arrow_back_ios

Main Menu

See All Software See All Instruments See All Transducers See All Vibration Testing Equipment See All Electroacoustics See All Acoustic End-of-Line Test Systems See All Academy See All Resource Center See All Applications See All Industries See All Services See All Support See All Our Business See All Our History See All Global Presence
arrow_back_ios

Main Menu

See All nCode - Durability and Fatigue Analysis See All ReliaSoft - Reliability Analysis and Management See All Test Data Management See All DAQ Software See All Drivers & API See All Utility See All Vibration Control See All High Precision and Calibration Systems See All DAQ Systems See All S&V Hand-held Devices See All Industrial Electronics See All Power Analyzer See All S&V Signal Conditioner See All Acoustic See All Current and Voltage Sensors See All Displacement See All Force sensors See All Load Cells See All Pressure See All Strain Gauges See All Temperature Sensors See All Torque Sensors See All Vibration See All Accessories for Vibration Testing Equipment See All Vibration Controllers See All Measurement Exciters See All Modal Exciters See All Power Amplifiers See All LDS Shaker Systems See All Test Solutions See All Actuators See All Combustion Engines See All Durability See All eDrive See All Production Testing Sensors See All Transmission & Gearboxes See All Turbo Charger See All Training Courses See All Acoustics See All Asset & Process Monitoring See All Custom Sensors See All Data Acquisition & Analysis See All Durability & Fatigue See All Electric Power Testing See All NVH See All Reliability See All Smart Sensors See All Vibration See All Weighing See All Automotive & Ground Transportation See All Calibration See All Installation, Maintenance & Repair See All Support Brüel & Kjær See All Release Notes See All Compliance See All BKSV Worldwide Contacts
arrow_back_ios

Main Menu

See All API See All Microphone Cartridges See All Microphone Sets See All Microphone Pre-amplifiers See All Sound Sources See All Acoustic Calibrators See All Special Microphones See All Accessories for acoustic transducers See All Experimental testing See All Transducer Manufacturing (OEM) See All Piezoelectric Charge Accelerometers See All Piezoelectric CCLD (IEPE) accelerometers See All Electroacoustics See All Noise Source Identification See All Environmental Noise See All Sound Power and Sound Pressure See All Noise Certification See All Industrial Process Control See All Structural Health Monitoring See All Electrical Devices Testing See All Electrical Systems Testing See All Grid Testing See All High-Voltage Testing See All Vibration Testing with Electrodynamic Shakers See All Structural Dynamics See All Machine Analysis and Diagnostics See All Dynamic Weighing See All Vehicle Electrification See All Calibration Services for Transducers See All Calibration Services for Handheld Instruments See All Calibration Services for Instruments & DAQ See All On-Site Calibration See All Resources See All Software License Management

Ground transportation is undergoing one of the biggest changes in its history. Be it passenger cars or commercial vehicles, off-road or agricultural vehicles, motorbikes or even rail: Manufacturers must deal with fierce global competition and market consolidation – with trends such as digitalization, autonomous driving, and electrification.

Rigid standards are paired with high end-user expectations regarding reliability, sound quality, ride comfort, energy consumption, driving range, and price.

All ground vehicle and rail manufacturers are under pressure to optimize their entire value chain – from R&D to production – to gain a competitive edge. Advanced simulation, virtual and physical testing are key to shorter times to market at lower cost while maintaining the highest standards of accuracy, traceability, and quality assurance.

Your Partner Through the Entire Product Life Cycle  

When it comes to development and design, engineers face the constant challenge of delivering new generations of innovative products to the market while reducing time to market. 

HBK empowers designers with integrated measurement and analysis solutions that bridge the gap between simulation and physical testing, helping them to create safe, high-quality, and high-performance products while saving time and prototyping costs.  

Manufacturers are constantly looking to increase both profitability and customers satisfaction, which requires a balance between high-quality products, short development times and effective ways to reduce production costs. 

To forecast customer demand, in-line production processes must be flexible and agile to react to product changes while meeting high standards of accuracy.  

HBK also helps customers optimize the life cycle of assets by delivering solutions where advanced analytics convert low cost, readily available data into high-value information, providing a better understanding in areas such as operational performance and vehicle health and deterioration; and predicts future trends which serves as a basis for better decision-making.  

Key Areas of Application

chevron_left
chevron_right
Woman on a mobile phone charging the battery of an electric car

Electric vehicles (EVs) are a rapidly growing market. New powertrains are being developed at a fast pace, requiring extensive testing and optimization. And how do auxiliary systems such as air conditioning or infotainment affect a vehicle’s electric behaviour?

 

HBK provides the entire measurement chain for electric power testing – from electric machine testing to complex inverter control testing. Acquiring mechanical and electrical signals simultaneously helps you to better understand and optimize the EV. 

Certification, WLTP and range testing

Compliance with international standards and stringent test requirements are required to bring electric and hybrid vehicles to the market and to certify them accordingly. HBK provides power testing solutions for reliable and reproducible test results.

Combined electric and NVH testing

Noise and vibration determine how safe and comfortable a driver feels. Understanding how powertrain components impact noise and vibration and how to optimize their behaviour is critical. Combined testing for powertrain and NVH addresses this need.

Electric power measurement in production

Test equipment for production environments must be able to take accurate data and deliver reliable results for a go/no-go decision within split seconds. HBK’s testing solutions are designed with all End-of-Line (EOL) scenarios in mind.

Structural integrity testing determines a vehicle’s lifetime expectancy. It’s about validating designs and balancing weight and dimensioning, safe operation, durability and robustness, performance and reliability. How well will a component, an assembly, or the full vehicle withstand typical operating load conditions for a specified period?

 

Prior to running any lab or real-world tests in the field, validating structural integrity starts with a full simulation based on CAE-models. HBK’s seamless toolbox of simulation software, data acquisition hardware, powerful post-processing software, and test services was designed to reduce time and resources throughout all test cycles.

Squeaking brakes or rattling windscreen wipers are typical examples of unwanted noise in a car caused by mechanical vibration. As the driver can hear and feel it, it affects driving comfort and – more subtly – his or her perception of the car brand. Surely the driver of a luxury limousine is less likely to tolerate unwanted noise than the driver of a small city car. Hence how we assess noise is closely associated with what we expect. 

 

Measuring noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) is a means for development engineers to evaluate noise levels and keep them within limits that are acceptable to most customers. Learn more about how HBK’s vast range of simulation, virtual and physical testing solutions can help you master any NVH challenges.

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving are two megatrends in automotive. Developing these systems and their highly challenging safety features implies complex and comprehensive testing, with massive quantities of data to be analysed faster than real-time.

 

HBK offers an integrated approach of simulation software as well as best-in-class sensors and powerful electronics for subsequent validation in virtual and physical testing. Why go for less than maximum efficiency and reliability in designing ADAS and autonomous driving systems?

Industry Insights

close

Get in Touch with HBK