Torquemeters Develops Turnkey Test Stand With Major US Aero-Engine Manufacturer

Multi-purpose test stand enabling flexible testing of complete starter / generator product family and development of new E-propulsion equipment.

Working with a major US-based aero-engine manufacture, Torquemeters developed a turnkey test stand to enable prototype testing on new starter/generator developments as well as research into e-propulsion. This required a high-speed driveline with the smallest possible inertia. To achieve this Torquemeters developed a direct-drive solution removing any requirement for a speed increaser gearbox within the driveline. This simplified the architecture and improved the rotordynamic performance of the rig at high-speeds.

The new test stand has a rated performance of 30,000rpm and 2MW without any gearboxes. Torquemeters developed its’ own 4-quadrant permanent magnet motors, each capable of 30,000rpm and 1MW, which installed in a tandem configuration enable the customer to achieve a testing capability of 2MW and 30,000rpm. Key features of the installation include;

  • Complete turnkey solution
  • Development of HS PMMG E-motors 1MW 30krpm
  • Compact, low inertia driveline
  • Small physical footprint to fit existing facility

Coronavirus Update - 18th September 2020

Torquemeters Ltd is committed to maintaining its usual high level of service and support whilst operating a safe and socially-distanced environment for all our staff & customers. We appreciate your understanding that, in following UK Government advice on Covid-19, we may be restricted from undertaking certain service activities but we will in these cases try to assist in so far as we are able. Our staff are available via the usual email or telephone contacts and your account manager can be contacted in the first instance for anything that you need support with. Geoff Robinson | Director | Torquemeters Ltd