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High Speed Helical Gear Test Facility
  • For study of thermal behavior in high-speed helical gears
  • Control of lube oil pressure, flow, and temperature
  • Oil protected by 3 micron filters
  • Rig operates at various torque levels and speed
  • Power level to 4000 kW (5000 hp)
  • Powered by 400 kW (500 hp) DC drive motor
  • Closed-loop, system with test gearbox and mirror-image "slave" gearbox
  • Each gearbox has input gear, three idlers, and bull gear
View of the High Speed Helical Gear Test Stand
Above: View of the High Speed Helical Gear Test Stand.

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Last Updated: April 21, 2009