Integrated R&D and Production Testing Solutions

New, Retrofit, Renovation, Upfit

Understanding Testing Goals and the Physical Space Requirements is Key to Project Success

Test cells, including rigs, benches, stands, and equipment, are complex systems, whether they are designed for R&D facilities or manufacturing/production environments. A strong development plan starts with a suitable physical space coupled with a clear understanding of the exact data that must be delivered on an accurate and repeatable basis. From mechanical transport, controls, and software, to physical test and peripheral equipment, ACS can handle every facet of the project with a combination of process knowledge, subject matter expertise, and integration experience that makes ACS’s services uniquely valuable.

Types of Test

  • R&D
  • Product Development
  • Mechanical Development
  • Durability
  • Production – In-line
  • Production – End-of-Line
  • Failure Analysis
  • Warranty

Total Operational Expectations and Practices Must be Taken into Account

An integrated test cell is more than just the unit under test, the required test fixturing or sampling equipment, and data recording devices.  For discrete component testing, the mechanical transport, placement, and tie-in with integrated custom test cell equipment can significantly impact data quality. Although testing and handling conditions are different for process and batch produced products such as powders, liquids, pastes, and compounds, integration with support systems is no less critical with respect to the test, data, and report generation. Consideration should also be given to operations, maintenance, and  flexibility for the future. A big picture understanding means ACS can help make decisions that will result in effective data production and superior reporting to support product development or production quality over the long term.

Industry Specific Expertise Gives ACS an Edge

Our team has unique expertise in analysis of fluid and mechanical processes, uncertainty analysis, industry-specific measurement methods, test equipment design and fabrication, data acquisition, and programming and data management. Experience tells us how to translate customer process requirements for health and safety, working environments, acoustic background levels, lighting levels, and flexibility into the appropriate means, methods, and materials of equipment and space design and construction.

Total Life Cycle Support for Your Test Application

ACS offers comprehensive in-house design, fabrication, integration, commissioning, preventative and ongoing support services for test equipment and environments. Our highly trained specialty groups work as an extension of your staff, to manage the details so you and your team can focus on your core responsibilities.

ACS has experience with development, certification, audit, and quality verification test applications and we are knowledgeable about regulations and requirements for a variety of applications, including on- and off-highway vehicle applications; consumer and commercial products; and manufactured assemblies/sub-assemblies. Our expertise includes manufacturing and production testing cells, as well as those for research and development. Our goal is to provide the most comprehensive offering of manufacturing, test cell, and R&D technical center solutions available.

Test Applications include:

R&D/Product Development

  • Performance
  • Mechanical Development
  • Calibration
  • Certification
  • Audit
  • Durability

Production Testing

  • In-Process
  • End-of-Line
  • Quality Audit

Applications Specific to Engine & Vehicle

  • Climatic/Environmental
  • Electrification
  • Emissions
  • Fuel Economy
  • NVH

Let us put our integrated custom test cell expertise to work for you.

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The ACS Story

ACS is a unique total source provider of systems & equipment, controls solutions, and facilities. Our experience in each of the fields of technology, custom equipment, systems integration, construction management, and facility design & delivery sets us apart.

FLEXIBLE DELIVERY MATTERS

ACS Flexible Delivery Model is a client-tested and proven approach that delivers systems and solutions that meet schedule, cost, and functionality requirements. ACS adapts to customer processes and reporting requirements and tailors its approach to suit client purchasing preferences.

EXPERTISE YOU CAN COUNT ON

ACS understands the core requirements of equipment, systems, and facility integration. From a single piece of equipment to a comprehensive building solution, our experience-based experts will deliver the specified requirements and functionality expected, and more.