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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Build a Custom Test Cell in Weeks not Months, with INTERTIA Test Cell Software

April 14th, 2014   admin  

                  When building your own test bed, it can be hard to tell which commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) test software will best meet your needs. On one hand, engineers don’t want to buy a completely turnkey proprietary system that is difficult to modify, but on the other hand, […]

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Hydraulic Test Stand Upgrades: Is Your Stand Ready For A Makeover?

March 17th, 2014   admin  

Author: Jim Warner, Hydraulic System Specialist   We all have them: the ones that have been around so long that we have named them “Old Blue,” “The Gray Ghost,” “Legacy-One,” or even “That Old Piece of ####.“ Yes, it’s that old test bench that has been around forever. Tucked away in a back room and kept out […]

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Top 3 Considerations for Building a Variable Valve Test Stand

February 21st, 2014   admin  

                      Variable valve timing (VVT) has become a hot phrase for the automotive industry (as seen in the latest 2014 GMC Sierra commercial). In order to bring high-performance, fuel-efficient engines to the market quickly, powerful and flexible VVT test machines are needed to accurately characterize […]

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Visit Wineman Technology at AeroCon West 2014

February 10th, 2014   admin  

AeroCon is the dedicated exhibition for aerospace and defense-related industries co-located with the nation’s largest advanced design and manufacturing events. AeroCon features exhibitors showcasing the software, materials, components, sub-assemblies, contract services, electronics, and equipment used in the design and production of aerospace, aviation, and defense products.Wineman Technology will be making a huge splash at AeroCon […]

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Top 8 Ways to Deal with Noise in Data Acquisition and Test Systems

December 17th, 2013   admin  

Measuring analog signals within a data acquisition (DAQ) system is not always as simple as wiring the signal   source leads to the measurement equipment.  Data integrity is dependent on clean electrical signals being sent to and received from the electrical devices being controlled and monitored.  Electrical noise can obscure these signals and make them unrecognizable, […]

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