Millbrook says it has elevated the effectivity of its driveline and electrical motor dynamometer testing companies within the US, because of proactive preparation for lockdown and constant buyer communications.
The corporate’s engineering group tailored to make sure that prospects continued to obtain take a look at knowledge because it was generated, altering the setup of Millbrook’s electrical motor take a look at stands in order that long-term exams might be run remotely. This meant that testing may proceed for so long as doable with out engineers needing to attend in particular person.
As Millbrook’s testing facility in California went into lockdown first, the group moved shortly to arrange for restrictions in Detroit. Millbrook’s engineers arrange extra digicam techniques, temperature sensors and instrumentation to measure stress and torque all through its take a look at buildings. This elevated distant visibility for off-site engineers and improved worker security.
Engineers at the moment are working and monitoring electrical motor dynamometer testing companies remotely, 24/7, utilizing Millbrook’s REPS automation software program. For every take a look at, one engineer is working the take a look at by means of REPS and one other engineer is monitoring the electrical motor take a look at stand by way of video hyperlink.
“Distant working and simplified arrange signifies that we will get extra electrical powertrain exams executed in a day now,” stated Dustin Harrison, Director of Testing Operations. “Extra of our engineers can be found to evaluation knowledge at house, so our prospects are receiving knowledge extra shortly.”
Millbrook’s electrical motor testing can require fixed parameter modifications, so it may be extra environment friendly for purchasers to make these modifications themselves. To allow this, Millbrook supplied prospects with REPS coaching applications and pc entry, topic to strict safety procedures.
Working dynamometer testing of electrical motors remotely has additionally resulted in prospects receiving knowledge extra shortly as Millbrook concentrates its efforts on its take a look at companies enterprise.