The ability of Barbour Stockwell, Inc’s drive systems to provide ultra-high rotational speeds with precise speed control is the company’s key advantage in powering spin tests or driving the components in other test rigs. Whether an air turbine or electric motor drive, tests are conducted under the precise control of our TC4 controller with the test programming convenience provided by our SPIN3 software.
The air turbine system is generally a less costly investment than the electric motor; particularly if an air system already exists. However, the electric drive will be more economical to operate since there are fewer energy conversions required in driving and the energy stored in the rotor at speed can be returned to the mains when braking. Nonetheless, each system has its place depending on the application requirements and economics.