The Problem: A helicopter OEM needed an entirely new dynamic testing facility, including process design, multi-model test stands, testing software and complete project management and integration.
The RedViking Solution: Multi-model MGB, IGB/TGB and Dynamic Blade Balance Stands with Vsync™ dynamic component testing software, project management and integration.
Dynamic Component Testing Systems
One of the world’s largest helicopter OEMs needed a completely new dynamic test facility. Flexibility for future transmissions and gearboxes needed to be designed into the new stands, and the test executive had to be user-friendly and uniform across multiple systems. They needed a partner who could provide not only the test stands, but all of the project management and integration for this international project.
Decades of Powertrain Testing System Design and Build Experience
RedViking designed and built custom helicopter dynamic component testing systems that provide unprecedented levels of flexibility, data quality, operator safety and energy efficiency. Critical to the decision to choose RedViking was the fact that we have been designing and building powertrain test systems for decades, and that we are providing similar systems for the largest U.S. military helicopter maintenance and repair operation. Our record of success made us the right choice.
Custom Designed Highly Engineered Gearboxes
RedViking designs and builds gearboxes specific to each customer’s requirements. We follow a rigorous 12-step process in gearbox design and manufacture to ensure that our test benches perform optimally with minimal maintenance. We build the gearboxes that we ourselves want to own – durable, reliable and easy to maintain. Our process for highly engineered gearbox design is outlined in this article in Aerospace Manufacturing and Design.
Equipment for Aerospace Manufacturing, Assembly and Test
You can be confident in our expertise, because we design and build systems for some of the world’s largest aerospace companies and military bases. Our projects cover a wide variety of aerospace requirements, from process engineering to complete turn-key aerospace equipment assembly lines.