Bruel & Kjaer UK Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS
Sound and vibration leader, Brüel & Kjær, has released its next-generation vibration controller.
Type 7541 and 7542 vibration controllers are designed to meet the requirements of vibration testing for production test applications, offering users the latest technologies as part of the complete vibration test solution from Brüel & Kjær.
Both of the new variants promise to save time and simplify testing procedures by virtually guaranteeing signal under-ranges and overloads are eliminated. This is thanks to dual, parallel A/Ds that deliver an exceptionally wide 130 dB dynamic range for the input channels, without the need for programmable voltage range circuitry.
Stand-alone capability without the need for a PC during operation is another key to the controllers ease of use. Physical buttons on the front panel allow unskilled operators to get tests right the first time and prevent unwanted actions. Meanwhile, a built-in battery safeguards your shaker system and critical test data, even in the event of power failure.
PC connectivity is via a LAN interface that allows wireless operation and facilitates remote, centralised control of multiple controllers - away from the vibration table test stations. In addition to reducing cabling, the controller can be placed close to the shaker - and tests supervised and analysed remotely. Keyword searching of the embedded database makes it quick and easy to recall test setups and data, while the ASAM-ODS industry standard file format makes it easy to share data in order to expedite product design.
Modular and expandable, the Type 7542 controller offers up to 64 input channels for control and limiting, while its smaller brother - Type 7541 - is perfect for applications that require from two to four input channels.
Both controllers offer full-capability control and analysis software applications for random, swept sine, resonance dwell, classical shock, random and sine-on-random, shock SRS and field data replication. Controller software applications specifically tailored to each type of vibration test reduce learning time and make it easy to get results quickly.
The built-in integration functionality allows the controllers to automatically integrate and coordinate all of the test equipment, including the shaker amplifier and an environmental chamber.
In addition to vibration controllers, Brüel & Kjær produces transducers, data acquisition systems and the LDS product line of electro-dynamic shaker systems - all of which are designed to intelligently interact.
About Bruel & Kjaer
Brüel & Kjær is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of sound and vibration solutions for use in a wide range of applications including environmental noise measurements, building acoustics, vibration measurements and quality control for use in the automotive, aerospace and consumer industries, as well as by local authorities. Today Brüel & Kjær has 900 employees and sales offices in 55 countries. Brüel & Kjær is a subsidiary of UK-based Spectris plc. (www.spectris.com). Spectris has annual sales of approximately £656m and employs around 6000 people worldwide in its 15 business units.
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