The Cetim (Centre technique des industries mécaniques) inaugurates a major new vibratory test facility. The figures speak for themselves: load forces of up to 160 kN, loads of 2 tons, test frequency range from 5 to 2,000 Hz, measurements on 72 channels and simultaneous performance of several tests...
With this equipment, the aim is to offer the multiple test configurations required for dynamic characterization of parts and validation of their service life, and to meet the needs of companies in the aeronautics, automotive, rail, arms, agricultural equipment, public works and energy sectors. This new LDS V984 electrodynamic vibrator is a major addition to the range of vibratory tests offered to manufacturers, both in Senlis and at Cetim-Cermat's associated center in Mulhouse.
Excitations (sine, random, noise sine, shock, SRC, time, etc.) are controlled and can be combined with temperature cycles in a range from -50° C to +160° C.
Another highlight is that tests can be carried out on components in operation, using electric, pneumatic or other actuators. These features are very useful for checking the correct functioning of servo-controls in operation, the reliability of sensors installed on automotive combustion engines, or the resistance of batteries subjected to heavy stress. " The benefits of these testssays Mathieu Lassalas of Cetim, is to see whether, beyond the product's lifespan, its main function is still ensured ".