Sakor Technologies, Inc.announced on June 21 that it provided a complete dynamometer testing system for electric steering systems manufactured by Hyundai Mobis, the world’s sixth largest Tier 1 supplier. The dynamometer system will be used by the corporate engineering group in South Korea for engineering validation and performance evaluation of electric motors and electronic control units (ECUs) that directly control the motor during electric steering.
The Sakor system supplied features a 1.5 kilowatt 4-quadrant AC motoring dynamometer. Also included is a high voltage battery simulator which provides repeatable accurate testing results for the electric steering components. The testing system communicates with the ECU via CAN bus (Controller Area Network).
Running a full suite of testing applications, the Sakor dynamometer testing system validates proper operation of motors and ECUs in electric steering applications. The system is critical for ensuring that steering operates smoothly, with no perceptible torque ripple felt by the driver.
“We are very pleased to provide Hyundai Mobis with this very precise system for conducting vibration and resonance testing on designs for the entire line of electric steering systems,” said Randal Beattie, president of Sakor. “With this system they can be assured that motors and controls will operate over their full performance range with absolutely minimal torque ripple.”
Sakor Technologies, Inc. manufactures and develops automated test instrumentation systems for a wide range of applications. For over 30 years, the company has been providing products and customer service to a variety of markets including automotive, hybrid and electric vehicle, military, aerospace, marine, heavy equipment, performance racing, electric motor, consumer appliance and more.
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