Rugged testing

Measuring reality

More than 30 years of successful engineering told us that measuring under real conditions is not only the best way to evaluate and improve your product, but rather the ONLY ONE.
Piedrafita specialises in acquiring data UNDER REAL CONDITIONS; being this the main focus of our service
Being on-board, your hardware must be rugged, stand alone capable, flexible, reliable and powerful. Data acquisition ought not be an issue while testing your vehicle.

Our deep engineering knowledge enables us to understand the background, aim and expected value of every piece of data to be acquired; thus being able to focus on minimising the footprint, making resulting files manageable, verifying the quality of the acquired data during tests...
Ultimately, focus on making as much profit as possible of every test, every run, every lap.
Piedrafita is able to provide your company with a truly comprehensive service. We will acquire every datum that your on-board system is able to give, such as engine/transmision CAN messages, human interface values, geo-references, inertial platform references, linear/angular positions, forces, structural stress, temperatures, flows, vibration, pressure, doppler effect values, electrical consumptions...
We can also integrate your actual acquisition hardware or signals into our open-architecture system.

Rugged means RUGGED

Piedrafita would like you to challenge your product with the harshest conditions while understanding what is happening. Extreme usage will provide you with the most powerful and useful data.

Our systems are rugged enough to deal with extreme temperatures (-46ºC to 125ºC), high vibration profiles such as those present in high-mobility tracked vehicles, dust/sand/snow/mud (IP69K enclosures), steam/water... Piedrafita can also work on adapting your actual hardware to ensure it can deal with these conditions.

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Some of Piedrafita's testing services

Land platform Mobile Test Rig FULL Service

Piedrafita provides major defence integrators with a full service in product validation tests by acquiring more than 200 channels. Tests are done under real usage conditions. Low footprint, data availability and effective service are the most important points.

Residual Stress. Hull analysis

Piedrafita's rugged testing department is able to analyse acquired data from stain gauges attached to the hull of a tracked vehicle during real tests. Data is obtained throughout various tests in order to value residual structural stresses due, e.g., welding processes. All the acquired information is processed in house, to be used as an input in FEM.

Data acquisition in race trucks

Our racing heritage allows us to provide important truck OEMs and racing teams with data acquisition and post-processing services during championships. We therefore provide these services in the framework of the European Truck Racing Championship and the Dakar Rally.

CAN Leaf Spring

Priedrafita provides an important leaf spring manufacturer with extensometry acquisition for prototypes, as well as with installing the system and making it rugged enough to be mounted on a truck for real tests. The compact design and our on-board approach resulted on a CAN leaf spring, just one connector with a high level signal coming out of the leaf spring unit under test.

Fatigue analisys over tracked vehicle running gear

Piedrafita is supports Prime Defence Contractors in projects where determining fatigue on the running gear is a key factor. Acquiring data in real conditions alongside expert data post-processing makes it possible to foresee potential fatigue problems during a vehicle's service life.

Dakar Rally. Measuring anywhere.