Laser and Additive Laboratory

  • COHERENT LM5000 laser measurement
  • COHERENT LabMaster Ultima laser measurement

Perception Laboratory

Vehicle Dynamics Laboratory

Test vehicle with self-driving capabilities. Equipped with camera and lidar sensors, it has the dSpace Autobox system for vehicle control and the high accuracy GNSS system for ViL tests.

Test vehicle equipped with steering and pedal robots. It is equipped to test vehicle control tasks. Equipped with high precision GPS, it can also be used to test tracking solutions. Thanks to its rear wheel drive, it can also be used to test scenarios on the limit and under the limit of the traction.

Advanced Powertrain Laboratory

Cummins ISBe 170 30

4-liter common rail turbocharged commercial vehicle diesel engine equipped with a LP and a HP EGR system and with an intercooler. The engine can be braked with an eddy current brake machine, and the engine can be controlled via various actuators. It is suitable for various engine and emission tests, and cylinder pressure indication can be done as well.

A three-wheeled vehicle powered by a 3.9 kW electronic commutation motor. The power supply is provided by 12 series-connected 2.5V and 3600F ultra-capacitors. The resulting 30V and 300F power supply has a maximum load current of 500A and a maximum charging current of 750A. The system is capable of regenerative braking. Lifetime research is conducted on the vehicle.

Environmental Resistance Laboratory

Sheen salt chamber

Corrosion resistance tests can be performed in the Sheen FMS-100 salt chamber. The device sprays salt solution in a separate container according to the previously stored program on the components placed in the internal enclosure. The resulted deposits on the surface of the parts, cause a strong corrosion load.

Paremeters:

Dimensions: 1120x780x935 mm
Nominal capacity: 1000 liter
Investigation mode: Programmed cycles
Temperature range: Ambient…+80 °C
Registration number: M08005
Manufacturer: Sheen Instruments Ltd.

TIRAVIB vibrating roller

Mechanical load tests can be performed on the TIRAvib TV5500 LS vibrating roller. After setting the pneumatic home position, a computer-controlled electromechanical actuator executes the displacement or acceleration curves specified in the program.

Agree tests can be performed in combination with the Anyvib climate chamber.

Parameters:

Maximum load: 54 kg
Maxiximum stroke: 50.8 mm
Frequency: DC … 3000 Hz
Maximum forces: 4000 N (sinus); 4000 N (random); 8000 N (shock)
Weight: 750 kg
Registration number: M08003/M08004
Manufacturer: TIRA Schwingungtechnik

CST320 heat shock chamber

The CST320 heat shock chamber is a device for climatic testing of large components. The inside of the chamber is divided into two compartments and the temperature can be controlled separately in the these. By setting different temperatures in the two compartments and then moving the tested part from one compartment to another in a short time, the effect of the thermal shock can be examined.

Parameters:

Registration number: M08001
Dimensions: 700x700x650 mm
Temperature range: Upper compartment: +70 oC …+220 oC; Lower compartment: +60 oC … -80 oC
Temperature accuracy: +/- 1 oC
Container size: 320 liter
Container movement time: <10 s Manufacturer: Angelantoni Industrie SpA

Anyvib climate chamber

The Atestor climate chamber is a device that can be used for climatic tests of large components. The temperature and humidity inside the chamber can be varied over a wide range. The computer-controlled equipment executes a program of associated temperature and humidity points are programmed manually or with a computer connected to it. In combination with the tiraVIB vibrating cylinder, it is also possible to perform “Agree” tests.

Parameters:

Registration number: M08002
Dimensions: 1000x1090x1130 mm
Temperature range: -40 oC … 180 oC
Temperature accuracy: +/- 0.1 oC … +/- 0.8 oC
Speed of temperature change: +/- 10 oC/min
Humidity range: 10% …98%
Can be combined with: TV 5500 LS
Manufacturer: Angelantoni Industrie SpA

Eliog climate chamber

The Eliog climate chamber is a device for climatic tests of small and medium-sized components. The temperature and humidity inside the chamber can be varied over a wide range.

