GKN Automotive has introduced a new test rig designed for EV driveline parts such as side shafts.
“Electric vehicles place different load dynamics on our driveline components, and this new rig allows us to accurately reproduce those to achieve an unprecedented level of testing,” says the Director of Product Technology at GKN Automotive, Mario Syhre. “Components need to be much stronger to cope with the higher torque and the extra weight of EVs, without increasing significantly in size or weight, and remain as cost-effective as possible. The new rig allows us to accurately replicate the loads on our components, from small electric city cars to the most powerful SUVs, and deliver the lightest, most efficient solution.”
Located in Offenbach, Germany, the rig can run tests based on load data from customers, and is capable of dynamic control of speed and torque.
Source: GKN Automotive