Krause Automatisierungstechnik

Hard.- und Software für Maschinensteuerungen

Gearbox test bench

Gearbox test bench


To ensure that the tractor transmissions of Fendt (AGCO Group) have continuous high quality, since 2000 they have been tested on transmission test benches from Krause Automatisierungstechnik.

Because of maximum design scattering, for each transmission has to be recorded the transmission characteristics, which are then subsequently stored in the EEPROM of the respective transmission controller.

In a 20-minute cycle all relevant transmission functions are tested and the data is logged and stored on a server.

As a result, error-free transmissions are available for further mounting.


Schematic drawing


Visualization with LabView

The visualization is done on monitors using LabView from National Instruments:


LabView visualization


After testing, the inspection results of each transmission is also available in form of Excel sheets for other departments - such as the quality assurance or development - for further evaluation and documentation. 

The complete software (PLC, visualization, CAN, Profibus, and TCP / IP interfaces, etc.) was developed and adapted to local conditions by us.