Testing & Analysis

Vehicle Data Acquisition


Manufacturers of cars, trucks, buses, off-road, agricultural and construction equipment, even locomotives, have similar problems when it comes to getting accurate, targeted information on product performance.

Some of these issues include:

  • Design of new products & design verification
  • Redesign of existing products or components
  • Explaining failures in the field
  • Handling warranty issues

‚Äč6D engineers have assisted both OEMs and their suppliers to meet the challenges of an extremely competitive marketplace. Projects have included:

  • Multi-city, multi-vehicle
  • RLDA programs for passenger cars
  • Road load testing programs in Asia and the Middle East
  • Capturing harvest season service loads on combines
  • Monitoring vibrations in locomotives across the U.S. & Canada
  • Gathering customer usage data at auto shows, clinics, more

Over the road, on the proving grounds, or in the customer’s wheat field, we can help your technical staff with services such as:

  • Test program development
  • Instrumentation, strain gaging, and test system buildup
  • On-site or unattended data acquisition
  • Test fleet logistics management
  • Data validation and processing
  • Data analysis

Structural components like these and others can be developed by our engineers into custom transducers to give you exactly the data you need:

Hitch pins
Body mounts
Wheel spindles
3-point hitches
PTO shafts
Drive shafts
Body panels
Motor & transmission mounts
Exhaust & suspension components
Control arms
Jounce bumpers


Additional project experience with:

  • Locomotives
  • Combines
  • Tractors
  • Road graders
  • Buses
  • Cement mixers
  • Commercial trucks
  • Commercial mowers
  • Log skidders
  • Lift trucks
  • Road compactors
  • Armored vehicles
  • Helicopters
  • Airplanes

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