Our in-house transmission and electrified powertrain testing and development facilities and our team of engineers will work with you to support and develop your testing requirements.
We’re offering significant cost savings for longer bookings. In addition, these flexible facilities can be configured specifically for your products and in-house control software written on all rigs for complete control and customisation.
We welcome your engineers on-site to lead, oversee or support testing programs, and we work in partnership with your team.
Our integrated community of cross-functional and technical specialist engineers are on hand to offer the optimal support for rapid product development, problem resolution and knowledge transfer. In addition, we can provide custom-rig design and automation routine services for further cost savings.
Our largest cell has five electrical machines, four capable of 7000Nm and 700kW each, and can handle 4WD, HEV transmissions and drivelines ranging in size from passenger cars to trucks and off-highway vehicles. Input to this cell can be from a conventional electrical machine or a highly transient Engine Torque Pulse Simulator (ETPS), replicating the firing pulses from an internal combustion engine.
Three other cells are each equipped with three e-machines for developing in-line transmissions, rear axles, front-wheel-drive and rear-wheel-drive transaxle assemblies.
DC Power can be provided to each of the cells via a battery emulator. This allows full-system testing of electrified powertrain systems.
We support our test cells and rigs with additional facilities, including:
Our comprehensive on-site facilities offer ten test cells, including:
Read all about our cooperation with Rimac Technology for Ultra-High power density e-Machine validation.
Drive System Design (DSD) was able to work as an extension of RT’s engineering team to utilise DSD’s latest high-performance e-motor test rig at DSD’s facility in the UK and carry out an agreed test program to validate the new product.
DSD provide testing for a vast range of electrified, traditional and niche transmission and drivelines. With 14 test cells, easily reconfigurable to bespoke applications, we span component to system-level testing, from tiny actuators to complete electrified and conventional drivetrains.
Our expertise has been developed over many years, providing us with the knowledge and experience to deliver maximum value from testing by utilising advanced software and calibration techniques. In addition, we have developed our own innovative, distinctive strategies for the calibration of torque transducers, improving measurement accuracy and helping us overcome the challenges of measuring driveline efficiency.
Our test rig control software is written and developed in-house, allowing us to tailor test programs to each of our customers’ unique requirements down to the finest of details. This capability has led us to write test control software for external operators, such as vehicle manufacturers and tier 1 suppliers, for their use on-site.
To learn more about our testing facilities and test program development capabilities, please get in touch.
In addition, we would be delighted to invite you on-site to view our facilities in action.
Our rigs, many of them designed in-house for optimum performance, including all the facilities you would expect from a leading electrified powertrain, transmission and driveline specialist:
Accelerated development often requires specialised test rigs for mechanical, control, actuation or other systems. Production facilities may also require custom rigs for integrated product testing as part of the quality assurance procedure.
DSD has the complete capability for engineering and in-house manufacturing of test rigs for component and system-level applications. It can create rigs for complete transmissions or individual assemblies, such as actuators, synchroniser assemblies or park brakes.