Life Cycle Testing of C-Flex Products
You will consider many products and many scenarios before putting your design ideas into production. At C-Flex, we understand the importance of supplying products that won’t repeatedly break down before their time. C-Flex Bearing life cycle testing services enable you to project the longevity of our product in your design before failure.
Life expectancy of the C-Flex pivot is a result of fatigue on spring materials resulting from repeated applied loads and angles of rotation. If used within rated values, the user can expect indefinite life from the C-Flex pivot bearing. If however, the application requires exceeding any recommended limit, a finite and predictable life may be calculated.
The charts provided in our catalogue reflect life lines for usage under a full range of motion about center. If the application requires rotation to only one side, C-Flex will help calculate the expected longevity of use within the application. *An example is provided on page 6, section III of the Design Guide .
C-Flex has the facilities and expertise to conduct accelerated life cycle testing on our pivots and coupling products. This type of test is conducted using aggressive condition specifications based upon customer requests.
Testing Services Breakdown:
Life Cycle Test for 1 to 4 units. Standard lead time is 2 – 3 weeks depending on requirements of test.
10 million cycles at a +/- 2.5 degree offset is considered a standard customer defined test.
Room temperature for all levels of testing with cycle speed of 1400/min. Number of cycles 10.
The customer may define angle of rotation , number of units tested, and may request extended life testing e.g. 30 million cycles.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_nPBNTKU4I?feature=player_embedded]
Call us today at 315-895-7454 to talk to our engineers regarding your application and product testing requirements. We’re here to help.