THE FAST_SPOR’IN (SPORT & WELLNESS) PROGRAM OF THE UNIVERSITY OF AIX-MARSEILLE (FRANCE), SUPPORTED BY THE CARNOT STAR INSTITUTE OF MARSEILLE, HAS COMMISSIONED MAGTROL TO DEVELOP A CUSTOM TEST BENCH FOR ANALYZING THE BIOMECHANICAL PERFORMANCE OF CYCLING ATHLETES.
After studying the project, Magtrol’s CMTS (Custom Motor Test System) department proposed a simple solution that permits the use of a standard bike. The only handling required is to replace the rear wheel with a drive system that allows the bike to be coupled to a test deck that includes Magtrol’s standardized components.
Mainly built around a TPB Series Powder Brake and a TM Series Torque Sensor, the system allows to regulate the effort provided by the rider by producing a load of up to 400 N·m. The mechanical design was intended to be very rigid in order to ensure the greatest possible stability for the system and the user.
This test bench is currently used on the TechnoSport platform (Faculty of Sport Sciences in Marseille) which works closely with top athletes to study and improve their biomechanical performance and physiological impacts.
Already present with its sensors and test benches in the market motor manufacturing and training systems for electrical bicycles, MAGTROL completes its contribution in the fields of cycling and mobility.