OJ Electronics expands in-house test facilities

Testing electric drives in real-life applications

OJ Electronics is currently putting the finishing touches to its latest expansion of the company’s in-house test facilities. Spanning no less than 340m2 of floor space in a building that has been converted for the purpose, the new test area will focus especially on electric drives but will also be used for test of other ventilation applications as well as thermostats for electric floor heating.

Martin A. Jensen, Senior Quality Manager at OJ Electronics, explains: ‘We’ll use the facility to conduct a wide range of tests, but we will focus mainly on electric drives, testing them in various applications that echo those of our clients – and use their actual products in different combinations. For example, we will install and test set-ups with fans ranging from 500W to 15kW, checking their uses in ventilation units, as rooftop fans for ventilation in houses and agricultural facilities, and rotor applications for heat recovery.’

Keeping tests running for longer

Having a larger test area allows the company to keep more set-ups running for longer, making it easier to test the various solutions’ durability and performance over time: ‘We will create set-ups where we carry out 1,000-hour tests and 5,000-hour tests; that way we can monitor long-term results and catch any potential problems before they’ll ever affect our customers.’

A major investment

The expanded facilities exemplify OJ Electronics’ ongoing devotion to development, regularly funnelling funds back into research and quality assurance: ‘It’s quite an investment for us; we’re spending some 80,000 EUR on these test facilities. But at OJ Electronics, we’ve always prided ourselves on making solutions that reflect our customers’ real life and real applications, and our new test facilities makes it even easier for us to do just that: we can now create an even wider range of set-ups where we combine our customers’ many products in different constellations, testing them to determine which drive works best for each solution.’