When developing new batteries and battery management systems for electric vehicles, extensive tests and validations are the order of the day. This includes life cycle testing and misuse tests. These can be used to determine the load limits of battery cells, battery modules and complete battery packs. Investigations include charging and discharging cycles in climatic chambers as well as crash loads, penetration, compression, bending and vibration tests. These comprehensive tests require a flexible, automated test system, including data evaluation. The measurement technology acquires data safely and without disturbance in a high voltage environment. SK Innovation, one of the world's largest battery manufacturers, relied on the HV measurement technology from imc Test & Measurement and commissioned several measurement racks for battery tests.read more
Vehicles must be able to withstand extreme track conditions, such as potholes, ramps, jumps or curbs. Misuse tests are used to evaluate the safety and performance of components under these conditions. When validating the chassis components and the system behavior of the chassis, it is also a matter of checking the threshold values of the control units for passive safety. Using the imc measurement system CRONOSflex, IDIADA in Spain collected data from the vehicle (CAN-FD, Flexray, in-vehicle sensor signals ...) and from additionally installed sensors (accelerometers, gyroscopes, displacement transducers, force transducers, strain gauges ...) during the tests.read more
Torsional vibrations of wheelsets are a challenge in rail transport. The torsional vibration of a wheelset - also known as rolling - reduces traction and leads to increased wear. Together with the experts of the DNV-GL Maritime Advisory, imc has developed a rolling protection system (Torsional Vibration Limiting System, abbr. TVLS). It is characterised by its flexibility, performance and availability.read more
The Israeli imc partner MotionTech Ldt. developed a mobile application with the imc CRONOSflex system and imc STUDIO to measure vehicle vibrations for durability testing. This test is largely automated. Integrated real-time data analysis saves time by pre-selecting and processing the measured data.read more
A rail vehicle is subject to various dynamic loads under real operating conditions. Determining these loads is a cornerstone of railroad vehicle development. The aim of the project at
Gutehoffnungshütte Radsatz GmbH (GHH-Radsatz) is to develop models that simulate the dy-namic load of tram wheels. To this end GHH-Radsatz developed a measurement wheel for use while the tram is operating in order to acquire data on relevant parameters. This included using a telemetry system from the imc partner KMT – Kraus Messtechnik GmbH.read more
The new statutory WLTP test cycle requires a consumption measurement for each variant of a new passenger car model. The measurement procedure used by the EU as the standard for consumption values includes a measurement on the test bench and an RDE test on the road to determine realistic values. In order to cope with this test cycle in a time-saving and cost-efficient manner, imc developed a user-friendly and compact measurement box that works both on the test bench and on the road.read more
For the last 10 years in the fields of scientific research and manufacturing in China, one of the im-portant hot spots of the national economy and the people's livelihood is their high-speed railway – a large-scale test project whose mobile laboratory is referred to as “Doctor Yellow”. This comprehensive high-speed test train, equipped with imc data acquisition systems, represents the highest level of research and testing in the construction of high-speed railway vehicles and infrastructure.read more
With the help of measurement technology from imc Test & Measurement GmbH, SAMSON AG puts valves through their paces at the new development test center “ROLF SANDVOSS INNOVATION CENTER”. By connecting the development test center to the Cloud, the measurement data from the imc test benches can be retrieved and analyzed worldwide, depending on access rights.read more
The abrasion of cutters on CNC machine tools will directly affect the quality of workpieces as wear progresses. This application note discusses how to use the “imc real-time vibration monitoring system” for real-time inspection and analysis of dynamic cutter performance and make evaluations and predictions to improve and optimize the cutter.read more
This application note discusses the solution used for the detection of acoustic emissions of surface and underwater vessels by means of the “Autonomous Acoustic Measurement System” (Sistema Autonomo per Rilievi Acustici, SARA). Activities were carried out by the Italian Navy at the Naval Experimentation and Support Centre (Centro di Supporto e Sperimentazione Navale, CSSN) of La Spezia.read more
The world's first IEC 61400 certificate for a vertical wind turbine has recently been given by TÜV Rheinland to Directtech GmbH.
