Medium duty, heavy duty and off-road vehicle original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) demand improved reliability and increased fuel efficiency from their engines and legislation is driving an order of magnitude reduction in exhaust emissions.
The vehicle OEM demands fuel a relentless need for the engine, drivetrain and component OEMs to innovate, and time is of the essence. Our clients need to do more in less time and they need certainty that their system, part or component will work across the entire duty cycle and life of the vehicle. Failure to hit the launch date is not an option; things have to work and they have to work all of the time.
Testing is essential to mitigate this risk, but testing is time-consuming and expensive. In an ideal world, you should only test your system, part or your component when you have a high degree of confidence it’s going to work, but how do you get that confidence in the first place? Well, that’s where we can help. By replicating the test criteria in a truly representative analysis model, we’ll be able to tell you what will work and what will not. However, it doesn’t stop there; if the analysis shows us that something is going to fail, we’ll tell you why it’s going to fail and more importantly what you need to do to make it pass. When we’re done, if we say something is going to work on a shaker table or pavé durability test, it will. We won’t let you down.
We have been privileged to support the engineering teams in some of the world’s leading OEMs on some of the most technically challenging and time-constrained projects.
While every project is different, the benefits that we bring tend to fall into one or more of the same four categories:
- Mitigate the risk of failure on testing – Having replicated the testing criteria in the analysis model and fixed any predicted failures before the build, you will go into the test phase with a high degree of confidence that your system, part or component will pass.
- Improve the performance of your product – By using the analysis model to understand the current Factor of Safety (FOS) in the design; too much FOS can be just as bad as too little. An over-engineered product typically comes at an over-inflated price.
- Shorten your development timescales – A fully representative parametric analysis model will enable you to evaluate multiple design iterations in a fraction of the time.
- Reduce your development costs – Only test your system, part or component when you know it’s going to work; Products failing on test should become a thing of the past.
We can do the same for you. Let us show you how.