Series 1580

Thrust Stand and Dynamometer


Premium dynamometer that measures thrust, torque, voltage, current, and vibration. Comes with a USB interface and software for automated control, data-logging, and acquisition of mechanical efficiency.

Maximize flight time and performance.

Spend more time designing.

Thrust and torque measurement

Obtain thrust up to 5 kgf, torque up to 1.5 Nm, and calculate mechanical efficiency in real-time.

Motor characterization

Find the optimal torque and speed to maximize efficiency. Find the best motor/propeller combination in order to increase flight time.

High quality electronics and software

Low noise analog circuit designed to monitor power consumption in real time. USB comunication to our powerful software.

Advanced Tool and Great Software

By designers, for designers.

Quadcopters
Quadcopters

Advanced tests for medium-sized quadcopters/hexacopters development.

Autonomous Helicopter Icone
Helicopters

Test flight modes quickly: control the swash plate with built in servo outputs.

Race Cars and Ground Robots

Increase range capability of small vehicles using motors generating up to 1.5Nm.

Autonomous Fixed Wing Icone
Fixed-Wings

Optimize the flight time, payload and climb rate.

Simple to Install

Test multiple configurations with simple steps.

Setup tutorial 2:42

Step-by-step procedures to install, calibrate the system, run tests and output data.

Specifications

Direct measurements

  • Voltage (0-35 V).
  • Current (40A continuous, 50A burst).
  • Power (0-1400W).
  • Thrust (±5 kg*).
  • Motor speed (100k RPM**).
  • Torque (±1.5 Nm).
  • Precision Ohmmeter (0.003 to 240 Ohm).
  • Accelerometer on PCB.
  • Temperature (using probes).

Features

  • USB interface.
  • ESC manual control.
  • Three servo control ports.
  • Three I2C ports.
  • Three temperature probe ports.
  • Read motor-winding resistance.
  • Output data to CSV files.
  • Real-time sensor plots.
  • Automated tests and recording.
  • Powerful scripting abilities.
  • Included calibration hardware.
  • Safety cutoffs.

Derived Measurements

  • Motor efficiency (%).
  • Propeller efficiency (g/W).
  • Vibration level (from accelerometer).
View the datasheet

*  Not recommended for propellers producing a maximum thrust under 50 g.
** With the optional optical RPM probe. The included electrical probe maximum speed is function of the number of poles. For example, the limit for a 10 poles motor is 100k rpm.

Our Software

Powerful, Safe And User-Friendly.

Control your motor manually or automatically. Set safety cutoffs to reduce the chance of damaging your motors during intensive tests. Get real-time feedback with live plots and automate tests with customizable, included scripts.  Get more information in the setup guide.

In the box.

Everything you need to start testing your power train.

Required

  • Motors to be tested.
  • Electronic Speed Controller (ESC).
  • Propellers and propeller adapters.
  • Batteries or power supply.
  • Clamps for attaching tool to a table.
  • Computer running Windows, Mac, ChromeOS, Linux, or UNIX.

Included

  • Mechanical hardware.
  • Calibration hardware.
  • Data acquisition board.
  • Load cells.
  • Power cables.
  • Software.
  • USB cable.
  • Hex keys.

Which product is right for me?

With torque and mechanical efficiency measurements, as well as optional temperature probes and a pitot sensor probe, the Series 1580 was designed for businesses, universities, and serious hobbyists. For simpler measurements, check out the Series 1520.

Click here to see what's different between Series 1520 and Series 1580.

  •    Price
  •    Comparison overview
  •    Typical uses
  •    Software
  •    Interface
  •    Outputs
  •    Direct measurements
  •    Derived measurements
       (calculated by software)
  •    Precision Ohmmeter
  •    Supported addons
  •    Safety and equipment protection
  •    Calibration
  •    Data-logging
  •    Automatic control
  •    Construction
  •    Additional features

Series 1520
  • $ 165
  • Grasp the power of automation, data logging, and accurate real-time measurements at a fraction of the cost of professional dynamometers and thrust test stands.
  • Power systems comparisons
    Suitable for most hobbyists
  • Simplified 1580 software
    Unsupported features removed
  • USB (cable included)
  • Control ESC throttle signal
    Control up to 3 servo motors
  • Voltage (0-35 V)
    Current (40 A continuous)
    Power (0-1400 W)
    Thrust (±5 kg)
  • Electrical power
    Overall efficiency (thrust vs power)
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  • Optical RPM probe
  • Automatic cutoffs for all direct measurements
  • Factory calibrated
  • On-demand, or continuous
    All data recorded simultaneously
    CSV format for opening in Excel, MATLAB, etc..
  • Automate everything, from control to recording
    Use built-in script presets for quickly testing
    Harness the power of javascript
  • Durable powder-coated paint for long lasting and professional finish
    Strong aluminum base
    Full circuit diagnostics at factory
  • Real-time plots
    Change working units (g, oz, etc...)

Series 1580
  • $ 495
  • Professionnal bench tests with advanced features such as torque and vibration measurements, support for temperature addons, included precision calibration hardware, and built-in precision ohmmeter for custom motor winding.
  • Motor and propeller characterization
    Suitable for R&D, academy, and manufacturing quality control.
  • Open source
    Windows, MAC, Linux, Chromebook
    Frequent, fully automatic updates
    Simple no-download firmware updates
    Loved by our customers
  • USB (cable included)
  • Control ESC throttle signal
    Control up to 3 servo motors
  • Voltage (0-35 V)
    Current (40 A continuous)
    Power (0-1400 W)
    Thrust (±5 kg)
    Motor rotation speed
    Motor torque (±1.5 Nm)
    Accelerometer on PCB (±8 g)
    Precision ohmmeter (0.003 to 240 Ohm)
  • Electrical power
    Mechanical power
    Motor efficiency
    Propeller efficiency
    Overall efficiency (thrust vs power)
    Vibration level (from accelerometer)
  • Specially designed for very low resistances
    Measure motor winding resistance
    Check winding integrity for damage
  • Optical RPM probe
    Up to 3 temperature probes
    Pressure sensor (wind tunnel pitot tube)
    Up to 3 future addons
  • Automatic cutoffs for all direct measurements
    Individual cutoff for each temperature probe
    Excessive vibration or impact cutoff
  • Included 200g precision weight
    Included torque calibration hardware
    Follow simple calibration wizards in software
  • On-demand, or continuous
    All data recorded simultaneously
    CSV format for opening in Excel, MATLAB, etc..
  • Automate everything, from control to recording
    Use built-in script presets for quickly testing
    Harness the power of javascript
    Scripting support: we will help you debug and write your own custom scripts
  • Durable powder-coated paint for long lasting and professional finish
    Strong aluminum base
    Full circuit diagnostics at factory
  • Real-time plots
    Change working units (g, oz, etc...)

Learn the best testing practices

Setup guide

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