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Why You Should Invest in a Proof Test

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Proof tests are special forms of validation tests that are intended to demonstrate the fitness of any given load-bearing root structure. In the case of spin testing, proof testing is typically performed in order to validate design requirements for certification, such as FAA or EASA for jet engines. It is also frequently used to screen for production quality in […]

Digital Twin Technology and the Industrial Internet of Things

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Recent advances in sensor technology, computational capacity, and data analytics have created more effective ways to monitor conditions in fielded machines. Additionally, advances in asset-management technology present both challenges and opportunities for engineering test service providers. Better Databases and Sensors Create a Digital Twin In the era of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), machines […]

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Low Cycle Fatigue Testing and Crack Detection Systems

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In a high-speed rotating machinery, comprehensive testing is required to ensure the rotor design integrity and durability. Fatigue in these parts – cracks that form due to cyclic load – may result in incipient component failure, causing malfunction or loss of operational critical machines, and in some cases may cause personal injury or death. Even […]

Test Devices 2018 Year in Review

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2018 has been a banner year for Test Devices, with expansions in both our facilities and our services, allowing us to better serve our customers as a “dependable partner” and a convenient “one stop shop”. Some of our new and expanded service offerings include in-house machining, eDrive spin testing, and expanded balancing capabilities – thanks […]

What Is Dynamic Spin Testing?

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Jet engine and gas turbine designers must understand the dynamic behavior of bladed rotors and devise a means to manage their resonant vibrations. The dynamic behavior of bladed rotor can be very complex and could result in incipient fatigue failures. The blade vibrations can be influenced by several variables, including its geometry, manufacturing tolerances, material, […]

The Value of Fatigue Testing

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Fatigue testing is a crucial procedure used by engineers and technicians to help predict the durability of a part or component under its operating conditions. To appreciate the value of fatigue testing, it is essential to first understand the phenomenon. Fatigue is a type of structural damage prevalent in cyclically loaded structures. The fatigue is […]

Spin Testing for eDrive Components

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Propelled by political, technological, and economic factors, growing global demand for electric vehicles (EV) has accelerated the pace of development of eDrive systems. Automotive part suppliers are developing an increasing number of sizes and varieties of eDrive systems to meet the rising number of EV models offered by all major automotive manufacturers across the international […]

TDI On Track for Growth in eDrive Spin Testing Systems

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As the race for improved electric drives for electric vehicles, drones, and hybrid drive/propulsion systems accelerates, the need for testing of rotors used in high-speed electric motors is also on track for growth. Test Devices Inc. (TDI) is pleased to begin offering detailed rotor growth testing as well as a variety of other types of […]

TDI Expanding Balancing Services with New Schenck Machine

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For the past four decades, Test Devices Inc. has provided our customers with an extensive range of rotational services, including balancing troubleshooting, diagnostics, and calibration. In an effort to meet growing consumer demands and reinforce our commitment to providing the best and most accurate rotor balancing services, we are expanding our balancing capabilities by acquiring […]

The Testing Capabilities of Subscale Jet Engine Rigs – Part 2

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High performance machines, such as jet engine and gas turbine parts, need to endure arduous environments for extended periods of time and perform their functions reliably time after time. The parts designed for combustors and turbine systems are subjected to harsh environments resulting from the combined effects of high temperature, combustion gas products and the […]