Ball Joint Test Systems

Apply precise simultaneous loading in three, four or five axes to investigate the durability of tie rod ends and inner, upper and lower ball joints used in passenger cars, SUVs and trucks. Robust and easy-to-use, all MTS Ball Joint Test Systems are engineered to accommodate environmental simulation systems and deliver full SAE J-193 multi-axial test functionality.

Applications

Test Specimens

Test Standards

Key Product Features

Accurate / Repeatable

Integrated differential pressure cells, force transducers and LVDT sensors ensure accurate load and displacement measurements

Durable / Reliable

Robust, fatigue-rated linear and rotary servohydraulic actuators ensure test system reliability and longevity

Versatile

Multi-axial loading and environmental simulation system compatibility enable these systems to meet a full spectrum of ball joint testing requirements

Unmatched Expertise

MTS has been designing and building ball joint test systems for leading manufacturers worldwide for more than 30 years

Model Comparison

3-Axis Test System

  • Test inner ball joints on the rack side of the steering gear
  • Apply oscillatory, rotation and axial loads to tie rod end ball joint specimens for block cycle testing
  • Single specimen capacity

4-Axis Test System

  • Investigate the durability of ball joints for passenger cars, SUVs and trucks
  • Apply simultaneous vertical, lateral, rotational, and oscillatory loads to ball joint specimens for block cycle testing  
  • Single specimen capacity

5-Axis Test System

  • Investigate the durability of ball joints for passenger cars, SUVs and trucks
  • Apply simultaneous vertical, lateral, longitudinal, rotational, and oscillation loads to ball joint specimens for block cycle testing
  • Dual specimen capacity

Custom Capabilities

  • Multi-axis, Multi-purpose
  • Stud Fatigue, Ultimate Strength
  • Seal Environmental
  • SAE J193-specific

Technical Overview

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