Model 1614 Starter Motor Test Stand

Application

Custom Solutions, Other

Interest

Test Equipment

Test Type

Performance

Model 1614 Starter Motor Test Stand

Overview

The Model 1614 Starter Motor Test Stand tests automotive starters in a production environment to identify defective starters. It applies a load to the motor, which simulates actual operating conditions, and then it acquires data, compares data points with predetermined limits, determines pass/fail and graphically displays and saves each test result. It typically runs a free spin and performance test on each motor. The ProLINK control system facilitates testing up to 110 starter motors per hour. The test motor is mounted into a fixture and secured by hydraulic clamps. A pneumatic cylinder contacts the starter terminals and the test is run. Sensors measure current, voltage, speed and reaction torque. A pneumatic cylinder and die marks each starter that passes the test.

Applications

  • Run starter motor free spin and performance tests
  • Measure torque, speed, current and voltage
  • Calculate power and efficiency

Specifications

Motor 15 kW AC servo motor & drive
Power Supply 20 volts DC, 1000 amps
Controls ProLink software with PLC I/O
Marking cylinder Pneumatic
Speed sensors Digital encoder and non-contact proximity sensor
Pneumatically operated contact block to energize the starter
Hydraulic clamps for securing the starter to the fixture

 

Key Benefits

  • Time saving: up to 110 motors per hour
  • Automatic clamping and connection to starter terminals

Test Procedures

Free spin test followed by a performance test: The free-spin test detects bearing problems. The performance test runs the starter from no-load to full-stall, measuring torque, speed, current and voltage. It calculates power and efficiency and then prints a pass/fail tag with the test results.

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