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Mustang Delivers First of 3 BEV Test Stands

Updated: Apr 10, 2022

Mustang Advanced Engineering (MAE) announced that the company delivered the first of three functional test stands for a major OEM of battery electric vehicles (BEV). MAE designed and built three different pieces of testing equipment, including an end-of-line chassis dynamometer capable of testing electric vehicles, an electric motor test stand for pre-production development activities, and an end-of-line electric motor test stand to be integrated into the automated production line.

The system MAE delivered is a MAE-AC-4000 series chassis dynamometer equipped with MAE’s PowerDyne software package tailored to meet the customer’s unique needs. The MAE-AC-4000 utilizes four independent AC motors, one coupled to each set of rollers, to control the load to each wheel independently. A moveable wheelbase system can accommodate both 2WD and AWD vehicles with wheelbases ranging from 90-140”. In addition, an automatic vehicle restraint and safety system greatly reduces the test cycle time and ensures that vehicles remain safely in position on the tester.

The company says that its MAE-AC-4000 series chassis dynamometer offers a flexible solution for test control, data acquisition and operator interface, stepping test operators through each step of an automated EOL test sequence in a simple and user-friendly format, while collecting, analyzing and reporting on vehicle systems status and performance data.

MAE’s AC-4000 test stand communicates with the vehicle via CAN communication to determine pass/fail results and to establish certain vehicle systems statuses as required during the test procedure. The flexibility of MAE’s system allows easy configuration changes to meet unlimited test procedures and simulation requirements.

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