Happy Holidays LINK 2020

Happy Holidays!

December 19, 2019
From all of us at LINK, we wish you a safe and joyful holiday, and happy new year! The end of the year allows us to reflect on the progress we made throughout 2019, and on the people who supported us in our achievements. With this in mind, we would... Continue reading
LabLINK - Laboratory Information Management System

LINK Installs LabLINK, a Laboratory Information Management System at FCA’s Testing Facility in Chelsea, MI

September 19, 2019
In mid-2018, the team at the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) vehicle testing facility and proving grounds in Chelsea, MI was searching for a laboratory information management system (LIMS) that could effectively manage test operations for 24 chassis... Continue reading
ADAS Testing

Demand for ADAS Continues; LINK Responds by Developing Advanced Testing Procedures and Data Acquisition Methodologies

September 19, 2019
Link Engineering Company (LINK) is currently spearheading testing efforts on Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) at our Arizona facility. As the demand for assisted driving capabilities increases, we are rapidly developing testing methods and... Continue reading
3500 Controller

Dynamic Software-Based 3500 Test Controller Adapts to Changing Needs and New Hardware Platforms

September 19, 2019
Link Engineering Company’s 3500 Test Controller (the 3500) has been relied upon by our customers for over a decade. The 3500 provides a robust solution for performing dependable tests on critical servo-hydraulic test specimens. While other suppliers... Continue reading
Jim Lefflbine

LINK Welcomes Jim Lefflbine as Managing Director of LINK China

May 14, 2019
Link Engineering Company (LINK) is happy to welcome Jim Lefflbine as our new Managing Director of LINK China, effective May 2019. To meet our customers’ growing needs within the region, Jim will oversee all of LINK China’s activities - including... Continue reading
Link Engineering Company, 14th SAE Brazil Brake Colloquium

LINK to present at the 14th SAE Brazil Brake Colloquium as Central and South American footprint grows

May 08, 2019
PLYMOUTH, MICHIGAN - Link Engineering Company (LINK) will attend and present this week at the 14th International SAE Brazil Brake Colloquium taking place on May 8-9, in Farroupilha, Brazil. LINK is actively expanding its presence in the Central and... Continue reading
Asia Brake 2019

LINK collaborates with industry experts, to share insights and knowledge at Asia Brake 2019

April 03, 2019
The Asia Brake Conference took place on Sunday February 24th to 26th, in Pullman New Delhi Aerocity, India. Founded in 2015, the Asia Brake Conference seeks to address major demands and changes occurring that businesses, engineering professionals,... Continue reading
V-Max 4000 Modules

LINK releases V-Max Module updates for GPS and Frequency

April 03, 2019
The product development team at LINK has worked closely with its userbase to improve the GPS functionality and the low frequency characteristics of the 4030 NVH module for specialized test procedures. These updates grant users with all the key... Continue reading
Krauss Machine Model 1000

LINK releases ProLINK control updates for the Krauss Machine

April 03, 2019
Since the acquisition of the Krauss product line, Link Engineering Company has been working closely with our customers supporting their Krauss RW Friction Test Machines. In addition to providing new Krauss test equipment for quality control and wear... Continue reading
Cristina Casimiro, LINK Business Director of Latin America

LINK Welcomes Cristina Casimiro, Business Unit Director of Latin America!

January 11, 2019
Link Engineering Company is excited to welcome Cristina Casimiro as our new Business Unit Director of Latin America. Based out of Mexico, Cristina will be our main point of contact for the region, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge with... Continue reading
Happy Holidays from LINK

Happy Holidays!

December 20, 2018
From all of us at LINK, we wish you a safe and joyful holiday, and happy new year! We would like to express our greatest appreciation for our customers and partners for their continued support and loyalty throughout the year. We are excited for what... Continue reading
2018 LINK Global Sales Meeting

2018 Global Sales Meeting

December 20, 2018
From November 11-14, 2018, Link Engineering Company held the 3rd Annual Global Sales Meeting in Metro Detroit. LINK’s international sales teams traveled to Novi, MI to participate in a 3-day training on new LINK products and capabilities. The week... Continue reading
LINK Tradeshow Overview

Tradeshow Overview

December 20, 2018
The end of 2018 proved to be a busy time for the LINK team, with us attending major conferences and exhibitions, including the SAE Brake Colloquium (Palm Desert, CA) and the Automotive Testing Expo (Novi, MI). At the SAE Brake Colloquium, our team... Continue reading
LINK Compressibility Stand

Product Spotlight: Hydraulic Controlled Compressibility Stand (M1620-H)

December 20, 2018
As we continually develop new capabilities and enhance our offerings, LINK is proud to announce its latest developments in brake compressibility measurement. We now are offering a hydraulic controlled Compressibility Stand (M1620-H) with a high load... Continue reading
LabLINK System

LabLINK Update

September 13, 2018
LabLINK is a modular Laboratory Information Management System developed by LINK for use in our testing facilities worldwide. It is currently used in our testing facilities in Dearborn, Detroit, China and Brazil, and we are planning to bring Korea... Continue reading
LINK Introduces New Tescor Conditioned Air Supply System

LINK Introduces a New Tescor Conditioned Air Supply System

September 13, 2018
Beginning in April, 2018, Tescor, a Link Group Company, began to build their newest standard product, the ACU300-LP, Conditioned Air Supply System, and later installed the unit at the customer’s site in July, 2018. The purpose of this new machine... Continue reading
LINK Welcomes Xavier Roth le Gentil

LINK Welcomes Xavier Roth le Gentil to the Team

September 13, 2018
Link Engineering Company is excited to announce the addition of Xavier Roth le Gentil to our team. Xavier will represent LINK as the sales representative for France and will support our expansion into the French market. Xavier comes to LINK with... Continue reading
LINK Body in White Measurements

Testing Spotlight: Body in White Measurements

September 13, 2018
LINK works hard every day to improve safety and products throughout the industry. At one of LINK’s testing facilities, located in Dearborn, Michigan, the pursuit of new testing methods led to Body in White Measurements. To conduct Body in White... Continue reading

