RUAG Space is Europe's largest independent supplier of space products to the industry. At the site in Linköping, Sweden, a team of approximately 100 people are involved in the development and construction of launcher structures and separation systems for satellites and rockets. The lab in Linköping uses the data acquisition system MGCplus from HBM as the back bone of its testing, particularly in larger rigs where many channels are needed.
"I believe that RUAG is among the best in Sweden at static load testing. With a few exceptions, all our tests are conducted on behalf of our own operation. The equipment that we have developed and tested has so far carried out almost 600 separations in space."Test engineer Peter Svensson
”User friendliness of both system and software is of great importance to us, since it can be a long time between large tests. MGC Plus suits us since we need many channels simultaneously and we want to be able to measure at high speed,”said Peter Svensson.
”It is great as a universal unit as it can be adapted to different quantities and temperature, with different connections. We like the flexibility. In addition, it is helpful that both of our measurement systems use the same software: Catman.”Everywhere at the Linköping site it is clear that high requirements are put on the equipment that is to be used in space. As an example, aluminum included in RUAG’s products is of the highest standard, so called ”space quality”. Also the mechanical engineering is carried out with the greatest precision, by staff wearing white lab coats. It is not a coincident that "rocket science" has taken the wider meaning of something that is intellectually and scientifically challenging ...