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Coming soon – The “Monster Machine” Massive Wave Simulator

December 11, 2017

From our underwater shot test quarry facility in Virginia to our 25 foot centrifuge in California, NTS has a tradition of “going big” when it comes to new test equipment. The engineers at our Huntsville, Alabama facility are keeping up with this tradition as they work on the installation of their newest equipment, appropriately dubbed “the Monster Machine”.

The Monster Machine is a 20 foot tall, 32 foot wide, 16 foot deep wave simulation machine capable of supporting 30,000 pounds on a 14 foot square test table. Equipment under test will be subjected to 360 degree rotation at 6 RPM! The table can be adjusted to various radii enabling the center of rotation to be matched to the test article over a large range of adjustments. The large test table allows NTS to configure to test article as a package on the ground. Setup, calibration and pre-test is all done prior to lifting the package 12 feet in the air, eliminating physical hazards and making test article changes more efficient and expedient.

Will Roberts PE, Engineering Manager and his team have finished the primary installation and painting, the motor which will operate this machine is being installed now.  Contact the team in Huntsville to discuss this and other test capabilities.

 

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