Testing & Product Development

Rexnord Innovation Center A2LA Accreditation

The Rexnord Innovation Center is certified by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA).

For over 30 years, the Rexnord Innovation Center has provided confidential product testing, analysis, and engineering services. RIC is an independent, accredited laboratory with a proven record across a wide range of industries.

We deliver advanced technology, innovative thinking and breakthrough research to improve productivity and efficiency for industrial applications worldwide. Our highly-skilled design engineer professionals, technicians and scientists have extensive experience in mechanical, chemical, material and metallurgical engineering.

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About the Rexnord Innovation Center

The Rexnord Innovation Center (RIC) is a technology-driven organization with a strong commitment to innovation and continuous improvement. Founded in 1934 as the metallurgical lab for the Rexnord Foundry, it has grown into a highly capable entity with three main offerings: Rexnord Technical Services (RTS), Applied Research and Product Development.

The RIC has a history of applying tomorrow’s technology to today’s products. This process continues through our Applied Research Group, where we are finding new applications for existing technology, inventing new technology, and leveraging our knowledge management system to efficiently and effectively research initiatives and solve problems.

At Rexnord, product development always begins by listening to our customers and understanding their needs. The RIC has a proven product development process aimed at optimizing value for existing products, as well as launching exciting, new products – all of which is complimented by dedicated program managers who ensure strong connectivity from ideas through product launches.

Testing, Analysis & Engineering Services Overview

  • Independent, ISO/IEC 17025:2005, A2LA accredited analysis and mechanical testing lab
  • More than 30 years of product testing and application expertise
  • Experience in mechanical, materials, chemical and metallurgical engineering
  • State-of-the-art testing facility, equipment and processes
  • Innovative product development solutions for a wide range of industries

Mechanical Testing

Our mechanical engineering services include load fatigue and durability, shock and vibration, strength of materials and reliability analysis. We use classical methods of statics, dynamics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, as well as experimental and computational tools to understand components and systems. Our test and analysis laboratory is equipped with load frames, servo-hydraulic actuators and controls, open architecture test beds, environmental chambers, electrodynamic shakers, and other state-of-the-art equipment to meet your test requirements.

Mechanical Testing Expertise

Capabilities
  • Mechanical Testing : Load fatigue & durability, shock & vibration, strength of materials
Components Expertise
  • Chains
Industries Served
  • Aerospace

Material Analysis

Material analysis applications range from research and development of new materials for new products and applications to continuous improvement and corrective action through forensic engineering and failure analysis. The Rexnord Innovation Center has a long history of providing metallurgical services for ferrous and non-ferrous materials, alloy steels, polymers, and composites.

Additionally, our Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) allows our analysts to not only take a closer look at the problem areas by examining the fracture surface, but also the local composition through Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS).

Material Analysis Expertise

Capabilities
  • MATERIAL ANALYSIS - Metallic, polymer & composite material analysis, metrology & precision measurements, environmental/ accelerated aging
Components Expertise
  • Couplings
Industries Served
  • Food & Beverage

Engineering Services

Our engineering services include on-site testing and analysis, custom test xtures, competitive product evaluation, design and structures engineering, and litigation support.

The on-site testing and analysis services bring the science to your site. Our experts will travel to your location to understand and observe your unique situation, acquire and evaluate data and implement improvements. We have performed on-site testing and analysis around the world including locations with extreme cold, heat and humidity.

We have the ability to design and fabricate custom test fixtures to meet specifications or to simulate service environments.

In addition, we also offer unbiased, competitive product evaluation services. Our design and structure engineers can work independently or as part of your team to provide design ideas.

Our licensed engineers, and PhD level scientists, can be at your side to serve as expert witnesses if litigation support is needed.

Engineering Expertise

Capabilities

  • ENGINEERING SERVICES - On-site testing & analysis, custom test fixtures, competitive product evaluation, design & structures engineering support, litigation support.

Components Expertise

  • Gearboxes
  • Valves
  • Crankshafts
  • Connecting Rods
  • Airframe Control Bearings
  • Other Industrial Components

Industries Served

  • Automotive
  • Energy
  • Mining
  • Water Management
  • Transportation & Shipping
  • Manufacturing

Rexnord Innovation Center A2LA Accreditation

The Rexnord Innovation Center is certified through the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) Scope of Accreditation ISO/IEC 17025:2005.

 

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