Test Benches

Test Benches of the PMD Institute

Here you can find information about the test benches the PMD operates.

„Athene“ Testrig

In the Athene test bench, oil and grease lubricated bearings can be loaded axially and radially at defined speeds in four test chambers. These variables are controlled and measured. In addition, defined electrical currents can be conducted via the rolling bearings. Thus, rolling bearings can be tested under electrical and mechanical stress.

Technical Data Measurement variables
4 Test chambers Vibrations
Axial loads up to 40 kN per bearing Voltage and current measurement
Radial loads up to 40 kN püer bearing Rotation speed
Rotation speed up to 8000 min-1 Temperature
Temperature up to 90 °C Axial and radial load
Voltage- and current-controlled