Automotive Industry Testing Solutions
TÜV SÜD America has experience with multiple forms of testing. With the right equipment and facilities, we can offer a solution to your testing problems. We perform many types of mechanical, electrical and environmental services for the automotive industry.
TÜV SÜD Automotive Testing Services
Hydraulic Pull Testing
TÜV SÜD has servo hydraulic load / fatigue / vibration equipment for performance of destructive or durability testing. The system can perform single, or multiple point load applications depending on your test requirements, and can be programmed to follow pre-defined load sequences.
Seat Track Testing
TÜV SÜD can perform seat track component or system testing. Whether it is a simple sliding assembly or fold and tumble system, we have the resources to perform testing to customer specifications.
Parking Brake and Pedal Testing
TÜV SÜD has experience testing various hand brake, foot brake and clutch pedals. We have custom solutions for measurements and cycling, for component or actual vehicle testing. Some of the testing we perform is:
- Life Cycle
- In-plane & Off-plane tests
- Ultimate Strength
- Fatigue and Vibration
- Impact Testing
- Continuous Performance
Whether its environmental life cycling, or single cable measurements, we have the expertise to handle your cable testing.
- Life Cycle
- Free-length and resistance measurements
- Bend Abuse
- End fitting pull test
- Therma; Schock
Window Regulator Testing
TÜV SÜD can perform window regulator testing on power or manual window samples. With experience testing front, rear, sliding door, midgate and end gate window regulators, we have the experience to help our customers to complete the testing they need. We can handle vehicle testing, single door testing, or simulated window fixture test applications.
Running Board Testing
TÜV SÜD has the resources to perform running board or retractable/automated step testing. Whether it is power or manual, small or large, we can handle your test requirements. Samples can be adapted to our universal test fixture, or unique fixturing can be created. With customizable load profiles and multiple load application options, we can offer our customers great flexibility in the testing.
Latch Component and System Testing
Latch testing can be performed on individual latch components or as part of a system, mounted on a body buck or vehicle. If the customer does not have test fixtures, we can build new ones to suit the testing, or may be able to adapt the components to a universal system. Some of the tests that I.T.S. can perform are:
- Automated Life Cycle Testing
- Power and Manual Operations
- Latch Vibration and Fatigue
- Latch Tensile Strength (multiple axis)
- Continuous Conformance Testing
- Travel and Effort Functional Measurements
Door System and Module Testing
TÜV SÜD can perform latch component and system testing on items such as:
- Power Systems Testing (Power Lift-Gate / Sliding Door / Deck / Sun Roof / Convertible Top)
- Life Cycle
- Automated window regulator testing combined with door slam and door function testing.
- Current and Voltage Traces
- Impact and accelerometer measurements
- Travel and Effort measurements
- Accelerometer slam correlation to vehicle
Radiator, Heater Core and Oil Cooler Testing
TÜV SÜD has the equipment to perform radiator, heater core and oil cooler testing. With experience dealing with samples from small to large vehicles,we will work with customers to ensure their product can meet the high temperature demands.
Full Vehicle and Body Buck Testing
TÜV SÜD has several environmental test chambers, and a large test lab area that can accommodate full vehicle and body buck testing. We have the capability to provide custom built fixtures for measurements or cycling, designed specifically for the vehicle on hand.