Centrifuge Machine

The Centrifuge Machine is an apparatus of the Space Qualification Laboratory (SQL).

The SQL is a facility aimed at supporting aerospace companies in the design, manufacturing and testing of nano and micro satellites (up to 70 Kg) and electronic and mechanical components of space, avionic and military systems, providing service activities for the qualification and acceptance to mechanical and operational environmental loads.

Test facilities and test procedures fully meet the most rigorous standard established by the European space Agency and military requirements

It is employed for Constant Acceleration test

Static Acceleration : up to a 8.5 g
Angular velocity : 100 rpm
Centrifuge: Wuilfert CTR-8G
Diameter: 2668 mm

Equipped with slip ring to link the EUT to the external EGSE for the transmission of excitation and monitoring signals.

Data acquisition:
• LMS SCADAS III (90 chs + 4 exc chs)
• IMC CRONOS PL (60 chs)

Accredited test methods:
• ESA ECSS-E-10-03A
• MIL-STD-810-C / F / G
• RTCA DO -160D

Specimen length [mm]: 500.0
Specimen width/dia [mm]: 500.0
Specimen height/thk [mm]: 500.0
Mass max. [kg]: 70.0
Data acquisition: SIEMENS LMS with n. 90 meas. channels
ISO/IEC 17025
ISO 9001
Keywords: centrifuge, acceleration, test, CIRA