// Inspec­tion and Rating

Field trials and analy­ses: APL is a compe­tent part­ner in the inspec­tion and rating of engi­nes and power­train compon­ents

Lubri­cants and fuels don’t only have to show what they are made of on the test bench; the real test of endu­ran­ce often takes place on the road. After the lubri­cants and fuels have success­ful­ly comple­ted tests under labo­ra­to­ry condi­ti­ons, the candi­da­te still has to prove itself in real life. Taxi compa­nies or trans­port agents are welco­me part­ners for conduc­ting “field tests”, this means testing in a fleet of vehi­cles in real road traf­fic envi­ron­ments.
Some­thing that can only be reli­ab­ly measu­red and asses­sed with a lot of expe­ri­ence: The compe­tent evalua­ti­on of compon­ents plays a major role in testing
The engi­nes are must be evalua­ted at regu­lar inter­vals. To do so, they are remo­ved from the vehi­cle and disas­sem­bled in a work­shop. Our raters carry out the analys­sis and docu­ment the current status with the help of a mobi­le photo labo­ra­to­ry befo­re the vehi­cles are made ready to drive again. Then we move on to the next phase of the field test.

Visu­al assess­ment and docu­men­ta­ti­on are the core compe­ten­ci­es of our experts. Both steps are carri­ed out in accordance with Euro­pean stan­dards and the speci­fi­ca­ti­ons of vehi­cle manu­fac­tu­rers. With expe­ri­ence built up over many years, our experts make well-foun­ded state­ments regar­ding the condi­ti­on of an engi­ne. This exper­ti­se is reco­gnis­ed throughout the auto­mo­ti­ve indus­try.

The Buil­ding Blocks of Success

Evalua­ti­on or “rating” of the engi­nes and their parts takes place within the frame­work of many test proce­du­res. To ensu­re inter­na­tio­nal compa­ra­bi­li­ty, speci­fied stan­dards are follo­wed exact­ly.

Accredi­ta­ti­on takes place in accordance with ISO9001 and ISO17025.

Parti­ci­pa­ti­on in rating work­shops orga­nis­ed by CEC

Accredi­ted proces­ses for evalua­ti­on and docu­men­ta­ti­on

Inter­nal trai­ning

Support for projects carri­ed out in Land­au

Plan­ning tool to orga­ni­se proces­ses

Writing Reports

Under strin­gent test condi­ti­ons, the tes fluid must reach its full poten­ti­al. Its perfor­mance is reflec­ted in the results of the subse­quent evalua­ti­on.

Rating Accord­ing to Stan­dard Methods
  • 600 ratings per year
  • Regu­lar parti­ci­pa­ti­on in rating work­shops
  • Inter­nal compa­ri­sons between all raters
  • Commu­ni­ca­ti­on with project engi­neers
  • Support in deter­mi­ning causes of fail­u­re and dama­ge
Indi­vi­du­al Process Deve­lo­p­ment
  • Iden­ti­fi­ca­ti­on of rele­vant parts
  • Custo­mi­sed deve­lo­p­ment of rating and evalua­ti­on methods
  • Vali­da­ti­on of proces­ses with custo­mers
  • Impro­ve­ment and exten­si­on of exis­ting methods
  • Regu­lar status reports to custo­mers and users
Exter­nal Field Test Evalua­ti­on
  • Global opera­ti­ons
  • Rapid avai­la­bi­li­ty of rating team
  • Quick, on site evalua­ti­on
  • Mini­mum down-time for test vehi­cles
  • Mobi­le equip­ment for ratings
  • Mobi­le photo studio
  • Direct commu­ni­ca­ti­ons with vehi­cle users

I enjoy my work at APL becau­se my team is high­ly moti­va­ted and we are acti­ve in an exci­ting area of the indus­try. I take plea­su­re in passing on my expe­ri­ence and am always ready to act as a consul­tant for my colleagues.

Peter K., Rating Team Mana­ger

// Loca­ti­ons 

Haupt­stand­ort Land­au
APL Auto­mo­bil-Prüf­tech­nik
Land­au GmbH
Am Hölzel 11
76829 Land­au

 

// Wolfs­burg
APL Auto­mo­bil-Prüf­tech­nik
Land­au GmbH
Gustav-Hertz-Stra­ße 10
38448 Wolfs­burg

 

// Bietig­heim-Bissin­gen
APL Auto­mo­bil-Prüf­tech­nik
Land­au GmbH
Robert-Bosch-Stra­ße 12
74321 Bietig­heim-Bissin­gen

// APL Group

APL Auto­mo­bil-Prüf­tech­nik Land­au GmbH

AIP GmbH & Co. KG

APS-tech­no­lo­gy GmbH

IAVF Antriebs­tech­nik GmbH

IAVF-Volke Prüf­zen­trum für Verbren­nungs­mo­to­ren GmbH

MOT GmbH