ProLINK 20 Year Anniversary

July 10, 2018
On June 1st, 2018 Link Engineering Company celebrated the 20th anniversary of the development and launch of our ProLINK software. The versatile software was first developed during the fall of 1998, for one of our customers who needed a control... Continue reading
LINK Spring Tester

LINK Spring Tester Still in Use After 75 Years

July 10, 2018
In 1943, Link Engineering Company experienced a boom in sales of Spring Testing devices first patented by LINK in 1936. During this busy time, LINK sold a Spring Tester to an aircraft fuel pump manufacturer, who used it to test many springs in their... Continue reading
LINK Automotive Testing Expo - Europe

LINK Attends Testing Shows and Conferences in Europe

July 10, 2018
Last May, LINK attended the 7th annual EuroBrake conference, held in The Hague, Netherlands. With over 1,000 guests in attendance, LINK was able to connect with many industry experts from around the world. In addition to being a Gold Sponsor, LINK... Continue reading
Link Engineering Company Global Leadership Meeting

LINK Holds Annual Global Business Unit Leadership Meeting

May 08, 2018
Link Engineering Company held their annual Global Business Unit Leadership Meeting (GLM) April 24th-26th, 2018. LINK’s business unit leaders from all over the globe gathered in Plymouth, Michigan for this 3-day leadership conference. The company’s... Continue reading

LINK Attends the International Friction & Sealing Material Exhibition & Colloquium

May 08, 2018
Link Engineering Company attended the 20th CFSMA International Friction & Sealing Material Exhibition & Colloquium, held March 30th - April 1st, 2018 in Fuzhou City, China. CFSMA is an annual event that provides the latest information on new... Continue reading
SAE J3080 for Rotor Crack of Air Disc Brakes

New Release of the SAE J3080 for Rotor Crack Test of Air Disc Brakes

May 08, 2018
Last month, SAE International published a new recommended practice for rotors fitted with air disc brake systems. The SAE J3080_201803 provides a laboratory test method for thermal cracks induced by repeating 500 brake drag applications to mimic... Continue reading
LINK at EuroBrake Conference

Visit LINK at the 7th Annual EuroBrake Conference

May 08, 2018
Link Engineering Company will participate in the 7th Annual EuroBrake conference May 22nd-24th, 2018, held in Hague, Netherlands. LINK is proud to be a Gold Sponsor and Student Sponsor of EuroBrake 2018, and has been involved with the conference... Continue reading
Jim Cuttino

LINK Welcomes Jim Cuttino as Director of Tire Research & Development

April 04, 2018
Link Engineering Company is happy to announce the addition of Jim Cuttino to the team. In January 2018, Jim was brought on as Director of Tire Research and Development. He will be responsible for the development of tire testing equipment and... Continue reading
Chassis Dyno

LINK Installs Chassis Dyno in Europe

April 04, 2018
LINK recently completed another major 4-roll chassis dynamometer commissioning. This latest dyno, installed in Europe, is able to evaluate a wide range of vehicles at up to 250kph. The system can be configured with one, two, or four rolls, with each... Continue reading
Brake Pad Thermocouples

LINK Police Declaration of Conformity Brake Testing Program

April 04, 2018
LINK is excited to announce that we will soon begin testing for the LINK Police Declaration of Conformity Brake Testing Program. This program, initiated by LINK in 2012, qualifies vehicle brake pads and rotors using laboratory testing through an... Continue reading
Stator Coil Lacing Machine

New Stator Coil Lacing Machine Patent

April 04, 2018
On November 28, 2017, the USPTO issued LINK a patent for a new Stator Coil Lacing Machine. LINK has been a leader in manufacturing highly reliable Stator Coil Lacing Machines since the mid 1960’s, with over 2,000 machines shipped to motor... Continue reading
Force & Motion Tire Testing

LINK Force & Motion Tire Testing System

February 16, 2018
Link Engineering Company recently introduced our new Force & Motion tire testing system, which is now in operation, residing at LINK’s testing laboratory in Dearborn, Michigan. Our new Director of Tire Research and Development, Dr. Jim Cuttino,... Continue reading
Michael Schorn

LINK Welcomes Michael Schorn as Managing Director of LINK Europe

February 16, 2018
Link Engineering Company is excited to announce that as of January 2018, Michael Schorn joined us as the Managing Director of LINK Europe. Michael will oversee operations in both Germany and Italy, as well as manage personnel stationed throughout... Continue reading
Air System Expert

LINK Expands NA Testing Services and Sales

February 16, 2018
Link Engineering Company is expanding its North American testing services and preparing for overall increased sales for the year ahead. In 2018, LINK will offer FMVSS-136 Heavy Vehicle Stability Testing year-round, while also adding passenger car... Continue reading

Happy Holidays!

December 20, 2017
As another year draws to a close and the holidays arrive, we would like to take the time to reflect on the year and thank our customers, partners, and employees around the world. We could not be more grateful for the support, opportunities, and... Continue reading

LINK Acquires Krauss Product Line and Brand

November 22, 2017
Link Engineering Company is proud to announce it has acquired the Krauss product line and brand. Going forward, LINK will be providing the Krauss product line of test equipment for friction material performance, quality control, and wear measurement... Continue reading

LINK awarded patent on Low Friction Tailstock Assembly

November 22, 2017
Link Engineering Company has a tradition of innovation, as our first patent was acquired in 1936 for a spring testing device. Recently, we have been granted another patent, dating July 4th, 2017, for our Low Friction Tailstock Assembly. Now called... Continue reading
4-Post Shaker

LINK attends the Automotive Testing Expo – Novi

November 22, 2017
On October 24th – 26th LINK exhibited at the North American Automotive Testing Expo. The Expo was held at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI, and drew well over 5,000 attendees. LINK and our recent acquisition, TESCOR, were among the 315... Continue reading
Telemetry Transmitter

New features on the Vehicle Telemetry Transmitter

November 22, 2017
Link Engineering Company has recently upgraded our Model 4067 – DTR Vehicle Telemetry Transmitter. The system seamlessly transmits temperature and speed information to a receiver unit for use by the Model 4000 V-Max data acquisition unit. The system... Continue reading
MFG Day 2017

