AVL is the world's largest independent company for the development, simulation and testing of powertrain systems.
Rapidly changing test and validation requirements put pressure on test labs to improve accuracy, reliability and reproducibility. However, with an increasing variety of systems and processes, meeting this goal is becoming more demanding than ever. Therefore, it is of vital importance that inefficiencies in operation, errors in data, and the risk of retesting and reworking are reduced. AVL Lab Management Suite is a collaborative system of data management tools that address these challenges, covering the end-to-end testing lifecycle for the automotive industry. Driven by the commitment to cut development time and decrease complexity, it offers standardized procedures, workflows and terminology throughout all lab activities. Our powerful solution consists of individual modules which support the specific needs of each phase of the process. Together, they enable the management and tracking of assets such as testbeds, testing and measurement equipment and test articles in one central place. The system is flexible enough to be configured for any kind of test environment, like powertrain systems, batteries, and ADAS components. Planning Once a testing need has been identified, the AVL Lab Management Suite allows you to create a test order and define all test requirements. Schedule tasks, reserve assets such as testbeds and measurement equipment and avoid scheduling conflicts. Preparation Our Lab Management Suite enables you to define required test system parameters and configurations. Prepare the unit under test – such as engines, batteries and whole vehicles – for the test run and assign and calibrate all measurement devices to the appropriate testbed. Execution Run through a detailed test sequence with our testbed automation system, storing all measurement results in a shared central platform. Our dashboards and monitoring modules make it easy to stay up-to-date on all test lab operations at a glance. Analysis Upon test completion the AVL Lab Management Suite enables the evaluation of measurement data, and the generation of interactive reports. These allow for advanced searches, data analysis and a better understanding of test results. Data Management Our integrated data management system stores and tracks all test data in one central, shared place. Server-side automated processing of test data ensures high quality and traceability. Key performance indicators are derived from a consistent data store in order to drive mission-critical decisions. Tailored to Your Needs AVL helps you to define a system configuration that perfectly fits your lab management needs and integrates into your existing IT environment. By utilizing AVL Lab Management modules, third-party tools, powerful interfaces and an agile implementation concept, we deliver a productive solution in the shortest time. The AVL solution approach provides a highly-tailored and integrated system with lower total cost of ownership compared to individual software solutions.
At AVL we understand the importance of the availability and usability of equipment and devices throughout the product lifecycle. The delays caused by operational downtime can be extremely costly. We aim to reduce the total cost of ownership and increase the availability and accuracy of test equipment. In this way AVL Customer Services for Testing Solutions helps to avoid the unplanned costs and reduces test repetitions caused by inaccurate equipment. How we do it: Worldwide, the AVL support infrastructure consists of more than 700 service employees working in more than 50 locations. 14 Hotlines guarantee access to AVL expert help and the AVL CARE™ Service Solution manages services for more than 1400 testbeds. In addition: AVL operates more than 240 of its own testbeds at 17 different locations AVL resident teams maintain, support and operate more than 1500 testbeds at customer sites AVL assistance offers application support that can reduce testing time by more than 70% by using the right calibration methodology and infrastructure. A tailored service concept can boost utilization rates to more than 80% and technical availability to more than 97% Find out more about AVL Service Modules and AVL Managed Service Contracts.