Wednesday 14 December 2011

Car door testing!

In the automotive industry, doors and bonnets of cars and trucks are routinely tested to confirm they will continue to perform for the designed life of the vehicle, or to determine when failure might occur. RDP can supply LVDTs and load cells for the purpose that offer the accuracy and longevity required making them ideally suited to such applications.

A pneumatic or hydraulic actuator is typically used to open and close the door for a pre-determined time or series of test cycles, using LVDTs to accurately measure displacement and load cells to measure the forces applied. Data can then be captured for further analysis. Because of the LVDTs inductive principle of operation with no electrical connection across the sensing element, they are inherently suitable for delivering clean data when working in long term testing regimes.

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