The automotive, aerospace, machinery, electrical, medical and power industries all use vibration testing equipment. Shock test equipment is used to ascertain product fragility and packaging, such as CDs and their packaging. In-house testing and on-site vibration test systems are used by manufacturers of large machinery including automobiles. Vibration monitors for rent and vibration table rentals are available from many suppliers. Research what you need testing and find a supplier who has that experience. Some suppliers offer training in support of the software they sell.
Shock and vibration testing equipment can be rented. Automotive vibration testing equipment is used by automotive manufacturers to test gears and gear boxes after assembly. Loud noises are indicative of manufacturing errors. Vibration equipment shaker systems are available in long stroke or electrodynamics versions.
1. Realize that each industry has different vibration testing equipment. Small electronics testing can be done using software.
2. Use software to download some shock and vibration testing systems to your computer or rent or lease equipment to use on-site.
3. Keep abreast of the improvements being made to shock and vibration testing systems.
Use your industry resources to find the vibration testing equipment you needTest and measurement labs are a big industry of their own. They supply manufacturers of all kinds including medical, automotive, aerospace and utility companies. The kind of testing you need will identify your supplier. Shock and vibration testing can be specialized to one industry.
Lease or rent vibration test equipmentLeasing or renting vibration analysis testing equipment might be something you need for large products under construction such as a utility plant. Engineers are in charge of test vibration equipment and should choose the suppliers.
Integrate your shock and vibration testing needsA large project like a power plant also needs vibration testing for small components in the electronic parts of the building. Companies that supply an integrated program of testing for all aspects of a project are helpful. It is easier to deduce the kind of company you need and assess its services if you are abreast of the vibration testing field.
- The best approach to finding a good supplier for vibration testing equipment is through an engineer or specialist who understands your project's needs.