As part of the certification of the Windtracker turbine, all relevant safety requirements and loads on the wind turbine were tested. The verification and data analysis of the field measurements were carried out by the accredited company Windtest Grevenbroich. For performing the measurement tasks within the scope of small-scale wind turbine certification, Windtest used measurement sys-tems from imc.read more
Refrigerator units used in supermarkets, delis and shops are designed to keep perishable products at safe temperatures. To ensure that their refrigerators are performing within the scope of the ISO standards, the Dutch company Smeva enlisted the expertise from imc Benelux to come up with an optimal testing solution using imc products.read more
“Fleets Go Green” is a project designed to analyze and evaluate the efficiency of electric vehicles in everyday use with a factory fleet as the test subjects. imc Test & Measurement GmbH is participating in this research project sponsored by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The research results will form the basis for the decision to convert regular vehicle fleets to electric cars in the future.read more
When it comes to equipping their buses with test and measurement systems for road testing, VDL relies on imc. Mobile data acquisition on the VDL city buses is performed using the imc BUSDAQ-2-ET as well as imc CANSAS-INC and -SCI systems.read more
The inspection body of the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) is specialized in the area of brake system testing on railway vehicles. For carrying out their tests on a steep-grade track section with critical adhesion conditions, the inspectors chose the LUXACT speed sensor to obtain slip-free distance and speed signals.read more
As a world leader in the field of machine tools and industrial laser systems, optimization through continuous testing processes plays a crucial role at the TRUMPF Group. The constant development of machinery, improving power consumption and achieving higher speeds with absolute precision requires testing with the most advanced tools available. Since 2004, TRUMPF has relied on integrated solutions from imc Test & Measurement GmbH.read more
The Czech aircraft manufacturer LET ‐ Aircraft Industries (formerly LET Kunovice) specializes in small passenger aircraft and gliders. For each new market adjustment, that is, after refitting or retrofitting the aircraft, the manufacturer must perform recertification.read more
Optimized powertrain topology and design are essential for achieving progressive development of electric vehicles. On behalf of the Fraunhofer Institute (IFAM Bremen), imc Test & Measurement GmbH has developed a test station with two testing tracks and an integrated simulation solution, enabling the development and testing of new components for and models of electric motor powertrains.read more
The SBB has developed stationary wheel-load checkpoints that can automatically acquire key data from a passing train in real time. With the help from imc, these checkpoints are equipped with high-precision strain gauge bridge amplifiers, as well as an industrial PC according to customer specifications.
The system is designed to acquire safety-relevant load data, such as axle overloading and cargo shifting. It also recognizes flat spots on the wheels.read more
“Formula Student Germany” is a design and engineering competition that brings together scientific and academic theory of technical colleges and universities with practical experience on a real race track.
During a year’s time, the students design and build their own race car that has to comply with a set of competition rules.
The German team from the Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten was supported by imc Test & Measurement GmbH with one of their imc CANSAS-L-DCB8 modules. This measurement module was used to determine and investigate forces and strain that the car's suspension system was subjected to under real race conditions.read more
In the area of in-field testing of agricultural equipment, imc has developed a stand-alone measurement solution with automatic remote monitoring. This significantly reduces the time required for development and product approval, provides higher quality data and reduces travel and personnel expenses.read more
For the firm Ingenieurgruppe Bauen, headquartered in Mannheim, Germany, we have integrated two standard elements - an imc measurement device and the evaluation software imc FAMOS - into an overall solution to achieve the goal of automated vibration analysis in buildings and structures.read more
Service and maintenance departments in power plants all over the world are faced with difficult tasks in relation to their measurement systems. Above all, solutions must be implemented for mobile use and as many different signals as possible must be acquired and measured with one measurement device.
imc Test & Measurement GmbH has developed its innovative and compact imc measurement system case especially for this area of application.read more
For quite some time now, interior noise in cars has been getting quieter. The once dominant sound of the internal combustion engine is now in the background, and other noise sources have moved to the forefront. Due to their high RPM, alternators contribute up to 40% of this total noise inside the vehicle. In order that this noise doesn't become to dominant
or disturbing, imc automated the entire test sequence. The system consists of a modular imc measurement
system and customized software based on the imc STUDIO software platform.read more
In the modern development of hand-held power tools, the measurement of frequencies and vibrations that can be harmful to humans, as well as determining resonances in rotating tools, plays an increasingly important role.
On the one hand, it is a matter of fulfilling the EU Standard “Noise and Vibration Regulations” (standard measurement procedure according to EN ISO 5349-1/2). On the other hand, it is of great importance to identify weak points in the tool at an early stage by means of order tracking and thus eliminate them easily.read more
The Solar Team Twente, a team of students of the Saxion Poly Technical College and of the University of Twente (Enschede, The Netherlands) took part in this event. Together they constructed the 'Twente One' as they called their solar vehicle. With new regulations for the 2007 event, they went for a completely new and innovative design. Not only mechanically, but also electrically and electronically the Solar Team Twente uses the newest technology. The heart of the electronics featured an imc C-SERIES intelligent data logger.read more
Together with the company Grimme, imc has developed a solution for automated, wireless measurement data acquisition on harvesting machines in field trials. Measurement and status information is transmitted via a private mobile radio network and made available to the test engineers via an Internet platform in real time.read more
Stationary and mobile testing go hand in hand in the development of modern automotive technology. Up to now, the conversion of the test vehicle was a significant obstacle when changing between mobile and stationary testing.
The aim was to implement a modern data logger system that combines the requirements of mobile and stationary testing.read more
As engines become quieter, certain vehicle components are becoming perceivable which were previously drowned out by engine noise. For this reason, acoustic measurement now faces new challenges.read more
For testing in the early development phase, measurement systems are united with real-time simulation and functions or components that are not available or are substituted by simulation models. This demands a comprehensive solution to measurement, control, regulation and simulation.read more
For too long, many manufacturers of measurement instruments have been trying to persuade the users that measurement is something complicated and that before performing one’s measurement tasks, it was necessary to be retrained to program with graphical programming languages.read more
Finding efficient solutions for the specific requirements of railway technologies is of decisive importance for the manufacturers of railway vehicles. Safety issues play as much of a role as passenger comfort, speed and economic factors.read more
Wind energy installations need to operate reliably over many years in order to be productive and redeem costs. Along with the expert knowledge of developers and engineers, test measurements are crucial for disturbance-free operation of an installation in the long run.read more
More than 1,000 companies rely on successful measurement solutions from imc.