A World of Knowledge
When the world’s most advanced manufacturers of rotating equipment need the world’s most accurate spin testing systems and services to evaluate the critical components they’re designing and fabricating, they turn to Test Devices, Inc.
Test Devices provides rotational testing services and equipment to an array of demanding markets with exacting applications and requirements.
For its many aerospace, aviation and power generation clients, Test Devices offers rotational testing services and equipment that more closely represent operational engine environments. By providing comprehensive performance evaluation in realistic engine conditions, Test Devices helps its clients effectively validate performance at a fraction of the cost of full-engine testing
Test Devices also provides comprehensive spin testing services for energy storage, air handling, automotive, electronics, and medical devices.
Test Devices has developed the world’s most precise, accurate and efficient test equipment because the company operates a contract test laboratory serving these demanding industries. Staffed with skilled test designers and engineers, Test Devices incorporates the innovations we develop as test experts into the machines we design and sell. For over 40 years Test Devices has developed and advanced the science of centrifugal, vibratory and thermal stress testing – critical solutions engineers need to evaluate the integrity and validate the life of component parts.
Test Devices provides the comprehensive spin testing equipment, testing expertise and data that engineers and scientists need to refine their assumptions, improve their models and select the best materials; in short, to research and develop the safest, most reliable, best-performing products in the world.
Working with Test Devices Makes A World of Difference.
Ever more accelerating trend in pursuing more efficient gas turbines drives the running condition of the engines to hotter and more arduous. This drives the need for new materials, coatings and the associated modeling and testing techniques required to evaluate these in high temperature environments and complex stress conditions.
Design of containment structures helps ensure a safe environment during the testing process of aerospace components.
High-speed rotating components, such as those used in the gas-turbine, turbomachinery, and the flywheel energystorage industries, must be robustly designed to prevent failures that release lethally high energy, which can result in catastrophic damage and even fatalities. For example, a single fan blade on a typical engine powering the Boeing 747-4 engine is about 30 in. long, and rotates at a speed greater than 3000 rpm, producing enough energy to lift a large bus 20 ft in the air. The disk holding the blades has more than 20 times that energy.
The U.S. Navy recently awarded Test Devices, a Hudson, Massachusetts-based rotational testing company, a Research and Development Contract for advanced High Cycle Fatigue (HCF) excitation methods and instrumentation.