Electronics Diagnostics and Prognostics Research

The Typhoon 2.0 Environmental Chamber is used to perform Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT) on small electric and electronic products with capabilities to simulate thermal and vibrational stresses.

The testing chamber features include a 24” x 24” vibration table with 5 vibration actuators for inducing repetitive-shock vibration during testing. It has one Accelerometer for Table Control Provided; and (3) additional accelerometer input channels available. Two 72” thermocouples provided; (1)for Product, (1)for Air, and (4) additional thermocouple input channels available, and (8) User Controllable Solid State Relays. For thermal cycling, the chamber consists of a cooling system that uses liquid Nitrogen injection and has a temperature range of +200ºC to -100 ºC.

 

Accelerated Bearing Degradation Test Bed

The test bed consists of a custom designed bearing testing chamber where test bearings are installed, loaded, and run to failure in an oil-bath. The upper race of the bearing is attached to the rotating shaft and the lower race is mounted on the base of the chamber. Two accelerometers are used to measure vibration of the chamber. A hydraulic unit and a cylinder provide axial loading (up to 2250 lbs/10 kN) capability while 1.5 HP DC motor (1750 rpm) along with a stacked pulley mechanism provides rotational m

Designed to run accelerated degradation tests on rolling element bearings. The setup provides the capability for running tests under constant as well as time-varying operational conditions, specifically using various configurations of load and speed profiles.

Multi-Component Diagnostics and Prognostics Research

A drivetrain diagnostics and prognostics test bed specifically designed to simulate industrial drivetrains with capability for performing accelerated degradation of gears and bearing, either simultaneously or individually (courtesy of Spectraquest).