The durability and reliability of any product depends in part upon the duty cycle it will endure, the amount of pressure it will see, and the temperature extremes it will experience. Over the nearly 100 years Modine has been in business, we have developed and perfected tests to verify design and to replicate in-field experiences. Most of our test capabilities are detailed here.
Multi-axis simulation is used to closely simulate a field operating environment or a defined vibration profile requirement for durability of systems and components. The MAST system can reproduce field inputs through 6 Degree-of-Freedom motion (Longitudinal, Lateral, Vertical, Roll, Pitch and Yaw). Compared to full-vehicle proving ground testing, MAST tests are conducted using only the components of interest. As a result, development timelines can be reduced by elimination of non-damaging sections and continuous testing.
Single Axis - Hydraulic
Single axis actuators are directionally configurable (vertical, horizontal and angular) as required to match test specific requirements.
High Frequency Vibration
Tests for control capability: Sine, Random, Sine on Random, Road (Test Track) and Shock.
Being a leader in heat transfer technology, Modine employs various pressure cycle tests. Pressure cycle testing seeks to understand the effect of pressure and temperature on heat transfer products to determine strength and durability.
Hydrostatic Burst Test
A hydrostatic burst test is a way to test for strength and leaks. It involves filling the product with test fluid and pressurizing it. We also can use an oven to heat the ambient air around the product being tested.
Another step in validating heat transfer products is the Thermal Cycle test. Its purpose is to determine the effect of two temperature extremes on any given product to the point of thermal fatigue. We recommend this test for product reliability and design validation.
Modine also has the capability to perform deflection and drop tests.