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Shaker Tables for Vibration Testing and Calibration

Shaker Tables for Vibration Testing and Calibration

In the world of vibration testing, the words “shaker table” or "vibration table" can have many different meanings. Shaker tables are used to perform various types of testing, from general vibration testing of components to vibration testing of structures or even calibration of dynamic transducers. Shaker tables can be related to any of the following product options:

  • Devices for calibrating accelerometers and proximity probes in the field
  • General purpose platform vibration shakers
  • Horizontal tables, slip tables, head expanders and shaker combinations
  • Servo hydraulic and mechanical tables

The Modal Shop offers several Shaker Table products:

9100D/9200D Portable Shaker Tables9100DIn the industrial sector, condition monitoring sensors must be checked quickly and efficiently.  The 9100D and 9200D Portable Shaker Tables provide a known and repeatable dynamic excitation level to validate sensors.

Example Applications:

  • Proximity probes
  • Accelerometers
  • Velocity sensors
  • Machinery health and condition monitoring systems
  • Data collectors and vibration analyzers

9110D/9210D Portable Vibration Calibrators – 9110DFor those in the test instrumentation market who need to produce a calibration or verification certificate, The Modal Shop recommends the 9110D or 9210D Portable Vibration Calibrators. The 9110D and 9210D calculate and display test sensor sensitivity on the readout screen in real time. They also have built-in ICP® input for common piezoelectric accelerometers. With internal memory, users can save up to 500 calibration records directly to the unit and export to the included USB flash drive with Report Generation Workbook. The saved data can then be transferred to a computer and an ISO 17025-compliant customizable calibration certificate generated and printed.

Example Applications:

  • Accelerometers
  • Proximity probes
  • Velocity sensors
  • Machinery health and condition monitoring systems
  • Data collectors and vibration analyzers

Horizontal Table and Shaker Horizontal-Shaker-Table– Supports heavier loads not suitable to be attached directly to a shaker.  The system is flexure based, as opposed to oil slip tables, allowing it to be used both vertically and horizontally.  A 6 x 7.5 inch platform with mounting inserts enables versatile operation.  The Horizontal Table can be used with the 2075E and 2110E shakers.  

Example Testing Applications:

  • Electronic modules
  • Automotive assemblies
  • Aerospace devices
  • Disk drive testing

 2075E Vibration Shaker2075EThe most versatile option for shaker table testing. This compact, portable shaker can produce up to 75 lbf, making it suitable for a wide range of applications.  The 2075E provides a 3.25 in diameter platform table with (5) 10-32 inserts, making it easy to attach test objects.  An optional head expander is available and quadruples the useable testing area.  

 Example Testing Applications:

  • Automotive components
  • Aerospace devices
  • Electronic modules 
  • Subassemblies
  • Environmental testing
  • Vibration testing

2110E Vibration Shaker – 2110EOffers the same advantages of the 2075E with an increased force rating.  A field coil driver allows the 2110E to reach up to 110 lbf for vibration testing applications with the same small footprint as the 2075E shaker.  The 2110E provides a 3.25 in diameter platform table with (5) 10-32 inserts, making it easy to attach test objects. An optional head expander is available and quadruples the useable testing area.  

Example Testing Applications:

  • Automotive components
  • Aerospace devices
  • Electronic modules 
  • Subassemblies
  • Environmental testing
  • Vibration testing

Head Expander shaker-head-expander- Can increase the mounting footprint for vibration shaker testing.  A broader surface allows shaker users to test objects larger than those that can be directly attached to the shaker platform.  The lightweight magnesium design offers high strength-to-weight ratios.  The Head Expander weighs 2.3 lb, has a 7 in diameter and can be used with 2075E and 2110E shakers.  

Example Testing Applications:

  • Experimental modal analysis
  • Electronic modules
  • Automotive assemblies
  • Aerospace devices
  • Disk drive testing

SmartShaker™ – shaker-with-phoneA proven option for testing small, lightweight objects.  The SmartShaker, with integrated power amplifier, provides up to 7 lbf (31 N) pk sine force.  It can also be used to test self supported objects by connecting the shaker and object with a stinger.

Example Testing Applications:

  • Mechanical impedance measurements
  • Electronic boards
  • Biomedical devices and small components
  • Demonstration or educational experiments 

Please contact The Modal Shop with questions. An experienced Application Engineer will be able to help you select the right Shaker Table for your testing needs.