NTS Detroit, MI Facility

Detroit, Michigan

12601 Southfield Road, Building J
Detroit, MI 48223
T: 313.835.0044 | F: 313..272.1190
Mark Maskill - General Manager
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Facility Highlights

  • Vibration Testing
  • Dynamometer Laboratory
  • Climatic Testing
  • Servo-Hydraulic Testing

NTS Detroit is an independent product testing and validation laboratory. We offer a wide range of test and analysis services in our 42,000 sq-ft facility and at customer sites. Our staff of experienced mechanical and electrical engineering specialists can deliver high quality results and fast turnaround time at competitive prices. We serve the Defense, Medical, Automotive, Aerospace, Communications, Electronics, Energy and Agriculture industries. We are a ISO 17025 compliant organization.

Innovative on stand conditioning can induce hot, cold and special environments on any rotating component. A unique test exposes prop shafts to hot, cold, salt/sand slurry, torque and speed, while monitoring the bearing temperatures with infrared cameras. Accessory drive components can be exposed to high rpms (up to 24,000), salt, hot, cold with simultaneous performance testing. Specialists in testing of Hybrid/EV motors, inverters and associated systems. Our expertise encompasses practically every aspect of a vehicle's drive train:

  • Transmissions
  • Hybrid/EV
  • Rear axles
  • U-joints
  • Half-shafts
  • Transfer cases

Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Systems

NTS Detroit has high speed dynamometers, regenerative power supplies, fluid conditioning systems, control systems and experienced engineers for performance, durability and environmental testing of e-motors, power electronics, cables, and charging systems for EV/HEV applications.

E-Transmission Dyno Test Set up

  • 400HP regen dyno for performance testing of EV/HEV powertrains in an environmental chamber, with DC supplied by a 600V/600A battery simulator
  • Specialists in design and construction of high speed back-to-back dyno rigs and controls for EV and HEV motor endurance and thermal cycle testing
  • NTS designs data acquisition and control systems tailored specifically for e-motor and inverter testing including interfaces for CAN, Fieldbus, and TCP/IP devices

Mechanical and Fluid Dynamics

NTS Detroit offers linear and rotary servo-hydraulic actuators for fatigue, ultimate, pressure impulse/burst and leakage testing along with structural analysis and precision measurement of flow, pressure, force, torque and strain. We design and fabricate test fixtures and build custom test equipment. Other mechanical tests include design and construction of special test equipment to operate samples while exposed to environments including full automation.

Rotary and Linear Servo-Hydraulics Test

  • MTS control systems for programmable load profiles or  field data simulation
  • Cyclic torque to 100,000 in-lb and linear force to 35,000 lb
  • Pressure cycling and impulse to 8000 psi at 300 Hz and static fluid to 30,000 psi
  • Fluid control systems capable of -50°C to +150°C cycling at high  flow rates
  • Pneumatic actuation, cycling, flow, pressure and leakage up to 6000 psi
  • Ultimate torque up to 200,000 in lbs

Vibration and Sound Test Systems

NTS Detroit has many large electro-dynamic and servo-hydraulic vibration systems, most equipped with environmental chambers. We also offer customer site instrumentation and data acquisition.

Combined Sound Temperature and Vibration Test Set Up

  • Electro-dynamic vibration up to 3,000 Hz and 100g
  • Servo-hydraulic vibration up to 100 Hz for payloads up to 2,000 lbs
  • Design and fabrication of fixtures and automated equipment for electro-mechanical operation and monitoring of complex systems during vibration (key-life testing)
  • Vibration control and data acquisition for sine, random, random-on-random, sine-on-random, shock, shock response spectrum (SRS) and time domain replication of field data
  • Data acquisition on 32 channels up to 100 KHz and 84 channels up to 2 KHz simultaneous for acceleration, strain, load, torque, sound, pressure and voltage
  • Multi-channel data analysis including order tracking, spectral density, transfer function, octave bands, loudness and time-domain transient analysis for BSR
  • Exhaust system and sensor vib testing with hot air pressure and flow to +1,200°C.

Environmental Services

NTS Detroit has more than 30 environmental chambers for temperatures from -100°C to 1,000°C, including a drive in chamber. We can simulate virtually any condition that your product may be exposed to.

  • Cyclic thermal shock chambers for large samples tested from -50°C to 160°C
  • HALT/HASS (Highly Accelerated Life Testing/Highly Accelerated Stress Screening and HAST (Highly Accelerated Stress Testing) autoclave
  • Sand, dust, gravel bombardment; slurry and mud exposure for dynamic tests
  • Altitude chamber for large samples and smaller high-vacuum tests
  • Operational testing in salt fog, humidity chambers
  • Chemical exposure, high-pressure water spray, steam jet and rain exposure

Dynomometer Testing

NTS Detroit has more than 20 large dynos from 50HP to 600HP. We specialize in design and construction of test fixtures, headsets and drivelines integrated with instrumentation and control equipment tailored to specific customer requirements.

Back to Back E-motor Dyno Test Setup

  • Motoring and absorbing at speeds to 15,000 RPM and torque over 6,000 ft-lb
  • Automated control, monitoring, and data acquisition with torque/speed profile, backdrive and shift capability for transmissions, PTUs, gearboxes, axles, driveshafts, along with rotating machinery analysis
  • Simultaneous application of dynamic axial and/or radial loading to rotating components on geared hubs, spindles, CV joints
  • Environmental exposure to rotating components including temperature, slurry and salt spray on motors, alternators, U-joints and bearings
  • Spin testing of various components up to 24,000 rpm

Electrical and Electronics Testing

NTS Detroit has power supplies, load banks and instrumentation for precision measurement of voltage, current, resistance, capacitance and dielectric strength. We can design and build automated systems for operation and measurement of complex systems or large arrays of samples that are being subjected to environmental and dynamic testing.

More Information

Click here to download the NTS Detroit fact sheet for more details on specifications, tests, and capabilities. Contact us today to discuss your next program!

Updated October 14, 2016