Whether automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, production, or energy generation and distribution: they all need electric power, and e-mobility is key on our way towards an emission-free future. Development engineers across industries work hard to increase the efficiency of critical and auxiliary systems while cutting costs and shortening development times.
Extensive testing with advanced testing methods and equipment allows engineers to understand the dynamic behaviour of components and systems, and to optimize it. HBK’s dedicated electric power testing solutions simplify testing by combining all components of the measurement chain into a single source of truth – real-time, reliable, reproducible.
HBK provides the entire measurement chain for electrical power testing - from electrical machine testing to high voltage and complex inverter control testing in the automotive, ground vehicle, and aerospace industry as well as the manufacturing, production, and energy industries.
Our solution covers sensors, hardware, and software for testing electrical inverters and electrical machines. Mechanical signals (e.g. torque) and electrical signals (current and voltage) are acquired simultaneously, helping you to better understand the electric drive and its losses within minutes. This is important for the optimization of the drive as well as the increase in efficiency.
Higher power electrical machines are operated at higher voltages and huge currents – several kV and kA. Or – like in aerospace - voltages are brought up to bring currents down to save copper-based weight. Safely and accurately testing such machines and installations operating above the 1 kV border of “low voltages” is quite challenging. And when it comes to the subsystems an AC or the new DC grids are built up from – inverters, transformers, switchgears – the demand on high voltage test capabilities up to several 100 kV as well as equipment and user protection becomes mission critical.
While power is generated and distributed, there is a continuous challenge to test the quality of the generation, the effects from the consumers back into the grid, and the stability and quality of the grid itself. Modern grids are highly managed intelligent energy distribution systems, and advanced test methods are needed to understand the grid behaviour better beyond the typical RMS and power values.
Be it energy storage or energy conversion into mechanical power or vice versa: each drivetrain component has its own test requirements and challenges. With HBK’s proven testing solutions, you don’t have to worry about them.
Testing inverter and electric motor-driven systems comes with new and highly stringent demands – and the need for advanced, precise, and high-quality test and measurement solutions.
There is a continuous challenge to test the quality and efficiency of power generation, as well as the stability and quality of the grid itself. Modern grids are highly complex energy distribution systems, and advanced test methods help engineers to understand and optimize grid behaviour.
Complete isolation of all measurement chain components, compliance with international IEC standards on High-Voltage (HV) testing, yet strict cost control – HV testing is performed under the most stringent safety and reliability regulations. HBK offers hardware and software solutions designed specifically for the purpose.
Pass or fail evaluation, data storage for quality assurance, root cause analyses of production defects, and measurements that can be reproduced reliably an infinite number of times: end-of-life test requirements and challenges differ greatly from those in development.
This client from a large automotive OEM has procured Genesis HighSpeed DAQs directly from HBK and has specified in their key requirement document for test rigs that HBK products must be integrated by the system integrator.
HBK is currently the best in the market … they also have good visibility of how technology is changing and are proactive in guiding us on where we need to be …
HBK does not only offer best-in-class hardware for power measurements, but also provides advanced analysis tools with the leading Perception software:
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