R&D and Test Centres

 

The Gerken Group has R&D and test centres in Belgium, France and Germany.

In France, our state-of-the-art test centre can replicate the extreme environmental and load conditions encountered by our products in service.

Development & Test Capability

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  • Qualification of carbon and metallic materials
  • Life (wear) testing
  • Application simulation tests on bronze rings

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  • Contact (Voltage) drop
  • Coefficient of friction

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  • Slip ring tests

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  • Environmental chamber for testing under controlled temperature and humidity conditions

 

 

 

  • Impact (ballistic) testing

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  • Vibration (IEC 61373)
  • Overcurrent (to customer requirement)
  • Salt spray (ISO 9227)
  • Sealing of enclosures (IEC 60529)