Thermotron Releases Vibration Test System


Thermotron, a manufacturer of environmental test chambers and equipment, has introduced the DSX-12000 vibration test system.

The product features a lightweight, 16-inch (40.6 cm)-diameter magnesium armature able to produce acceleration levels up to 120 g, according to the company.

Rated at 12,000 lbf (53.4 kN) sine and random, the DSX-12000 features shock performance for low-frequency/high-displacement tests with heavy product payloads, the company says, adding that the product's dynamic centering system with optical sensors ensures that the armature remains centered during travel.

The DSX-12000 is completely air cooled and fully compatible with environmental test chambers. It is capable of supporting payloads of up to 1,500 lbs. (680 kg) and offers a velocity of up to 115 ips (2.92 mps), Thermotron adds. All shakers in the DSX-Series can be used with slip tables and a trunnion. These slip tables allow vibration to be performed in the horizontal axis by rotating the shaker 90 degrees.

The unit's single-piece table construction with a solid trunnion limits the relative body motion of the shaker and improves low-frequency/high-displacement performance of the overall system, according to Thermotron. The configuration also limits potential problems associated with misalignment.

The DSX-12000 is controlled by Thermotron's VCS-3200 vibration control system platform with eight standard accelerometer input channels. Updated for Windows 7, this software is available for accurate sine, random, shock, resonant search and dwell, real data acquisition and playback, random-on-random and sine-on-random capabilities.

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