New location in Dresden

In Freital on the outskirts of Dresden, Hydrive Engineering GmbH is taking the next step in its corporate development, moving into a new space with more than 200 m2 in the TGF Freital.

1,000 forage harvester tests in one night

Hydrive has set up a Hardware-in-the-Loop test bench for a forage harvester by Claas Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH. Over 1,000 tests have been programmed so far and can now be performed automatically on each piece of new software.

Snow plough equipped with additional software functions

Machine control system software must be adapted in order for new functions to be added to existing machines. The challenge lies in integrating the new functions into the existing control system and implementing them within very short periods of time.

Hydrive at the VIP Conference 2013

Hydrive Engineering GmbH attended the 18th technology and user conference Virtual Instruments in Practice – VIP 2013.

3D visualisation supports software development

As part of the joint project Developing Technologies for Energy-Efficient Drives in Mobile Machines Hydrive Engineering GmbH has added a 3D visualisation feature to a software test rig for the first time. The system’s particular advantage is that it is able to directly import data from the real-time simulation models of machines already available, eliminating an additional step in the modelling process.

Hydrive Engineering offers comprehensive testing possibilities for electronic control units

Control units, or ECUs, are very diverse. They are often distinguished by their varied functions and types, as well as their number of electrical inputs and outputs. However, they all have one thing in common: they have to undergo testing.

5th Technical Conference for Construction Equipment in Dresden

Hydrive Engineering presented itself for the first time at the Technical Conference for Construction Equipment (Fachtagung Baumaschinen), which was held in Dresden in September 2012, as a competent partner for the development of fluid power drive components and systems.

Dual use saves money

New users of HiL technology often do not use their testbeds around the clock. Thanks to the technology’s modular structure, however, expensive measurement hardware for other testbeds can be used during these times.

Hydrive Engineering at 8th IFK

The 8th International Fluid Power Conference (IFK) will take place in Dresden from 26-28 March 2012. There, Hydrive Engineering GmbH will present itself as a competent development partner for fluid power drives. At our trade stand we will be happy to answer any questions concerning the development of power drive components and systems.

Software test rigs – NI VeriStand 2011 & ECU-TEST 5.1 updates

Newsflash for HiL users: a big improvement has been made to workspace performance in the latest version of NI VeriStand.

Hydrive at 14th ITI Symposium in Dresden

The 14th ITI Symposium took place in Dresden from 30 November to 1 December 2011. There, Hydrive Engineering and QTronic reported on new, innovative software tests in their presentation “Extensive Testing of Heavy Machinery ECU on a NI VeriStand HiL using TestWeaver”.

Software test rig for construction equipment industry

Hydrive Engineering has developed a test rig that tests the functional safety of excavator controller software on behalf of a construction equipment manufacturer.

Hydrive at 13th ITI Symposium in Dresden

Hydrive, TraceTronic and ITI will be presenting their co-operation project “A validation framework for the mobile machines industry” at the 13th ITI Symposium to be held from 24th to 25th November 2010.

Software testbeds with overnight service

As of today, Hydrive can set up software testbeds for you, as well as providing you with consultation and planning services. The Overnight Service provides testing facilities on in-house testbeds for the latest versions of your software. The rise in the number of electro-hydraulic drives, electronic controls and other electronic subsystems in mobile work machines as well as legal safety requirements call for new and efficient development processes.