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Research & Development2018-08-30T22:25:42-04:00

Project: Fasteners Characteristics under Transverse Loading

A local university prestigious fasteners lab needed some equipment to study the behavior of fasteners under transverse vibration conditions according to DIN 65151. The lab is involved in testing of crucial components for the military, automotive and wind turbine industries and produces high caliber post graduate research on the topic.

Available equipment would either be limited to a narrow size/type of fasteners, or fall short of the number of parameters to be measured.

Solution: SensorData was consulted to design and build a lab quality lest rig which overcomes shortcomings of the state of the art.

The resulting product was a machine that can apply different levels of transverse vibrations to a wide range of fasteners at different amplitudes and frequencies while recording both tightening force on fastener and the transverse load applied.