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Success Story: Hydraulic Test and Simulation of Field-Installed Systems

Recently, a large industrial firm presented several hydraulic test system manufacturers with a challenge: develop a system to simulate a field installation for factory set-up and testing. Naturally everyone jumped at the chance for a line-up. Then the required system’s capabilities were outlined as follows:

Proof and Burst Pressure Test Stands

A few of our engineers feel that the most satisfying test stand that Wineman Technology builds is a Proof and Burst Pressure Test Stand. Afterall, who doesn’t like to blow things up!

Linear Actuators: Electric vs. Hydraulic

A quick Google search of this post’s title will result in plenty of information to digest and a wide range of comparisons (and opinions) based on who is providing them. Obviously, suppliers have a bias toward what they sell, and users based on what they know best from past experience. Someone in agricultural equipment may choose hydraulic linear actuators exclusively, and someone in robotics only electric ball-screws.

New White Paper: Hydraulic Fluids 101 - Part 1

We're beginning a two-part white paper series in which we'll cover information about various commonly used hydraulic fluids. These fluids are used in a wide range of products across many sectors of industry.

White Paper: The Importance of Requirements Documentation

When beginning a project to create a data acquisition, control, or test system, the main two concerns are often “How can we keep costs low?” and “How quickly will it be up and running?” Unfortunately, that can lead to rushing through the most important first step: the creation of a detailed project requirements document.

Acceptance Testing Procedures for Aerospace Hydraulic Components

The proper testing of each component during development is especially crucial for in-flight critical applications because a failure of even the smallest component can have catastrophic results. Additionally, applications in these types of industries often have complex hydraulic components, use exotic fluids, or need to have fail-safe functionality in high-pressure environments, which creates even more complicated test scenarios.

Validating Aircraft Hydraulics with a Full-Scale Test Cell

If you’re designing hydraulic systems, especially in the commercial and military aircraft industries, you’re under a lot of pressure to keep pace with innovation and new technology, get to market faster, and optimize both cost and man-hour resources.

There’s little room for error, and components need to work both individually as well as seamlessly with a complex system that includes numerous variables and external influences.

In our new white paper, called “Validating Aircraft Hydraulics with a Full-Scale Test Cell,” we discuss the challenges faced by hydraulic system designers and walk through an example of how we helped a customer use off-the-shelf, modular hardware, a flexible software interface, and actual system components to create a highly efficient test stand for testing aerospace hydraulic components under a variety of possible real-world scenarios.

Categories of Hydraulic Test Stands, Part 1

This article is the first in a three-part series outlining Basic Testing Processes, several common Testing Categories, and the basic Types of Test Stands utilized in everyday Servo Hydraulic Testing applications.

Coping with Specialty Fluids for Hydraulic Testing #5: Cold Fluid Temperature Testing

This is the fifth in a series of articles outlining the system requirements and considerations when using specialty fluids for product test stands. This issue is the last in this series and will address Low Temperature Testing considerations.