About the Client
Client is one of the largest international automotive parts manufacturer in the world. Known for specialization in Vehicle Interiors (dashboards, centre consoles, door panels, acoustic modules) and emission control technology.
Air-conditioning for automobiles came into wide use from the late twentieth century. Air conditioning in vehicle not only cools down temperature but also reduces moisture. Proper ventilation is necessary for the movement of air within the confined space. Proper design of air-vent makes good ventilation inside vehicle.
Air vent is one of the interior parts of the vehicle. Customer requires an automated test system to validate the air vent unit. Air vent is subjected to different positions: – Neutral, Top, Bottom, Left and Right.
The objective of the test system is to:
- Identify the region of airflow
- Locate maximum flow position
- Measure maximum directivity angle.
Design of 3 axis Motion system integrated with Data acquisition hardware and software to perform automated test. The 3-axis Motion system is used to measure air flow from the air vent at different position. The 3 axis servo assembly covers area of (Height – 2000 mm X Width – 2000 mm X Depth – 2000 mm). The Anemometer sensor is used to measure air flow connected to Data acquisition system.
The 3-axis servo motion system moves the anemometer to measure air flow at frequent step size. The system is capable of movement of anemometer to defined region and acquire air flow data. The application plots the airflow data with respect to anemometer position in XYZ axis. The user can view the test results in three modes. 1) Tabulated sheet 2) Intensity graph 3) Contour Plot. Based on the test results, the user can validate air vent design and its performance.
The system software is made fully automated to reduce human efforts on the test facility system.The system offline analysis is capable of combining all air directivity plot in single graph, maximum directivity angle and report generation.
- Significantly reduces human efforts during testing
- Test data stored in memory
- Post reports can be regenerated
- Alarms Indication
- Cost and time saving solution
- Precise motion
- Accurate measurement
- Fully automated system
- Helps user to validate design
Benefits Against Alternatives
Main benefits of the Air Directivity System is accurate positioning and data collection. A manual testing for single air vent could take more than 3 hours. With automated test, time is significantly reduced with minimal human effort.
Our Value Addition
Optimized Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Provides this solution to test any kind of air vent using 3 axis Motion control system. OSPL provides 3 Axis Motion assembly, Data acquisition system and application software to the end user.