Automotive

Automotive applications cover a broad range of projects including performance validation, engine manufacturing, fuel efficiency testing, emissions testing, fleet management, and many more. CAS Datalogger provides highly-accurate, sophisticated dataloggers and data acquisition devices for all these projects, no matter how demanding.

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Microinterruption Test for Switches in the Auto Industry

Microinterruption Test for Switches in the Auto Industry

August 3, 2015

Manufacturer: ADwin
Measurements: CAN/OBD, Counter, Frequency, Pulse

ADwin data acquisition systems are commonly used for automotive test applications for ECUs and other CANbus devices, actuators, sensors, and many more. CAS DataLoggers outlines a typical automotive test application for documenting that components are up to specification.

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Reliable Satellite Communication in the Desert

Reliable Satellite Communication in the Desert

July 28, 2015

Manufacturer: dataTaker
Measurements: Ambient Temperature, Temperature, Thermocouple

Recently a vehicle manufacturer used a unique data logging solution to help perform a series of rigorous tests on its prototype vehicles. This required a rugged datalogger that could be powered by a solar system and to which a satellite data modem could be attached to automatically transmit the data.

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SPI Interface Customization in Airbag ECU Testing

SPI Interface Customization in Airbag ECU Testing

July 17, 2015

Manufacturer: ADwin
Measurements: CAN/OBD, Current, Serial

CAS DataLoggers recently provided the airbag ECU test solution to an automotive manufacturer in a Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL or HWIL) automotive test simulation. The customer used an ADwin-PRO-II control system to customize the SPI slave interface and stimulate the ECU.

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Test and Monitoring for Automatic Car Seats

Test and Monitoring for Automatic Car Seats

March 26, 2014

Manufacturer: dataTaker
Measurements: Current, Other

In late 2013 CAS DataLoggers provided the dataTaker automation solution for a car seat manufacturer required to monitor and test their products during the manufacturing process. The manufacturer's representative contacted CAS DataLoggers looking for an automated testing solution to process each seat and produce a printed report of the test results.

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Ensuring RICE NESHAP Compliance in an Auto Factory

Ensuring RICE NESHAP Compliance in an Auto Factory

March 13, 2013

Manufacturer: dataTaker
Measurements: Pressure, RPM, Speed, Temperature, CAN/OBD

CAS DataLoggers provided the equipment monitoring system for an automotive manufacturer who needed to ensure compliance with RICE NESHAP, the EPA emissions regulation mandating that diesel engines reduce air pollutant emissions from many categories of new and existing engines. Following installation of each device, the engines had to be monitored for operating temperature, RPM, pressure and additional parameters for full compliance.

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Validating Brake Performance on a Prototype Passenger Car

Validating Brake Performance on a Prototype Passenger Car

December 5, 2012

Manufacturer: ADwin
Measurements: Speed, Temperature

CAS DataLoggers recently supplied an advanced DAQ system for an automotive manufacturer who needed to evaluate the reliability of a prototype vehicle's braking system. The front disk pad temperatures, MPH, average deceleration and braking duration all needed to be recorded immediately before the brakes were applied. Therefore the customer needed a data acquisition device which could quickly "drill down" on the braking event's data and store the data on external RAM, and which...

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Vehicle Data Acquisition For Component Reliability Testing

Vehicle Data Acquisition For Component Reliability Testing

December 12, 2011

Manufacturer: dataTaker
Measurements: Speed, Temperature, Voltage

A large manufacturer of OEM automotive components needed to conduct an ambitious field test to evaluate the reliability of its latest device. This test involved data collection from multiple vehicles at various locations across the US to study the effects of various environmental conditions on the component. The test needed to run for up to 3 years to capture enough data for accurate statistical evaluation and lifetime predictions, requiring more than 20 measurements inc...

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Testing Fuel Consumption in a Gold Mine

Testing Fuel Consumption in a Gold Mine

November 28, 2011

Manufacturer: dataTaker
Measurements: Flow, Pulse, Temperature, RPM

CAS DataLoggers recently provided the datalogging solution for FPC International, a company specializing in a fuel additive widely used in tankers, trucks, and trains all over the world to save on fuel and engine maintenance costs while reducing carbon footprints and emissions. Rather than just making claims of their product's benefits, FPC Intl. actively tested and documented its results, making all of their testing available online for customer review.

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