This week's product spotlight is on the LINK Model 3945 Road Load Simulator. The Road Load Simulation System replicates road loads for brake tests. The system has the flexibility to impose fixed or dynamic loading during noise, judder, Disc Thickness Variation and wear investigations. This gives a realistic representation of what happens on a vehicle, and enables the precise detection of brake noise caused by steering input and a more accurate reproduction of DTV generation.
As an addition to the LINK Model 3900 Dynamometer, the system can reproduce loading for passenger vehicle and light truck applications. This system replicates actual radial and axial road load inputs seen by the corner module during real life driving as a result of road inputs and steering.
This is a significant step toward replicating on-the-road vehicle testing on a dynamometer. Moving from vehicle to dynamometer testing offers large financial savings and greatly reduces development time.