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Durability 4.0 Story

Durability 4.0

integral digital control
& rpc software

Virtual & Hybrid simulation

Lab Efficiency Tools

Test Hardware Innovation

MTS Systems is pioneering a new generation of durability testing tools to help auto manufacturers realize significant time and cost savings in the face of rising expectations for product quality and complexity. Engineered for maximizing durability test throughput and achieving new levels of operational efficiency, these next generation tools will usher in a new era of innovation on the durability testing timeline: Durability 4.0.

The durability testing timeline starts at Durability 0.0 when most testing was done on the proving ground.

The Durability Testing Timeline

1960

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1980

1990

2000

2010

2020

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Durability 1.0

Durability 2.0

Durability 3.0

Durability 4.0

(1960-80) signifies the transition to more controlled and repeatable laboratory testing, using early 4-posters and emerging Remote Parameter Control (RPC) iterative methods and techniques.

(1980-2000) is characterized by advancements in analog controls and the advent of multiple degree-of-freedom (DOF) time history replication. This era saw widespread deployment of 4DOF spindle-coupled road simulators and RPC software (versions I-III).

(2000-2020) marks the introduction of FlexTest digital controls and Windows-compatible
RPC Pro and cRPC Pro software, further advancing multi-DOF time history replication and enabling 6DOF road simulators and MAST systems.

(2020 - ) will usher in the use of virtual and hybrid simulation, vehicle and lab connectivity tools and test hardware innovations to realize new levels of productivity, efficiency and reliability.

MTS RPC software, FlexTest controls and multi-DOF testing technologies have played unique and pivotal roles throughout the decades-long pursuit of lab-based durability testing that correlates closely with proving ground results. Contact MTS today to learn how the next-generation will leverage new simulation techniques, lab efficiency tools and test hardware innovation to usher in Durability 4.0 - a new era of durability testing productivity, efficiency and reliability.

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