ACS dust chamber for testing EV batteries was featured in the April 2023 issue of SAE Automotive Engineering. As noted in the article, “with the ACS Dust Chamber, testing to ISO 20653 helps ensure EV battery housing designs will keep out dust and small particulates.
Matt Jorgensen, director of facility engineering and site management at ACS contributed to Alex Grant’s article, Are You Ready for the Future?, in the March 2023 issue of Automotive Testing Technology International. Using the example of the shift in powertrain testing from ICE to EV, he addresses the topic of green practices, whether building new or renovating an existing facility.
Determining the necessary steps for upgrading test equipment and systems for research and development or end-of-line production requires a balance of proven protocols, real world experience and intuition.
Matt Thiel, director of facility planning and integration at ACS was interviewed by John Challen in the September 2022 issue of Automotive Testing Technology International and shared some of his insights, regarding circumstances for modernizing.
Staying current with engine technology is key in the aerospace business, requiring up-to-date equipment capable of testing complex machines since companies want to keep equipment running as long as possible to get the most out of their investment. At the same time, they don’t want to wait until something breaks because shutting down a test facility is to be avoided at all costs.
ACS Article: “Evolution, Not Revolution: The Dawn of the EV Era is Changing Motor Testing.” Published in Assembly, February, 2022
Switching to electrified systems means adapting test processes all along the development and assembly chain. In the design stage, testing ensures that a product functions as envisioned. Tests during production monitor for defects. Quality assurance tests verify that finished products are up to a manufacturer’s standards.