Not all human interactions with automotive components are purely axial and always vertical. If only using a vertical, axial frame, this can create a challenge for the fixture design or prove to be impossible to test in situ. It is important to test final components in the way that the end user will interact with them.
Shifting an automatic or manual transmission is not a purely linear motion. As you shift between gears, the gear shift moves through an arc. If this test was forced into a linear axial system, a complex fixture design would be needed and the gear shift would have to be placed on its side, not mimicking the real-life application.
The Electric Actuator is a modular tester which has the flexibility to be easily mounted and installed to suit the application. Flexibility in mounting allows the customer to mount the actuator in any angle to simulate the final use scenario. If the actuator is mounted on a trunnion, it enables it to pivot a move through an arc as the shifter moves between gears.
Actuating the brakes in a car is not a purely vertical motion. The user approaches the brake at an angle and pushes down through that angle. It would also be nearly impossible to test the final assembly – brakes and pedals installed in the car – with a standard universal testing machine frame.
The Electric Actuator is a modular tester which has the flexibility to be easily mounted and installed to suit the application. The flexibility in mounting allows the customer to mount the actuator from any angle to simulate the final use scenario. The electric actuator can also be mounted onto a rig installed in the car and act as the human leg/foot does as the brake pedal is depressed.