Custom Test Systems
Wineman Technology has extensive expertise in the design, development, and deployment of custom test systems. All of our core expertise areas were at one time developed as unique custom test systems. Our broad-based knowledge of testing principles and tools allow us to deploy solutions for even the most challenging applications.
When developing test systems, the fundamental and basic requirements don’t change form application to application, but how the tools are applied may vary dramatically. Our Custom Test System Resources showcase a variety of unique test systems to provide examples of how Wineman Technology can help with your specific, unique application.
The 24 Unit CAN Durability Tester is designed to test a total of 24 turbo actuator units, setting and storing multiple test profiles. The system uses CAN communication to talk with the turbo actuators and includes an enclosure which consists of two NI PXI Chassis, two Samsung monitors, and two Sorenson power supplies. The INERTIA test software operates two separate 12-turbo actuator test stations (24 turbo actuators in total).
The ABS Control Module Development and Life Cycle Test System consists of two systems which were delivered for R&D and life cycle testing of intelligent ABS modules. One system tests six units, the second system tests 18 units.
Each system is able to independently and simultaneously exercise, load, monitor, and report the results of the electronic anti-lock brake system (ABS) modules during testing. The software included with the system is developed in LabVIEW and provides the capability to call test requests from an SQL database, create test profiles, compare pass/fail results with anticipated results, and a variety of other features and capabilities.
The Aerospace Linear Actuator Test Stand calibrates and tests the performance of the linear actuator while calibrating the UUT's RUT (rotational variable transducer) via a temposonic linear sensor. The test stand performs speed and brake tests under tension and compression loads via closed-loop pressure control.
Validation of FMVSS safety devices in the automotive industry is critical during all phases of development and manufacturing. The Airbag Control Module Life Cycle Development Test System is able to simulate all the I/O up to 16 airbag deployment modules, allowing each of them to experience real-world conditions and test for the proper response.
The system interfaces directly with an electro-dynamic shaker and commands the output to provide the actual crash signature by which the UUT's performance is measured. Under these conditions, the test system is able to monitor the actual state of all the outputs and verifies that each module responds correctly and consistently to the stimulus applied.
Tested bearings and alternators in a variety of simulated environments and weather conditions. Learn more
Inspects machined crank shafts using nine cameras and beam lasers. Learn more
The End of Line LED Control Board Tester is a production test stand that tests 100% of the interior lighting control boards and LED boards produced.
Circuit boards are manually loaded by an operator. Once loaded, the test stand automatically makes the required electrical connections. Parts are tested using either voltage or current controlled pulse trains while the part is connected to simulated loads. Part performance is determined by measuring either output voltages or currents. Parts operating per specification are marked using a laser part marker.
These systems test automotive seats to failure using INERTIA software that was capable of independent or synchronous control on 6 axes. Learn more
Utilizing servo control to evaluate fuel tank sensors and emissions control devices prior to installation in the vehicle. Learn more
A complete turnkey system for destructive testing of harmonic dampeners. Learn more
The Link Block Production Test Stand utilizes a PCI embedded real-time control card and various signal conditioning hardware to dynamically measure and adjust the position of a mounting post in both X & Y. The system utilizes two lasers to measure the position of the post in real-time and to adjust that position through two custom nut runners to within 0.001".
By integrating National Instruments and other third party hardware into a custom environmental chamber, we provide an automated Motor Life Cycle/Durability Test System to validate the integrity of AC motor coils during prolonged exposure to high temperatures and humidity, including timed applications of mildly corrosive fluids.
Our INERTIA™ test automation software allows flexible sequenced tests to be created, saved, executed, and monitored, individual coil integrity throughout the test for proper resistance, conductivity, and possible loss of insulation integrity using HI-POT validation. Up to 24 samples can be tested at once.
A system designed specifically to test commercial compressors for air conditioning systems. Learn more
Automotive seating has become increasingly complex with features such as occupancy sensing, vehicle bus communication, memory positions, heat and other options.
The Production Seat Test Systems are able to test all the features on the seat and compare them to the build requirements, making certain that the correct features are built into the seat and that they are all functioning properly prior to shipment to the OEM. Tester software can tie into production management systems to obtain the build requirements and store results in plant databases.
The TS-1899 Smart Remote Actuator Test Stand is a complex and versatile test system designed to perform a variety of functional tests, including operating torque, peak (stall) torque, position accuracy versus input, response time, and failsafe operation. These functions can be run in a multitude of sequences.
The Roller Dimensional Inspection System was designed to measure the diameter and the crown of rollers that are used in the pulp and paper industry.
The rollers vary size from 20" - 240" in length, and 4" – 28" in diameter. The lasers have a resolution of 0.1 micrometer and a linearity of +/- micrometer. This system achieves accuracy of better than 0.0005 inches dependent on both temperature and vibration.
The Timing Chain Loading System tests the strength of chains used in the automotive industry for timing and in transmissions.
The system consists of a ball screw actuator that applies a pre-tension to the chain at a specific load. Once the pre-tension load is applied, the system allows the user to define a displacement or load to stretch the chain. The system tests chains from 10" to 70" in circumference and is capable of 70,000 lbs of force.
The Tire Pressure Sensor Stand is a turnkey solution incorporating NI LabVIEW software, various NI PXI components, as well as many mechanical and electrical components, to develop an intuitive system that provides a user-friendly system interface while simultaneously handling complex command and control issues. In addition, state-of-the-art modulation and spectrum analysis toolkits are used to bridge the software and hardware.
Tire companies must produce a product known for high quality, longevity, and energy efficiency while also offering high performance under a wide range of different conditions and use cases. As a result, the production, testing, and validation of tires is one of the most important and competitive areas of automotive component testing.
We specialize in making flexible and cost-effective tire test equipment for automotive, aerospace, off-highway, and other ground transportation vehicles. Our systems range from turnkey solutions like landing gear drop test systems for the aerospace industry, to custom solutions like controls upgrades for mileage accumulation stands used by the automotive industry. Learn more
A production system that inspects machined transmission components utilizing a Sharp vision system for inspection of through hole and an LVDT for part dimensioning. The part enters the inspection area on a continuous feed conveyor. The parts are cycled through the inspection system in 750ms. Once inspected, the part is either passed through to the receiving conveyor or ejected into a reject bin points.
These systems validate turbine powertrain and generator performance in laboratory and production environments. Learn more
Systems for quality control, life cycle durability, and performance characterization used in production or R&D. Learn more
Test Cell Components and Sub-Systems
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