10‘‘ colour touchscreen: 1805 & 1886 series
Modern digital technology for safety-current-limited applications or those at 500 VA / 200 mA.
Compact testing system for the final testing of fully assembled motors.
Industry: electric motors
Aim of the final testing bench was to enable the customer to test different motor sizes and output classes. The partly heavy weight of the motors made top loading using a crane necessary, in addition to the normal mounting from the front. In addition to the safety and function tests, vibration measurement must also be performed. Another difficulty was the large number of different connector plugs and different sensor systems.
Easy-to-use PC software and a sophisticated switching matrix allowed testing of all the different motor sizes and output classes. Over a network connection, the different motors are identified and assigned using a bar code scanner and the corresponding test program is loaded. The test results are stored under the serial number with operator's name, date and the test results on the server. All of the different sizes in the test system could be contacted due to the different DUT supports. Operation with up to six different types of sensors is possible. Vibration is measured on the two bearing flanges. For this purpose, the testing cabin was hermetically sealed, but provided with an opening to the top. This is used for the desired crane loading. In addition to the ground bond test, the hipot test was performed between the different potentials such as winding, housing, and the thermal sensor. Other tests performed are the EMC voltage test, winding resistance test and the function test at different target rpms. Operation of the motors with and without sensor is possible here. Sensors are also checked (number of lines, level, etc.)
An arbitrary number of test programs can be stored in the testing system PC. This allows the customer to independently write new test programs while developing new products. However, for products with identical data, it is also possible to use the same test program, which is then allocated to the respective DUT over the product list. The test results are stored automatically in XML or Access format on an arbitrary place on the network.
A separate test dummy is used to check the functionality of the testing system fully automatically. During the daily start of the testing system, the testing personnel is asked to connect this dummy and start the corresponding program. The testing system does not allow further testing without a passed dummy test.