Sakor Technologies Inc., a developer of dynamometers and dynamometer testing, announces the availability of its complete AccuDyne AC Dynamometer for wind power testing applications. The system can be used by multiple engineering groups to test and verify designs, as well as for quality control testing after manufacturing.
Ideal for testing active and passive wind power driveline components, the dynamometer can be used to test turbines and their associated blade-pitch motors, generators, and wind-sensing devices along with motors, and transmissions. The system can also be used for testing water coolant pumps and other ancillary components.
In addition to independent component testing, the system can also be used to simultaneously test groups of components to see how they work together. For those conducting R&D, the AccuDyne can simulate the generator itself during early design stages, before a physical generator or gear box unit exists.
Wind power test centers now need only one dynamometer to test a wide range of model sizes and verify design specifications for multiple product categories and driveline mechanisms. The system is also well suited for research and development groups working on new turbine and generator designs.
The AccuDyne comes packaged with the DynoLab EM test cell control system, making it a complete turnkey system to measure all mechanical and electrical wind power system components and simulate real world conditions in a fully automated test system.
Available in sizes ranging from 3 kW to 10 MW, AccuDyne dynamometers are appropriate for all wind power rotational testing needs. Modern vector drive technology lets the dyno provide true 4-quadrant capability, with completely seamless crossover between motoring and loading modes. The developer says it also has the most precise speed and torque control available, especially in low speed applications where full torque can be applied all the way to stall (zero speed).
The DynoLAB EM system offers many advanced features, including the ability to simulate inertia to test a wide range of large and small loads, torque pulse simulation for simulating components that exhibit cogging (such as PM generators), and noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) testing.
SAKOR Technologies, Inc.
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