MTS recently completed development of a new line of durability-capable Model 320 ePost systems, significantly expanding the application scope of the electrically actuated segment of its Model 320 Tire-coupled Road Simulator (4-poster) portfolio.
Model 320e.050 (ePost) Tire-coupled Road Simulator
Featuring innovative MTS Iron-core Linear Electric Actuation
- Playout rigorous durability drive files on passenger cars and light trucks
- Reduce operating and maintenance costs
- Support a cleaner, more eco-friendly test environment
- Leverage industry proven FlexTest controls and MTS application software
New Model 320 ePost systems employ proprietary, MTS-designed iron-core linear electric actuators to meet the requirements of a full range of passenger car and light truck truck test applications, including Durability; Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH); Buzz, Squeak and Rattle (BSR); and Inline Production Quality.
MTS iron-core linear electric actuators feature lightweight armatures with liquid-cooling to support rigorous durability drive files, and advanced bearing systems to maximize bearing life. They also enable reduced operating and maintenance costs and a cleaner, more eco-friendly simulation environment when compared to conventional servohydraulic 4-posters.
A newly designed X-Y positioning system with pneumatic locks and a compact pneumatic reservoir add even more efficiency to ePost system operations.
New ePost systems are currently available with a peak dynamic force capacity 42 kN. To further augment the fidelity of durability studies, these systems can be integrated within environmental chambers for testing at temperatures ranging from -40F to 160F.
Like all Model 320 systems – electric or servohydraulic – new ePost systems integrate versatile FlexTest digital controls and support a full array of MTS application software, including RPC Pro, cRPC Pro, First Road Interact and MTS TestSuite software.