As an independent and reliable development and testing centre for rail vehicles, IMA Dresden support manufacturers and suppliers in the development process and assist transport companies with damage analysis and product optimisation. As such, we offer solutions that provide developers and engineers with reliable support in ensuring product and operational safety and quality assurance.
We bring together engineers and technicians from several fields of expertise – measurement and control engineering, computing, construction, test design and assessment. We aim to provide testing and engineering solutions that help customers to test forward-looking products thoroughly and validate them quickly, while complying with strict legal requirements.
IMA Dresden is an internationally recognised and accredited partner of the railway industry and supports the development departments of manufacturers and suppliers throughout the entire development of a product.
This means that we test and validate bogies, railcar bodies and lots of rail vehicle components in our testing halls, including electrical components. If required, we also uncover structural damage using non-destructive testing techniques, and analyse damage and material properties.
In addition, we conduct measurement runs, assess measured data and use these to define test programmes all over the world. We calculate and create virtual simulations of loads, assess the strength of products and areas of stress, and carry out strength and lifespan assessments. We also provide support for product development, taking strength related, technological and structural boundary conditions into consideration.
You can rely on us: our laboratories are certified according to DIN EN 9100, accredited according to ISO 17025. This therefore ensures that we can always provide tailor-made solutions for a wide range of structures and test requirements.
IMA Dresden – and it works:
Railway-News magazine Issue 4, September 2021: IMA Dresden - Number One in Testing and Analysing Rail Vehicles.
IMA Dresden can comment on the quality of your product with non-destructive testing (NDT), either in its own laboratories or on site on your premises.
Use the competence of the IMA Dresden for your measurement campaigns. We carry out stress measurements and test drives for railway applications.
IMA Dresden – the partner you can contact when it comes to strength assessment and strength analysis of railway components.
Whether a test lasts 2.117 seconds or 10.00 hours – IMA Dresden prepare and carry out every single impact test with the same meticulousness.
IMA Dresden explains how the heart of their test benches is the hydraulic system which is constantly supplying the test bench with oil.
IMA Dresden are at the JEC Dach Forum in Frankfurt, discussing sustainability, e-mobility and thermoplastic composites.
IMA Dresden's hexapod shaker test bench shakes elements for customer testing, from small telematic modules to seat connections.
Want to learn about composite materials? IMA Dresden invite you to join them at the JEC Forum DACH on 23 and 24 November 2021.
IMA Dresden say the size of an object plays a subordinate role in their testing, having tested bone screws to the heaviest passenger aircraft.
Visit IMA Dresden at stand 7 for the 18th International Rail Vehicle Conference, taking place in Dresden from 22-24 September 2021.
Visit IMA Dresden at TRAKO, Europe’s second largest railway technology trade fair, taking place in Gdansk from 21-24 September 2021.
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