Test Stands

Test Stands - Precision control, efficient power conversion and flexible configuration

Over the last few years the automotive industry has been buffeted by the global economy and the shift towards lower carbon technologies. As a result, the industry has seen significant restructuring with automotive manufacturers now focusing on the development of radical new low carbon vehicles. Emerson’s vast engineering resources can help.

Test stand systems combine precision control and instrumentation. Control Techniques drives combine high bandwidth, fine resolution motor control, programmability and easy high speed interfacing to external equipment. In short our drives are perfectly matched to solve test stand applications.

With experience gained over many years our test solutions are installed in development and manufacturing facilities for most of the major automotive brands around the world and also in many Formula One racing teams. We have a global engineering network with resources and expertise in providing total electromechanical solutions, allowing us to tackle the most demanding engineering challenges.

Key areas of expertise include:

  • Precision power conversion technology for engine, gearbox and chassis dynamometers
  • Battery simulation for electric and hybrid vehicle development
  • Combustion engine torque pulse simulation
  • End of line test equipment


Control Techniques products for test stands

High performance universal AC and servo drive modules, offering advanced motor control and flexible system integration features
Unidrive SP Modular for custom power conversion schemes providing flexible system design
Class leading induction and servo permanent magnet motor performance, with real-time Ethernet
Mentor MP is a modern DC drive that is based on Control Techniques current AC drive technology
Ultimate performance through advanced onboard machine control
Ultimate performance through advanced onboard machine control
Digitax ST is a high dynamic servo drive range, matched to Unimotor hd motors for pulse duty applications


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