24 Feb 2010
Imatek at Auto Testing Expo India, 2010
Imatek recently took part in Automotive Testing Expo 2010, which was held at the HITEX Exhibition Centre in Hyderabad, India.
India is currently one of the world’s most exciting and rapidly growing automotive markets and offers significant opportunities for UK manufacturers and suppliers to the automotive sector.
Hyderabad has seen huge investment from global high-tech and IT companies during the last five years and is a modern city offering a very high standard of infrastructure.
Visitors to the show were able to see the very latest test technologies and services from over 100 exhibitors, all of which are designed to improve vehicle reliability, durability, safety and quality.
Imatek shared a stand with Indian distributor, ABS Instruments and partners, RUMUL and Walter+Bai. A steady flow of visitors to the stand during the three days resulted in excellent contacts being made within many of India’s leading vehicle manufacturers and automotive research organisations.
Two products were of particular interest to show visitors. These were Imatek’s mid-range IM10 Impact Tester and Integrated High Speed Video system, which greatly enhances understanding of specimen behaviour during testing.
A key feature of the IM10 range is versatility. By accommodating a wide range of automotive test applications the IM10 can be a very cost effective testing solution.
To improve understanding of a material or structures’ impact performance, Imatek’s Integrated High Speed Video system combines the data captured by the IM10 during the impact test, together with high speed video imagery. This has proven particularly useful for automotive applications where complex failure modes can be encountered.
Integrated high-speed video offers an advantage in many application areas and is available as an option for any of the Imatek range of impact testers or in a stand-alone mode, making it a general purpose tool that can be utilised by other parts of a customers operation and on a wide range of test apparatus including UTM’s, pendulum, drop weights and crash walls.
Customers who are currently benefiting from Imatek’s products in the automotive industry include Ford Motor Company, Renault, Peugeot Citroën Group, Faurecia, JSP International, Tokai Automotive and ESTACA.
It has already been confirmed that Auto Testing Expo India will return in 2012 and this time to the country’s automotive hub, Chennai.