Mobile test infrastructure

Flexible, scalable, mobile and cost-efficient – the core qualities of the innovative IABG test infrastructure MOTIF. At our site in Erding, customers have a cost-efficient infrastructure for rent or sale at their disposal – designed for global deployment, if required.
The infrastructure consists of modules for electric power, hydraulic fluid and pneumatic supply as well as cooling and heat recovery. The load application plate and the lightweight hall construction are also modular, scalable and easy to transport. MOTIF can be used for a wide range of test applications and is thus ideal for sector-independent and/or customer-specific projects.

Assembly requirements

  • Space to erect a hall, or availability of a suitable hall
  • Developed property with resilient soil
  • Road access
  • Medium voltage connection

    Customer benefits

    • Universally applicable infrastructure
    • Adaptable for a wide range of test requirements (largescale structural tests and/or multiple simultaneous tests)
    • Entire infrastructure or individual modules available for hire or sale (individual planning services)
    • Implementation on site
    • Combinable with IABG testing portfolio
    • Dismantling/transport according to international machinery safety and environmental guidelines

    Reference projects with MOTIF

    • 2010 – 2014  Static fatigue strength test for the wing of the Airbus A350 XWB
    • 2010 – 2017  Fatigue strength test for the wing and centre fuselage of the Airbus A350 XWB


    1. Modular lightweight hall

    • Scalable and modular test hall construction with a floor space of 5,000 m2 and a height of more than 27 m

    2. Mobile anchor rail system

    • Ready-mixed concrete elements, dimensions: 3 m x 4 m x 0.85 m
    • Individually installable anchor rails that connect to the hall floor and test set-ups
    • Quick assembly for large-scale tests or multiple simultaneous tests
    • Installable in existing test halls
    • Exactly defined, highly accurate interfaces to connect load structures, e.g. test frames
    • Picking up loads across the entire anchor rail system

    3. Hydraulic pump station

    • Hydraulic power supply
    • Hydraulic units, each with a nominal flow rate of 1,050 l/min and a nominal pressure of 280 bar (4,000 psi)
    • Main oil tank (oil volume: 8,000 litres)

    4. Pneumatics

    • 160 m3/min (4 x 40 m3/min) at 7.5 bar (maximum absolute pressure)
    • Integrated in a 40 ft ISO container
    • Actively controlled ventilation system with silencers in the input and output channels, oil/water separators, air dryers and oil absorbers

    5. Electric power supply

    • Output: 400V / 230V AC


    • Integrated in a 40 ft ISO container
    • Medium voltage distribution board to cover the input voltage range of 10–24 kV with a power supply frequency of 50 – 60 Hz
    • Power transformer
    • Power factor correction
    • Low voltage distribution board
    • Kopter Group AG Industrial Maturity Management Audit, 2020
    • Airbus S.A.S., 2010, 2011, 2017
    • Airbus Helicopters, 2015
    • Eurocopter, 2012
    • Bombardier Aerospace, 2012
    • EADS Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH, 2011
    • ASCO Industries N.V., 2011
    • AREVA NP GmbH, 2007
    • Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, 2007
    • MTU Aero Engines, 2004
    • Patria Finavicomp Oy (Finnland), 2004
    • Airbus Deutschland GmbH, 2002
    • Verizon, Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (USA) 2002