LINK participates in Manufacturing Day 2017

October 22, 2017
Since 2012 Manufacturing Day has given manufacturers the chance to increase awareness of the bountiful opportunities in manufacturing to local high schools. By bringing together open-minded students and facility tours at local manufacturing plants,... Continue reading
Link Engineering Company

Link Engineering Company announces the acquisition of Tescor Inc. today

October 02, 2017
Link Engineering Company announced today the acquisition of Tescor, Inc. of Warminster, PA. Founded in 1991, TESCOR provides specialty climatic equipment systems. A group of these systems were engineered and designed specifically in support of LINK’... Continue reading
Brake Colloquium

LINK attends the 35th annual SAE Brake Colloquium

October 02, 2017
A longstanding tradition, Link Engineering Company attended the SAE Brake Colloquium & Exhibition held this year in Orland, Florida on September 25. A group of industry professionals, including Roy Link, CEO and Chairman at LINK, founded the... Continue reading
Vehicle Test Center Huangshan, China

LINK Opens New Vehicle Test Center in Huangshan, China

October 02, 2017
On July 21st, 2017 LINK celebrated the grand opening of a new vehicle testing facility in Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), China. Huangshan is well known as a holiday destination for tourists around the world, but has recently become a major vehicle... Continue reading
V-Max Updates

New features on LINK’s Model 4000 V-Max

October 02, 2017
Link Engineering Company’s Model 4000 (V-Max) Data Acquisition system offers OEM’s and suppliers a greater range of precision, modularity and user friendliness in vehicle data collection. LINK designed the V-Max’s chassis with interlocking and... Continue reading
Brazil Brake Colloquium

LINK Participates in the SAE Brazil Test and Simulation Symposium

October 02, 2017
As part of LINK’s growing involvement in testing and simulation activities in the Sao Paulo area of Brazil, LINK participated in the SAE Symposium and Exhibition for Testing and Simulation, August 15th and 16th. Participation in this show represents... Continue reading
Brazil Brake Colloquium

LINK Participation in Brazil Brake Colloquium

July 24, 2017
On May 24-25, 2017 in Caxias do Sul, the SAE Brazil Regional Section held their 13th edition of the International Brake Colloquium. From professional brake experts to interested students, this international event brought the brake field together to... Continue reading
LINK Pat's Run

LINK Team Participates in Pat’s Run 2017

July 24, 2017
This past April, members of the LINK family laced up their running shoes and headed to Tempe, Arizona for the 13th Annual Pat’s Run. This 4.2 mile race is about much more than getting in a good workout, its main purpose is to support a worthy cause... Continue reading
Chassis Brakes International

Chassis Brakes International- NVH Dyno Now Running at LINK Dearborn

July 24, 2017
Taking advantage of its relocation from Australia, Chassis Brakes International’s Model 3900 has had several upgrades to enhance its capabilities. The existing controls were updated with LINK’s newest generation Ethernet conversion kit and provides... Continue reading
Model 1200 Dynamometer

Sample Dynamometer Used for University Research

July 24, 2017
Through a key partner based in Europe, LINK has been able to initiate a project with a major Italian university, including the delivery of a key testing system. This machine will provide scale testing capability, and is intended exclusively for... Continue reading
Scott Tonn Joins LINK Team

Scott Tonn Joins the LINK China Team

May 31, 2017
In October of 2016, LINK welcomed Scott Tonn to the team as Chief Engineer, China. Equipped with a thorough understanding of brake and chassis application and design, Scott will oversee the technical support and development of the team in China. He... Continue reading
South America Lab Accreditation

LINK South America Earns ISO 17025 Accreditation by INMETRO

May 31, 2017
LINK South America recently received a critical accreditation (ABNT NBR ISO/IEC 17025:2005) for our testing laboratory in Sorocaba, Brazil. The accreditation was awarded by INMETRO and demonstrates the capability of LINK dynamometers to provide... Continue reading
TrackSim Testing Script

Product Spotlight: TrackSim

May 31, 2017
LINK works closely with its customers to push the boundaries of testing capabilities. The pursuit of new testing methods led us to the development of TrackSim, a testing script. TrackSim is an application for ProLINK and is used to save time and... Continue reading
LINK Tricycle

LINK Supplier Showcase at FCA

April 13, 2017
Invited by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Link Engineering Company hosted a one day supplier showcase on March 8th, 2017. Excited for the opportunity to meet with new and existing customers, we developed an interactive... Continue reading
GSM Photo

LINK’s International Sales Team meet for the 2nd Annual Global Sales Meeting

April 13, 2017
Link Engineering Company hosted its international sales team in Plymouth, MI for the annual Global Sales Meeting this March. Our diverse sales teams, representing eight different countries, come together annually to join in this strategic workshop... Continue reading
Value Stream Workshop

Value Streaming Workshop – Dearborn

April 13, 2017
On February 14th and 15th, several members of the LINK North America Test Operations met for a two-day Value Stream Mapping workshop. A System Matter Expert in lean operating principles from the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center was on hand... Continue reading
Japan Brake Forum

A Successful First Ever Japan Brake Forum

February 15, 2017
LINK, together with The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, organized a successful first Japan Brake Forum. The Forum was held at Tochigi Prefectural Culture Center in Utsunomiya, Japan on November 28 and 29, 2016. The focus of the two-day event... Continue reading

Product Spotlight: Model 4067-TS, Vehicle Telemetry System

February 15, 2017
Vehicle testing is challenging in its own right, and the difficulty increases when retrieving data from a sensor and relaying it to a data acquisition system. This is particularly difficult if the sensors are attached to a moving component. A common... Continue reading
Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from LINK!

