Three new engine test benches installed at Dana in Germany

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A new test bench center has been opened at Dana Power Technologies’ R&D facility in Neu-Ulm, Germany. The new 15,500ft2 (1,440m2) center at the company’s existing campus, houses three engine test benches, as well as rigs for hot gas and acoustic measurement. These will provide more efficiency, increased amounts of data and higher quality data.

With its customers’ needs in mind, Dana has ensured that the new testing equipment offers flexibility, enabling the company to test technologies created for a range of vehicle platforms with varying engine conditions.

Key features of the new equipment include tight integration of the control systems with the engine control unit, which allows better measurement and control of operational conditions of the engine, as well as the opportunity to use several different fuels.

“Through these new, state-of-the-art test benches, Dana has a more efficient means for compiling and analyzing data as it relates to engine efficiency,” said Dwayne Matthews, president of Dana Power Technologies. “The updates to our test bench equipment are critical to making informed decisions about future technologies and will ensure our customers receive the superior quality, safety, and performance they’ve come to expect from Dana.”

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Dean has been with UKi Media & Events for over a decade, having previously cut his journalistic teeth writing and editing for various automotive and engineering titles. He combines extensive knowledge of all things automotive with a passion for driving, and experience testing countless new vehicles, engines and technologies around the world. As well as his role as editor-in-chief across a range of UKi's media titles, he is also co-chair of the judging panel of the International Engine of the Year Awards.

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