Your product will be subjected to mechanical shocks and vibration during its life. This could occur during the shipping and handling process before it reaches your customer. Or, once unpackaged and in service, it could end up being installed or used anywhere. Equipment destined for industrial or automotive locations will be particularly susceptible to vibration.
When is the best time in the product development cycle to perform vibration testing? As soon as the prototype mechanical parts are available is preferred as it gives you time to fix any issues found during the testing.
Our vibration test system allows us to test your product to likely transport, operation and storage scenarios. We can apply different types of vibration tests to your product:
- Sinusoidal – a swept frequency sinusoidal displacement lets us find the resonant frequencies within the equipment under test and will highlight areas of improvement in the mechanical design. We have seen hard disk drives or batteries break free from their mounts with a surprising amount of damage resulting.
- Random – most real world vibrations will be of a random nature such as those incurred during shipping.
- Shock – a sudden application of force with a wide range of frequency components
If you need help selecting vibration test levels for your product then we have a useful article on our blog and we can also advise you.
The LDS V724 electro-dynamic vibration generator we use has the following capabilities
- Sinusoidal max acceleration = 94g, max force = 6.7kN
- Random max acceleration = 50g, max force = 5.3kN
- Displacement max = 25mm pk-pk
- Maximum velocity = 1.78m/s
- Operating frequency = 4 to 2000 Hz
Please get in touch to talk about testing for your products