Test Rigs

Quality assurance through a robust
and flexible system developed in
close cooperation with you.

What is a Test Rig?

A test rig is a complete system that controls, measures, and evaluates a device according to defined testparameters. It includes both hardware and software. Sensors, instruments, and actuators are integrated using data acquisition hardware or protocols. The software handles all interfaces to hardware and other systems, as well as the user interface for the operator.

A test rig can be customized to tackle a multitude of difficult measurement tasks necessary to fulfill your specific requirements and needs. It should be built in a reliable and flexible manner with components verified in previous systems. It should also be user-friendly, with a simple user interface and an ergonomic design.


          • Mechanical and electrical
          • Long duration and stress
          • Hardware in the Loop (HIL)
          • Optical inspection using camera or other sensors
          • Flow, temperature, pressure, and leakage
          • Conductivity and humidity


                      • Mechanical and electrical
                      • Long duration and stress
                      • Hardware in the Loop (HIL)
                      • Inspection using camera or other optical sensors
                      • Flow, temperature, pressure and leakage
                      • Conductivity, humidity and many more…

Benefits with a Test Rig

Quality Assurance

To assure product quality, testing is needed in both R&D and production. Automated testing results in a larger test coverage and greater reliability than manual testing, which in turn leads to better and more robust products for your end customer.

Cost Efficiency

Finding design issues early in the development process saves time and money. The same goes for production where it is important to find errors early in the process, particularly before the customer discovers it.

Time to Market

Developing test rigs in parallel with product development enables early testing, reducing the risk of finding critical issues late. The final product testing phase at the end of the project can also be reduced significantly. 

What we at DVel do

DVel takes the overall responsibility and delivers complete turn-key systems for your testing needs. You can rely on the systems from DVel for many years, due to their robustness, their stable hardware platform, and well tested software development modules. By using a modular approach for both hardware and software, we build robust and flexible systems, enabling adaptations to future products and needs.

Our customers always come first, and we want you to be involved through the whole process of developing a test rig. In order to do that, we schedule several meetings to discuss and follow-up on your project. By doing this, we are making sure that you will get the system that you have envisioned.

Test Rigs we have built!


Examples of Test Rigs

Automating Train Brake Testing

Together with Faiveley Transport Nordic (FTN) DVel developed automated test rigs for brakes within the rail industry. Since FTN wanted to design the hardware setup and build the rig, DVel delivered the instrumentation and the software. The outcome was so successful that FTN are now producing four more copies of the same test rig and are also considering adopting the DVel software as a platform also for several other test systems.

”This project has been a truly joint venture between Faiveley and DVel. The close collaboration and spirit of team work has meant that we were able to tackle all obstacles swiftly, avoid delays and improve the end result.”

Per Renmark, Operations Director, Faiveley Transport Nordic

Test Rigs for Evaluating Components for Medical Equipment

In the medical technology industry, it is vital that equipment does not fail when used. A failure of equipment may have a serious or even fatal outcome. There is thus a need for extensive test equipment during the R&D phase of each new project that can test the components, the system, and associated consumables. DVel has delivered several test rigs for component evaluation and performance testing. Together we have developed a close partnership, built on trust, open communication, and close cooperation.

A Test Rig for Hydronic Actuators

For ESBE, DVel developed a Test Rig for Hydronic Actuators. ESBE is a leading manufacturer of hydronic control equipment with a wide range of systems, products, and system solutions. They needed a simple, efficient, and effective test system for test and evaluation of warranty claims on their rotary actuators. DVel develped a system according to ESBE’s needs. Configuration of the unit being tested can be fast and the system can easily be maintained. The system quickly became an important asset in the quality assurance strategy of ESBE.


Other customers within Test Rigs