December 23, 2016
We are truly grateful for the support, collaboration and strong bonds we have with our customers and partners around the world. We have been afforded a successful and exciting year in 2016 due to our relationships with each of you. LINK continues to... Continue reading

Commercial Vehicle NVH Chassis Dyno Developed & Shipped

December 23, 2016
LINK recently manufactured a Model 4912 NVH chassis dyno for a global automotive manufacturing company. The dyno was shipped at the beginning of December. The M-4912 dyno is capable of a variety of brake and driveline testing. This system is the... Continue reading

V-Max 4000 Workshop Held in Plymouth, MI

December 23, 2016
The V-Max 4000, is the latest in modular data acquisition system technology. With high sampling rates, reliability, modularity, and versatility, it is designed for precise test applications. LINK recently hosted a V-Max 4000 workshop in Plymouth MI... Continue reading
Packages From Home

Tis the Season of Giving

December 23, 2016
The holiday season is upon us and one of the best ways to celebrate is by giving back! We want to share two wonderful charities that are close to the hearts of LINK’s team members. Several LINK employees have taken special interest in Packages from... Continue reading

LINK Provides Brake Testing for the Michigan State Police

November 15, 2016
In 2012, we started the LINK Police Declaration of Conformity program to qualify friction materials and brake rotors for police fleet vehicles. Continuing with this program, on October 20th, 2016, LINK conducted live vehicle brake testing for the... Continue reading
LINK Booth

Automotive Testing Expo Highlights

November 15, 2016
On October 25th – 27th LINK exhibited at the North American Automotive Testing Expo in Novi, Michigan. The Expo brings together more than 300 exhibitors to showcase their newest technologies and products. These innovative companies are pursuing new... Continue reading
Covenant House

Executive Sleep Out During National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week.

November 15, 2016
As part of Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, Terry Woychowski, a LINK executive, will participate in the Covenant House of Michigan’s Executive Sleep Out. This sleep out will be held on the streets of Detroit, MI on November 17, 2016... Continue reading

A Successful 34th Annual SAE Brake Colloquium!

October 17, 2016
Attending the SAE Brake Colloquium & Exhibition is a longstanding tradition at LINK. Held this year in Scottsdale, AZ, 2016 marked another successful event. The Colloquium offers the latest in brake technology and consists of panel discussions... Continue reading

LINK Showcases V-Max 4000 During Live Vehicle Demonstrations

October 17, 2016
At this year’s SAE Brake Colloquium & Exhibition, LINK hosted live vehicle tests, giving attendees the opportunity to go for a ride and experience our V-Max 4000 Data Acquisition System firsthand. Participants were taken through a series of... Continue reading

Global Activities at LINK!

October 17, 2016
September was a busy month at LINK. We had ribbon cutting ceremonies, dynamometer installations, and exhibited at multiple tradeshows. Whether it is in the United States, Europe, Asia, or South America, we are striving to expand our industry... Continue reading

LINK Presents the Dan Mahannah Award at the Brake Colloquium

October 17, 2016
Each year, LINK presents the Dan Mahannah Achievement Award at the SAE Brake Colloquium. This year two outstanding candidates, Don Burgoon and Dieter Goldbach, were selected. As icons in the industry, each embodied the criterion for this award. It... Continue reading

In Memoriam Stan Kwiatkowski

October 17, 2016
Stan Kwiatkowski, a talented, dependable, and kind-hearted co-worker, passed away Monday, October 3, 2016 at the age of 62. Stan is survived by his wife Barbara and his four children Sebastian, Patricia, Lesley and Christopher. Stan, born in Poland... Continue reading

LINK is exhibiting at the SAE Brake Colloquium and will offer live vehicle demonstrations

September 06, 2016
LINK will exhibit at the 34 th annual SAE 2016 Brake Colloquium & Exhibition this September 26-27 th . The event consists of panel discussions and exhibitions, offering the latest information and innovations in brake technology. We are excited... Continue reading

LINK’s Growing Testing Capabilities in Dearborn, Michigan.

September 06, 2016
Link Engineering Company operates the largest brake laboratory in the world, offering versatile testing capabilities, growing with these recent additions that are now available to our customers, a new Eccentric Mass system and new park brake ramps... Continue reading

LINK updates servo controller function to improve and simplify the user experience.

September 06, 2016
The servo controller function, is a proficient system able to accurately control testing values and create custom ‘applications’ profiles. The updates to the servo controller function are aimed at accommodating customers and include simplifying the... Continue reading

Link Engineering Company Purchases SERVO2000 in Milan Italy.

August 03, 2016
Plymouth, MI - Link Engineering Company, a leading global supplier of precision testing equipment and provider of comprehensive testing services, proudly announces our acquisition of SERVO2000, to expand our Sales, Service and Testing support to... Continue reading

LINK broadens its footprint in China

August 03, 2016
The past couple of years have been an exciting time for Link Engineering Company in China. Through our experience and dedication, we created one of the best testing Laboratories in Asia Pacific in terms of Equipment, Testing and Support. As always,... Continue reading

LINK’s own Jim Villella publishes book on “Creating and Maintaining Success”!

August 03, 2016
Jim Villella, a retired veteran and current Link Arizona employee, is the author of a book on success titled Creating and Maintaining Success: “Success is a process, must be earned, and is not a given”. The book shines light on 15 successful people... Continue reading

New LINK Model 955 Double End Stator Lacing Machine Ships.

August 03, 2016
Link Engineering Company is pleased to announce the shipment of the first new Model 955 Double End Stator Lacer to a major Brazilian motor manufacturer in July. This all-new, fully automated Lacing machine uses LINK’s patented modular lacing head... Continue reading

LINK’s Growth in China Vehicle Testing

July 07, 2016
With car sales in China surging, a new customer market is emerging. Educated consumers are demanding safer and higher quality vehicles, which in turn has led to international OEM’s and suppliers localizing their vehicle development and validation... Continue reading
LINK Picnic

LINK Annual Picnic

July 07, 2016
A treasured tradition at LINK for over 60 years, the LINK annual picnic connects LINK colleagues outside of the office and brings together family and friends for a day of food, games, and memories. Held annually on a Saturday in June, the picnic is... Continue reading
Carlos Agudelo

Carlos Agudelo Elected Chairman of SAE Brake Dynamometer Committee

July 07, 2016
Link Engineering Company would like to congratulate Carlos Agudelo, Director of Technology Development for Laboratory Testing at LINK, on his election as Chairman of the SAE Brake Dynamometer Committee. At LINK, Carlos is responsible for the... Continue reading
High-Speed Rail

LINK High-Speed Rail Dyno in Beijing

July 07, 2016
Link Engineering Company recently won a project to deliver a high-speed rail dynamometer to Beijing in 2017. China is the fastest growing region for railway development, where the bounds of high-speed rail technology are now regularly pushed to the... Continue reading

Come Visit LINK at the Automotive Testing Expo in Stuttgart, Germany!

