SMTS Software

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The MB Dynamics Steering Test System Software and the MB Dynamics Millenium dynamic controller provide executive function over the embedded control systems for the hardware used in any MB Dynamics Steering Test System.  The hardware controlled can consist of a Driver Simulator, Rack Load Simulators, Steering Gear DUTs, I shafts, Tie Rod exciters or other customer driven test specific hardware required to perform the testing job.  The software and user interface for the software can be configured for your specific testing requirements.

Our SMTS software provides “fail safe” interlocks and shutdowns in the event of over-test or under-test. It provides for E-STOP functionality. It provides menus for inputting commands to control the Driver Simulator and the Rack Load Simulators, it acquires and conditions sensor responses used for closed-loop control, and it provides analog I/O and digital I/O mutually agreed between MB and the end-user as being information available from SMTS and capable of being output.

Steering-specific GUIs & closed-loop software control of Driver Simulator under user-defined or measured & imported maneuvers:

  • Steer angle or position moves and time histories
  • Sine, triangle, trapezoid, and arbitrary waveforms
  • Torque commands and time histories

Steering-specific GUIs and closed-loop software control of Rack Load Simulators under user-prescribed motion profiles — imported from CSV files or simulated by user — such as tie-rod force synchronized with DS position, force vs. time, replicating sine, trapezoid, PSD random, and time waveforms.

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MB Dynamics delivers steering test equipment to help fulfill a myriad of application test requirements, or jobs-to-be-done.

A quiet (acoustically and electrically), non-hydraulic, turnkey lab test system.

Provides an executive function over the embedded control systems for the MB DS and the two MB RLSs.

Simulates driver functionality by generating repeatable and precise steering maneuvers.

Quietly produces accurate, controlled, inputs to the in-vehicle steering wheel to enable acquisition of acoustic data and wheel motions

Electric, electrodynamic or pneumatic devices that apply programmable static, quasi-static and dynamic loads to one or both tie rods

As a variant on a SMTS, our Column EPS Test Bench is a quiet, turnkey lab test system.

Used to evaluate stick-slip, lash, torsional stiffness, hysteresis and other performance characteristics.

Provides a column stand for mounting a steering column assembly, column EPS, and or a Driver Simulator.

Squeak and Rattle Test Solutions
S&R/BSR test systems for vehicles, subsystems, components, and materials. Quiet excitation: 1–6 axes
Steering Systems (SMTS)
Steering test systems for quiet evaluation of rattle, NVH & performance issues – non-hydraulic
Suspension Component Test Systems
Suspension component test rigs for noise characterization, NVH & performance evaluations – passive and active components
Transducer Calibration
Accelerometer calibration – ISO16063-21; 0.1Hz; 600 g sine; 13,000 g shock; 8-DUTs; -185°C to +800°C; transverse sensitivity
Modal Exciters & Amplifiers
Modal excitation: 50 N – 4000 N forces, Ethernet control of remote amplifiers, largest installed base over 30+ years
MB Millenium Dynamic Control Systems
Vibration and force control systems, single and multi-shaker. Time History, Random, Sine, Linear and Rotary
Engineering Services
Engineering Services for noise & vibration test method development and execution, equipment service & maintenance
Shaker Systems
Electrodynamic shaker systems for vibration test from 100N – 22kN, quiet BSR, modal, air bearing for calibration