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Bosch Rexroth unveil new R&D and Applications Engineering vehicle test area

Oct. 18, 2017
The company will open the new test area with a celebration in Fountain Inn, South Carolina
Today, Bosch Rexroth has unveiled its new vehicle test area in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. According to the company, the new facility will be a significant asset to research and development (R&D) and applications engineering groups and the site will enable testing of entire systems as well as individual components. This capability contributes to South Carolina’s mission to locally support R&D. The test area will permit Rexroth to showcase and evaluate new and current products in the construction, material handling, agriculture and commercial equipment industries.

Located at Bosch Rexroth’s Fountain Inn, SC plant, the R&D and Applications Engineering vehicle test area can be used to ensure newly purchased machinery is tested against safety standards, as well as, confirm endurance levels. With the new test area, customers will be able to participate in the testing and commissioning of their vehicles and evaluate new products on demo machines.

The R&D and Applications Engineering vehicle test area holds multiple pad areas, including gravel, concrete and a wash pad. A concrete pad allows for traction and controllability testing, a concrete road permits customers to evaluate drive systems in a real-life environment and an excavation area is available for safety testing and more.

Customer vehicle commissioning, prototype vehicle functional testing, prototype evaluation, components endurance testing and new control algorithm evaluations are are possible at the vehicle test area. With the R&D and Applications Engineering Vehicle Test Area, customers can participate in the testing and commissioning of their vehicles, and/or drive and evaluate new products on demonstration machines.

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