EXPO NEWS | Day 2: MTS Systems showcases its latest K&C rig

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Showcasing its latest lab test equipment at Automotive Testing Expo Europe is long-standing exhibitor MTS Systems, which ushers in innovations to help developers confront the difficulties of electric and autonomous vehicle engineering. Scott Bieganek, senior director of product management and strategy, said, “For example, new MTS damper, MAST and K&C test systems are purpose-engineered for addressing an array of new EV test requirements.”

As Bieganek explained, the advent of EVs and AVs has created a need for more capable damper NVH solutions. “To study elusive structure-borne ‘chuckle’ noises that can compromise ride comfort and quality, the first-of-its kind Model 853 draws from both MTS damper and elastomer testing technologies.

“It employs high-bandwidth transducers – typically used in high-frequency elastomer testing ­to perform damper NVH measurements with fidelity and accuracy up to 800Hz. It also features an elastomer system’s high-stiffness load frame, along with larger diameter columns, a thicker crosshead and a more robust base to avoid the resonant modes that can corrupt measurements. Linear electromagnetic actuation technology provides the clean sinusoidal input and low total harmonic distortion the system requires for effective chuckle testing.”

Alongside its revolutionary damper and elastomer test solution, MTS is presenting its latest addition: a K&C rig that is said to be smaller and lighter than its predecessors – and is ideal for characterizing fast-evolving EV designs.

Byron Saari, principal staff engineer at MTS Systems, will give a talk at 14:40 on the Technology Presentation Stage (Hall 8) on Wednesday, June 14, on the company’s new NVH damper test system for structure-borne noise assessment.

To find out how MTS can support your EV/AV program, head to Booth 8310. To read more news about the company, click here

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