Press Release: Pankl and AVL Cooperate in the Field of Additive Manufacturing - toolbar-content
Press Release: AVL and Rohde & Schwarz Collaborate to Automate and Speed Up EMC Tests Under Real Driving Conditions
Electric vehicles contain many electronic components that emit radio-frequency interference which may have a negative impact on the vehicle performance and driving experience. To ease and speed up the development process, AVL and Rohde & Schwarz, two of the world’s leading providers of automotive test systems, present an innovative solution for automated electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) data analysis of an electric drivetrain under real driving conditions.
Graz, Austria / Munich, Germany, November 24, 2022: The electrification of vehicles leads to new EMC challenges because of higher switching frequencies of semi-conductors and higher field strengths. EMS (Electromagnetic Susceptibility) and EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) testing of components and vehicles addresses these challenges. To meet time to market requirements, test automation is key. Additionally, the tests must be as realistic as possible, so there is a trend from passive EMC testing of vehicles to dynamic testing where the drivetrain is active, varying in speed as well as torque during the execution of the EMC test.
The real-time synchronization of measurement data between the EMC testbed, measurement system and automation software is key to efficient and repeatable EMCcompliant component and vehicle development. Therefore, AVL and Rohde & Schwarz have developed a solution that supports automated testing with simulation of real driving conditions while covering typical automotive standards and norms. The AVL PUMA 2™ automation controls the test cycle and stores the measured data, in synchronization with the R&S ELEKTRA EMC test software to exchange information between the testbed and the EMC measurement equipment. The ELEKTRA software has been modified to enable automatic and seamless communication with AVL CONCERTO™ software, replacing a previously manual process. CONCERTO™ is post-processing the measured data automatically and gives a full test report according to the pre-defined pass and fail criteria. R&S ELEKTRA controls complete EMC systems and automates measurements of equipment under test (EUT) being certified for emissions (EMI) and immunity (EMS). R&S ELEKTRA simplifies configuration of test systems and test descriptions in accordance with common standards. It speeds up test execution and paves the way to quickly generating a comprehensive test report.
“Many customers have been wanting for years to see Rohde & Schwarz EMC analyzers connected to the AVL EMC test automation system. Together, we have finally accomplished this, and are pleased to offer this new solution, improving and accelerating EMC validation of e-drives and vehicles,” states Alban Hemery, Department Manager for E-Motor Test Systems and EMC Applications at AVL.
“As market leader in EMC instrumentation, Rohde & Schwarz has a long and productive history of collaboration with AVL to develop leading-edge test systems for the automotive industry. The enhancement of R&S ELEKTRA to be compatible with AVL’s PUMA 2 is another significant step speeding up EMC test times under real driving conditions, particularly for electric drivetrains,” adds Juergen Meyer, Vice President Market Segment Automotive at Rohde & Schwarz.
With more than 10,700 employees, AVL is one of the world’s leading mobility technology companies for development, simulation and testing in the automotive industry, and beyond. Drawing on its pioneering spirit, the company provides concepts, solutions and methodologies for a greener, safer and better world of mobility. AVL's passion is innovation. Together with an international network of experts at more than 90 locations and with 45 Tech and Engineering Centers worldwide, AVL is supporting customers in their mobility ambitions. In 2021, the company generated a turnover of 1.6 billion Euros, of which 12 % are invested in R&D activities to ensure continuous innovation.
For more information: www.avl.com
About Rohde & Schwarz
The Rohde & Schwarz technology group is among the trailblazers when it comes to paving the way for a safer and connected world with its leading solutions in test & measurement, technology systems, and networks & cybersecurity. Founded nearly 90 years ago, the group is a reliable partner for industry and government customers around the globe. On June 30, 2022, Rohde & Schwarz had around 13,000 employees worldwide. The independent group achieved a net revenue of EUR 2.53 billion in the 2021/2022 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany.
For more information: www.rohde-schwarz.com
Markus Tomaschitz, Company Spokesman
Rohde & Schwarz
Press Europe (headquarters): Patrizia Muehlbauer, E-mail: email@example.com
North America: Dominique Loberg, E-mail: Dominique.Loberg@rsa.rohde-schwarz.com
Asia Pacific: Wen Shi Tong, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
New partnership supports innovative manufacturing technology
Press Release: Pankl and AVL Cooperate in the Field of Additive Manufacturing
Additive manufacturing (AM) is becoming increasingly important in the automotive and supplier industry. This innovative manufacturing technology is the focus of the new cooperation between Pankl AG and AVL List GmbH. Pankl, the specialist for engine and drivetrain systems as well as chassis parts for racing, high-performance cars, and the aerospace industry, and AVL, one of the world’s leading mobility technology companies for development, simulation and testing in the automotive industry, and in other sectors, are working together on the research and development of new AM solutions and are jointly striving to make the technology commercially viable.
