BBS IS A COMPLETE DESIGN, PRODUCTION AND TESTING FACILITY.
We are certified to supply OEM manufacturers and conform to strict process controls and safety standards. We have routine audits to maintain compliance with the OEM’s, ISO and the German TUV.
FEA (finite element analysis) is an advanced computer simulation that helps determine and optimize the structure of each wheel. FEA data is continually improved through the actual destructive testing done in the lab. Using the most modern simulation technology, every BBS light alloy wheel is already tested during the construction phase to identify any possible weakness.
Before wheels go into full production, all new wheel types are subjected to numerous and rigorous testing. Impact tests along with cornering and rolling tests are all part of the process.
DYNAMIC CORNERING FATIGUE TEST:
This test simulates the side pressure that is applied to the wheel when cornering. The wheel is secured to the table and an axle type shaft is bolted to the lug area. The wheel load, tire diameter and other factors are used to calculate a load force that is then applied to the shaft as it oscillates trying to find any weakness in the structure of the wheel. While the standard TUV test is 200,000 cycles, the typical BBS test run at BBS in Schiltach is 2,000,000 cycles.
BI-AXIAL WHEEL TEST:
With this special machine, BBS is able to simulate actual cornering loads, braking and acceleration forces in a real world situation. For example, using the Nürburgring or Hockenheim test, BBS can simulate the actual loads from these circuits testing our wheels to these extreme conditions.