June 01, 2016
Link Engineering Company is exhibiting at the Automotive Testing Expo in Stuttgart Germany. The event is on its second day and will continue on through June 2 nd . Stop by our booth at stand number 1126 in Hall 1, the event is free of charge and you... Continue reading
Pats Run

Running for a cause, LINK employees run with thousands at the 12th Annual Pat’s Run.

June 01, 2016
Pat’s Run is a 4.2 Mile Run/Walk honoring Pat Tillman, an American football player who left his professional career in the aftermath of the September 11 th attacks to enlist in the United States Army. An Army Ranger, Pat served several combat tours... Continue reading

LINK develops a roadmap for NA Testing Operations

June 01, 2016
The LINK staff recently participated in a SWOT analysis and technology planning workshop specifically for our NA test operations. Led by Carlos Agudelo, a LINK team of testing leadership consisting of Jerry Shavrnoch, David Domine, Greg Smith, John... Continue reading
Terry Woychowski

Terry Woychowski Elected as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Michigan Technological University

June 01, 2016
Link Engineering Company would like to congratulate Terry Woychowski, Vice President of North America Test Operations at LINK, on his election as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Michigan Technological University (MTU). Terry graduated from... Continue reading
John Pross

In Memoriam: John Pross

May 16, 2016
Link Engineering would like to recognize a talented, exuberant, and loving man, John Pross, who passed away Friday, April 29, 2016 at the age of 91. Born January 2, 1925 in Warsaw, Poland, John lived a full life. A craftsman at heart, John led the... Continue reading
Mr. Yasushi Suganuma

LINK Hires Mr. Yasushi Suganuma as General Manager of Link Japan.

May 02, 2016
It is with great pleasure that we announce the addition of Mr. Yasushi Suganuma to the LINK team. Suganuma-san joined our Link Japan operations on April 1, 2016, in the role of General Manager. We are very excited to have his technical expertise and... Continue reading
EuroBrake 2016

Link Engineering Exhibiting at EuroBrake 2016

May 02, 2016
Link Engineering is proud to announce that we will exhibit at EuroBrake 2016 in Milan, Italy. The event will be held from June 13 to June 15 at MiCo, Europe’s largest conference center. You can find Link Engineering at booth number 22, where we will... Continue reading

New LINK Website Launch

April 27, 2016
We are very excited to announce the launch of the new Link Engineering Company website. The new website reflects our international growth as a company as well as our broad range of products, each customized to our clients’ needs. Equipment, Testing... Continue reading
Roy Link

2016 Global Sales Meeting

March 31, 2016
March 22, 2016 marked the final day of the first ever 5 day global sales meeting at Link Engineering Company. Our global sales team consists of a diverse group of individuals from Korea, Japan, India, Germany, China, North America, and Brazil all... Continue reading
Link Hires Terry Woychowski - VP of North American Test Operations

LINK Hires Terry Woychowski as VP of North American Test Operations

March 31, 2016
We have the great pleasure to announce the hiring of Terry Woychowski as the Vice President of NA Test Operations for LINK. Terry began his role on January 18, and is based in Dearborn, MI, overseeing all laboratory and vehicle test operations,... Continue reading

Link Engineering Exhibiting at Automotive Testing Expo in Europe

March 31, 2016
Link Engineering is proud to announce that it will be exhibiting at the Automotive Testing Expo show in Stuttgart, Germany. The event will be held from May 31 to June 2 at the Trade Fair Center in Stuttgart (Airport). Link Engineering Company will... Continue reading

Product Spotlight: Hub and Wheel Bearing Fatigue Machine

December 09, 2015
This week's product spotlight is on the Model 2938 Hub and Wheel Bearing Fatigue Machine. This machine is designed to reproduce the forces acting on wheel bearings as seen in vehicles by controlling the magnitude of the cornering forces and radial... Continue reading
Equipment Calibrate

Has Your Testing Equipment Been Calibrated?

December 09, 2015
As machines get older, it is important to make sure they are calibrated at least once a year. Instead of doing the calibration yourself or hiring a third party, we encourage you to have us do it for you. Our technicians are highly skilled and... Continue reading
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A Holiday Message from our President

December 09, 2015
As we approach the close of 2015, I want to extend a deep appreciation on behalf of the Link family for the efforts of LINK employees in supporting our customers around the world. We are also grateful for the opportunities provided by our customers... Continue reading

Product Spotlight: Model 3100 SAE No. 2 Test Stand

November 24, 2015
This week's product spotlight is the Model 3100 SAE No. 2 Test Stand, otherwise known as the wet friction test stand. It is designed to perform standard SAE and developmental wet friction testing on clutch and band systems utilizing production... Continue reading

End of the Year Thermocouple Special

November 24, 2015
Starting on Black Friday (November 27) and running through the end of December, we will be offering a 15% discount on all thermocouples! This is a great opportunity to restock your thermocouple supply for 2016. For pricing information or to place an... Continue reading

Thanksgiving at LINK

November 24, 2015
As Thanksgiving is fast approaching, we would like to take a moment to appreciate the loyal customers and employees who have made our company what it is today. This is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the important things in life such as family... Continue reading

A Strong Finish to Tradeshow Season

November 12, 2015
In October, we participated in the Automotive Testing Expo in Novi, Michigan and the SMI Metal Engineering Expo in Charlotte, North Carolina. These shows were a great success and were the last ones we will be exhibiting at until 2016. We have always... Continue reading

LINK Pays Tribute to Veterans

November 12, 2015
This past Wednesday, November 11, was Veterans Day. We would like to take a minute to thank all those who have served for their sacrifice and dedication. The following is a list of veterans we would like to personally acknowledge. For any who may... Continue reading

LINK Product Spotlight: Seat Vibration Tester

November 12, 2015
This week's product spotlight is on our Seat Vibration Tester. This system is designed to quickly find and analyze the source of noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) problems in automotive seats. In particular, this system performs buzz, squeak,... Continue reading

LINK Testing Quality News

October 29, 2015
LINK testing facilities throughout North America have further consolidated best practices and merged together under a common quality documentation system for our ISO-17025 accreditation. Ann Helms, Quality Coordinator for testing services in... Continue reading

