Damper Performance & Quality Test Systems

Conduct a broad range of single specimen damper testing, ranging from characterization and in-line production quality to custom applications such as NVH, high-velocity testing and road profile playback. The MTS damper testing portfolio features a selection of compact and portable electric and hydraulic solutions that are ideal for evaluating the vehicle dynamics of prototypes at the proving ground or tuning racecar dampers at the track.


Test Specimens

Key Product Features

Accurate / Repeatable

MTS damper performance solutions employ high precision encoders (electric systems) or velocity preservation compensators (servohydraulic systems) to track command signals with very low distortion.

Easy, Intuitive Use

MTS damper testing software is designed for ease-of-use, featuring wizard-based guides for test creation and execution and Excel-based macros for easy analysis and reporting.


Performance damper test system can generate a full spectrum of waveforms, including sinusoidal, triangle, square, sine-on-sine, variable sine, random and frequency sweep.

Innovative Technology

The EMA product line combines the latest linear electric actuator technology and high-performance FlexTest controls to deliver superior performance and highly precise results.

Model Comparison

SYD Systems (Crank Dynos)

  • Performance Characterization (Sinusoidal)
  • 15.5 -20.0 kN
  • Rotary Servoelectric Actuation (Scotch Yoke Dyno)
  • Shock 6 Software

EMA Systems

  • Performance Characterization (Programmable)
  • 8.9 – 26.7 kN
  • Linear Electro-Magnetic Actuation
  • Shock 6 (Standard) or MTS Damper Software

Model 849 Systems

  • Performance Characterization (Programmable)
  • Durability (single specimen)
  • 15.0 – 25.0 kN
  • Linear Servohydraulic Actuation
  • MTS Damper Software

LEMA Systems

  • Quality Assurance/Control
  • 8.9 kN
  • Linear Electro-Magnetic Actuation
  • Line Test Software

Featured Case Studies

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