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ROTATION & TORQUE

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  • Ultra-small, embedded data acquisition and sensors
  • Rugged, configurable systems
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ROTATING & TORQUE MEASUREMENTS

MINATURE DATA RECORDERS ELIMINATE NEED FOR SLIP RINGS

 

The Challenge: 

  • Collecting data on rotating test articles like drive shafts or rotors
  • The University of Florida Formula SAE needed to collect transient load data to calculate fatigue-life of drivetrain and suspension components, plus tuning of spring and dampers to improve acceleration performance
  • Engine dynomometer data could not replicate impact loading and transient conditions
  • Cost and maintenance of expensive slip rings
  • Power and triggering concerns

The Solution:

  • An ultra-small DTS data acquisition system was attached directly to the drive shaft
  • The University of Florida selected SLICE NANO due to its small size and 500 g shock rating
  • To protect it from track debris, the DAS was mounted to the drive shaft in an enclosure
  • Positioning DAS near the sensors eliminates long cable runs, improves data quality & reduces noise
  • Low power, three 9V batteries were wired in parallel and attached to the rotating shaft
  • Store in place reliability, data writes directly to flash memory
  • Trusted complete solution provider and industry expert in automotive safety testing
  • See University of Florida Formula SAE White Paper for more details and test data

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“Slip ring wiring was difficult since it required routing past the halfshaft bearings, through the center of the hub, and around the outside of the tire, plus the cost was significantly much more expensive.”

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