John Mack Joins the LINK Team

October 29, 2015
We are extremely pleased to announce and welcome John Mack as a new addition to the LINK team. John will serve as Vice President - Asia, as well as Managing Director of LINK's China operation. He is based out of our Shanghai office. John brings a... Continue reading

Product Spotlight: Maul-Theet Automatic Modal Hammer

October 29, 2015
"Who stops improving, has stopped being good." - Philip Rosenthal We couldn't agree more with Mr. Rosenthal. Continuous development and optimization are part of our corporate philosophy. This belief is exactly why we have expanded our Automatic... Continue reading

Leadership Spotlight: Q&A with Tim Duncan By The Brake Report

October 13, 2015
This article was written and published by The Brake Report. Tim Duncan is Executive Vice President, Business Development & Global Test Operations for Link Engineering Company. LINK is a multinational company dedicated to the design and... Continue reading

Visit LINK at the 2015 SMI Metal Engineering Expo

October 13, 2015
The busy tradeshow season continues! From October 20 - 22, LINK will be exhibiting at the inaugural SMI Metal Engineering Expo at the Charlotte Convention Center in North Carolina. The technical conference and product exhibition is just around the... Continue reading

Product Spotlight: LINK Shear Test Machine

October 13, 2015
This week’s LINK product spotlight is on the Model 2876 Shear Test Machine. This machine provides users with the means to evaluate the bond strength of friction material pad assemblies for passenger car and medium truck disc brake pads. It is... Continue reading

Hero Motorcycle Purchases the First Model 2000 Dynamometer

September 28, 2015
Days after officially introducing the new Model 2000 Friction Standard Dynamometer, we have received the first order. Hero Motorcycle, the largest motorcycle company in the world, has become the first company to purchase LINK's newest dyno. The... Continue reading

Product Spotlight: ProLINK Dual-By-Wire

September 28, 2015
This week's product spotlight is the ProLINK software application: "Dual-By-Wire." Dual-By-Wire is a feature that enables two brake dynamometers to be used in coordination to simulate the brake function of two brakes as though they were components... Continue reading

Visit LINK at the 2015 North American Automotive Testing Expo

September 28, 2015
From October 20 through October 22, LINK will be exhibiting at the 13th annual North American Automotive Testing Expo at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan. The show runs from 9 am to 5 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, and from 9 am to... Continue reading

Join Us at the 2015 CWIEME Chicago Expo

September 16, 2015
LINK will be exhibiting at the 2015 CWIEME Chicago Expo from October 6 through October 7. The event will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, in Rosemont, Illinois, with doors opening at 10 AM. Please stop by the LINK booth and share... Continue reading

Online ProLINK Training

September 16, 2015
In August, LINK completed our first ProLINK Training Webinar Series for several of our Brazilian customers. The training took place on Tuesdays throughout the month. The training received positive feedback, and participants became better equipped to... Continue reading

Product Spotlight: LINK Model 3945 Road Load Simulator

September 16, 2015
This week's product spotlight is on the LINK Model 3945 Road Load Simulator. The Road Load Simulation System replicates road loads for brake tests. The system has the flexibility to impose fixed or dynamic loading during noise, judder, Disc... Continue reading

Visit LINK at the 2015 SAE Brake Colloquium and Exhibition

September 16, 2015
From October 4 through October 7, LINK will be exhibiting at the 2015 SAE Brake Colloquium and Exhibition. The event takes place at the Charleston Area Convention Center in Charleston, South Carolina. We welcome you to visit our booth and talk to... Continue reading

Introducing the Model 2000 Dynamometer

August 25, 2015
We are proud to officially announce the introduction of the Model 2000 Friction Standard Dynamometer to the LINK dynamometer lineup. The Model 2000 is a full inertia dynamometer designed specifically to conduct the most commonly run global test... Continue reading

Product Spotlight: ProLINK Vehicle to Dyno

August 25, 2015
This week's Product Spotlight is on the ProLINK Vehicle to Dyno software application. This application gives users the capability to simulate a vehicle test directly on a dynamometer. The vehicle test data is read and followed by the brake... Continue reading

Visit LINK at the 2015 CVSA Annual Conference and Exhibition

August 25, 2015
From September 13 through September 17, LINK will be exhibiting at the 2015 Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Annual Conference and Exhibition. The conference takes place at the Boise Center on the Grove Plaza in downtown Boise, Idaho. We... Continue reading

DTE Product Spotlight: Bearing Seal Test Stand

August 10, 2015
This week's Product Spotlight is our LINK-DTE Bearing Seal Test Stand. This stand provides dynamic testing of wheel bearings under load with salt and slurry exposure, and perform GM specification GMN 5357, sections 5.3.2 and 5.3.3. The Bearing Seal... Continue reading

LINK Cutting Tool Specialties

August 10, 2015
For more than 80 years, LINK has been the standard for cutting tool quality for centerdrills, combination drills and countersinks. We employ automation and advanced technology to optimize our products and conserve costs. LINK specializes in custom... Continue reading

Visit LINK at the 2015 China Automotive Testing Expo

August 10, 2015
From September 15 through 17, LINK will be exhibiting at the 2015 China Automotive Testing Expo at the Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition Center. We will be located in booth 2014 near the main entrance. We welcome you to stop by! We... Continue reading

Labor Day Discount on Thermocouples

July 28, 2015
Running now through Labor Day, September 7th 2015, LINK is offering a large discount on all of our thermocouples. In addition to LINK's already low prices, customers can take an additional 15% off of all orders of thermocouples. For pricing... Continue reading

Product Spotlight: ProLINK RegenSIM

July 28, 2015
This week's Product Spotlight is the LINK RegenSIM, which is a software add-on to ProLINK. RegenSIM has the capability to simulate regenerative braking conditions on inertia brake dynamometers. This add-on also enables the ProLINK control system to... Continue reading

Remote Problem Solving by LINK

July 28, 2015
Here at LINK, we strive to provide our customers with the best technical service and support. One of the ways we do this is with Bomgar - an advanced remote support software. Bomgar enables our software engineers and service technicians to... Continue reading

