In recent years, interest in the development of high-performance electric motors has grown significantly. While this growth can be attributed to a number of factors, one of the main drivers is growing awareness of the impact of global climate change, which has led to a push for sustainability from the general public and regulatory agencies. In the transportation sector, this trend has guided many businesses to focus on electrification of vehicles to decrease CO2 emissions.
The rising number of companies within the aviation, automotive, e-mobility, and other transportation-related industries working on designing, building, and selling electric-powered vehicles has led to greater demand for more effective and efficient electric motors. In response, motor manufacturers are developing high-performance motors, which offer higher power density, rotate at faster speeds and adds several other advantages over traditional units. Given the important role these rotating components will play in many critical applications, it is essential they are durable enough to withstand the harsh operating and environmental conditions to which they will be exposed. That’s why spin testing is a vital part of their manufacturing process.
What Can Test Devices Do?
At Test Devices (a business unit of SCHENCK USA Corporation), we offer testing services that support the development of sustainable technologies, including new electric motors and advanced propulsion system parts for electric vehicles (EVs). We can help with the following:
- New part manufacturing
- Spin testing
- Rotor balancing
Equipped with extensive engineering and testing experience, our team has the knowledge and skills to design engineering tests for virtually any rotating components. These tests provide manufacturers with the information they need to verify and/or modify them, including in-situ deformation behavior, rotor stresses, and failure modes.
Why Are Our Services Important?
Since the motors developed for use in EVs and Aviation uses tends to be compact, high-powered and high speed, they operate under much more arduous conditions than conventional ones, they must be designed with robustness and durability in mind. Otherwise, the significant centrifugal load they will experience may cause the rotor to deform excessively and fail, and in some cases, it could lead to catastrophic consequences.
Our spin testing services help you ensure the rotors in your nascent high-performance electric motors can withstand the loads and deformation imparted to them. We will work with the customers to precisely capture and design a test to examine key component behavior and predict its performance. We perform tests, data analyses provide critical insights to potential design adjustments that could improve the performance of your motor design in the early stages of the product development. By accounting for all of these elements, we help you make electric motors that achieve optimal performance in the intended application.
Why Partner With Test Devices?
Looking for a company you can trust with your spin testing needs? Turn to the experts at Test Devices! By choosing us, you benefit from our:
- Vast experience. Test Devices by SCHENCK has been a leading provider of rotational testing systems and services for over 40 years.
- Customer-focused mindset. We work closely and carefully with customers to develop realistic test scenarios that evaluate and/or validate the integrity of their electric motors.
- Industry-leading services/equipment. Customers around the world rely on us for quality spin testing equipment and services.
- Commitment to quality. Our team is dedicated to providing high-quality products and services that meet and/or exceed our customers’ expectations. This commitment is reflected by our continuous investment in product and process innovations, compliance with ISO 9001 and AS9100 standards, and continual improvement of our quality management system.
To learn more about our products and services and how we serve the electric motor market, contact us today. To discuss your spin testing requirements with one of our experts, request a quote.