Discom: Market leader for end-of-line production tests
Discom GmbH is the global market and technology leader in end-of-line production tests for drives in automobiles. The mid-sized enterprise is a leader worldwide in acoustic quality analysis. As an innovation driver, Discom develops and markets systems for the automotive industry and its suppliers for testing assembly units during manufacturing:
Transmissions of all types
Electric motors and combustion engines
Axles and actuators
The measurement systems make it possible to ensure a high level of manufacturing quality and optimize process costs.
“End-of-line”: for all major automobile manufacturers
Testing with Discom test and measuring equipment is carried out on test benches in the end-of-line manufacturing line, largely simulating real conditions. The correlation to driving operation is made possible by the mobile measurement systems. Customers include all of the major and well-known automobile manufacturer worldwide as well as many of their suppliers with plants in Europe, North and South America, China and India. More than 100,000 transmissions are tested with Discom measurement technology every day.
Quality made in Germany
An international team of experts made up of 30 employees, including graduate physicists and mechanical engineers, develops software and individual applications in the modern company headquarters in Göttingen. They build measurement systems and program software, continuously refining the results, with the quality standard of “Made in Germany.” They also support and coordinate more than 2000 testing systems worldwide.
From Göttingen, the university city
Discom GmbH is headquartered in Göttingen, “the city of Carl-Friedrich Gauss” – a place where that universal scholar lived and worked for 50 years, and where numerous Nobel prize winners have carried out research. The largest university in northern Germany is located here with about 30,000 students from all over the world. Acoustic measurement technology was developed in the environment of the university’s physics department.
A technology leader with 25 years of experience
Discom has been on the market since the beginning of acoustic measurement technology and has already built up 25 years of experience as the technology leader. In 1985 the first acoustic testing systems with internally developed sensors were manufactured for the vehicle industry. Transmission test rigs were added in 1992, together with signal processor-based measurement cards and PC technology for testing units. With the progress of PC processor power, it has become possible to move signal conditioning onto a PC. Since 2008, measurement systems have been structured based on the TAS frontends.
Quality management ISO 9001:2015
Discom works with a quality management system in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2015, which is certified annually by TÜV Nord.
In demand in Asia, America and Europe
Discom operates an office in the USA close to Detroit, in cooperation with the Global Engineering Services of Brüel&Kjær and HBK. In China DISCOM has a site in Shanghai and works together with its partner Panatech.
Member of “Measurement Valley”
As a company with headquarters in Göttingen, Discom is a member of Measurement Valley Göttingen, an association of technology companies in the Göttingen Leine valley focusing on measurement technology.
Discom is part of the HBK world
Discom belongs to HBK – Hottinger, Brüel & Kjær – the largest company in the world for sound and vibration with eight calibration centers, offices and agents in 55 countries, 350 R&D engineers worldwide and 3500 employees (1100 in China).
HBK was formed from a merger of HBM and Brüel & Kjær. Both companies have been providing cross-sector, high-precision technologies and know-how for quality assurance in manufacturing for decades. HBM is the market leader in testing, measuring and analysis. Brüel & Kjær is the leading solution provider worldwide for measurements and management of sound and vibration. The two companies merged in 2019 under the name HBK (Hottinger, Brüel & Kjær) to form the leading provider in the world of integrated testing, measurement, control and simulation solutions.
HBK offers a portfolio of solutions covering the entire lifecycle of testing and measurement production. They combine the physical world of sensors, testing and measuring with the digital world of simulation, modeling software and analysis. This results in a scalable and open data acquisition hardware, software- and simulation system. With this system product, developers shorten the time to market launch, drive innovation forward and take the lead in the highly competitive global market.
To learn more visit www.hbkworld.com