22 Jun Contribution to Innovation: A Closer Look at Our Top Three Automation Testing Systems
Innovative Automation Inc. is one of the top automation companies in Ontario recognized for their leadership in developing innovative automation systems for manufacturing companies across a wide spectrum of industries. Here is an overview of the testing systems work we do and an in-depth description of our top three automation testing systems.
What is Automation Testing?
It was not so long ago when visual inspection was done with calipers and a human eye, and part handing was done by a human with gloves. The demands on the modern manufacturing environment are constantly evolving, which means accuracy, precision and speed are in heavy demand. Automotive manufacturing has always been a leader in the adoption of automation technology, including machine vision and robots – and for good reason. The use of automation and automation testing has made automobiles more affordable to the masses and significantly safer due to higher-quality construction and advanced automotive systems. Many of which wouldn’t be possible without the assistance of automation technology.
There’s no way that any kind of automated tool could determine if the make of your first car is a good identity verification question. This doesn’t mean that humans are always better than tools, though. Once we start looking at implementation-level defects or vulnerabilities that arise through configuration mistakes, we start to see a number of cases in which a scanning tool will beat a human reviewer.
In short, test automation provides the following benefits:
- Reproducible, well-documented test results.
- Comprehensible execution of specified tests.
- Compared with manual testing, the verification of several variants in the same amount of time.
- Shorter usage intervals for test vehicles.
- Decreased human error, etc.
Top Three Testing Systems for Car Manufacturing Equipment
Automotive Industries require test data to verify its functionality and computer-aided designs. Parameters of interest include material rigidity, design stiffness, component testing, fatigue testing and material forming. Constantly enhancing demand, of high quality automobile goods, of the customer has forced the manufacturers to adopt high quality manufacturing techniques and quality assurance procedures.
Testing of drive trains and power trains is a key task in vehicle development. Especially in view of the required substantial increases in efficiency next-generation cars and large utility vehicles need to offer, it is essential that every motor and every drive are precisely tested.
Since the invention of the automobile, lighting has been an important subsystem on all ground vehicles. Automotive lighting is vital to passenger safety, comfort and vehicle styling. According to Transport Canada, about 60% of pedestrians were killed at night or during dim light conditions when they are not seen by drivers. Headlights have an obvious role to play in preventing nighttime crashes, but not all headlights perform their job equally. Differences in bulb type, headlight technology and even something as basic as how the lights are aimed all affect the amount of useful light supplied.
Bearings are one of the most important components in a motion system. They’re also one of the most anonymous; and that’s by design. When bearings need attention, there’s usually a problem. The time to pay attention to bearings is before they go into an application, not after.
Analyzing these critical reasons, it is easy to select them as top three testing systems for car manufacturing equipment. Let’s dig into some more details individually.
What is Automation Testing for Powertrains?
The present day automotive industry looks for every option to attract the customers with products which will be generating lower noise, consume lesser fuel but also be equally powerful. This unique requirement drives the motivation for building each and every aspect of a dynamical system to be represented in the math model. The product should be durable, less noisy, powerful, as well as elegant.
Example: End of Line Functional and NVH Characteristics Test Cycle
The power-train system of a vehicle typically includes the engine and transmission (power plant), driveline, axle, induction and exhaust subsystems. As overall vehicle quality continues to improve, so do driver expectations for a quiet ride. Such high expectations have significantly increased the number of warranty returns associated with noise and vibration from powertrain components. As a result, the industry is calling on test equipment suppliers to integrate NVH characteristics analysis equipment into the test stand. Modern test technology helps by reducing development times, despite the ever-increasing complexity of concepts and requirements. The more stringent these demands become, the more important it is to have relevant testing equipment.
Innovative Automation Inc. offers decades of experience and expertise in design, build and implement power train test systems according to customer requirement.
What is Automation Testing for Automotive lighting?
Automated testing for Automotive lighting provides a comprehensive and consistent method of testing all functions to ensure quality, mitigating warranty and recall risks. Each lighting technology requires specific testing methods to evaluate all subcomponents and their correct assembly. Advanced headlamps now communicate with the vehicle’s computer via Light Driver Modules, which are initialized and verified with model specific information before the headlamps are installed in the vehicle. Advanced tail lamps typically have radar based blind-spot Sensors that communicates with the vehicle’s computer.
Innovative Automation Inc. offers decades of experience in the assembly and testing of all types of automotive lighting technologies.
What is Automation Testing System for Bearings?
A bearing is a machine element that constrains relative motion to only the desired motion, and reduces friction between moving parts. The simplest bearings are bearing surfaces, cut or formed into a part. The most sophisticated bearings for the most demanding applications are a very precise devices; their manufacture require some of the highest standards of current technology. A bearing is a complex vibratory system. Both, the outer and inner ring, the rolling elements and the cage of a rotating bearing vibrate. The vibrations are transmitted to masses attached to the bearing (housing and shaft) and to the surrounding air and structures. Various types of bearings are used in various parts of an automobile such as Engine, transmission system, steering system, air conditioner system, etc. Bearings need to go through a number of regular quality tests throughout the manufacturing process. These include tests for noise, vibration and harshness (NVH characteristics).
Innovative Automation Inc. offers decades of experience in providing customized solution in order to meet the customer requirement.
Selecting the right automation testing tool is the key to optimizing operations. Innovative Automation Inc. helps companies develop testing systems they can rely on.
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