Graz, Austria, July, 2022: In contrast to conventional production technologies, additive manufacturing - also known as 3D printing - involves building up components layer by layer. Above all, flexibility, production speed and design freedom are probably the most significant advantages of this manufacturing technology, which is also becoming increasingly popular in the automotive sector. AM also has great potential in industrial use, which Pankl and AVL would like to exploit even better together in the future.
In addition to the rapid and transparent implementation and procurement of AM components, the cooperation primarily aims at transferring knowledge between the companies. Through joint R&D projects, the existing AM know-how, including design for additive manufacturing, is to be further developed and expanded on both sides. The goal of this is the rapid production and procurement of innovative AM prototypes and series components.
Pankl specializes in developing and manufacturing powder materials, application and process engineering, and producing prototypes and small series parts. In the AM area, the company covers a wide range of materials with a particular focus on metals. The partnership with Pankl also offers AVL the opportunity to map exciting future applications such as copper 3D printing. Several years ago, AVL launched an internal AM initiative to build expertise across the entire value chain - from technology scouting and research to (pre-)development, production, and customer service. As part of the initiative, AVL has established - beside innovative prototypes and research projects - an in-house AM production facility which reduces component delivery times by up to 80% and is being continuously expanded.
Stefan Seidel, CTO Pankl Racing Systems AG: "In the joint project with AVL List GmbH, we can clearly see the advantages that metallic 3D printing has over conventional manufacturing methods. When you combine the right design with optimized process parameters, additive manufacturing can be used for prototyping and series applications."
Mario Brunner, Managing Director Engineering and Technology: "Additive manufacturing allows us to become even faster with special components in prototype construction and thus to further reduce development times. In addition, it opens up new possibilities for applications with low volumes. To fully exploit the potential, we are continuously training our employees. The cooperation with Pankl in joint projects also offers an excellent platform for this."
AVL is one of the world’s leading mobility technology companies for development, simulation and testing in the automotive industry, and in other sectors. Drawing on its pioneering spirit, the company provides concepts, solutions and methodologies for a greener, safer and better world of mobility. With a holistic approach - from ideation phase to serial production - the company covers vehicle architectures and platform solutions including the impact of new propulsion systems and energy carriers. To achieve the vision of climate-neutral mobility, AVL drives innovative and affordable solutions for all applications - from traditional to hybrid to battery and fuel cell electric technologies. The offerings range from simulation, virtualization and test automation for product development to ADAS/AD and vehicle software. AVL combines highly scalable IT, software and technology solutions with its application know-how, thereby offering tools in areas such as Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity or Embedded Systems. Furthermore, AVL is striving towards a safe and comfortable driving experience for everyone and brings a comprehensive understanding of assisted and automated driving functions in different vehicles and environments into play.
AVL's passion is innovation. Together with 10,700 employees at more than 90 locations and with 45 Tech and Engineering Centers worldwide, AVL is supporting customers in their mobility ambitions. In 2021, the company generated a turnover of 1.6 billion Euros, of which 12% are invested in R&D activities to ensure continuous innovation.
For more information: www.avl.com
About Pankl Racing Systems AG
For many years, Pankl Racing Systems has been regarded as a leading developer and manufacturer of chassis and drivetrain components and supplies renowned customers in the fields of motorsports, sports cars and aviation. The Upper Styrian company regularly sets trends in racing and benchmarks in the automotive sector with its solutions.
Together with their customers, they move the world and shape the mobility of tomorrow. The Upper Styrian company, with its headquarters in Kapfenberg, not only manufactures a wide range of products, but also conducts daily research into new materials, innovative production methods and future-oriented drive systems.
Starting in a garage, Pankl has grown over the last few years into an internationally active group with 7 locations and 1,800 employees worldwide.
For more information: www.pankl.com
Dr. Markus Tomaschitz, Company Spokesperson AVL
Tel +43 664 100 0289
Ana Cukic, Press contact Pankl Racing Systems AG
Tel. : +43 676 929 31 64
E-mail : email@example.com