Sciemetric’s approach to transmission testing for automotive powertrain relies on in-process tests and monitoring. In-process automotive transmission testing enables you to monitor the quality of a part or component as it is being manufactured—when the time and cost required to mediate a faulty process is the lowest. The result is better quality and higher yields and, more importantly, fewer defective transmissions.
Sciemetric has solutions for the automatic and manual transmission manufacturing line from key test applications, assembly line, sub assembly, and end-of-line tests. Our automatic transmission testing and manual transmission testing solutions help you monitor critical tests, including:
- Gear quality verification
- Press operations on bushings, bearings, upper and lower bearings, cup plugs
- Output shaft torque to turn
- Torque and vibration test for gear mesh
- Leak testing
- End of line verification, including noise and vibration (NVH) checks
Process monitoring on your transmission manufacturing line
Sciemetric’s sigPOD is configurable to monitor virtually any test on your transmission manufacturing line to ensure product quality and catch defects before they even reach the end of the line—all in one universal solution across your plant.
Use our in-process monitoring solutions across the entire automotive manufacturing process, including:
- Sub Assembly Line Testing: Gear set assemblies, and rotational gear set backlash check
- Main Assembly Line Tests: Force-distance, snap ring verification, seal integrity, gage stack-up, shim size verification, oil fill/volume, case ground/rotational clutch flow, clutch apply/release torque, end play check input shaft, liquid gasket verification, radial shaft seal leak tests, TRS/electrical continuity, final leak tests, final wet torque/run out check
- End of Line Tests: Final test stands check, oil fill check
Process data from each station on the axle manufacturing line, including leak testing, torque checks, liquid gasket verification, and more, is captured using the sigPOD and made available using our PSV (process signature verification) software or data intelligence tools for more detailed analysis and reporting.
Data intelligence on the production line
Sciemetric’s QualityWorX data intelligence software provides data collection and analysis across every production line in your enterprise. These tools provide advanced process analysis and defect detection by enabling complete traceability throughout the automotive transmission manufacturing process. The software’s comprehensive reports show that your parts meet quality standards—down to the components within the final assembly.
Manage machine vision images and data from the transmission line
Machine vision cameras are often implemented on the transmission line to ensure the accuracy and effectiveness of specific processes, like monitoring the application of liquid gasket sealant and snap ring insertion.
However, while many manufacturers are capturing these images, few can effectively use the images and data from these processes. Many manufacturers struggle to effectively manage, organize and provide democratized access to the information due to the large number of images and data generated by these systems.
Store, retrieve and analyze machine vision images and data with QualityWorX Vision
Sciemetric’s QualityWorX Vision solution allows you to store, retrieve and analyze images and data from vision inspection systems in a centralized location, across the entire enterprise, enabling you to put your machine vision images and data to work. View the information in real-time or analyze historical data images to improve your transmission testing processes.
Accurate NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness) testing for the transmission
Many manufacturers experience issues with inconsistent transmission quality causing unwanted noise and vibration from the transmission, a common customer complaint. Sciemetric’s proven NVH test has been seamlessly integrated into manufacturers’ existing EOL test to detect issues such as valve noise, missing bearings, timing problems, gear, and loose rubbing parts. In addition, our solution allows you to store all data from your processes in a central location for complete traceability.
Turnkey solutions for transfer case shift actuator testing
Electronically operated transfer cases are difficult to test post-installation as it is unreliable and expensive, especially when defects are found. Sciemetric offers turnkey solutions for several test scenarios using signature analysis to detect and pinpoint defects in the transfer case (poor gear mesh, motor winding defects, and defective actuator), while accurately determining root-cause(s).
Consultation & Support Services
At Sciemetric, our relationship with our customers doesn’t end when the product ships. We are dedicated to making sure our customers know their way around their new equipment and software and are seeing results on their line.
With decades of expertise in data management and analytics, leak test, in-process test and more, our global team of application, integration, installation and support specialists will walk your line and provide unique options to help you optimize your equipment and process. We offer a variety of services to make sure your team is equipped with the skills and tools you need to meet your goals.