A Wind Tunnel is a research tool developed to
assist with studying the effects of air moving over or around solid objects.
A wind tunnel balance is a tool to measure Drag, Lift, Side Force, Yawing Moment,
Pitching Moment and Rolling Moment that act on the objects.
Kiwanis Kikai, predecessor of our company, started to manufacture Wind Tunnel Balance around 1935 and delivered over 40 sets till 1945. The separate company Yamato manufactured a Wire type Wind Tunnel Balance in 1952 as first Yamato made, Loadcell type Wind Tunnel Balance in 1956, Pyramid type Wind Tunnel Balance for
National Aerospace Laboratory of Japan (NAL) in 1964 as largest in Asia and has over 20 sets delivery record except automobile use.
Since the 1970s, automobile companies built their own wind tunnels for developing
high speed and fuel-efficient car. Now, Japan leads the world in number of
full-scale wind tunnel and our company supplies all full-scale wind tunnel
balances in operation in Japan.
Shop assembling of full- scale wind tunnel balance delivered to a Japanese automobile company in 2005
Full- scale wind tunnel balance in a Japanese automobile company