Wineman Technology Hub Test Rig Featured in Automotive Testing Technology International

Posted by admin on July 18, 2017

A custom, state-of-the-art hub test stand developed by Wineman Technology was recently featured in Automotive Testing Technology International, and  OEM Off-Highway publications. We worked with GKN Wheels & Structures – a global company that provides products and services for agriculture, construction, mining, and other off-highway industries – to increase their hub and spindle fatigue testing capabilities. The goals of the new hub test equipment were to eliminate expensive field testing, develop lighter hub castings, and speed time-to-market.

GKN_Hub_Test_Stand.jpg Image Source: OEM Off-Highway

To replicate maximum bearing loads under extreme conditions, key features that Wineman Technology designed include:

  • Applied test loads of up to 100,000 lb.
  • Variable speeds of up to 300 rpm
  • Variable shaft lengths of up to 5 ft. (equates to 6 million in.-lb. bending moment)

For more information, learn more about our motorized vehicle and equipment solutions or contact us today to speak with a qualified engineer.

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