Rail Fault Prediction and Logging

CCS Teamed up with the University of Birmingham to investigate methods of fault prediction using network based data acquisition. The result was a high speed 2 wire system which dramatically cuts down installation and wiring. Using the WorldFipTM fieldbus network...

Load & Torque Testing – On a Grand Scale

Figure 1: Rig Design The Challenge When it comes to efficiency in crossing the oceans, bigger is always better. Container ships today are exceeding 400m in length and weighing approx. 200,000 tonnes! Moving these giants requires a power plant the size of a medium 3...

Rocket Testing

Using LabVIEW, CompactRIO and a Compact Vision System to Upgrade a Hot-Fire Rocket Test Facility The Challenge: Controlling and measuring a hot-fire rocket engine test performed in a high-altitude environment in real time. The Solution: Using NI CompactRIO hardware...

CCS Environment Monitoring

Figure 1: CCS Ltd provide you a complete service for investigation, report and management of contaminated land. 1. Investigation Contact CCS to arrange for the investigation of a contaminated or…

Spacer Damper Fatigue Testing

Paul Riley is the MD and software engineer of Computer Controlled Solutions Limited (CCS) and has been alliance member with National Instruments since 1994. He has an extensive physics/electronics/computing background applied to test and production machine control and data acquisition.

Formula 1 Caliper & Brake Test Dynamometer

AP Racing required a new type of Dynamometer which could match the high speed and acceleration rates achieved by Formula 1 cars. Also of importance was a design which could carry out these tests within the actual sections of car’s standard wheel and suspension assembly, mimicking the airflow through ducting and around the brake.