, and other powertrain systems. The contract calls for MAE to deliver a turn-key solution which includes interfacing with existing and/or new facility utilities. The test stand will be capable of testing the following powertrain configurations:

  • Helicopter main transmission, single/dual inputs (1,000 HP each)
  • Helicopter tailrotor drivetrain 1,000 HP class
  • Helicopter tailrotor drivetrain 250 HP class
  • Ground vehicle driveline 600 HP class
  • Ground vehicle driveline 250 HP class

The test stand will be configured with five AC variable speed dyne motors, and configured in a common bus arrangement to allow the electrical power to be re-circulated within the system. This drive configuration offers significant power savings over the life of the test stand and provides a true next-generation “green” test stand.

The test stand includes a hydraulic blade simulation system to dynamically impart forces and moments to the helicopter main transmissions which will simulate the blade forces.  This is a state of the art, 6 degrees of freedom design concept. In addition, the turnkey systems will be supplied with all fixturing, test article mounting systems, torque disc calibration systems, MAE’s TRANSdyne Control Software and a comprehensive data acquisition package.

“Mustang is extremely pleased to have been awarded this advanced and very versatile test stand,” said David Ganzhorn, V.P. Sales. “Our decades of experience with sophisticated transmission test stands, and our recent successes with similar advanced military test stands was key to winning this project and we look forward to starting work on this advanced system.”

Download Press Release here

 

Mustang Awarded Contract To Supply Complete Turnkey End-of-Line Test System for RWTH-Aachen University’s Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Production Line

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Mustang Advanced Engineering (MAE) today announced that the company has been awarded a contract to supply and install a new test stand capable of conducting end-of-line tests on electric and hybrid vehicles produced at RWTH Aachen University’s new production facility in Aachen, Germany.

The test stand consists of an advanced dynamometer developed specifically for electric and hybrid vehicle testing, a computerized wheel alignment system, and a headlight tester tightly integrated into an automated package.

The engineers at MAE designed the dynamometer to leverage the precision of 4 independently controlled AC motors, each coupled to its own set of rollers, to control the load to each wheel independently. This setup allows test engineers to exert unprecedented control over testing conditions.  The design consists of several custom modifications to MAE’s standard AC-4000 product, which comes standard with 4 independently

controlled AC motors, and an integrated ABS Brake Tester. The AC-4000 also utilizes automatic vehicle restraints for increased testing throughput and efficiency while ensuring the test vehicle remains safely in position on the tester.

The integrated wheel alignment system utilizes patented robotics technology and has been proven as the most accurate system in the industry while the headlight tester is equipped with a CCD camera and integral software to measure headlight aim and intensity.

David Ganzhorn, V.P. Sales, worked closely with RWTH Aachen’s engineers in developing the specific testing requirements.  “MAE takes great pride in working with colleges worldwide to further drive vehicle technology.”

 

Download Press Release here

 

Mustang Awarded Contract To Supply 8 x 8 Mobile Tow Dynamometer to Wanshan Specialty Vehicle Co.

Monday, November 11th, 2013 Comments Off on Mustang Awarded Contract To Supply 8 x 8 Mobile Tow Dynamometer to Wanshan Specialty Vehicle Co.

Mustang Advanced Engineering (MAE) today announced that the company has been awarded a contract to supply an 8 x 8 mobile tow dynamometer system to Hubei Sanjiang Space Wanshan Special Vehicle Co., LTD.

The mobile tow dynamometer consists multiple PAU’s, controls, software, generator, etc. to provide a turn key system for Wanshan Specialty Vehicle’s research and development application. Wanshan Specialty Vehicles is a Chinese manufacturer of extremely large, highly specialized vehicles from 4 to 64 wheels. The engineers at MAE designed the tow dynamometer to 300 KN of drawbar force at 5 kph, with a maximum speed of 75 kph. The unit is equipped with MAE’s automated adjustable hitch which provides a hitch height of 200 – 1,000 mm.

David Ganzhorn, V.P. Sales, worked closely with Wanshan Specialty Vehicle in developing the specific testing requirements. “MAE’s reputation as the leading supplier of choice in the tow dynamometer market led to this exciting project award.”

 

Download Press Release Here