Powertrain & Gear Testing

The MTP line - Plastic & composite cylindrical gear test rig


The MTP line is series of multifunctional power transmission and tribological testing devices, which enable comprehensive testing and characterization of polymer and composite materials in gearing and other frictional contact applications. The device enables lifetime testing of spur and helical gears at actively controlled load conditions and sample (or ambient) temperatures.

Along with gear tests, an additional module is available for tribological twin-disc tests that the characterization of the tested material pair's frictional and wear properties.


Features and specifications

Versatile testing capabilities
  • Lifetime gear tests
  • Ideal for plastic gears
  • Active torque and speed control
  • Active sample temperature control
  • Ambient temperature and humidity monitoring
  • Twin-disc tribotesting module additionally available
Gear testing and material characterization
  • Ideal for plastic and composite gear testing
  • Continuously adjustable and customizable load conditions
  • VDI 2736-compatible gear material characterization testing enabled
Variable lubrication regimes
  • Tests in dry or grease-lubricated conditions
  • Additional oil-lubrication module available with active oil temperature control
Variable test sample sizes
  • Adjustable center distance between 28 and 70 mm
  • Variable sample sizes can be used
  • VDI 2736: Part 4 size 1 and 2 samples compatible
Low noise and safe handling
  • Robust housing enclosure
  • Low external noise
  • Safe and easy handling
Data acquisition
  • Test conditions fully customizable
  • Cloud-based DAQ software included
  • Quick and comprehensive data visualization
  • Automated data export for further analysis
Modular and customizable
  • The testing device can be fully adapted to your requirements
  • Select your required testing configurations
  • Select additional modules
Twin-disc testing

Additional twin-disk tribological testing module available, which can be integrated along with the gear testing functionalities described above.

Parameter MTP-5 MTP-10
Torque range - brake side 0.3-5 Nm 0.3-10 Nm
Torque range - drive side 0.3-5 Nm 0.3-5 Nm (1)
Rotational speed - drive side 300-4400 rpm
Rotational speed - brake side 300-4400 rpm 300-2700 rpm (2)
Sample temperature control 40-120 °C (3)
Adjustable center distance 28 - 70 mm
Ambient temperature measurements 0-120 °C
Ambient humidity measurements 0-100 %
Sizes (H x W x D) 1750 x 610 x 950 mm 1800 x 720 x 1010 mm

(1) Torque on drive side can be increased to 10Nm at request.

(2) With possibility to increase rated speed to 3850 rpm by upgrading to a 3-phase ~400V power supply version.

(3) Upper range expandable to 160 °C or more if requested. To achieve temperatures below 40 °C, an inlet for conditioned air supply is provided on the device.

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