High reliability software for test benches, measurement, diagnostics,
monitoring, control and data management.
rd electronic develops and maintains software for reliable use in test and production lines. This software is the HMI and the middleware between, for example, the ECUs installed in the automobile and the PLC of an end-of-line test bench.
We include, if desired, standards such as ASAM GDI or ASAM ODS. Our customers are either machine builders who upgrade their equipment for their end customer, or we are contracted directly by the end customer. The scope of our services can be very complex and covers in principle
- Problem analysis
- Solution identification and concept development
- Software development
- HMI design
- Support during (pre-)commissioning
through to general contracting for the commissioning of the entire installation — worldwide!
When using ASAM GDI in productive plants, we use our proven ASAM GDI FRAMEWORK, which is in use for decades. Our software product GINA (Generic Interface Analysis Tool) is a powerful ASAM GDI tool. It fully supports device and plant manufacturers as well as end customers in developing and testing an ASAM GDI compliant plant or device driver. GINA is also used as a test tool for pre-commissioning and fault identification. Important components of GINA are
- SKELETON, for automated code creation,
- GDI PARSER, for runtime interpretation of device and asset capability descriptions, and to support the companion creation.
We are your contact if you
- wish to receive general advice,
- need support in the development or deployment of a driver according to ASAM GDI standard or if you are looking for a service provider for this purpose,
- intend an automation solution in general, i.e. with or without ASAM GDI.
Our automation offer is unlimited. Control systems and test benches for axle, steering, headlights, driver assistance, drive, crash test and the examples listed below are only an excerpt.
Example EoL/Roller Test Benches for Automotive
The chassis dynamometer is a road simulation for testing the entire vehicle in various driving situations, such as acceleration, overrun, constant speed, braking, and so on. The vehicle is positioned with all wheels in a double roller. All rollers are mechanically or electrically coupled and thus enable driving conditions up to 200 km/h. The vehicle is driven by a tester who receives the driving profile and handling instructions via a screen. Similarly designed chassis dynamometers are also used for homologation tests (approval tests) including exhaust gas measurements, but with different control and visualization software.
rd electronic offers automation systems for end-of-line chassis dynamometers. Here, the tester is given a speed profile which he must follow with the aid of the motor and brake. Instructions are given and questions asked, which he must answer by remote control. At the same time, the status of various vehicle components is queried via a wireless connection to the vehicle’s diagnostic bus and control unit activities are triggered. The speed profile, the inspector instructions and questions as well as the ECU diagnosis can be freely parameterized by the production planner in a special editor. The degrees of freedom of the parameterization are so comprehensive that even special solutions such as a motor hot test on the EoL/roller test bench can be implemented without software modification. Various measurement tasks for electric vehicles can also be performed sequentially or in parallel.
Example of precise filling with/without fluid conditioning
When vehicles are filled with fluids for the first time (brake fluid, coolant, refrigerant, fuels), it is necessary to control the valves in the vehicle. The control is only possible via the control units installed in the vehicle.
rd electronic offers solutions for the information-technological coupling between the original vehicle interfaces and the control of the filling system. Simultaneous filling of several fluids is possible.
The solution can be parameterized by the customer and can be adapted with little effort.
If you need more general information about our services in the field of Data Solutions and Software or about the ASAM GDI Standard, we recommend our blog, too.
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