A quiet (acoustically and electrically), non-hydraulic, turnkey lab test system consisting of a customer-specific combination of equipment and software that simulates driver functions into the steering column or wheel and road and vehicle inputs acting on a steering system through the tie rods.
An SMTS is useful to experimentally develop, evaluate and validate countermeasures and NVH metrics and to experimentally verify EPS functions in order to achieve performance goals over the customer-equivalent useful life of a steering system. The SMTS is applicable to rack-mounted and column-mounted EPS as well as other steering technologies. When installed inside an acoustic enclosure or hemi-anechoic chamber the SMTS can be used for low-noise measurements. In-lab acceleration measurements have been correlated with in-vehicle acceleration and noise measurements. This validates that countermeasures proven with in-lab-measured, structure-borne noises can be confidently used to guide their implementation in steering systems installed in vehicles. MB equipment fulfills GMW16216 and GMW17112.
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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.