Test Technology & Automation

Quality and assembly success in your production.
TECHNOLOGY JUST FOR YOU.

Technology is our beat.
Technology rocks.

And we rock technology. With high-tech industrial solutions. From Schalksmühle to the whole world. Want to join us?

E-Mobility 800 V+ Technology

Discover the fully automatic test facility for drive controller E-Mobility 800 V+ technology in the e-paper.

SOMA flexTSA – Universal functional testing

The standard for functional testing: redefined.

JUNG Case Study

Premium supplier of modern building technology Albrecht JUNG invests in future technologies with new, semi-automated high-tech laboratory.

Discover SOMA: Virtual tour

Explore SOMA in virtual reality with our VR tour.

Plant engineering & special machine construction for test systems & automation

SOMA Test Technology & Automation. For 50 years we have been a full-service partner for industry in industrial plant engineering, testing technology and testing systems as well as automated test systems. Get to know our TECHNOLOGY JUST FOR YOU philosophy.

Your partner for quality control in automation

SOMA specialises in the development of customised testing systems for quality assurance in automated mass production in compliance with the highest industry standards.

Our philosophy

Our motto TECHNOLOGY JUST FOR YOU guides you through all project phases. We use proven technology modules and scalable concepts to develop your customised solution. Your individual requirements are our benchmark.

Why SOMA?

  • 50 years of expertise
  • Proven system design and conceptual experience
  • Recognised partner as system integrator for PE and EV
  • Global project reach
  • Strong ties with the automotive industry

References and customers

SOMA is a system partner to top international brands. These include premium manufacturers in the automotive industry and their suppliers as well as global market leaders in the electrical industry.

Our expertise in all project phases

Whether hardware / software development, cobotting, workpiece handling, assembly, support and service - our team of experts supports you in all process steps. From the sample shop to the customised testing and automation system to after-sales.

Product life cycle services

  • Sampleshop
  • Sampling
  • Test lab
  • Production start-up
  • Production
  • Production expansion
  • Production phase-out
  • Spare parts

Consulting

  • Test and automation concepts
  • System design
  • Risk and hazard analysis
  • Consulting Laboratory Environment
  • E-Mobility / Power Electronics
  • SOMA Academy

SOMA Test Technology

At SOMA, we have over 50 years of international project experience in the testing and quality assurance of electronics, mechanical components and mechatronics and power electronics.

SOMA Test Systems

  • High-voltage applications Power electronics
  • for charge controllers / onboard chargers fully automatic / semi-automatic
  • for Wallboxes
  • for PV inverters
  • from Sample Shop to AfterSales
  • with EOL assembly
  • Worker assistance / assembly software / pick-by-light
  • networked charging infrastructure

Test methods

  • Leakage and function tests
  • Safety test
  • Run-in / Burn-in
  • Screening
  • Haptic tests
  • Optical inspection
  • Leak tests
  • Environmental simulation
  • Parts handling
  • Overall integration

Specialist for e-mobility and power electronics test systems

As your expert for the most demanding test requirements in e-mobility and power electronics, we handle international large-scale systems for quality assurance and automated assembly of high-voltage products up to 1,000V.

E-Mobility (EV) Test Systems

Power electronics test benches for development and series production.

  • Parts handling and interlinking
  • Safety tests (HV, PE ...)
  • Safety environment
  • Function tests
  • Run-in / Burn-in
  • Screening
  • Environmental simulation
  • Pincheck
  • Optical tests
  • Labeling
  • Complete integration

Power electronics

Special know-how and expertise.

  • Application-specific 4-pole contacting systems in shielded design
  • EMC-compliant overall design up to 1kV / 1kA
  • Temperature cycle tests
  • Performance test with active temperature control and temperature regulation
  • Media handling
  • Performance analysis

SOMA Automation

SOMA is your expert in automation: test automation, assembly, robotics, labelling, material handling and innovative operating concepts. We offer expertise along the entire production chain. Special know-how and innovative automation concepts to secure your investment and optimise test and production processes.

