Application areas for Control Cube and Cubus

 Application by test type

Simple and Advanced Cyclic tests

  • Sine, square, triangle, sawtooth, trapezoid
  • Fade in/out
  • Mean, amplitude and phase adaptation
  • Cross mode adaptation
  • Cross-mode cyclic (e.g. displacement control to achieve load targets, or strain targets)
  • Tolerance bands
  • Time history acquisition
  • Turning points capture
  • Periodic cycle capture

Block Program tests

  • Graphical test sequence editor
  • Simple selection of various block elements
  • Sequencing, repetitions
  • Block elements: Cyclic, ramp, dwell, acquisition, procedures etc.
  • Time history acquisition
  • Turning points and periodic cycle capture
  • Continuous test progress display of active element

Advanced Ramp tests

  • Graphical test sequence editor
  • Simple selection of various block elements
  • Sequencing, repetitions
  • Block elements: Advanced ramp, dwell, acquisition, procedures etc.
  • Cross-mode ramp (e.g. displacement control to achieve load targets)
  • Specimen failure detection
  • Cross-mode load targets
  • Continuous test progress display of active element

Durability tests

  • Time history drive file replay and acquisition
  • Graphical test sequence editor
  • Simple selection of various block elements
  • Sequencing, repetitions
  • Integrated trend monitoring

Seatbelt Anchorage tests

  • Control of multiple actuators
  • Pre-defined load targets
  • Definition of load target window

External command control

  • External analogue or digital command interface
  • Full integration with fade in/out and span control

Service load simulation

  • Simulation of acquired service loads
  • Unique time domain based mathematical formulation

 Applications by industry

  • Universities
  • R & D laboratories
  • Contract test houses
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Biomedical
  • Civil Engineering
  • Energy
  • Geomaterials
  • Industrial Manufacturing
  • Materials Testing
  • Rail
  • Telecommunications
  • Motion simulation

Extract of some test rigs where our products have been used

  • Single and multi-axis test rigs
  • Tension / torsion
  • Loose actuators in a rig or T-slotted strong floor
  • From single actuator test machines to capability of up to 32 actuators
  • 2-poster motor cycle simulator
  • 4-poster road simulator
  • 6-poster truck road simulator
  • MAST (Multi-Axis-Shaker-Table) from 1 to 6 actuators
  • FlexMAST (8 actuators)
  • Suspension testing
  • Seat belt anchorage
  • Seat transmissibility
  • Damper durability
  • Steering test rigs
  • Aircraft turbine blade testing
  • Helicopter components and subsystems

General guidelines on the suitability of our products

Ideally suited

  • Where configurability is required
  • Where flexibility is required
  • Service load simulation
  • New test systems
  • Controller upgrades
  • Where additional, synchronised strain gauge, LVDT or accelerometer acquisition is required

Strengths

  • Flexibility
  • Ease of re-configurability
  • Ease of expanding with additional transducer modules
  • Ease of expanding from 1 to 32 actuator channels
  • Integrated hydraulics, safety, digital IO, signal conditioning
  • Integrated data acquisition, display and export
  • Integrated additional signal conditioning for strain gauges and other transducer types

Specimens

  • Materials
  • Components
  • Sub-structures
  • Systems
  • Full-scale structures