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Eaton commences supercharger test bench operations in Europe

Eaton has announced it has begun operation of its new engine supercharger test bench in Europe.

The performance testing facility, located at the company’s European research and development center in Rastatt, Germany, has been developed to be used in determining the performance, mapping and NVH values of mechanical superchargers for modern diesel and gasoline engines.

The new test stand is part of a comprehensive development and production facility for superchargers that Eaton is successively realizing at its European R&D base. Further endurance test facilities and a prototype build shop will be installed over the coming months.

The Tier 1 says that the current testing system is suitable for all superchargers available on the European market. What’s more, says Eaton, the supplier’s engineering team can adapt the test stand to specific engine characteristics in order to run the superchargers with individual engine profiles of specific vehicle manufacturers.

“With this new test infrastructure, we can provide vehicle manufacturers here in Europe with better and faster local service,” said Mike Lau, Eaton`s engineering manager for the supercharger division in the EMEA region. “We have been running our test programs at our R&D facility in the United States, and we will continue to work closely with our North American colleagues on the development of the next generation of superchargers. With this new capability in Rastatt, we can now address the needs of our European customers in an even more targeted manner.”

25 January 2013


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