SOMA Automation Expertise

  • Test Automation
  • Assembly
  • Robotics
  • Labelling / Marking
  • Plant interlinking and material handling
  • Trend-setting operating concepts / HMI

Expertise in the complete production chain

  • Prototyping and validation
  • Development
  • EoL (End of Line)
  • Warranty and analysis
  • Life cycle test
  • Laboratory

Special know-how

  • High voltage / high current applications
  • High-resolution measurement tasks
  • Automotive communication
  • Testing under environmental simulation conditions
  • Media temperature control
  • Automated test
  • Customised contacting solutions
  • EMC-compliant design
  • MES / Tracebility

Future-oriented automation concepts

  • Adjusting the level of automation
  • Time-optimised investment
  • Test and process optimisation without production interruption
  • Integration of advanced test and process modules
  • Investment protection through reusability for new products
SOMA engineering from Germany: Innovative solutions for testing technology, automation technology, dosing technology and worker assistance in production.

50 years of innovation and expertise

SOMA represents (special) mechanical engineering with the service concept "TECHNOLOGY JUST FOR YOU". Our team is proud to be a system supplier for industrial testing and product-specific automation systems for mechatronic and electronic products. We are also a leading manufacturer of innovative and patented dosing technology and worker assistance systems for production. For half a century, your needs have been the motivation for us to be your reliable partner with innovation, passion and teamwork.

More power for the drive of e-cars

We have developed a fully automatic test system for drive controllers that can test a more powerful drive in the e-mobility sector (800 V+). The result is trend-setting for the industry.

flexTSA - Next generation universal functional testing

We offer you the testing system that fits your project scope. The SOMA flexTSA works modularly and can be extended by the required components at any time.

JUNG Case Study - Smart testing and loading

The premium supplier of modern building technology Albrecht JUNG invests in future technologies with a new, semi-automated high-tech laboratory.

Personal contact

Whether you need pre- or after-sales service, general questions or non-binding advice, we are here to help. Contact us and our team.

Working at SOMA

Technology is our beat. Technology rocks. And we rock technology. With high-tech industrial solutions. From Schalksmühle to the whole world. Want to join us?

Discover SOMA: Virtual tour

Visit SOMA in the virtual reality. Discover our company and services interactively on our VR tour. Explore the world of SOMA on your own or take a guided live tour by appointment.

Exhibition calendar

Date Exhibition / Topics Location Informationen
19. – 21. March 2024 Lubricant Expo North America
Dosing Technology
Detroit, USA Learn more
28. – 29. August 2024 all about automation
Automation (With ABNOX AG)
Zurich, Switzerland Learn more
17. – 19. September 2024 Lubricant Expo Europe
Dosing Technology
Dusseldorf, Germany Learn more
08. – 11. October 2024 Motek
Dosing Technology, Worker Assistance
Stuttgart, Germany Learn more
22. – 24. October 2024 IZB
Worker Assistance (Joint stand at GWS)
Wolfsburg, Germany Learn more
20. – 21. November 2024 VDE E-Mobility Conference
Test technology
Frankfurt, Germany Learn more

Values and certified quality

Certified according to ISO 9001

The TÜV Nord certifies the SOMA management system according to DIN EN ISO 9001 : 2015 with the quality certificate.

Code of Conduct

At SOMA and KOSTAL, acting in accordance with the law and with integrity are not policy, but values that have been lived for generations.

Discover all SOMA business units and solutions

Company website of SOMA GmbH

SOMA is an independent company under the umbrella of the KOSTAL Group and has been a system supplier of test and automation systems and manufacturer of innovative and patented dosing technology since 50 years.

Process reliable dosing systems

Lubricants are used in all situations where friction forces are created as a result of movements and actuations in mechanical or mechatronic products. We have suitable dosing products to ensure process reliability.

Worker assistance: SOMA flexAssistant

Digitize manual production: Fast, flexibly adaptable and available wherever you need it - with the SOMA flexAssistant Software Suite. Without changing the system from manual production to semi-automatic.

SOMA supports you in all phases of your project

We support you in all phases of your project

SOMA is at your side as a reliable technology partner in every project phase – design, implementation, training and after-sales. You can count on our experienced team and our expertise.

Non-binding and personal advice

Sometimes you need quick and straight-forward help. We are here for you.

Telephone: +49 2355 50828-0
Email: info@soma.de