Parameters:

Dimensions: 1000x1090x1130 mm
Temperature range: -75 oC … 180 oC
Temperature accuracy: +/- 1 oC …+/- 0.8 oC
Speed of temperature change: 10 oC/min
Humidity range: 10% … 98%
Manufacturer: ELIOG Industrieofenbau

Shaker machine controller

Field of application: Control and regulation of electrodynamic shakers, conditioning and processing of acceleration sensor signals.

Parameters:

Number of channels: 4
Sensors: ICP vibration sensors
Sinusoidal control frequency: 0,1…20000 Hz
Random control frequency: 0,5…20000 Hz
Sampling frequency: max 52000 Hz
PC communication: Ethernet (100 kB/s)
Type: VR 8500
Manufacturer: Vibration Research
Registration number:  M11008

Diagnostics Laboratory

Olympus i-SPEED 3

The Olympus i- SPEED 3 is a high-resolution, ultra-low-sensitivity, high-speed camera capable of shooting at up to 150,000 fps.

Specifications :

– Custom designed CMOS 1280 x 1024 sensor

– Full resolution recording possible up to 2000 f/s

– 150.000 f/s maximum recording speed

– Monochrome or colour recording

– Gigabit Ethernet connection

– Trigger options 0.5V TTL / Normal / BROC / ROC / Motion video

– F – bayonet lens connection

– The camera can be operated via its own dedicated control display unit (CDU ) or via PC using a gigabit Ethernet connection.

Features:

– The sensor has a resolution of 320×240 pixels, allowing for greater accuracy and detail.

– Image frequency: 60 Hz

– External signal controlled recording start and stop (FLIR R&D software).

– Thermal sensitivity: <50 mK - Gigabit Ethernet communication connection - Real-time 16-bit image processing

Olympus IPLEX MX video endoscope

The IPLEX MX is a lightweight, ultra-compact, portable industrial video endoscope system with its own lithium-ion battery. The battery provides two hours of operating time. The endoscope weighs only 4.4 kg and can be used with 3m or 5m flexible cables. It can be used for a wide range of applications: gas turbine, engine inspection, gearbox inspection, etc. The images can be immediately transferred to a PC for immediate viewing. The IPLEX Manager software allows editing of the images. The 6.0 mm diameter cable and 4-way articulation capability. Other features include digital zoom, extended exposure and digital image capture. Monochrome boost mode further increases image sensitivity, ideal for shooting in low noise conditions.

Features:

– 3m long / 6mm diameter flexible cable

– Cable can be moved with a joystick, with 120° rotatable endings in any direction

– The end of the cable is equipped with LED lighting, providing a 120° field of view

– Moving colour image can be viewed on the 5.6 inch monitor

– Image can be stored in Jpeg format on Compact Flash card and on PCMCIA card via laptop and adapter.

– Image brightness and focus can be adjusted.

– The unit has BNC and S-video outputs

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Hydrogenation equipment for testing hydrogen storage in metallic glasses

Wetting angle measuring equipment

Wetting angle measuring equipment suitable for testing by the sessile drop method. Capable of reaching high temperatures (1200°C), resistance heated tube furnace with exchangeable atmosphere.

Thermoelectric measuring equipment

The measuring equipment consists of a computer that controls the measurement and collects the data, a voltmeter and the hot and cold electrodes. The Seebeck coefficient of the material under test can be determined.

Safety and Security Laboratory

Vector VT system (for HiL development)

The VT System is connected to the ECU in place of the actuators or sensors.

The loads and sensors are simulated by the VT System modules. However, the signals can also be connected to the original actuators and sensors.

Specifications :

All components required for testing the connected ECU´s inputs or outputs are integrated into the VT System modules:

  • Relays for switching various signal paths (e.g. internal or external load)
  • Creation of short-circuits between the two signal lines (to ground or battery voltage)
  • Simulation of loads or sensors
  • Measurement unit with signal conditioning
  • Connection of additional measurement and test devices via two additional bus bars

Vector VN7640

The VN7640 interface is a flexible solution for FlexRay, CAN FD, LIN, K-Line and J1708 applications.

