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Steering Robot

The SR series of Steering Robot products (aka Programmable Steering Controller) are designed to apply inputs to a vehicle’s steering system for testing its transient handling behaviour on the test track. It allows a wide range of steering inputs to be applied with high precision and repeatability, to enable high quality data to be gathered quickly. It can also be used for steering system testing.

The Steering Robot is available in several versions with differing motor performance. These include our standard SR30 and SR60 steering robots units which produce over 30Nm and 60Nm of torque respectively, but we also supply robots with peak torque delivery of over 150Nm if required.

The standard Steering Robot software has many in-built test profiles which reduce set up time. Additional tests may be added to meet customer requirements.


ABD steering robot summary



The SR15 steering robot is a lightweight geared steering actuator. The SR15 mounts on top of the standard vehicle steering wheel.

The vehicle can still be driven normally with the the SR15 robot installed, or it can be removed (and refitted) in a few seconds.

Whilst not as quiet as ABD direct drive steering robots (such as SR30, SR60, or SR60-Torus), the SR15 is suitable for durability and misuse applications.


30Nm Steering Robot (SR30)

The SR30 steering robot uses a direct drive brushed DC motor to produce over 35Nm of torque.

The SR30 is the lightest of ABD's steering robots, and has the lowest motor friction making it ideal for 'flick' tests 





60Nm Torus Steering Robot (patent pending)

The SR60 Torus steering robot differs from conventional steering robots by combining a large diameter hollow centre with the ability to clamp the unit to an existing steering wheel, keeping the steering wheel airbag in place. This design avoids the need to remove the original steering wheel or disable the steering wheel air bag, reducing set up time. Safety is increased as the airbag can now safely deploy through the centre of the wheel without the robot motor becoming detached from the steering wheel. The Torus design also removes the problem of sensor deactivation that occurs when the standard steering wheel is removed from some vehicles and allows the driver to have access to the steering wheel mounted controls.

The SR60 Torus motor uses a direct drive continuous rotation brushless motor with low friction bearing and the system requires no gears or clutches. The vehicle can be driven manually between tests using the integrated steering rim.
 sr60 torus

60Nm Steering Robot (SR60)

The SR60 steering robot uses a direct drive brushless DC motor to produce up to 70Nm of torque. The SR60 is ideal for the NHTSA roll-over and spin-out tests that require steering inputs that far exceed the capability of a human driver 





150Nm Steering Robot (SR150)

The SR150 steering robot uses a direct drive brushless DC motor to produce up to 175Nm of torque. The SR150 is ideal for use in truck and bus homologation testing.





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