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Test-benches in Werdohl
for the drive of tomorrow

Testing Facilities at the Location in Werdohl

It is the perfect interplay between all of its components, through which a drivetrain can optimally release its force. Schaeffler Engineering supports its customers in making unique drive perceptible.

Whether a conventional variation with a combustion engine or an electrified hybrid solution with an additional electric drive: a drivetrain is always made up of many components. Flywheel, coupling, and transmission, differential, drive shafts, and the wheels must be optimally coordinated to be able to enjoy a dynamic, smooth drive.

And of course a perfectly configured powertrain also provides maximum efficiency. Because the force is transferred optimally and the entire potential of the engine is exploited.

On our test-benches, we test and optimize the interaction of all individual systems with the objective of obtaining a result that will move the driver - literally. No matter which type of drive it concerns.

We test powertrains on 7 spacious test-benches, perfectly equipped for nearly any task.

  • Engine-power class up to 500 kW / 3,000Nm (HD) & 450 kW / 1,000Nm (PassCar)
  • 3 Battery simulation systems up to 800V / 600A / 160 kW, in combination up to 320 kW
  • Summation gear
  • 2 CNG test-benches (280 bar compressor unit)
  • 4 hydrogen test -benches
  • Exhaust-emission analysis

Combustion engine

  • Thermodynamic development
  • Combustion Analysis
  • Exhaust Gas Analysis
  • Preparation Certification
  • Rig Testing & Validation

Complete (Hybrid-) Powertrain

  • (Hybrid-) Strategy development & test
  • Software Ccalibration
  • Efficiency test
  • Durability test


  • Strategy development & test
  • Software test & calibration
  • Rig testing & validation

Mechanical Components

  • Rig testing & validation

Hybrid & E-Mobility Components

  • Software test & calibration
  • Rig testing & validation

Measurement technology

Using powerful measurement and control technology that can be used flexibly, we deliver the most precise results.

  • Measurement and control are networked on multiprocess computers
  • Flexible integration of special measurements
  • Extensive test and test object monitoring
  • Direct access to measurement data

Along with standard tests, a multitude of special measurements can be performed on our test benches.

  • Continuous longterm data logging
  • High speed data logging
  • Control unit data collection via CAN, KWP 2000, J1850, OBD II, etc.
  • Indication measurement
  • Exhaust gas analysis for CO, CO2, O2, HC, NOx, four way sampling unit, partical measurement

Our plants are designed and can be used flexibly for a great variety of tasks and types of tests.

  • Performing tests from research to endurance run and from components to drive train
  • Calibration & testing of combustion engines
  • Calibration & testing of hybrid applications
  • Transient tests up to 6,200 min-1/s
  • Thermal shocks down to -32°C with gradients of up to -8°C per second
  • Transmission tests with real oscillating weight

Our work does not end with the collection of data and measurement results. We offer our customers optimal service during and after the test phases and make data and analyses available to them as they require it:

  • Faster access to data and transfer of all results
  • Condensing of information and analysis according to customer standards
  • Test reports inserted seamlessly into customer processes
  • If desired, execution of complete logistics
  • 24/7 test operation with up to 160 effective test hours per week in continuous operation
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