Generator Set Test by Comptek, Inc.
A major manufacturer or generator sets (an engine and generator combined into one power package) needed to test their product across a wide variety of models and performance standards. They manufacture generator sets that range from 7 KiloWatts to 100 MegaWatts and wanted a common test controls architecture they could use for all of the products. Having this capability would provide for a common hardware interface and common software support across all of their product test areas.
Tapping into Comptek’s vast experience in engine based test systems we were able to provide them with a solution that would work across their entire product line in all of their test areas.
Currently our customer is running Comptek software at over 20 test stations. Their maintenance and product engineering personnel only need to support one common test system which saves them time, effort and expense.
The Comptek Generator Set Test system provides commonality across all product models for the following:
- Draws model dependent test specifications from a common plant database
- Provides common editors for test scheduling and definition of test data limits
- Provides common interfaces to a variety of controls hardware for different test areas
- Engineers can easily re-configure the system for a variety of generator set interfaces
(loadbanks, power monitoring equipment, and data acquisition equipment).
- Common test limit and test results databases are used
- Provides a common user friendly operator interface
COMPTEK is a supplier of computer based systems and engineering services for industrial automation applications. Our manufacturing assembly and test applications include engine, generator and harness test systems; assembly line monitoring and in-process verification stations; ECM module programming and CAN interface software; data acquisition and instrumentation design & build; leak test monitoring systems; fuel conditioning systems; test cell data servers; operator consoles; assembly line set and printer stations; part verification bins; and computer and instrumentation enclosures. Capabilities include hardware and software simultaneous engineering, design, hardware assembly and build, software programming, commissioning, on-site support, documentation & training. Since 1983 COMPTEK has addressed the computer automation needs of the industrial marketplace. We specialize in providing products and services for computer based industrial assembly, test and control systems. COMPTEK integrates hardware and software capabilities into a cohesive efficient computer system. We provide plant floor systems for: Production monitoring and control; functional product tests; data retention and analysis; operator and management real-time displays and reports. Our experience on computers encompasses a wide variety of applications using various custom designs. In the ever changing industry of computer hardware and software, COMPTEK designs, provides and supports systems using "field proven", state of the art components. COMPTEK systems are designed to be independent of the computer processor, operating system and data acquisition hardware. This enables the application to be easily ported to new products and concepts as they become available in the industry. The following systems illustrate our applications experience: * Engineering, quality audit and production testing of diesel engines * Production testing of automotive transmissions * Cold and Hot testing of gasoline engines * In process verification of components during assembly * Management and Information systems for assembly and test operations * Electronic Control Module (ECM) interface, communications and programming * Central Data Systems for networking cell controllers