Hydraulic test equipment for end of line testing
Michigan Custom Machines makes a wide variety of automotive equipment for end of line production testing and lab use (please see our Specialties on the right side of this page). The majority of our automotive and industrial testing equipment is hydraulic based, however we often work in other areas. We excel where the application is unique and different, allowing us to offer a diversified auto product testing line that is tailor-made to your exact specifications. Production, Product Development, and Durability Testing.
Many machines that we build sit on the assembly line to validate function of a component or sub assembly at critical stages prior to adding more value to that component. This involves collecting and storing data as well as handshaking with the automation process. We have worked with many assembly integrators and bring testing expertise to the table where the risk is high.
Often our equipment starts in the product development stage of the manufacturing life cycle. We design and build a piece of testing equipment that is highly flexible and heavily instrumented for determining product performance and developing a test strategy for production. These product development benches are also used for initial durability evaluation and used for production audit testing . Because of the flexibility in design and durable construction, these machines can be used going forward in developing new products for 10-20 years.
Durability test machines come in many forms. These machines are usually not as heavily instrumented as a Product Development machine, but are often designed to operate many components at the same time under extenuating circumstances. The circumstances can be extreme temperatures (hot or cold), contamination, excessive pressures, flow, speeds or load. Durability tests not only help predict product life expectancy, but also serves as a periodic way of exposing a quality problem in an audit capacity, where a functional
test might not.