Our customers are working on efficient, modern and alternative drive concepts for future generations of vehicles.
Further development of internal combustion engines serves to capture the potential available for improving efficiency. Modern technologies and materials are used to reduce mechanical losses. The use of modern exhaust gas turbocharger technology will enable downsizing with the same power in coming generations of vehicles, which in turn will allow for smaller, lighter and more economical engines.
Hybrid vehicles with 48V on-board power supplies and all-electric vehicles are becoming increasingly more attractive for short and medium distances and urban mobility concepts. Highly specialised facilities are required to develop powerful hybrid concepts and battery technologies for testing Vehicle Energy Systems, electric drive trains, individual cells, batteries and battery packages.
To map test processes under the most realistic conditions possible, manufacturers and suppliers need tested, scalable and efficient test solutions. We implement test bench solutions for battery and hybrid concepts in line with these future-oriented issues and give our customer the development tools they need for the entire drive train from a single source.
KRATZER AUTOMATION offers turnkey technologies for developing modern drive concepts with the latest test benches and corresponding test bench software for controlling complete testing centres and managing test data.
Development and quality assurance for electric vehicle drives requires comprehensive testing of the individual components, from the energy storage through the traction inverter to the electric motor.
Drive concepts for hybrid and electric vehicles are based on powerful, compact three-phase machines with corresponding power electronics. KRATZER AUTOMATION offers scalable, automated electric motor test benches for testing these drives and determining their characteristics in the development process.
With our flexible solutions we offer test bench solutions tailor-made for individual needs in different designs for different power classes up to and including commercial vehicles.
High standards for convenience and drive dynamics together with stricter statutory regulations place high requirements on vehicle development. The powertrain plays a key role in all of this. The different powertrain topologies, including hybrid drives, result in high overhead for development and testing. At the same time financial objectives must be achieved in ever shorter development times.
Developing and optimizing exhaust gas turbochargers requires test benches on which reproducible conditions of mass flow, temperature and pressure on the exhaust gas turbocharger can be adjusted. This is especially important for recording Look Up Tables and studying efficiency.
For mobile use on test benches. Many automotive components, such as exhaust gas turbochargers, transmissions and bearings require an oil supply while the vehicle is being operated for power transfer, lubrication, damping and heat dissipation. Conditioning systems simulate the oil circuit in the vehicle at the test bench and ensure the supply of oil to components.
YouTube video: Container Test Stand for Electronic Engines
Test stand for electronic engines enabling tests of engines in so called axis configurations. The test bench shown in this video has been built in a container construction, making it possible to get it up and running in a short period of time.