Gearbox Testing

A separate gearbox test bed is dedicated to the testing speeds up to 3000 RPM and will produce loads up to 700 HP ( 550 kW ) by means of a water cooled brake system. This load test capability will be one of the best in the country. The facility includes a large assortment of data monitoring equipment that can collect, store and analyze multiple performance points such as torque, temperature, noise, vibration and oil particulates. Special gearbox test projects can also be conducted by means of a foursquare method where the load is applied by inducing torsional twist between the gearbox shaft connections in a back to back set up.