Switches & Sensors
A Keen Sense for Quality
CAMBIARE speaks about the rigorous testing procedures that their ABS sensors go through to ensure that they stand up to quality and safety standards.
With one of the most comprehensive ranges of ABS sensors in the aftermarket, Cambiare boasts a range of over 700 parts which consist of both passive and active technology. As well as being able to uphold quality and safety standards, Cambiare provides customers and end users the right part for the job every time.
THERMAL CYCLE TESTS
Thermal cycle tests expose Cambiare ABS sensors to alternating high and low temperatures in order to accelerate the conditions in which failures can occur as a result of the temperature variances the ABS sensor endures during everyday use. During this test the sensor is subjected to temperature fluctuations in which it is cooled to -40°C and then heated to 140°C at a rate of 3°C per minute. The sensor is exposed to this cycle multiple times to confirm its durability.
THERMAL SHOCK TESTS
Like the thermal cycle test, the thermal shock tests create an environment that raises and reduces the temperature of the sensor to extreme variants. However, the thermal shock test rapidly increases and decreases the temperature from -40°C to 140°C within 3 minutes. The process is repeated 60 times to
guarantee Cambiare sensors can withstand sudden changes in temperature.
HIGH / LOW TEMPERATURE TESTS
Sensors are tested at extreme temperature variants to ensure the signal output is not compromised. The sensors are tested at temperatures of -40°C up to 150°C for prolonged periods of time with signal measurements being captured. They are then left to cool to an ambient room temperature to ensure that no further loss of signal is experienced.
Vehicles experience a large amount of vibration throughout their lifecycles, which requires its internal components to withstand the constant trembling and juddering created by the engine and road conditions. As such, Cambiare ABS sensors go through rigorous vibration tests at various frequency rates. These tests are conducted at various angles for 10 hours around each axis point to improve longevity.
SALT / FOG TESTS
Cambiare ABS sensors also undergo a salt spray (or salt fog) test in order to simulate road conditions and test the corrosion resistance of the materials we use. In order to perform this test, ABS sensors are exposed to a saline fog or spray that is evenly distributed across the sensors. They are then analysed to ensure they meet the quality and endurance levels our customers have come to expect.
Cambiare prides itself on the quality of product supplied to our customers and takes the necessary steps with all ranges to provide OE quality and BER complaint parts that can be trusted. To assist customers and installers, Cambiare has a technical hotline (0845 543 8280) to address anything from cataloguing issues to fitment difficulties. Cambiare ABS sensors are catalogued on the Cambiare website (www.cambiare-ve.com).