Prototyping + Testing

We put it to the test.

Utilizing our gated New Product Introduction (NPI) process, our engineering teams will:

  • Work collaboratively with you to help develop your product specification
  • Create a 3D concept product design to meet your unique specifications
  • Analyze the product concept using FEA, DFMEA/PFMEA, and other analytical tools
  • Create a prototype and conduct testing in our state-of-the-art product development lab to verify the design
  • Manage the supply chain and manufacturing process to ensure low-cost, unparalleled quality and on-time delivery


Measurement Capability

  • High Accuracy displacement & motion
  • Torque
  • Operating temperatures
  • Efficiency
  • Vibration
  • Basic noise

Testing Facilities

  • 13 flexible product test stands
  • High speed data acquisition
  • Automated control for 24hr operation
  • Servo control
  • Inertial loading
  • Constant torque/load
  • High static load
  • High resolution position monitoring

Testing Capabilities

  • Thermal analysis
  • Transmission accuracy and smoothness
  • Power capacity & operating efficiency
  • Durability & accelerated life testing
  • Structural stiffness
  • Simulated inertial loading & cyclic control
  • Customized test design

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Product Development

Cone Drive's Product Development Laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility directly adjacent to the Traverse City, Michigan manufacturing location. The lab has the capacity to test a wide range of gear reducer solutions for both Cone Drive products as well as those manufactured by other companies. The lab offers capability to run a wide variety of tests ranging from load testing for evaluating reducer performance to operating efficiency based on customer special requests.
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