Erich Kemmer, as the Group Leader Validation, oversees ebm‑papst’s new testing center in Mulfingen-Hollenbach. The state-of-the-art facility, operational after a 15-month construction, centralizes all testing at the headquarters, emphasizing product safety and reliability through a hefty 8 million euro investment. Spanning 2,500 m², this facility houses advanced testing tools and a monitoring system for comprehensive validation across development and product life cycles.
Fans endure various environmental challenges affecting their longevity and performance. At the center’s six test bays, hundreds of fans undergo stress tests mimicking real-world conditions. Vibration simulations replicate transportation stress, while climatic chambers expose fans to rapid temperature shifts, ensuring resilience. Tests on moisture resistance, spin endurance, and corrosion from salty air ascertain product durability.
ebm‑papst‘s proprietary test methods accelerate service life assessments, simulating years of real-world use within months. This includes checks before and after the tests, monitoring parameters in real-time through ebm‑papst neo log gateways, providing crucial data accessible to engineers for continuous development.