PAtools is the new tool for the automation of all types of test systems. The multiplicity of our deployed systems ranges from test benches for single components up to complete test centers. “Software for Efficient Processes” is our theme for open, flexible and user friendly test systems.
In the same way as production and development are being linked today (develop for production) the test field must be integrated into the product development process. And as in the first case economic aspects of cost-effective manufacturing are in the focus, test fields must also operate with highest efficiency and shortest process times. Though test stand automation has largely been introduced today, the organization of activities in a test field and a corporate-wide provision of test results are only inadequately supported by software solutions. But optimally organized test field operation and its integration into the product development process comprehend considerable potentials for cost reduction.
The PAtools FPGA Board expands your test stand automation with PAtools TX to include ultra-high-speed simulation and control functions.
With PAtools TX you have chosen a software automation system with which you can ideally realize the wide range of demands on your different testing applications. Now you can use the extensive range of centrally generated and centrally managed application modules to further optimise your whole system. Give your application a modular structure and hence reduce the complexity of your solution.
The vehicle energy systems VES4.1-c are specially adapted to the requirements of test bench operations. Typical areas of application: Testing of batteries, battery simulation, testing of electric drive machines and converters, use as an energy sink for fuel cells, testing of individual electrical components such as DC/DC converters.
DC power supplies are the essential part of test systems for electrical components and alternative drives with wide-ranging requirements.
We offer tailored solutions for the development and quality assurance of automotive batteries – from the individual battery test stand up to the complete test field. For this we analyze your requirements and create a concept from the layout up to the operation of the test stands. Beneath the technical properties of the test stands we pay particular attention to the efficiency during operation.
Drive concepts for hybrid and electric vehicles are based on high-performance compact three-phase machines with corresponding power electronics. KRATZER AUTOMATION provides scalable, automated electric motor test stands for testing and characterizing these drives in the development process. Typical applications for these test stands include efficiency studies, thermal studies, endurance tests and dynamic tracking tests with vehicle simulation. Other tests are used for function development.
Development and quality protection for electric powered vehicles requires comprehensive tests of each component including areas such as energy storage, traction-inverter and the electric motor. Beside the test of all of these components in combination on an electric motor test bench with a high voltage battery, exclusive testing of the inverter has high importance. We provide especially for that purpose power electronic test benches including electric motor simulation and optional battery simulation.
High standards for convenience and drive dynamics together with strict 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. The powertrain test stand is an important means for achieving this objective. Its purpose is to ensure simulation results and wide-ranging examinations such as functional development, control device coordination or durability tests with endurance runs, and to optimise hardware and software.