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PET: Switchgear Measurement Equipment

Switchgear Measurement Equipment
Switchgear Measurement Equipment

Specification


Max Linear Force: 40N

Max Linear Displacement: 30mm

Max Rotary Torque: 1.3Nm

● Linear and rotary measurement units
● Flexible configuration, fixturing and modular end effectors to support multiple control types
● Extraction of key switch profile features in software

Capability

• Linear and rotary measurement units
• Flexible configuration, fixturing and modular end effectors to support multiple control types
• Extraction of key switch profile features in software

Description

The Touchstar Switchgear Measurement System is a dedicated measurement solution for the evaluation of physical characteristics of automotive switchgear and user controls. The system can generate force/displacement and torque/angular displacement profiles for multiple types of controls, including push switches, rocker switches, panel rotaries and column stalks.

The objective measurement data produced can be used to support the product development process through bench-marking, specification, design verification and fault diagnosis.

This equipment is part of WMG’s Product Evaluation Technology Centre which focuses its research in advanced metrology techniques, human machine interface (HMI) research, and design validation technologies. The group work with a variety of companies to provide innovative processes and design solutions to enhance and speed up new product development.

Details

Equipment Manufacturer:  Benchmark
Research Competence:  Metrology, Inspection and Visualisation
Research Activity:  Manufacturing
Catapult Focus Area: 
Keyword Shortcut:  analysis, datasets, measuring equipment, metrology, product evaluation, human machine interfaces, validation
Number Available:  1
Contact Person:  Professor Mark Williams
ERDF Restriction:  No
Day Rate:  POA
 Metrology Research