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Wheel testing

Delivering real business benefits across key segments

What are wheel tests?

Wheel testing involves a series of tests that are carried out to meet vehicle OEM requirements or the specifications of test standards on bending fatigue, radial fatigue, biaxial impact, energy absorption, radial impact or torsion.

Why are wheel tests important?

Independent wheel tests carried out by a certified test lab play provide various benefits to wheel manufacturers and their clients:

  • Evaluate the quality of your product and increase sales revenue
  • Meet individual safety, quality and performance requirements of OEMs and testing requirements for homologation, enabling export to key automotive markets
  • Ensure the consistent quality of your products, and use the provided test data for optimising the development of new wheel models
  • Gain recognition for your brand and strengthen your reputation among OEMs by providing comprehensive test results which ensure product safety

TÜV SÜD is your independent partner to conduct comprehensive wheel tests

TÜV SÜD is the biggest independent institute for tyre and wheel technologies in Europe. We operate advanced wheel testing facilities that are equipped to conduct the full scope of tyre and wheel tests. Our experts are highly trained professionals who work extensively with top automotive OEMs and suppliers worldwide. Through this experience, we have developed a strong knowledge of manufacturer and vehicle OEM requirements. We also have the expertise to conduct testing on special wheels that are not covered by any standards, such as wheels for trucks, agriculture vehicles and other special vehicles.

TÜV SÜD's wheel testing services

As a neutral, independent third-party Organisation TÜV SÜD provides you with the full scope of wheel tests according to standards, regulations and customer specified requirements.

We conduct wheel testing to the following test standards: StVZO, ECE, VIA, JWL, JASO, SAE, ISO, INMETRO, EUWA and AK-L08.

  • Wheel testing

    Includes wheels for passenger car/light truck, truck and motorcycle, agriculture vehicles and other special vehicles.
  • Type approval

  • Project management

    Control of development process and reporting to OEM
  • Other types of testing

    Testing of tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) according to ECE R64, testing and certification of tyre sealant and inflator packs and snap-in valves.

 

Test

Wheel Diameter

Wheel Width

Bending Moment

Speed Range

Load 
Range

 Torsion 

Bending Fatigue

10″ to 34″

5″ to 26″

2 kNm to 70 kNm

Variable Speed

 

 

Radius Fatigue

13″ to 36″

5″ to 26″

 

20 to 450 km/h

100 to 12,000 kg

 

 

Radius Fatigue - Biaxial

13″ - 24″

5″ to 15″

 

20 to 360 km/h

Axial/Radial: 100kN/250kN

 

 

Impact test 13°

13″ to 22.5″

10″ to 20″

 

Not specified

Up to 1,000 kg

 

 

Energy Absorption

Up to 22.5″

1 x 1 m

 

Not specified

250 kN

 

 

Radial impact test

13″ to 22″

10″ to 20″

 

Not specified

Up to 4,500 J

 

 

Torsional test

10″ to 22″

3.5″ to 9″

 

Variable speed

 

 

1,800 Nm


Material properties

All

all

 

Not specified

 

 

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