An optimum device for research in machinery fault diagnosis and gearbox dynamicsThis simulator is a totally new simulator from SpectraQuest, not simply a combination of SpectraQuest’s machinery fault simulator and gearbox dynamics simulator. From the front it maybe looks like a regular machinery fault simulator. However, it is much wider than a regular MFS to accommodate a long belt drive as well as a big gearbox. Because of the larger base area, the user has more flexibility in their choice of experimental setup configuration. For instance, a pump can be connected with the gearbox output shaft. This simulator is the result of a careful trade off study. Therefore, it provides a optimum balance between the size, weight, functionality, robustness, operation convenience, and versatility.
This simulator is a valuable tool for studying different types of machine mechanical faults, especially gearbox faults, and induction motor mechanical or electrical faults.The distinguished features of this simulator are:
- Panel controlled magnet brake system for convenient and accurate load control.
- Long belt drive for thorough study of belt drives dynamic behavior.
- Great potential for further customized modification and upgrade.