Element combines years of automotive testing experience with state-of-the-art servo-hydraulic equipment to perform testing of vehicle components and systems in simulated field-use conditions and give you results closer to the real product behavior in the application. 

Servo-hydraulics plays a critical role in testing vehicle systems and components in simulated environments, and our laboratories feature complex servo-hydraulic test stands that replicate a variety of environmental conditions encountered during operation of a vehicle system. 

Depending on your specific needs, systems and components are subjected to your defined test conditions. Our experts work with you to design customized testing programs that will work best for your product, helping to ensure its efficiency and long-term performance. 

Our approach to servo-hydraulic testing

Servo-hydraulic testing of components and systems is particularly suited for applications in automotive, military, commercial, construction, agricultural, and rail to replicate real-time conditions (loads, forces, displacements, and accelerations) on your components. 

Testing requires the help of complex test infrastructure, and our laboratories house both single and multi-axial servo-hydraulic systems as well as custom-built bed plates designed to accommodate the specific test set-ups and samples to meet your testing requirements. 

Our environmental multi-axial simulation tables (MAST) enable us to mimic extreme temperatures, variations in humidity and pressure to assess how your product will behave in a real-world environment. Performance can be evaluated at a temperature range of -40°C to + 150°C, depending on your specifications. 

With dedicated testing equipment and a team of experts committed to your success, we can help you complete your projects on time and on budget.


For more information about our servo-hydraulics testing services, or to speak with one of our experts, contact us today. 

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Products we test

From automotive system components to the most challenging military and off-highway equipment, our engaged experts can make sure that your product is tested and qualified to the highest standards for your given market. 

Some of the systems and components we test include: 

  • Power cycling batteries
  • Body assemblies
  • Engine mounts
  • Hot exhaust systems
  • Fuel tanks for  automotive and military applications
  • Hoses
  • HVAC systems
  • Instrument panels
  • Powertrain mounts
  • Radiators
  • Seats
  • Electrical systems, and more. 
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Our capabilities

A large selection of test equipment is available at our laboratories in South West Michigan to support your testing programs. 

We provide:

  • 800+ channels of servo hydraulics capabilities
  • Single & multi-axial servo-hydraulic controlled testing
  • Environmental and ambient multi-axial simulation tables (MAST)
  • Duplicate loads, forces, displacements, and accelerations to replicate real-time simulations
  • Test data provided consists of failure dates, cycle counts, and pre/post photos. 

Our team of over 6,700 Engaged Experts in North America, Europe, The Middle East, Australia, Asia and Africa are ready to help you.