The Cetim (Technical Centre for Mechanical Industries) inaugurates a new large-scale vibratory equipment. The figures speak for themselves: demanding forces up to 160 kN, 2-ton loads, test frequency range of 5 to 2,000 Hz, measurements on 72 tracks and several simultaneous tests...
With this equipment, the aim is to offer multiple test configurations necessary for the dynamic characterization of parts and the validation of their lifespan, and to meet the needs of companies in the aerospace, automotive, rail, armaments, agricultural equipment, public works and energy sectors. This new LDS V984 electrodynamic vibrator significantly enriches the range test offering offered to manufacturers, both in Senlis and at its associated centre at Cetim-Cermat in Mulhouse.
The arousals (sinus, random, sinus of noise, shock, SRC, temporal, etc.) are controlled and can be combined with temperature cycles in an amplitude of -50 degrees Celsius to 160 degrees Celsius.
Another highlight is that tests can be done on components that are in operation via electric, pneumatic or other actuators. These features are very useful for checking the proper functioning of servo-commands in operation, the reliability of sensors installed on automotive thermal engines, or the resistance of batteries subjected to high demands. "The interest of these tests,"says Mathieu Lassalas of Cetim, "is to see if, beyond the life of the product, its main function is always assured."
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