Here’s a system that helps you dynamically measure wheel displacement in five axes. The Corrsys-Datron RV-4 wheel vector sensing system will simultaneously measure all vehicle wheel displacement and directional coordinates in five axes for complete wheel movement evaluation capabilities within many vehicle dynamics testing applications.
This system incorporates five high-precision absolute positioning transducers that measure wheel deflection, camber, and x-, y- and z-movements (spring travel) within a vehicle coordinate system. The sensor portion, which operates on the test car exterior, is IP67 rated for all-weather testing, with high resistance to splash water, engine oil and anti-freeze. The system operates from standard 10-28 Vdc vehicle power and offers easy and quick mounting.
RV-4 system measurements help you gage available wheel well clearances for proper design; aid in spring and shock development; collect accurate toe and camber adjustment data; facilitate chassis development and refinement; and support both driver assistance systems testing and tire development. You can also monitor all wheel movements, allowing for real-time weight shift assessments and wheel travel investigations while braking or accelerating. Data on changes in camber angle while cornering, as well as rear wheel tracking and dynamic self-steering behaviors, can be captured by the RV-4 system, along with the ability to create on-track test data files for test rig control. The system design makes its capabilities especially useful within torque steer investigations. Other supported applications include braking weight shift measurements, braking wheel travel, wheel position braking or acceleration changes, tire strain, bump steer inputs, roll steer inputs, steering compliance testing, and test and race track simulator data recording.
The Kistler Corrsys-Datron
Filed Under: Automotive, Off highway • construction, Sensors (position + other), Test + measurement • test equipment