Interface – Driven to Perform
September 26, 2013
To succeed in automotive racing, a commitment is required…a commitment to always ask for more and to never settle for less. Continual improvement is necessary to stay ahead of your competition and win. This drive to be the best is part of Interface’s DNA, from our product and service offering to the dedication of our employees.
Accurate force measurement is a vital requirement of the automotive industry and in the competition arena, performance demands are pushed even higher. Interface takes great pride in being a leading solutions provider in these applications. Whether it’s for NASCAR, IndyCar, or even the amateur level, engineers rely on Interface.
The Nissan’s Koni 2812 series double adjustable shocks had their independent rebound and compression valving expertly dialed-in by ProParts USA on their Roehrig shock dynamometer. Roehrig, an industry benchmark for shock absorber development, has exclusively turned to Interface’s moment compensated LowProfile™ load cell as the heart of their systems.
Different manufacturers use these machines to ensure their products are meeting their targeted performance levels. This car saw more than a dozen different spring rate configurations during development, so when springs are being changed- out in small rate increments, it’s good to know that an 850 lbf spring is really what it’s supposed to be.
Used to measure how much torque is getting to a vehicle’s driven wheels, chassis dynamometers are very popular tools for effective engine tuning. Maximizing power is another massive piece to building a competitive car and it is yet another example of Interface measurement leading the industry.
For product tests that require dynamic or rotary torque and RPM measurements during an active testing application, the HRDT is a favorable direct torque measurement solution. The High Resolution Digital Telemetry (HRDT) in-line rotary torque transducer provides a bearing-less, compact wireless design that affords the test engineer suitable data collection for engine analysis, as well as brake HP calculations.
Interface’s presence in the automotive test field is extensive. While this has only been a short look at a few automotive applications, it doesn’t factor-in the hundreds of OEM R&D engineers that use our load cells, torque transducers, instruments, and calibration systems on a daily basis to build and evaluate their products. All Interface products are US manufactured to help system test engineers get the most accuracy, repeatability, and reliability from their performance systems.
Interface: the trusted world leader in force measurement for 50 years.
We are the preeminent supplier to companies such as Boeing, Airbus, NASA, Ford, GM, Johnson & Johnson, NIST and thousands of measurement labs throughout the world. Our load cells are complimented by highly accurate torque transducers, machine calibration systems, digital indicators, software, and force measurement system components - which we manufacture and sell throughout the world. Our in-house calibration labs support a variety test standards: ASTM E74, ISO-376, MIL-STD, EN10002-3, ISO-17025, and others.
Posted October, 2013