Link Engineering Company - Booth 400
LINK is the largest brake laboratory in the world and the preferred supplier to most original equipment manufacturers. As technical lead on many global working groups, we don't just follow the standards; we set them. Since 1935, we've helped establish the brake testing specs and methodologies that have become industry norms. Whether it's durability, performance, NVH, or any of the five other test types, you can always trust LINK to deliver the smartest solution in our lab or yours, anywhere in the world.
More Than Brakes
With decades of testing experience not only in brakes, but wheel end, transmission and driveline, springs, steering, control and acquisition, HVAC, and servo dynamics, LINK is a trusted global testing partner. Our specialty has always been developing innovative custom solutions for a wide range of applications and industries, so our global testing team is committed to finding the best solution to virtually any engineering problem.
Structural and fatigue testing of components are critical safety issues; when critical questions related to product reliability, structural integrity, and compliance to regulations emerge is when and where LINK’s test systems and test engineers exceed. With more than 80 years of field expertise in actuation-based test systems, including vibration test stands, LINK specializes in crafting quality solutions for the structural testing industry.
As the provider of environmental testing solutions for numerous applications, LINK offers walk-in, reach-in, and corrosion chambers, plus portable conditioning units. Our environmental and brake dynamometer testing capabilities work together to perform environmental durability and corrosion testing of automotive components.
LINK is proud to be leading the way in the testing of new innovations, including brake emissions. Our Brake Emissions Test System (Model 6330) is ISO 17025 certified and is built upon several industry standards and PMP recommendations. The brake sampling system lets you replicate a duty cycle from your vehicle and collect samples of particulate matter under tightly-controlled conditions.
Through the advent of RegenSim, LINK has developed the capability to simulate regenerative braking conditions on inertia brake dynamometers. RegenSim enables the ProLINK control system to act as a vehicle’s Electronic Control Unit (ECU), distributing the amount of work to be done between the friction brake and the regenerative source.
We would love to meet with you! Please stop by booth #400, schedule a one-on-one meeting with us, and visit our technical sessions. A complete list of special events can be found below.
LINK Technical Sessions
|SAE Standards Update||Sunday, October 17th at TBD||TBD|
|Panel Discussions Brake Cornering Testing||Monday, October 18th at 10:00 AM||Crystal Ballroom|
|Testing and Measurement Methods for New Braking Technologies||Monday, October 18th at 1:00 PM||Crystal Ballroom|
|Testing and Measurement Methods for New Braking Technologies||Monday, October 18th at 3:20 PM||Crystal Ballroom|
|Critical Braking Issues||Tuesday, October 19th at 8:20 AM||Peninsula|
|Brake Systems for High Performance and Racing Application||Tuesday, October 19th at 10:20 AM||Peninsula|
|Brake Emissions Measurement and Characterization||Wednesday, October 20th at 1:00 PM||Peninsula|
|Additional SAE papers and presentations:
• Development of a vehicle and dynamometer Mexico City Test (MXCT)
• Standards Presentation
• Road Grade Estimation Using GPS and Robust Spline Filters for Vehicle Driving Simulations
• Brake Squeal Testing with Road Load Simulation (RLS)
• SAE J2521 Revision and Updates to Enhance Squeal Noise Evaluation
• Innovative Technological Solutions and their Reduction Potentials on Brake Particle Emissions
More details on the event program can be found here: https://www.sae.org/attend/brake/program/technical-sessions