Mechanical Fatigue Solutions (MFS), a division of Callies Performance Products, has been established to provide objective laboratory testing of any component subject to fully reversed bending or torsional fatigue. Everything from engine components to mounting brackets can quickly be evaluated. This capability is being used by Callies to develop the strongest cranks on the market, and is now available as an independent source for fatigue testing of your component design.
Today’s product designs are answering the demand for reduced material and manufacturing cost, while providing high durability. Well thought out testing programs have proven capable of determining the likelihood of both low and high cycle fatigue failures. Your component evaluation will provide valuable insight into possible savings through material reduction, alloy change, and warranty cost elimination.
MFS has considerable crankshaft evaluation experience. We are experienced in testing shafts for inline configurations up to 19 liter and V configurations up to 32 liter. Your crankshaft can be evaluated for both its Bending and Torsional characteristics. Bending tests are ran at speeds up to 120 Hz while Torsional testing is typically at a slower pace due to internal heat generation.
Testing and evaluation procedures for your project will be confidentially prepared according to your specifications by our on staff MSME. Should your project be Time Critical, MFS is staffed and equipped to operate 24–7 if necessary to meet your condensed time line.
In addition to our fatigue capabilities, your project will also have full access to our on staff metallurgist and laboratory. Not only can we tell you the magnitude and duration of applied loads required to fail your crankshaft or component, we can identify the failure initiation site, the root cause, and give critical assessments to help eliminate the failure mode.
Crankshaft materials and manufacturing processes are rapidly evolving at a relentless pace.
Mechanical Fatigue Solutions can quickly help you in making decisions regarding
New oil hole drilling methods
Changes in fillet geometry or finishing
Non-conforming material evaluation
Heat treatment qualification
Grinder damage evaluation
MFS will not only give you data, we will give you sound evaluations and comparisons based on years of manufacturing and testing experience. As a manufacturer of high performance crankshafts, we will not only test your parts, we test our own.