( 베어링 구름 접촉 피로 시험기)


RCF 2 Rolling Contact Fatigue Rig

Rolling Contact fatigue/Rollling Element bearing test

  ------>Max 10,000N and Max 40,000N,     

             Max 10,000RPM                              


추가 옵션 MAX30,000RPM 가능

—>RCF2 포볼식 회전식 사양에서 초고속 최대      30,000RPM 시험  가능


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                    Rolling Four Ball Adapter


       Cone on Angular Contact Bearing Adapter


             Thrust Ball Bearing on Disc Adapter


      Back-to-back Angular Contact Bearing Adapter



Keywords:(시험분석 요소)

  • pitting(모재 표면에 생긴 부식에 의한 점 형태의 자국. 또, 기어의 치면(齒面) 등이 높은 접촉 압력의 반복에 의하여 국부적 피로 때문에 침식되는 현상.)
  • rolling contact fatigue(구름 선 접촉 피로 시험-->수명 계산식의 기초로 되는 플레킹과, 표면 결함 속에 윤활 기름이 유체 역학적으로 침입한 결과 발생하는                                  균열이   원인으로 되어 생기는 피팅이 대표 예이다.)
  • rolling element bearing test(구름 베어링 시험-->헤르쯔응력,HERTZ )


The RCF 2 Rolling Contact Fatigue Machine is a cut-down version of the TE 92HS Microprocessor Controlled Rotary Tribometer, the key change being the removal of the friction torque measuring arrangement and the clutch assembly used for low speed sliding four ball tests. The RCF 2 machine is used only in the high speed configuration with rolling contact test adapters.

Various well established test adapters are available, including the standard rolling four ball test adapter, typically used for generating surface propagated micro-pitting failures, a cone on angular contact bearing adapter and a thrust ball bearing on disc adapter, which produces rolling with contact spin. All these rely on the high speed test spindle bearings to react the applied axial load. In addition to these, modifications have been made to the spindle and housing to allow back-to-back testing of angular contact bearings. This arrangement results in no axial load on the test spindle, allowing loads up to 40 kN to be applied to the test samples.

The RCF 2 has servo controlled low inertia pneumatic loading with force transducer feedback, vector controlled motor speed with encoder feedback, SUPERSLIM Serial Link Interface Module and COMPEND 2000Window compatible control and data acquisition software. The machine is floor-standing.

Motor and Test Spindle:

The test spindle projects downwards and runs in a housing with precision greased for life bearings. The drive motor is connected directly to the drive spindle via a smooth drive belt and pulley. The motor is mounted on a sliding plate with a jacking screw to tension the drive belt. The drive ratio is 6.67:1. This means that for a motor speed of 1,500 rpm the test spindle is rotating at 10,000 rpm. Vector control of the motor with encoder feedback provides a variable speed turn-down ratio of 100:1.

Location for holders for the rotating specimens is provided by a tapered hole in the end of the test spindle and the accurately machined outer diameter and end face of the spindle. The test adapters are mounted directly onto the machine loading beam, which runs on linear bearings.

Thermocouples are located in the adapters to measure the temperature of the test sample (either material or lubricant) and this measurement is used as the feedback for control. The temperature is maintained by software PID controllers.

Rolling contact fatigue tests require the machine to be shut down by detecting the onset of pitting. A piezo-electric sensor is mounted on the machine frame to detect vibration levels. The sensitivity of the detection circuit is adjustable by the operator. A sudden rise in the level of vibration, caused by the pitting damage in the test adapter, will trip the circuit and stop the motor rotating.

Control and Data Acquisition:

The RCF 2 has PC based sequence programmable control and data acquisition. This is provided by an integrated Serial Link Interface Module and COMPEND 2000 software running on a host PC, operating under Windows. Data is stored to hard disc in standard spread sheet compatible file formats (.csv or .tsv).

Tests are defined by a sequence of steps, each step containing set-point, data recording rates and alarm level information. Set-points may be adjusted by step change or ramp. The test sequence is followed unless interrupted by the operator or an alarm. Set-points may also be adjusted manually using on screen toggles.

RCF 2/10 Standard Load Actuator Assembly:

The operating envelope of the machine is based on the L10 and L30 lives of the spindle bearings. The standard load actuator assembly provides a loading range of 200 to 10,000 N. The permissible loads and speeds for tests where the machine spindle reacts the axial load, are as follows:
10 kN 1,840 rpm
5 kN 3,000 rpm
3 kN 10,000 rpm

RCF 2/40 High Load Actuator Assembly:

The high load actuator assembly is used in conjunction with the back-to-back bearing assembly and allows loads of up to 40 kN to be applied to the test bearings and a maximum rotational speed of 10,000 rpm to be achieved.

RCF 2/1 Rolling Four Ball Adapter:

This comprises a test reservoir and precision polished test race. The race is designed to permit the test balls to rotate freely maintaining a defined contact angle with the upper ball fixed in the spindle.

RCF 2/2 Cone on Angular Contact Bearing Adapter:

This adapter uses a conical test sample loaded against the lower half of a size 7206 62 mm O/D 30 mm I/D angular contact bearing. The cone angle is designed to give a pure rolling contact. Contact stress can be increased further by removing balls from the bearing cage.

RCF 2/3Thrust Ball Bearing on Disc Adapter:

This adapter uses one half of a standard size 51208 68 mm O/D 40 mm I/D thrust bearing, with the balls running between the normal bearing race and a flat disc. A cage is provided to retain the balls.

RCF 2/4 Back-to-back Bearing Adapter:

This adapter uses two size 7209 85 mm O/D 45 mm I/D angular contact bearings, loaded back to back, as the test samples. Separate oil ways are provided to ensure that oil and wear debris from the upper test bearing does not pass through the lower bearing.

RCF 2/LS Lubricant Service Module:

A lubricant service module is required for all types of test adapter except the standard rolling four ball adapter. The module has a sump tank with immersion heater, delivery and scavenge pumps and oil to water heat exchanger, for cooling.

Computer Controlled Parameters:

  • Motor speed
  • Applied load
  • Test fluid temperature
  • Test duration

    Manually Controlled Parameters:

  • Test fuid flow rate

    Measured Parameters:

  • Measured Parameters
  • Motor speed
  • Applied load
  • Lubricant inlet temperature
  • Race-way Temperatures
  • Vibration sensor output


    Rotational Speed: 100 to 10,000 rpm
    Standard Load Range: 10,000 N
    Back-to-back Load Range: 40,000 N
    Spindle Bearing Load: 10,000 N @ 3,000 rpm
    4,000 N @ 10,000 rpm
    Motor: 1.5 kW ac @ 1500 rpm
    50% overload available for 30 seconds
    Heated Block Power: 550 W
    Temperature Sensor: k-type thermocouple
    Vibration Sensor: piezo-electric type with adjustable threshold sensitivity and cut-off time
    Interface: SUPERSLIM Serial Link Interface Module
    Software: COMPEND 2000


    Electricity: 220/240 V, single phase, 50/60 Hz, 3 kW
    Clean, dry air: 4 cfm at 8 bar (120 psi)


    전화 :  02 - 3411- 0173    팩스 :  02 - 3411 - 0178 


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