Product Spotlight: LINK Telemetry System

July 14, 2015
This week's LINK Product Spotlight is our Telemetry System for the wireless transfer of data of both temperature and speed gauge bridge type torque transducers on a test vehicle. The system eliminates the need for and avoids the shortcomings of slip... Continue reading

Roy Link Receives the 2015 Horace H. Rackham Humanitarian Award

July 14, 2015
The Engineering Society Board of Directors (ESD) has selected our very own, Roy Link, Chairman and CEO of LINK, as the recipient of the 2015 Horace H. Rackham Humanitarian Award. This award is ESD's highest honor and we could not be more proud of... Continue reading

Successful ProLINK Training Session Held in India

July 14, 2015
We are pleased to share that we recently finished a two day training session on our ProLINK testing software in India. The training session was well attended with more than 40 attendees from different organizations. Lead by Chris Urban, a LINK... Continue reading
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LINK Celebrates the Delivery of the 100th Model 3900 Dynamometer

July 01, 2015
On Wednesday, June 3rd, Link Engineering Company recognized the delivery of the 100th Model 3900 Dynamometer. This is an important milestone for our company as we continue to add value to the global brake testing industry. When brake noise was first... Continue reading
Link China Office Building

LINK China Receives ISO 17025 Certification for Calibration

July 01, 2015
LINK China has recently received their ISO 17025 accreditation for calibration. This achievement further validates the progress LINK China's operations have made to provide local support for LINK test equipment independently. "While LINK China has... Continue reading
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LINK Exhibited at the 2015 Europe Automotive Testing Expo

July 01, 2015
Link Engineering Company exhibited at the 2015 Automotive Testing Expo in Messe Stuttgart, Germany from June 16th to June 18th. The show was a great success, and provided an opportunity to meet with many loyal and potential customers. At the show,... Continue reading
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Product Spotlight: LINK Thermocouples

July 01, 2015
LINK Thermocouples, designed specifically for brake testing applications, will measure the temperature from brake hardware such as rotors, pads, and drums. These highly accurate, temperature sensing tools measure voltage generated at the junction of... Continue reading

Link Engineering's Video Monitoring And Playback System

May 19, 2015
Plymouth, MI - Link Engineering Company's video monitoring and playback system provides a convenient means for a test stand operator to observe and record activities in test stand environments. Typical applications include monitoring situations in... Continue reading

Link Engineering’s Global Customer Support Team

May 19, 2015
Plymouth, MI - Link Engineering is committed to providing their customers with skilled, prompt, and economical customer support. LINK has developed a global customer support network that provides a multitude of services around the globe. Our... Continue reading

Link Engineering Will Be Exhibiting at the 2015 China Friction & Sealing Material Association Show

May 19, 2015
Plymouth, MI - Link Engineering will be exhibiting at the China Friction & Sealing Material Association Show from May 28th to May 29th. Please stop by our booth to get more information about a variety of LINK's products. LINK will be featuring... Continue reading

Link Introduces the Model 955 Double End Stator Lacing Machine to Europe

May 19, 2015
Plymouth, MI - At CWIEME in Berlin, Link Engineering introduced the Model 955 Double End Stator Lacing Machine to the European market. The new machine, which was first shown off as a prototype at the Coil Winding Expo in Rosemont, Illinois last... Continue reading

Link Engineering Announces LINK ShaPix

April 29, 2015
Plymouth, MI- Link Engineering is proud to announce that it has partnered with Coherix to produce the ShaPix 1500Series 3D analyzer. When accuracy and quality is important, the LINK ShaPix provides a solution that measures the wear, profile,... Continue reading

Link Engineering Co. Announces Partnership with Maul-Theet GmbH

April 29, 2015
Plymouth, MI - Link Engineering is pleased to announce its partnership with Maul-Theet GmbH to introduce the Shim Damping Test Stand for automated modal analysis testing of parts. This system allows for a highly efficient, repeatable modal analysis... Continue reading

Link Engineering Delivers two Aerospace Dynamometers to Safran Messier-Bugatti-Dowty

April 29, 2015
Plymouth, MI - Link Engineering and Safran Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran MBD) are celebrating the arrival of two new Model 6900 Aircraft Dynamometers in Villeurbanne of Lyon, France. This marks the first, and hopefully and the beginning, of many... Continue reading

Linear and Rotary Actuators

April 14, 2015
Plymouth, MI - When Link Engineering purchased Dynamic Testing & Equipment in October of 2014, they did so knowing that the products that come out of DTE are top of the line, and of the best quality. One example of a superior product that is... Continue reading

Link Engineering at EuroBrake 2015

April 14, 2015
Link Engineering will be exhibiting at EuroBrake 2015 in Dresden, Germany at the International Congress Center from May 4th to May 6th. This will mark LINK's fourth consecutive year at EuroBrake. First created in 2012 to address the profound changes... Continue reading
LINK Since 1935

Link Engineering Company Celebrates 80 Years

April 14, 2015
2015 - Link Engineering Company celebrates 80 years of business. In commemoration of its 80th anniversary, Link Engineering decided to look back on some of the important moments that helped to shape the company into what it is today. EARLY HISTORY... Continue reading

New Allen Bradley PLC Controls for Link Lacers

April 14, 2015
Link Engineering has developed a NEW control system for its Stator Lacing Machines. This new system, based on the Allen Bradley Micro 800 series PLC, has many advantages over previous Lacer control systems. The rugged new A-B PLC lacer control... Continue reading

Huangshan Testing Facility Now Open for Business

April 01, 2015
For more than a year, Link has conducted on-road vehicle testing throughout the Anhui Provence of China. This past October, Link officially set up shop and opened a new testing facility in Huangshan. Link's area presence initially began with brake... Continue reading

Link Engineering Announces the New Residual Drag Tailstock

April 01, 2015
Link Engineering announced the new Model 5002 Residual Drag Tailstock system. The new system provides an increased drag torque full scale range of 70 N•m, and over 5000 N•m of dynamic torque while braking. The Model 5002 Residual Drag Tailstock... Continue reading

Link Engineering Launches New Data Acquisition Equipment to Auto Industry

April 01, 2015
Plymouth, MI- Link Engineering has launched the V-Max 4000 Data Acquisition system to the auto motive industry, offering OEM's and suppliers a greater range of precision, modularity and user friendliness in vehicle data collection. The biggest draw... Continue reading

