Many in-service product and component failures are caused by fatigue from vibration. These are avoidable with appropriate validation or investigative laboratory vibration testing. Smithers supports clients with life cycle durability testing ranging from "test-ready", to more complex vibration testing projects where test method review, test bench development and monitoring is required.

Smithers also has expertise in vibration analysis under adverse climatic conditions. We regularly undertake automotive vibration testing combined with severe cold and hot conditions, utilizing free-standing climatic chambers or by designing and assembling a custom chamber to enclose a vibration table to suit a specific requirement. 

Smithers Vibration Testing Capabilities

  • Random vibration, sine on random, sinusoidal and swept
  • Electro Magnetic Vibration System 
    • Single axis vertical shaker and single axis horizontal shaker systems
    • 50 mm pk-pk
    • 22.2 kN (5,000 lbf) Sine 100g
    • Ranging from 5 to 2000 Hz
    • Sine Sweep, Random and Shock
  • Servo Hydraulic Vibration System
    • Up to 40 kN
    • 150mm pk-pk
    • Ranging from 0 (creep study) to 200 Hz
  • Climatic hoods with volume 1m3 and thermal range -40°C to +210°C.
  • Data acquisition and monitoring equipment for temperature, pressure and acceleration
  • High performance Shock test system
    • Table size: Top mounting surface 6.0 in x 9.06 in (15.2 cm x 23 cm) with front mounting surface of 9.06 in x 9.06 in (23 cm x 23cm)
    • Half sine
    • Up to 2000 Gn pulse
    • Maximum load 40 lb (18 kg)
    • Pulse duration 0.25 or greater
    • Maximum velocity change: 24 - 32 ft/sec (7.3 - 9.7 m/sec)
    • Magnesium alloy table produces nearly ideal shock pulses
    • Repeatable drop with electric hoist lifting and positioning system
    • Limited shock energy transmission to floor using isolated base
  • 3D movement capabilities to meet various OEM and industry test standards

Common products we perform vibration testing with include:

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