Drive System Design Inc achieves new industry standard for quality control
Drive System Design Inc has announced that it has been accredited for ISO/IEC 17025, which enables test reports and certificates to be accepted from one country to another without the need for further testing. The achievement comes less than 12 months after the new test facility became operational, highlighting the quality and consistency of the control processes in place.
Matt Hole, Vice President, Engineering at Drive System Design Inc who led the team during the accreditation process said; “ With this accreditation customers can be confident that we can provide comparable data to any other test house in the world. Achieving this recognised standard in such a short space of time underlines the intrinsic high-quality standards present throughout DSD.”
ISO/IEC 17025 enables laboratories to demonstrate that they generate accurate, traceable and repeatable results enabling cooperation between laboratories and other test houses by generating wider acceptance of results between countries.
DSD Inc is a specialist in the testing of automotive driveline systems, particularly hybrid and electric vehicles. Its services include all types of testing, such as thermal, vibration and durability. The facilities, based in Farmington Hills, Michigan, are currently equipped with the following:
- 3E test rig with a high power battery emulator for electric and hybrid vehicle development
- hydraulic test stand
- 2/1E transmission efficiency rig
- 1E spin/tilt rig.
These facilities are also supported by DSD’s European Technical Centre.