Testing of Operational Controls

Operational controls are the interfaces between the passengers and the vehicle. These must fulfill their functions safely and give the actuator the necessary haptic, optic, or acoustic feedback for the selected action. 
Operational controls2

Testing of Pedals

Pedals in the vehicle for the clutch, brake, and gas are subject to heavy loads during vehicle operation and must be designed accordingly. Measuring the actuation force and travel is important in order to ensure safe functionality of the actuation lever. These tests can also be coupled with electronic measuring system, for example, with one that produces the characteristic curve of an electronic gas pedal in reference to the gas pedal position.
Pedal test

Testing the Emergency Brake Lever

This test can be performed with an electromechanical servo actuator that can be mounted in a two column test frame. For fatigue testing, the emergency brake lever is gripped in a specially designed specimen grip that can be rotated ± 30° if necessary, in order to simulate misuse in a wedge tensile test. In the process, testing frequencies between 3 and 4 Hz and maximum forces up to 1 kN are transferred according to the standard. This cost-effective test arrangement is characterized mainly by its compact design and through the flexible modification options. 
Emergency break test

Testing of Switches

Switches do not just have to make contact. The actuation force, switching travel, switching hysteresis, and the contact resistance should also still be within their tolerance ranges near the end of the intended switching cycles. testControl II combines electrical and mechanical data and enables simple and safe data analyses of switches.
Switch test

Testing of Gas Pressure Springs

Gas pressure springs are used in vehicles as an auxilliary opening and retaining devices in vehicles, such as the trunk lid or the engine hood. Depending on their area of application, tensile and compression forces, as well as damping functions of gas pressure springs are determined in cyclical test sequences..
Test_gas pressure springs

Good connection! Multi-Contact uses ZwickRoell testing system

Multi-Contact is the world's leading manufacturer of electrical plug connectors and contact systems. As well as industrial applications, the company's products are used primarily in the automotive sector, in automation, medical engineering, solar energy and testing and measuring technology. This means that Multi-Contact products must satisfy the highest standards for quality and operational reliability. In its product development and quality assurance activities Multi-Contact is supported by ZwickRoell testing systems.