OPTIMISING VERTICAL DYNAMICS
OUR SEVEN-POST RIG ADAPTS TO MOST VEHICLES AND IS A VALUABLE DEVELOPMENT AND PROVING TOOL FOR ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS AND HIGH-PERFORMANCE CAR DEVELOPERS.
Our baseline configuration, featuring one frontal downforce actuator and two at the rear, is ideal for optimising the vertical dynamics of cars generating large amounts of downforce. For vehicles without significant downforce our four-post configuration, with no downforce actuators, is the best solution.
Easily establish the ratio between vertical force and pushrod force or check ride height control systems in our alternative downforce mode, which sees downforce actuators at the front and rear mounted in the vehicle’s centre line.
Accurate stiffness measurements, friction investigations and pushrod-to-vertical-load ratio checks can be achieved using static body configuration, where a chassis is clamped securely to the floor while wheels are moved independently by the corner posts.
The versatile and robust seven-post rig also carries out proof testing of dampers, torsion bars, springs and wishbones, as well as complete car suspension friction measurements and inerter mass optimisation. For road vehicles four-post mode is available for tasks such as comfort rating.