Automobile Transmission Testing System

Posted by Kari Grosser on Mar 11, 2017 11:10:00 AM

Project

A vehicle's actual application conditions, such as startup, idle park, low speed or high speed driving, speed increase, speed decrease, climbing, and reversing are extremely complex. They require the vehicle's driving force and speed to change within a large range. The range of output torque and speed change produced by the piston engines that are widely adopted at present is smaller. In order to adapt to the constantly changing driving conditions and to enable the engine to work under favorable conditions (higher power with lower fuel consumption), a gearbox is added into the transmission system. The automobile gearbox is one of the highest-tech products among the components for a vehicle. One of its more crucial aspects is online testing, which aims to simulate the car's actual operating conditions while on the production line to test for transmission related indicators.

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Topics: Data Acquisition, Data Acquisition & Communication

Maximize Virtual Networks Efficiency and Performance

Posted by Kari Grosser on Dec 27, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Cooperating with Ethernet solution leader Intel, Advantech would like to introduce our Ethernet Network Interface Controllers (NICs), which are connected using PCI Express (PCIe) interfaces and enable 1 Gb and 10 Gb Ethernet based network connectivity to make it easier to access multiple networks. With increasing demand on network resources due to large file transfer and increase in network users, a cost-effective solution with more bandwidth is needed for server-based applications and workstations in government, educational, corporate, health care, and business environments.

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Topics: Data Acquisition, Data Acquisition & Communication

Multi-angle Automated Optical Inspection Solution for Automobile Assembly Factory

Posted by Kari Grosser on Sep 21, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Project Introduction

To guarantee a product's quality before it leaves a factory, product verification is fundamental, but it is also a repetitive and tedious job and mistakes are easily made. As a result, Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) systems are becoming the quality control method of choice to replace manual checks. Although AOI systems are capable of far more swiftly and accurately handling many of the visual checks previously performed by manual operators, the most intensive vision system has been designed to inspect the objects in fixed positions; this lack of flexibility narrows down the scope of the inspection.  

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Topics: Embedded Automation Computers, Data Acquisition, Data Acquisition & Communication

Automobile Brake Testing System

Posted by Kari Grosser on Sep 6, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The braking system plays a pivotal role in driving safety. Therefore, products related to braking are subjected to extremely high intensity and rigorous tests during the brake component production process in order to ensure normal function under all conditions. With advanced automobile brake detection devices as well as precision measurement and sensing technologies, automobile brake test platforms can perform brake equipment tests for a variety of vehicle types. All of the test methods are controlled and inspected using torque sensors and servo motors. For these tasks, the analog and digital mass data acquisition cards adopted by Advantech's industrial computers can seamlessly link the actual on-site data with the standard data. This system uses a PC-based structure and applies data acquisition and signal processing, industrial control and automation as well as database and computer monitoring techniques. 

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Topics: Data Acquisition & Communication

Best Practices for Open Technology Test Stands

Posted by Kari Grosser on Aug 18, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Test stands are used to acquire, store and analyze data from a wide variety of sensors and devices. As such, they are required to have certain attributes:

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Topics: Data Acquisition & Communication

Tire Fatigue Performance Test System

Posted by Kari Grosser on Aug 10, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Fatigue breakdown is the primary failure method for car wheels and is directly related to passenger safety. The bending fatigue strength is an important parameter used to describe the condition. In this case sample, the microprocessor-controlled care wheel bending fatigue automatic test process. The testing machine determines whether the wheel has passed the test by monitoring the changes to rotation numbers, and issues an alarm due to wheel fatigue before a breakdown occurs. Wheels are one of the most critical care components of a car and directly affect the safety and comfort level of the car. The process to manufacture wheels includes stamping, forming, welding, and anti-corrosion treatment. The requirements for each process are extremely stringent. From the perspective of actual operation, the force absorbent surfaces of a car's wheels are extremely complex when the car is being driven. In addition to the support, lateral, bending moment, and driving forces, as the wheels rotate and withstand friction, the temperature and pressure can also change at any time. Therefore, the fundamental issue of the wheel design and manufacturing process is to ensure that the fatigue lifespan can satisfy the application and performance requirements. 

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Topics: Data Acquisition & Communication

Advantages of an Open DAQ System

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jul 27, 2016 10:30:00 AM

The main components of a data acquisition (DAQ) system are the operator interface, the controller and the I/O. These systems used to be closed and proprietary, but they are now becoming more open to meet end user demands. Open systems allow users to mix and match components from different suppliers, with the assurance they will work well together.

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Topics: Data Acquisition & Communication

Get Started with Industrial PC Data Acquisition

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jun 29, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The main components of a modern, open data acquisition system are the operator interface, the PC or other data processing and storage device, and the I/O. These newer systems are much simpler to set up, configure and maintain than older, closed and proprietary systems.

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Topics: Data Acquisition & Communication

High-Speed Data Acquisition Clutch Performance

Posted by Kari Grosser on Jun 22, 2016 11:00:00 AM

The clutch pedal is an important component within a vehicle's transmission system and directly affects the performance of the vehicle. The industry standard QC/T 27-2004 is typically used to perform the overall function as well as clutch durability and reliability characteristic tests. However, the price to perform this test is very high, because high data accuracy requirements and the ultra-stringent data reliability standards. Maintenance for such high precision equipment is also much more difficult. Therefore, a portable and low cost clutch feature analyses system that can be used in real vehicle test environments is essential. This system can measure and analyze the clutch pedal mechanics and location characteristics, time-domain characteristics, and separation actions, thus resolving the shortcomings of the traditional systems that can only perform high-precision tests, and its simultaneous multi-parameter real vehicle test capability significantly improve test efficiency. 

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Topics: Data Acquisition, Data Acquisition & Communication

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