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Gear testing (HaDES)

The test facil­ity HaDES (Harmonic Drive® Experimental Setup) enables to test harmonic-drive® gears for their life­time under vacuum.
Environments vary from vacuum, non-aggress­ive gases (e. g. CO2) under control­lable pres­sures (e.g. to simu­late Martian envir­on­ment) or to air with controlled humid­ity. The tests can be performed at temper­at­ures from -150°C to +200°C.
Harmonic-drive® gears can be used in drive units for e.g. solar array panels, anten­nas. Therefore life­time and perform­ance can be meas­ured in HaDES test facility.
Post-Analysis may cover inspec­tion of the gear parts with SEM to detect wear mech­an­isms or mater­ial transfer.
The device is fully PC-controlled. To the control para­met­ers, e. g. slid­ing distance, motion profiles (unidirec­tional, oscil­lat­ing) can be selec­ted. On-line-data acquis­i­tion offers to post-process data, e. g. for auto­matic calcu­la­tion of effi­ciency or stiffness.