Thursday, May 12, 2011 – Twinsburg, Ohio – Mustang Advanced Engineering announced today that it has completed production at its Twinsburg Assembly Plant for an All-Wheel-Drive End-Of-Line AC Chassis Dynamometer and ABS Brake Tester designed to test new full electric vehicles as they come off the production line.
The new multi-function dynamometer/ABS brake tester utilizes four independent 75-hp AC motors, one coupled to each set of rollers, to control the load to each wheel independently. A moveable wheelbase system allows the EOL tester to accommodate both 2WD and future AWD vehicles with wheelbases ranging from 80-146”. An automatic vehicle restraint and safety system greatly reduces the test cycle time and ensures that vehicles remain safely in position on the tester.
The EOL test stand will put each and every new electric vehicle produced (the electric vehicle manufacturer to remain anonymous) through a rigorous test procedure designed to test the vehicles parasitic losses, propulsion system, regeneration system, ABS and hand braking systems, and includes a thermal imaging validation comparison of the key under-hood points.
The EOL test stand software, designed in-house by MAE, prompts the test operator through each step of the test and communicates with each vehicle via CAN communication to determine some pass/fail results and to establish certain vehicle systems statuses as required during the test procedure.
The entire test routine is performed in a single position on the MAE multi-function EOL tester and is completed in a cycle time of just over 5 minutes per vehicle. The complete test sequence is illustrated in Figure 1, Test Routine Definition.
For more information or to speak with an EOL testing specialist, contact MAE at 1-888-468-7826 or email us a firstname.lastname@example.org .