Additionally, different use cases are supported for Ethernet.

Due to the various channel combinations the VN7640 is an ideal interface for laboratory or developer workstation. Because of its compact and robust design, it is also suitable for mobile applications.

Vector VN5610

The VN5610 interface enables the transparent monitoring and logging of Ethernet data streams and CAN events with minimal latency times and high resolution time stamps.

With this, enables a variety of applications such as simple bus analyses, complex remaining bus simulations as well as diagnostic and calibration (e. g. with CANalyzer.Ethernet/CANoe.Ethernet).

Specifications :

  • Support of two independent Ethernet ports
  • Support of standard Ethernet (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T)
  • Support of two independent CAN/CAN FD channels
  • High resolution time stamps for Ethernet frames

Vector VN8911

The VNVN8911 processor unit with memory for executing simulations and time-critical program sections in stand-alone mode.

This network interface is a modular designed interface hardware with various possible channel combinations for CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay, J1708 and K-Line.

A particular focus here is on parallel access to multiple bus channels and I/Os with high requirements on real-time and latencies also in standalone operating mode.

Vector VC121-12 ECU

The VC121-12 ECU is a universal controller that can be used as a gateway or I/O controller.

It is ideal for rapid development of prototypes and for use in small production runs in motor vehicles.

Specifications :

  • Main-CPU: SPC56EC64, 120/80 MHz, Dual-Core, 1.5 MB Code Flash, 4×16 kB Data-Flash, 192 kB RAM
  • Safety-CPU: STM8AF62, 16 MHz, 32 kB Flash, 2 kB RAM
  • Interfaces: 6 x CAN, 2 x LIN, 1 x FlexRay, 1 x BroadR-Reach

Vector  VCA0101 Breakout Box (for VC121-12)

The VCA0101 enables simple and standardized access to all pins of VC121-12 for measuring and testing purposes.

All plug connections are available over 4mm lab connectors and D-SUB9 connectors.

Specifications :

  • Cable length: 50 cm
  • Supply voltage: max. 16 V
  • Max. power: 4A constant load – Lab connectors
  • Weight: 2990 Gramm
  • Contacts:
  • 10 x D-SUB9-Connectors
  • 102 x 4mm Lab connectors

Raspberry Pi 4 Model B

The Raspberry Pi is a low-cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables students to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like C, Python.

Specifications :

  • 64-bit quad-core processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Dual display support
  • 2.4 / 5 GHz wireless LAN
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Raspberry Pi OS (or Ubuntu Linux)

Raspberry Pi 4 Model B

PiCAN 3 provides CAN-Bus capability for the Raspberry Pi 4.

It uses the Microchip MCP2515 CAN controller with MCP2551 CAN transceiver.

Connection are made via DB9 or 3 way screw terminal.

Specifications :

  • This board includes a 3 A switch mode power supply that powers the Pi as well.
  • Programming can be done in C or Python
  • Easy to install SocketCAN driver

Cohda Wireless MK5 OBU (with DSRC antennas)

Cohda’s fifth-generation On-Board Unit (OBU), the MK5 is a small, low-cost, rugged module that can be retrofitted to vehicles for aftermarket deployment or field trials for V2X capability.

Specifications :

  • Dual IEEE 802.11p (DSRC) radio;
  • Powerful processor running Cohda software applications;
  • Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) that delivers lane-level accuracy;
  • Integrated security;
  • Hardware acceleration;
  • Tamper-proof key storage;
  • NXP chips with Cohda firmware;
  • Supports DSRC (IEEE 802.11p), Ethernet 100 Base-T

Waveshare HMI display

10.1 inch capacitive touchscreen LCD with case for Raspberry Pi / Windows applications.

Specifications :

  • Resolution: 1280×800
  • Connectivity: HDMI
  • Display panel: IPS
  • Viewing angle: 170°
  • Power supply: 5V (low power)