Upswing damper test rig

The customer’s challenge

Fokker Landing Gear developed an Upswing Damper (USD) for one of their airplanes. They were in need of a test rig to test the USD during the test and validation phases.

Sioux's contribution

Sioux developed the complete test rig. This includes the mechanical, electrical, and software/PLC design Sioux also took care of the realisation, verification, transport and installation of the complete test rig including safety certification. The project was executed as a turn key project in an extremely short time frame.


Fokker Landing Gear used the test rig for the successful validation of their Upswing Damper for the airplane.


High speed, high impact, high dynamic mechanics, machine safety, human safety and PLC.

Fokker Landing Gear delivers high-quality landing gear systems for helicopters and airplanes. This includes the designing, development, manufacturing and assembly of complete landing gears, but also the repair and overhaul of systems in use.

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