SPACE ELECTRONICS OPENS EXPANDED LABORATORY FOR MEASURING MASS PROPERTIES
Since 1975, Space Electronics has provided our customers with contract mass properties measurement services as an alternative to the purchase of their own testing instruments to measure center of gravity & center of mass and/or moment of inertia.
In the spring of 2016 we embarked upon a major expansion project, increasing our test lab’s size to 2,300 square feet and assembling an expanded suite of dedicated instruments that allows us to fully characterize the static and dynamic mass properties of everything from a computer hard drive armature weighing a few grams up to an entire spacecraft weighing as much as 6,500 lb.
This new state-of-the-art facility is helping us better serve our customers, providing faster turnaround times with greater efficiency, all at lower prices than before. Click here to download a brochure describing our expanded Mass Properties Laboratory.
We offer the following services:
- Weight measurement
- Center of gravity (CG) measurement
- Moment of inertia (MOI) measurement
- Product of inertia measurement
- Dynamic unbalance measurement
- Dynamic balancing
- Static unbalance measurement
- Static balancing
- Gimbaled assembly unbalance measurement
- Gimbaled assembly balancing
- Turbine blade moment weight measurement (blade balance)
- Turbine blade distribution optimization
We identify and provide the best testing/measuring system to suit your needs. As the manufacturer of the most accurate mass properties test instruments in the world, we offer the same high level of excellence in our measurement services. All measurement results are referenced to your datum and are certified traceable to the US NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology).
We offer test part fixturing and/or fixture design consultation as required. Our experience in designing repeatable fixtures is an indispensable asset to those customers who are looking for the highest measurement accuracy.
Measurement service is performed on a time-and-material cost basis. We can provide an estimate based on the time required to develop any required fixturing, make measurements and balance corrections (as required), and provide complete documentation.
OUR MASS PROPERTIES LAB INCLUDES THESE INSTRUMENT SERIES