Iron Bird and Copper Bird Solutions
Turbine Engine Simulation for Engine-Driven Hydraulic Pumps
Turbine Engine Simulation & Prime Movers
We can work with you to define your test needs precisely, and then engineer a customized system to simulate turbine gearbox output within your lab.
Custom configuration options include:
- Drive and motor configurations from 50HP to 2000HP
- Single- or dual-coupled motors for reduced inertia
- Single-, dual-, or triple-pad gearbox configurations and speeds up to 100,000 RPMs
- Custom UUT cooling hydraulic supplies
- Custom load bank configurations
- Coordinated drive control of multiple drive stands
- Digital or analog speed and ramp rate control
- Engine start simulation (ESS) and customized software for specific use and control requirements
Avtron Aerospace develops test software and test programs that strictly follow governing test procedures using the relevant industry guidelines and standards.
We understand component performance and have provided systems to drive engine-driven pumps, starter motors, and a wide range of AC and DC generators. Drawing on our deep applications experience with aircraft pumps, motors, and generators, we design and build reliable test equipment to integrate easily into your overall lab architecture. Avtron’s extensive experience integrating AC, DC, and permanent magnet motor technology ensures we can supply the best motor/drive combination to meet the demands of your applications.
Advanced Electrical Loading Solutions
Screen shot of software managing an advance electrical loading installation
Our in-depth experience with load bank design and integration gives us an edge in designing and building the software needed to control complex loading requirements. Our “load farms” are widely used in laboratory load simulation applications. Both manually and remotely operated load banks can be customized to your specific requirements. We provide specific design features required for testing aircraft power systems, including AC/DC generators, power converter units, and copper/iron bird simulation labs.
Avtron works exclusively with leading load bank manufacturers around the world. Our attention to quality and our reputation for reliability ensures Avtron load banks provide you with superior quality. Whether you need resistive, reactive, capacitive, dual voltage, or wide frequency range load banks, Avtron Aerospace can meet your load bank integration requirements.
Dynamic Loading of Actuators
Avtron Aerospace designs and builds hardware-in-the-loop, flight surface loading simulators that integrate a hydraulic power supply, hydraulic loading system, electronics rack with test and measurement instrumentation, and a user interface PC. Our data acquisition and control system delivers precision loading and position control with frequency response rates higher than those of the flight components under test (greater than 10Hz); system-tuning algorithms allow commissioning complex systems in minimal time. Our applications experience includes the communication interface to flight control computers, which lets us deliver fully capable load simulation and test solutions quickly and on budget.
Integration of Environmental Chambers
If your development lab requires integrating additional support equipment, such as environmental chambers, vibration tables, EMI chambers, or high speed data acquisition equipment, Avtron has the integration expertise you need. We can help with the specification, procurement, and integration of a variety of external support equipment for your laboratory. Our background in providing test equipment for development and SIL labs has allowed us to work with some of the industry’s leading manufacturers of support equipment.