Splitting Hairs with Precision

March 17, 2015
Link Engineering Develops Improbable Measuring Capabilities for Compressibility Testing Microscopic variations in friction materials can have non-desirable effects on vehicle braking systems and consumer perception of the brake behavior and response... Continue reading

Link Engineering Announces ECE R90, RP628 Qualification, & New Equipment for their U.S., China, and European Test Labs

February 13, 2015
Plymouth, MI - This week, Link Engineering Company released information on expansions to their test laboratories, added capabilities and new testing certifications for their US and international divisions. "Link provides brake testing services to... Continue reading

Link Engineering Purchases DTE

December 02, 2014
Plymouth, MI - Link Engineering Company, a leading global supplier of precision testing equipment and premier provider of comprehensive testing services, today announced it has acquired Dynamic Testing & Equipment, LLC (DTE) , a global supplier... Continue reading

Tim Duncan Honored with the SAE Outstanding Achievement Award

July 01, 2014
SAE International announces that Tim Duncan, Executive Vice President, Link Engineering Company, has been honored with the 2013 SAE Technical Standards board Outstanding Achievement Award. WARRENDALE, Pa. (April 28, 2014) - SAE International... Continue reading

Biaxial Wheel Durability Testing

April 29, 2014
Link Engineering's latest wheel test system goes beyond traditional methods, giving better results and saving time. Interested in reading more? Download the PDF here . Continue reading
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Chemical Laboratory Reaches NSF and AMECA Approval

January 08, 2013
Update (01/07/13): Link Engineering's Chemical Laboratory becomes NSF- and AMECA-approved as a third-party testing facility per SAE J2975:2011. Late last year, Link Engineering completed the formal process to become the first independent testing... Continue reading
Carlos Agudelo - SAE Outstanding Achievement

SAE Outstanding Achievement Award

October 08, 2012
Carlos Agudelo was recently awarded as a recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award by the Technical Standards Board of SAE International. This award recognizes individuals for outstanding service in the technical committee activities including... Continue reading
Electric Motor Driveline Test Stand

Link Produces Electric Motor Driveline Test System

September 17, 2012
Link finished installation of Zytek Automotive's new double - ended electric drive motor test stand in July 2012. With this test stand Zytek will now be able to evaluate motor and drivetrain performance with motor power up to 180 kW and speeds up to... Continue reading
2012 SAE Brake Colloquium

30th Annual SAE Brake Colloquium

September 11, 2012
At the end of September, Link Engineering will participate in the 2012 SAE Brake Colloquium. This well-established technical conference and exhibition brings together renowned brake industry experts from around the world to learn about, present and... Continue reading
Commercial Vehicle Testing

Commercial Vehicle Brake Paper

July 30, 2012
SAE International announced that the paper from the 2012 SAE World Congress titled "Application of Air Brake Performance Relationships in Accident Reconstruction and Their Correlation to Real Vehicle Performance" (2012-01-0609), has been accepted... Continue reading
Link Dearborn Tire Symposium

Link Hosts Tire Symposium

June 25, 2012
On June 19, Link hosted an industry meeting entitled The Future of Heavy Tire Testing at its Dearborn Technical Center. Over 60 attendees from the US Military, Commercial Trucking, Automotive, and Tire industries gathered to discuss the tire-related... Continue reading

Link to Exhibit at SEMA Show

June 17, 2012
Link Engineering has partnered with the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association's Vehicle Technology Team to collect vehicle dynamics data to feed simulation models. SEMA's Vehicle Dynamics Program assists vehicle modifiers in predicting if... Continue reading
6-Square Test System

New 6-Square Test System

May 13, 2012
Link Engineering delivers the next generation of equipment for testing commercial vehicle axles that surpasses traditional T-Rig type machines. A closed-loop torque circuit (up to 25,000 ft-lbs) is maintained through the test axle, replica axle, and... Continue reading
2012 EuroBrake

First Annual EuroBrake 2012

April 12, 2012
Link Engineering and Link Europe GmbH exhibited along with fifty other companies at the first EuroBrake conference and exhibition in April. Roy Link, as a member of the advisory board, helped to make the show a success with over 650 attendees. Link... Continue reading

Link Engineering to attend EuroBrake 2012

February 22, 2012
Link Engineering will be an active participant at the inaugural EuroBrake 2012 event, which is to be held in Dresden, Germany on April 16-18. In addition to being an exhibitor, a presenter, and a member on the advisory board, LINK is proud to be a... Continue reading
Link China Test Laboratory

Link Opens Test Laboratory in China

January 31, 2012
On December 6th, 2011 Link held a grand opening of its China laboratory to serve the Asian Region. More than 100 loyal customers joined Roy Link (President & CEO), Matthew Link (VP & GM) and Tim Duncan (VP Global Test Operations) to... Continue reading
Link Engineering's Chinese Testing Laboratory

Link Engineering Expands in China

September 26, 2011
Link Engineering Company is pleased to announce the opening of a testing laboratory in Shanghai, China. This laboratory will provide independent testing services to customers throughout China. Along with Link's already existing Laboratory in Korea,... Continue reading
75 Years of Excellence at Link Engineering

Link Newsletter August 2011

September 01, 2011
Please download the attached Link Engineering Newsletter released in August, 2011 to see the latest happennings within the Link Engineering organization. Highlights include the grand openings of new Link testing laboratories, introduction of key... Continue reading
Link Global Technical Center

Grand Opening of Dearborn Technical Center

May 12, 2011
Link Engineering's Dearborn Technical Center, located in Dearborn, Michigan, consolidates both vehicle and laboratory testing activities on a single campus. The 130,000 square foot facility is located on a 13 acre parcel providing the opportunity to... Continue reading
Link & KNR Collaboration

Collaboration of Link Engineering and KNR Systems

May 10, 2011
Link held an event on April 21, 2011 to celebrate the collaboration of Link Engineering Company with KNR Systems, a Korean-based, servo-hydraulic test equipment provider ( www.knrsys.com ). The event also acknowledged the efforts of the University... Continue reading