Source: MB Dynamics announcement

Cleveland –  MB Dynamics, Inc., field-proven industry experts in the design, manufacture and supply of vibration test systems and equipment, including automotive buzz, squeak and rattle (BSR) test systems, steering and suspension component test systems; modal exciters and amplifiers; single- and multi-DUT automated accelerometer calibration systems; dynamic controllers; transducer calibration systems; and test engineering consulting services, announced the global market introduction of the Model BHP/EPB, a test bench for automotive brake hydraulic pressure (BHP) and electric parking brake (EPB) systems R&D.

The Model BHP/EPB test bench accurately measures and controls the hydraulic pressure and EPB power levels applied to brake calipers and drums during automotive squeak and rattle, or BSR testing, under a variety of pressure conditions. It does so, in accordance with GMW16316, “Objective Brake Component Squeak & Rattle Test” procedures. 

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The test bench also supports automotive brake caliper development and qualification testing, during which articles are subjected to various automated brake fluid pressures and EPB controls. It further allows for mileage accumulation, performance cycling, and other forms of brake durability testing, with full manual control of brake caliper parameters, as required for troubleshooting, warranty, and other R&D requirements.

The MB Dynamics Model BHP/EPB automotive test bench software commands the system to either perform data acquisition and control of applied brake pressures; or, to apply and/or release the EPB. Varied hydraulic brake and EPB caliper pressure levels may be applied according to timing diagrams, with automated cycling of different pressures, ramp rates, ON/DWELL times, OFF times, and total test times. Displayed test bench data may be saved at any time and exported to either an Excel or a Windows-based PC clipboard.

These and other unique features allow the Model BHP/EPB to support automotive industry assessments of brake caliper and rotor assembly noise, useful service life, and other critical brake performance metrics.

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