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Thrust Measurement System

Our Thrust Measurement System (TMS) is an accurate, cost-effective, single axis thrust frame engineered for aero engine testing. We can size it to handle a range of thrust classes and it can be either floor or ceiling mounted depending on your requirements.

Its in-frame calibration system allows you to perform calibrations quickly without the need for an operator to enter the test cell. The engine-specific adapter interface comes with automated docking combined with standard automatic coupling plates—enabling a quick engine change and maximizing test cell utilization.

We adhere to a simple design philosophy for our thrust measurement systems. A stiff frame is combined with moment/sideload compensated load cells to produce high thrust accuracy while maintaining cost effectiveness. The design does not require complex load cell flexures, which typically account for the majority of overall frame deflection that significantly contributes to overall cost.

Our Thrust Measurement System is available in a range of thrust ratings to handle all known engine types. Vigilant attention to detail ensures that non-systematic errors are minimized to achieve high measurement accuracy.

Features include:

  • Accurate and reliable thrust measurement
  • Automatic calibration system
  • Failsafe automated adapter locking mechanism
  • Automatic coupling plates for quick engine connections
  • Four flexure designs