Commercial Space

Balancing & Spin Testing for the Space Industry

Spurred by financial opportunities and breakthroughs in technology, the commercial space industry has steadily grown in recent years. Although media attention has been placed heavily on manned missions, it is forecasted that unmanned operations will heavily contribute to growth in the industry. With high-speed and high-volume data communication becoming more and more an integral part of our lives, space is shaping to be the next frontier, not only in science but also for businesses.

With the significant progress made in reducing the launch cost and improved accessibility of space-grade hardware, less traditional businesses and countries are eyeing to gain the access to the space market. In fact, various industries have already started leveraging space access and satellite technology to drive efficiency and innovation in their earthbound services and products. For example, can you imagine your life without GPS navigation on your cellphone?

Some of the audacious projects with longer-term goals aim to build a sustainable “space-for-space economy” involving the production of goods and services for use in space; however, there are many challenges to overcome before this can happen. North America maintains the largest market share in the spacecraft industry, leading the overall launch capability.

What We Do?

At Test Devices, we are leaders in rotor balancing technologies, manufacturing, and high-speed rotor testing for various industries, especially for aerospace applications. For several decades, we have been a trusted partner to many of the leading aerospace propulsion OMEs. We are AS9100-certified and can manage outsourced manufacturing operations and perform aerospace-grade engineering tests.

Within rocket engines, there are many high-speed rotating parts that are crucial to system operation. The experts at Test Devices can test and execute important operations in the component manufacturing process. We can perform spin testing in compliance with NASA standard 5019 section 7.2.7 for fracture critical rotating hardware.

Why Our Services are Important?

Leading space launch vehicles makers across the U.S. are working towards standardizing commercial manned flight missions, which range from scientific missions, military operations to sending tourists on a suborbital ride. The various spinning components used in high-performance spacecraft must operate reliably under harsh conditions that come with producing very large amounts of energy. Part failure while in use can lead to catastrophic consequences.

Partnering with Test Devices grants you access to the many benefits of our extensive experience in processing and handling various aerospace components. We care about continuously improving the safety and enhancing the quality of the components and systems which are at the forefront of the aerospace industry.

Why should you choose Test Devices by Schenck?

commercial spaceTest Devices by SCHENCK has been a premier source for rotational testing, engineering, and balancing systems, and services for 50 years. We work with our customers to understand their needs and develop the most realistic testing scenarios possible. From our state-of-the-art 50,000 square foot facility, we offer industry-leading spin testing services and equipment for customers from all over the world.

Leveraging an international team of over 900 experts, we design, research, develop, and produce practical balancing solutions for clients in industries such as mechanical engineering, electrical, aerospace, automotive, and more. With ISO 9001 and AS9100 certifications, Test Devices provides top-quality products and services that exceed customer expectations.

Aerospace Spin Testing Services from Test Devices

With the commercial space industry steadily on the rise, the need for rigorous and effective spin testing services is crucial. Spacecraft and other aerospace equipment rely on various high-performance rotating parts, and spin testing is key to preventing catastrophic equipment failure.

At Test Devices, we are leaders in spin testing and rotor balancing services for the commercial space industry. We have the knowledge and equipment to perform testing services under realistic conditions, to ensuring the optimal performance of customer rotating parts. For more information about our balancing and testing services for the commercial space industry, contact us today.