One thing that is different with this rig compared to a commercial fatigue testing machine is the introduction of a gas system. We want a flexible system so we can perform testing in many different environments. After some research, we decided to go for a system from Bronkhorst, supplied by Omniprocess. This system includes flow … Continue reading “Flexible gas system”
Our machine has now been equipped with a control system from Inersjö systems AB consisting of a dooli control and Inersjö software. It is a nice system since it is open and we can design our testing as we like. Our contact at Inersjö, Lasse Miettunen, shared his knowledge and gave a few lectures to explain the … Continue reading “Control system”
We have a lot of work a head of us so today I made an overview of the different parts. I also added some motivating milestone celebrations to force ourselves to take a step back and try to focus on all that has been done instead of putting all energy thinking about all not getting done. It is important … Continue reading “Planning for success”
This faithful old servant will join us in the lab. Getting it in place in the lab was not easy. Luckily, we good some help! The machine is an Instron 8561 with an electric actuator and is perfect for low-cycle fatigue testing. Next up is a makeover.