EXPO NEWS | Day 1: Magna showcases double actuator mobile rig for fatigue testing of e-drives

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Magna Powertrain Engineering Center Steyr is presenting a state-of-the-art double actuator mobile test rig for fatigue testing at this year’s Automotive Testing Expo. Validation of e-drives is a hot topic at present, and the supplier is on hand to answer any questions attendees may have about this tricky application, armed with a wealth of knowledge it has gained through its experience as a testing consultancy.

Magna’s equipment is suitable for a raft of applications, providing fast and adaptive testing options on, for instance, e-drive housings and low-voltage and high-voltage connectors with both static and dynamic loads.

Daniel Übellacker, senior manager of fatigue testing, said, “Rigorous environmental testing of e-drive systems under harsh conditions and loads is fundamental for each and every development. By attending Automotive Testing Expo and showcasing Magna’s broad test facilities, we would like to give [visitors]an insight into the challenges of in-house developments and exchange [insights]with OEMs and suppliers on their demands and product validation requirements.”

According to Übellacker, the system is built to make testing on e-drives straightforward and flexible. If required, it can be converted into a calibration stand for load cells and components equipped with strain gauges. The integrated hydraulic power unit enables usage of the test rig in varying locations and environments. Furthermore, it minimizes the impact of oil supply deviations on the test or calibration itself.

Visit Booth 1162 to find out more about Magna’s test service offering and infrastructure, and click here for more on fatigue testing

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