Aerospace and Defense

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  • 1.

    Flight Surface Test Systems

    A control and data acquisition system that applies aerodynamic loads to the Dream Chaser using Wineman Technology INERTIAâ„¢ test automation software and non-proprietary hardware.

  • 2.

    Fuel Test Systems

    Utilizing servo control to evaluate fuel tank sensors and emissions control devices prior to installation in the vehicle.

  • 3.

    Passenger Seat Test

    The FMVSS207 Seat Test System features our INERTIA test automation software for executing all tests. Capable of independent or synchronous control on 6 axes, the system is designed to test automotive seats to failure.

  • 4.

    Door Latch Mechanism

    WTI has extensive experience designing and building custom test equipment for aircraft and aerospace doors, latches, locks, actuators and associated mechanisms.

  • 5.

    Flight Control Test Systems

    These systems integrate and test the avionics with the control of the flight surfaces. Not only do they provide an accurate simulated loading on the flight surface as would be seen during flight, but they also move each of the flight surfaces in reaction to these forces.

  • 6.

    Avionics Test Systems

    WTI has successfully produced systems that allow engineers to test available components and simulate those components that are not available.

  • 7.

    Landing Gear Test System

    WTI has experience designing custom landing gear test systems for both components as well as complete landing gear.

  • 8.

    Turbine Engine Simulation

    When simulating a full iron bird, motors are used to simulate the output of the turbines. This provides a safe environment for testing, evaluating, and powering these components.

  • 9.

    Thrust Reversing Actuator Test System

    Testing a thrust reverser or thrust reversing actuator system requires not only powerful, fast-responding load actuation systems to mimic the complex load profile that the UUT (unit under test) experiences, but also a high-performance control system.

  • 10.

    Tire Test Systems

    Wineman Technology specializes in making flexible and cost-effective tire test equipment for automotive, aerospace, off-highway, and other ground transportation vehicles.

  • 11.

    Hydraulic System Integration Test Rigs

    These automated test rigs evaluate aircraft hydraulic sub-systems or components related to controlling the flight surfaces and landing gear systems. The HSITR provides actual aircraft fluid to these components.

  • 12.

    Hydraulic/Pnuematic Component

    Wineman Technology specializes in hydraulic test stand solutions, including component tests, pumps, motors, valves, actuators, fatigue, load frames, and burst testers.

  • 13.

    Turbine Test Systems

    With high-rotational speed and thrust capability, turbine engine dyno test cells from Wineman Technology, Inc. use precision frequency, force sensors and conditioning for accurate measurements.

  • 14.

    Structural Fatigue Test

    WTI’s dynamic and fatigue test systems provide extensive capabilities in testing automotive, biomedical, industrial and aerospace components.

86” Dyno Controller

The 86" Dyno Controller uses our INERTIA test software, LabVIEW Real-Time and National Instruments SCXI/PXI to test aircraft landing gear. The system is able to control an 86" diameter inertia mass and a hydraulic ram to repeatedly simulate real-world landing scenarios. The system performs real-time control of both the inertia wheel, through a large DC motor, and the hydraulic ram. The control system allows for bump-less transfer of control modes between torque, load and position. The system consists of over 175 channels of I/O including 64 strain/load inputs.

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Aerospace Linear Actuator Test Stand

The Aerospace Linear Actuator Test Stand calibrates and tests the performance of the linear actuator while calibrating the UUT's RUT (rotational variable transducer) via a temposonic linear sensor. The test stand performs speed and brake tests under tension and compression loads via closed-loop pressure control.
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Autonomous Vehicle HIL System

The Autonomous Vehicle HIL System is a fully functional hardware in the loop simulation system for testing multiple ECUs on the R-Gator.
The simulation system allows for full functional testing of the parameters of each ECU as if it was installed in the vehicle, simulating all inputs and outputs to and from the ECUs and varying their values as if operational on the vehicle. The autonomous vehicle has an ECU for vehicle function and a second ECU for sensory input. Additional capabilities include varying loads and fault insertion, providing a multitude of failure mode simulation.
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Brake and Clutch Dynamometer

