We offer a broad range of test benches as well as complete test systems for on- and off-road mobility and develop tailormade solutions for our customers.
Learn more about some of our flagship products: the new R&D e-mobility test benches for electric transmissions and components, our state-of-the-art multiaxial wheel tester (MARP), and our Tread Wear Tester for tires, which helps particle emissions and microplastics.
The core component of our test rig is a high-performance drive module. In combination with the drive bearing module and the receiving module for the test object, it combines to a complete test system.
The base for the receiving module is optionally fixed, inclinable and swiveling and available for single or multi-machine operation with or without cross table. Various optional modules complement the modular system. A receiving module for electric motors and one for coaxial test objects extend the possibilities of the test bench. An acoustic cabin for the drive module and an air conditioning cabin for the receiving module for the test object are also possible.
In addition to e-mobility components, tests of conventional car transmissions can similarly be performed due to the modular design of the test stand. The appropriate frequency converter and measurement technology, automation and a highly dynamic control perfect the system.
Less particle emissions & microplastics
The ZF Tread Wear Tester allows the simulation of real driving profiles on the test bench to classify the wear behavior of a tire at regular intervals.
ZF´s new Tread Wear Tester can be operated 24 hours, seven days a week, regardless of weather conditions. The “Indoor Testing” also allows better and controlled simulation of the temperature, driving speed and road surface, removing the driver's influence.
Tread Wear Mapping System for more flexibility
ZF has developed a new measurement system that allows laser measurement in the high-frequency range. The ZF In-Line Tread Wear Mapping System measures the tire abrasion at the tread. The measurement is fully automatic in the machine, i.e. the tire no longer needs to be removed from the machine and measured separately.
Less emissions by indoor testing
While outdoor tire wear tests normally take place on the road with several vehicles and drivers for several days/week, shifting the test from outdoors to an indoor test bench allows to reduce both particle emissions and a lot of CO2.
Powder Supply Unit for real road conditions
With this “Powder Supply Unit” installed the natural friction caused by pollutions on the road, such as dirt and dust between tire and road surface, is simulated close to reality.
Performance data ZF Tread Wear Tester
The state-of-the-art multi axial wheel tester (MARP) shows the strength of ZF Test Systems in the area of hydropulse testing technology.
The extraordinarily high level of machine rigidity and the unique adjustment dynamics of the MARP test bench allow extremely realistic simulations of test piece characteristics. As a result, completely new areas in the dynamic response and in the qualification of measured values can be tested.
While conventional systems can analyze dynamic events only up to approx. 10 Hz, the highly dynamic hexapod concept of the MARP test bench where six sensors analyze the test piece simultaneously makes it possible to simulate events up to 50 Hz and thus provides a wide variety of new applications.
The unique force measuring platform of the MARP allows tests of the endurance strength of wheel studs, rims, wheel bearings, brake systems and tires, in addition to wheel-and-tire assembly testing. The MARP enables, for example, simulations of the vehicle weight and speed and of lateral, braking and driving forces.