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Machines Lab

The laboratory has six benches, and each bench is equipped with a DC machine and 4-quadrant drive.

Computers are also provided on each bench for data collection and in-situ graphing of results. It is also equipped with built-in audio-visual facilities for in-laboratory lecture delivery.

Equipment

Name Make/Model Details
4 quadrent DC motor drive Turco MV4207-3 This is a 6 pulse 4-quadrent converter which can be used for dc motor control. The equipment is designed to work according to different functions and it is possible to explain several different types of dc-drives.
Asynchronous wind mill Turco This is a control unit that could mimic the operation of a wind turbine. The rig can be used to demonstrate self-exciting of an induction generator, principles of dc energy transfer using a 4-quadrent rectifier.
DFIG test rig LUCAS NULLE This equipment is used to investigate the design and operation of modern wind power stations. The effect of wind force and the mechanical design of wind power stations can be emulated down to precise detail using the servo machine testing stand and the WindSim software. The control unit for the double-feed asynchronous machine permits user-friendly operation and visualisation during the experiments.
Motor frequency control Turco MV4206-1 This is a semi 4-quadrent frequency converter. The equipment is designed to work according to different functions and it is possible to explain several different types of frequency converters existing today.
Motor-Generator sets Turco There are a number of motor generator sets that can be used to do experiments on dc motors and generator, ac synchronous motors and generators and ac induction motors.

Get in touch

Dr Daniel Rogers

Email:
rogersdj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2089 0795

Location

  • Queen's Buildings
    5 The Parade
    Newport Road
    CF24 3AA