Team 9

Team Members

Faculty Advisor

Baiquan Chen
Nicholas Bassett
Samuel Nichols

Chao Hu


Belimo Americas

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Torque Testing Rig for Actuator Verification

Design, prototype, and implement a new torque testing set-up. Efficiency, ease of use, compactness, and safety are the key factors taken into consideration. Current rig utilizes hanging weights to produce a torque on an actuator that resists that torque while opening to a certain angle and then closing. Replacing the physical weights with an electronic torque source is a primary goal. This electronic source will improve the speed that actuators can be tested. Physical weights will still be used for the larger actuators, but they will be optimized to eliminate all safety concerns associated with them.