DREAMS – Gear Lever and Pedals Management

DREAMS - Driving Robot EAsy Movable System

Gear lever and clutch management system for transmission test rooms

The DREAMS autopilot for transmission test cells is a gear changing automatic system for the transmission units under test. It is mainly composed of an anthropomorphic robot that deals with the movement of the gear lever and an electromechanical actuator suitable for moving the clutch system. Everything is governed by an automation system, built in the INT9000 development environment, through which it is possible to configure the system according to the transmission being tested and to control the movement of the gear lever..

The use of an anthropomorphic robot with six degrees of freedom allows a faithful replication of the gear lever handling made by a human arm; while the clutch is managed by moving an actuator which acts directly on the clutch piston.

  • Durability and accumulation tests
  • Fuel consumption measure and reduction tests
  • R&D tests

Controlling the gear lever

  • Automatic search for shift positions (optional)
  • Load cell for wrist strength control (optional)
  • Release the gear lever after shifting
Transmission types
  • Traditional manual gearbox with various gears
  • Automatic gearbox
  • Sequential change
  • Easy to use interface
  • Autonomously and intuitively definition of driving cycles
Driving Cycles
  • High driving repeatability
  • High precision in following the cycle profile
  • Driving styles freely programmable

  • Control cabinet weight about 60 kg
  • Robot weight about 35 kg
  • Power supply 230 VAC
  • Temperature range from 5 to 40 °C (from -40 to +60 °C with climatic option)
  • Start/stop from external automation digital input
  • Communication AK protocol, RS232 or Ethernet TCP/IP