dSpace opens new test facility in North America

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dSpace has expanded its North American operations with the opening of a new production, testing and shipping facility in New Hudson, Michigan.

The company is now better positioned to meet the growing demands for the production of hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation systems, as well as other key product lines.

The entire hardware engineering design and production group has relocated to the 21,000ft2 (6,400m2) facility, which has been retrofitted with modern design elements to support collaboration and teamwork.

The floor plan is divided into five main sections including a HIL production lab, a testing lab, an office area for engineering, an inventory storage room, and a large shipping area. Other building features include ESD floors, special lighting and optimized air flow. The facility is within five miles of dSpace’s North American headquarters.

“The new facility gives us the opportunity to better meet growing demands for our HIL business, while freeing up space for future development within our existing office on Pontiac Trail in Wixom,” said Dr Peter Waeltermann, president of dSpace.

“It will also allow us to build and test large mechanical test benches (e.g. steering), which is a developing area of interest among our customers. We are excited to be able to offer this capability to our customers.”

HIL production manager Philipp Kluck added, “We are pleased to be able to give our technicians a modern and expanded work space, making it easier for them to maneuver around their systems on new workstations with better lighting and more storage. A proper loading dock and a large shipping area will allow for much easier handling of bigger deliveries.”

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