Research & Test Systems

Enabling optimized testing economics, shorter R&D cycles, and reliable technology validation
GE’s Power Conversion business has developed sophisticated solutions that help improve performance. The equipment under test has to be examined under extreme speed, torque, and dynamic response conditions to ensure it will endure over its normal lifetime without any failure. In addition, test bench engineering increasingly relies on the simulation of virtual equipment and subassemblies to save cost and development time.


Wind turbines contribute to meeting the world’s energy demand. Such systems work under extreme conditions both on and offshore and are expected to provide maximum reliability and minimum lifetime costs without compromising performance. An important challenge is to fully test the nacelle units before they leave the facilities. GE offers the test systems and services that meet these requirements, with a range of drives, electrical machines, test and simulation software, and services, including infrastructure.


The automotive testing industry requires high performance, with highly sophisticated software features as a key to success. With a clear trend toward hybrid engines in the automotive industry, GE has embarked on a course toward hybrid vehicle and fuel cell technology. Based on our experience and know-how, as well as the hardware and software available, we have developed a system that can be easily combined with GE drives to provide high performance testing in the automotive industry for electric or hybrid vehicles. GE provides innovative software modules, e.g. the patented ETPS engine torque pulsation simulation system which is an embedded feature of the drive software specifically for this industry segment.


Wind tunnel testing has a major role to play in the development of high-speed vehicles, not just with regard to the aerodynamic form, but also to ensure cooling air is effectively directed into the vehicle. GE’s supply covers the complete electrical equipment including drives, automation, and visualization solutions. GE has supplied systems to a variety of institutes, universities, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).


To help ensure the highest reliability, units are developed and tested under worst-case conditions.  GE offers experience in the design, engineering, and manufacture of powerful solutions for test systems applications for combustion engines to power trains and vibration simulation. GE's offering covers the complete drive system from medium voltage down to the motor shaft and the mechanical construction.

Research & Test Systems Solutions