For the SVTOL version of the F-35 from Wineman Technology, we use the latest technology for precise control of speed and applied braking, along with synchronized high-speed data acquisition for highly accurate results. Learn more

Drone Throttle Control Test System

This system enables testing of a throttle control assembly used in unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). Learn more 

High Speed Data Acquisition

The High Speed Data Acquisition System utilizes 34 NI PXI-6052E DAQ cards to acquire 102 channels of data at 100kS/sec/channel.  The data is streamed to six firewire hard drives for a period of up to 1 hour. The resultant acquisition is nine Ms/S.
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Impulse Test Stands

Learn about our top-of-the-line impulse test rigs for life cycle durability testing of hydraulic equipment and components. Learn more
Impulse test stand

Iron Bird Test Systems

Learn about our wide range of iron bird test solutions, including, turbine engine testing, flight control labs, and hydraulic system integration test rigs. Learn more

Landing Gear Dynamometer

Landing Gear DynamometerThe Landing Gear Dynamometer uses our INERTIA test automation software, LabVIEW™ Real-Time and National Instruments SCXI/PXI to test aircraft landing gear systems.
The landing gear is mounted to an overhead carriage secured to the fixture base. The carriage includes a hydraulic actuator to apply a vertical load on the landing gear section and is instrumented with more than 200 strain gauges to measure the applied load. Mounted to linear slides on top of the fixture base and driven by a hydraulic actuator is a tarmac section. The system performs real-time control of both the tarmac section and the hydraulic loaded carriage to control and acquire data on the landing gear system as it moves down the tarmac. The system consists of more than 300 channels of I/O including 203 strain/load inputs.



M1A2 Abrams Tanks Thermal Analysis

The M1A2 Abrams Tanks Thermal Analysis is a thermal acquisition system that utilizes our INERTIA test automation software and National Instruments' real-time controllers to acquire over 530 channels of input including thermocouples, RTDs, voltages, and frequencies at acquisitions rates ranging from 10 Hz to 200 Hz. It also features the capability to perform up to 1,000 real-time air and thermal calculations on all inputs while performing redundant data logging to the real-time controller and host PC.
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Motor Test Stand

Wineman Technology's Motor Test Stand executes Acceptance Test Procedures (ATP) on hydraulic motors used in the aerospace industry. It provides a load on the motor and controls pressure (up to 3000 psi) or flow (up to 20 GPM) while measuring motor torque and speed. Our INERTIA™ test automation software programmed in LabVIEW™ is fully configurable and allows the operator to develop and edit test sequences as needs change.
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Swash Plate Test Stand

In order to maneuver, a helicopter must be able to adjust the angle of the rotor blades with each revolution of the hub. The adjustability is provided by a device called the swash plate. The Swash Plate Test Stand utilizes our INERTIA test automation software, National Instruments SCXI/PXI and LabVIEW Real-Time to provide the complete simulation of the loads applied to the swash plate by the rotor blades.
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Tire Testing Systems

Tire companies must produce a product known for high quality, longevity, and energy efficiency while also offering high performance under a wide range of different conditions and use cases. As a result, the production, testing, and validation of tires is one of the most important and competitive areas of automotive component testing.
We specialize in making flexible and cost-effective tire test equipment for automotive, aerospace, off-highway, and other ground transportation vehicles. Our systems range from turnkey solutions like landing gear drop test systems for the aerospace industry, to custom solutions like controls upgrades for mileage accumulation stands used by the automotive industry. Learn more

Turbine Engine Dynamometer

Our turbine engine dynamometers use precision, frequency, force sensors, and conditioning for accurate measurements, and feature complex profile creation that includes the ability to create launch, take-off, landing, and cruising sequences. Learn more

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    Refractory Composites

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    Freightliner

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    Wright Patterson AFB

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    Michigan State University

  • "We are constantly developing specialized equipment, sensors, actuators, and electronics for high-technology systems, and this real-time control system gave us the flexibility and customization we needed to test a very unique actuator with very unique requirements."

    Michael Condon
    General Atomic

  • "WTI has done an excellent job of providing timely technical support for our HIL test systems and has been very responsive to fixing issues and implementing enhancements."

    Lear Corporation

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    Eaton Aeroquip