Function Testing truck turbo actuators
Problem: The manufacturer of truck turbo systems performs several function tests on the turbo actuator to verify product performance. The turbo actuator adjusts the amount of boost provided by a turbo in a truck engine. This Smart Actuator with on-board processor communicates through CAN communications to the truck’s engine.
Test Requirement: Response Test: Checks the speed of the actuator moving to the open position and to the closed position.
Position Accuracy Test: Checks the device’s accuracy when moving to and holding at defined locations.
Fail Safe Test: Checks to make sure the unit will move to an off state position in the event of a power failure.
Seating Torque: Verifies the unit can produce a minimum amount of torque. Internal Check: Communicates with the on-board processor to verify that registers are set to the correct values and for any internal error codes.
CTS Solution: Cincinnati Test Systems developed a single station test stand with an auto-unload conveyor for rejected parts. The system also includes the following features:
The Result: The manufacturer is very pleased with the stand’s performance and is considering purchasing more.