Servo Hydraulic Test Lab Audits

August 22nd, 2014   admin  

The test labs that the Wineman Technology Sales Engineers encounter on a daily basis vary as much as the number of products being tested in today’s marketplace. We are increasingly finding that throughout the years that each lab has grown, processes have changed and test stands have been added, but rarely do lab managers have […]

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Coping with Specialty Fluids for Hydraulic Testing #2: Automatic Transmission Fluids

August 18th, 2014   admin  

This is the second in a series of articles outlining the system requirements and considerations when using specialty fluids for product test stands. Automatic Transmission Fluids Since its introduction, Automatic Transmission Fluid, or ATF, has been in use since the early 1950’s. Through the years, several changes have been introduced, from the use of whale […]

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Impulse Test Stand Retrofits

August 12th, 2014   admin  

One of the fastest growing product testing requirements today is strength and fatigue testing of fluid based control components. This can vary across a wide range of components including hose and fittings, tubing and pipe assemblies, valves, radiators, and cylinders just to name a few. With extended testing – while accurately controlling pressure cycles at […]

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Visit Wineman Technology at NIWeek 2014

July 29th, 2014   admin  

  As an Alliance Partner for National Instruments (NI), Wineman Technology is excited to participate in NIWeek this year from August 4-7, 2014 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. NIWeek features technical sessions, interactive demonstrations, and keynotes on the latest technology to accelerate productivity for software-defined systems in test, measurement and control. More than 3,800 […]

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New White Paper: The Importance of Creating Detailed Requirements Documents

July 25th, 2014   admin  

              As a follow-up to our blog post on measuring twice and cutting once, we have created a more in-depth white paper that discusses the importance of creating the specifications document and critical considerations that should be addressed in the planning process. Download it today to learn about how […]

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Coping with Specialty Fluids for Hydraulic Testing #1: Phosphate Ester

July 9th, 2014   admin  

This is the first in a series of articles outlining the system requirements and considerations when using specialty fluids for product test stands. Fire-Resistant Phosphate Ester Aviation Hydraulic Fluids Since the early 1940s, aircraft companies have been using phosphate ester (PE)-based hydraulic and lubricating fluids extensively in critical systems where fire-resistance is a requirement. While […]

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Fluid Monitoring Solutions for Hydraulic Test Stands

June 13th, 2014   admin  

One major aspect of hydraulic/servo-based test systems that is routinely overlooked is the test fluid’s status. Many of us know to monitor temperature, pressures, and flows, but don’t consider the test fluid itself, perhaps one of the most important aspects related to the test data. Many of our customers routinely struggle with stand-to-stand validation, which […]

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Set Up Test Profiles the Easy Way with INERTIA

June 3rd, 2014   admin  

  In our previous white paper, Build a Custom Test Cell in Weeks Not Months, with INERTIA Test Cell Software, we talked about the increased productivity INERTIA provides during the system setup phase. As a follow-up to this series, let’s now discuss the application-level setup process and how using the INERTIA Profile Editor can save […]

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Green Energy Solutions for Hydraulic Test Stands

May 12th, 2014   admin  

Many of our customers are now requiring their new servo-hydraulic test benches to be not only energy efficient, but to be designed to include the most environmentally friendly components and processes available. With this ever-increasing trend for “greener approaches”, Wineman has developed several solutions for adapting these new design practices into existing fluid power based test […]

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Wineman Technology Participates in Brazil Trade Mission

May 2nd, 2014   admin  

The state of Michigan sponsored a Trade Mission to Brazil from March 24-27, 2014, and Wineman Technology participated with five other Michigan-based companies by sending Matt Eurich (President) and Darryn La Zar (VP of Sales). In addition to potential customer visits, the main purpose of the visit was to evaluate the Brazilian market for potentially […]

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