With regard to the development and quality control of slip-controlled multi-disc clutches, different test procedures were previously used in Europe. These employed test procedures are presented and the requirements for future systems outlined. A new test bench concept is presented, which allows all the necessary procedures previously performed on separate test benches to be performed on a single test bench. This allows considerable time and money savings to be made during development and quality control of slip-controlled multi-disc clutches and transmission oils. Suppliers are presented with the opportunity to perform all the required tests themselves.