Final BEV test stand delivered to major OEM by Mustang Advanced Engineering

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USA-based manufacturer of testing equipment Mustang Advanced Engineering (MAE) has delivered the third of three functional test stands to a major battery electric vehicle OEM.

MAE was contacted by the BEV manufacturer to design and build three different pieces of testing equipment to conduct varying operations. These consisted of an end-of-line chassis dynamometer capable of testing electric vehicles, an electric motor test stand for pre-production development activities and an end-of-line electric motor test stand to be integrated into the automated production line.

In the past, MAE has built several made-to-order test systems for other BEV manufacturers, including chassis dynamometers, test stands for drivetrains and components for electric axle testing systems.

One of the systems that was delivered is a production electric motor test stand which features MAE’s TestCell software package. This package was optimized to meet the needs of the BEV manufacturer’s testing requirements.

The motor test stand confirms that the motor on test functions correctly, without open or short circuits. The motor is then spun to confirm that the generated three phase power is 120° out of phase and to check voltages at various RPM settings. MAE’s test stand can also monitor the test motor’s integral thermistor and speed sensor.

“MAE specializes in making test stands that are made to each clients’ specific needs, and the three test stands we delivered demonstrate this expertise,” said David Ganzhorn, vice president, sales, MAE. “There is no project that is too big or too small for MAE.”

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