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Automotive Testing Expo 2016

Advanced durability test controllers

At the Automotive Testing Expo, Instron (US) displays its latest developments in servo-loop control technology. This includes the introduction of both CAN and Ethercat interfaces.

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Instron added a CAN interface to its controller series, which allows users to connect, monitor, and drive both periodic state signals and real-time CAN data synchronized with critical loading inputs. This provides additional levels of accuracy to the simulation and precision in the results.

Extending the capabilities of its Labtronic 8800 ml controller, an optional Ethercat interface is also available, which allows connection to devices such as data collection systems, temperature controllers, and other peripherals to form an integrated control system. The company says that coupled with the RS Labsite software suite, these features provide a test control platform that offers flexibility, performance, and the ability to configure for multiple test scenarios and for straightforward operation.

The Automotive Testing Expo 2016 takes place from May 31 to June 2 in Stuttgart, Germany. Visitors can find Instron in hall 1, booth 1138.