MTA chooses ACS products for their test laboratory in Morocco
"We have decided to confirm a partnership that has always guaranteed us highly reliable systems. "
MTA is a leader in the production of electronic and electromechanical components for the Automotive, Agriculture and Off-Highway markets. Founded in 1954 in Italy, MTA now boasts 2 factories in Italy (Codogno and Rolo) and 8 foreign offices in Brazil, Poland, Slovakia, USA, India, China, Mexico and Morocco.
Verification and validation activities play a central role in MTA and require a commitment equal to that of development. For years, MTA has had its own Verification and Validation Center, where teams of passionate and highly qualified testing and validation engineers conduct their activities in sophisticated laboratories: starting from the project set up (DV / PV - Design Verification & Product Validation) to get to diagnosis and problem solving, up to product certification.
Parameters required to a greater extent in the new Morocco laboratory where the choice of test instruments went once again to Angelantoni Test Technologies, which supplied MTA with 2 climatic chambers for ESS (Environmental Stress Screening) tests, a 1200 l corrosion test chamber, a thermal shock test "spinner" chamber and a big chamber for vibration tests.
MTA declares in their Journal of May 2021: "We purchased the main environmental test systems from Angelantoni Test Technologies, an all-Italian excellence, member of the Umbria Aerospace Cluster, an association representing the Umbrian regional industry operating in the aeronautics, space and defense.
The further advantage offered by Angelantoni Test Technologies is the guarantee of having a service partner available on site, allowing us to reduce machine downtime in the event of a breakdown and to get reduced spare parts fleet as it is shared across multiple test systems.
We have been working for several years with Angelantoni Test Technologies, from which we have purchased many of our testing equipment. "
The new MTA laboratory in Morocco is able to carry out all the electrical, mechanical and environmental tests for the control units assembled on site and supplied directly to customers.
The testing equipment present in Morocco are larger than those of Codogno as the control units are increasingly important in size, more powerful, heavier and the quantities tested are increasingly numerous, given the higher levels of reliability required today and that ACS is able to guarantee.
Discover ACS climatic chambers chosen by MTA - Advanced Automotive Solution
DY110 – compact, flexible and powerful
The ability to perform climatic and thermostatic tests in the smallest of spaces. Ideal for testing small components and products with limited dimensions, the DY110 is a benchtop model that offers a complete configuration and the same performance as a traditional climatic chamber.
DM ESS series - Environmental Stress Screening
Among ACS climatic chambers, Discovery My are the most universal: they guarantee high performance, offer a rich basic configuration and can be completed with a wide range of accessories to adapt them to any testing requirement. The DMs chosen by MTA are of the ESS series, or "Severe" Stress Screening: they subject test specimens to stress conditions through sudden changes in extreme temperatures to force the occurrence of product defects.
ESS tests ensure that possible defects, which normally emerge during the useful life of the product, are discovered in the test phase before production begins.
To carry out the Air-to-Air Thermal Shock tests, MTA has chosen the "spinner" from the standard ACS range.
The CST130/2T "spinner" chamber consists of two test chambers
- hot chamber, equipped with an air treatment complete with fan, heaters, temperature probe and thermostat.
- cold chamber, equipped with an air treatment complete with fan, heaters, evaporator, temperature probe and thermostat.
The specimen moves between the two chambers by means of a motorised system connected by a screw rod.
Vibration test chamber
In order to assess the resistance of components and apparatus to mechanical stresses that can affect performance in the normal context of use, ACS has developed a line of climatic chambers for vibration testing, available in both thermostatic and climatic variants.The chamber selected by MTA has a temperature range of -70 to +180°C with a gradient of 10k per min and humidity ranging from 10% to 95%.
Corrosion test chamber
The chamber that meets MTA's needs for salt spray testing is a DCTC1200 PN. These tests are carried out to verify the resistance of a material or a coating to the corrosion process that is naturally triggered by the chemical or electrochemical reaction to the aggression of oxidising agents. The corrosion process leads to the gradual deterioration of the material and the loss of its characteristics.