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K2004E01 SmartShaker
K2004E01 SmartShaker
 

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March 30, 2010
SmartShaker Offers Reliability, Performance and Integration

The SmartShaker solution available from The Modal Shop offers significant improvements for many small shaker applications, including modal testing and small component general vibration studies.  The unit has been developed with innovative new technologies to overcome many of the issues that have frustrated small shaker users for many years.  Its unique Integrated Power Amplifier design eliminates the bulk, weight and aggravation of a traditional linear power amplifier.  By integrating solid state power amplifier electronics within the electrodynamic exciter itself, similar in concept to ICP sensors from PCB with integral microelectronics, the SmartShaker greatly simplifies the setup and use of small laboratory shakers.  The unit’s small overall footprint (approximately 5 x 7 x 3½ inches as mounted within the included trunnion base and EasyTurn handles) sets a new standard for flexibility and usability of portable shakers.

Reliability has always been an issue with traditional small shakers, whose fragile flexure armature support systems frequently fracture and are expensive to repair.  The SmartShaker flexure suspension arms are built from rugged carbon fiber composite providing incredible improvements in reliability and performance.  As such, the specifications of the K2007E01 SmartShaker allow nearly double the force rating (7 lbf / 31 N) and stroke (½ inch / 13 mm) as compared to traditional miniature shakers.

Other innovations offered by the SmartShaker include:

  • 92% ultra-efficient operation for low power consumption
  • Multiple gain settings and system “mute” selectable via integrated digital control
  • Smart monitoring of amplifier clipping, overcurrent and overheating with automatic shutdown for protection
  • Ergonomic EasyTurn handles allow for simple shaker positioning
  • Each unit is supplied with a stinger kit and rugged carrying case

All of the shaker systems available from The Modal Shop are backed by the PCB Group Total Customer Satisfaction Guarantee.  Visit the shaker family web page (www.modalshop.com/excitation) for complete specifications and data sheets on the entire line of vibration excitation products.  For additional information on these or other services, contact THE MODAL SHOP, INC., 3149 E. Kemper Road Cincinnati, OH 45241-1516, Internet: www.modalshop.com, (800) 860-4867, Fax (513) 458-2172 or e-mail: info@modalshop.com.

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