Test table digitally shakes out rattles

Oct. 24, 2002

Testing for squeaks and rattles is now easier thanks to the Multi-Axis Simulation Table from MTS, Eden Prairie, Minn. (www.mts.com). It provides repeatable simulations consisting of high-frequency (500-Hz), six degrees-of-freedom motion. It is engineered to be stiff, so it delivers stable, coherent responses. Six servohydraulic, sealless actuators coupled with hydrostatic bearings provide a low-friction setup that improves controllability. Actuators are joined to an internally damped, 1-meter-diameter table with a high-frequency swivel and strut assembly. Table position is controlled by a digital servocontroller using feedback from both displacement and acceleration sensors. The entire system is mounted on a monolithic base. The table handles sinusoidal testing, including sine sweep and sine dwell, and can repeat recorded profiles.

Sponsored Recommendations

From concept to consumption: Optimizing success in food and beverage

April 9, 2024
Identifying opportunities and solutions for plant floor optimization has never been easier. Download our visual guide to quickly and efficiently pinpoint areas for operational...

A closer look at modern design considerations for food and beverage

April 9, 2024
With new and changing safety and hygiene regulations at top of mind, its easy to understand how other crucial aspects of machine design can get pushed aside. Our whitepaper explores...

Cybersecurity and the Medical Manufacturing Industry

April 9, 2024
Learn about medical manufacturing cybersecurity risks, costs, and threats as well as effective cybersecurity strategies and essential solutions.

Condition Monitoring for Energy and Utilities Assets

April 9, 2024
Condition monitoring is an essential element of asset management in the energy and utilities industry. The American oil and gas, water and wastewater, and electrical grid sectors...

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Machine Design, create an account today!