Parallel to the endurance-test of the 1:5-device at Nissum Bredning first components of the full-scale-Prototype are being investigated on various test benches. Belts and gear shafts as well as ropes are being tested under full operating loads. To simulate realistic conditions, the ropes were sprinkled with saltwater and have already been moved through millions of cycles over pulleys with various fibers and coatings. The tests are being carried out in cooperation with Liros GmbH at the “IFT”-Institute of the University of Stuttgart within the joint research project funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.
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