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Shaker maker expands vibration test output

Brüel & Kjær expands LDS testing capabilities to meet increased demand

Following a strong increase in demand for LDS vibration test systems, Brüel & Kjær VTS has built a fourth factory test cell to support its customers’ needs.

In 2012, the company's LDS shaker range had its biggest year ever - and has now installed more than 3,500 models since LDS Test and Measurement became part of Brüel & Kjær in 2009. The extra factory test cell enables Brüel & Kjær VTS to create and test more shakers without impeding the production of other customer projects.

LDS vibration test systems, together with Brüel & Kjær’s sound and vibration data acquisition systems, cover a wide range of diverse applications and industries including space, aerospace, defence, automotive, oil drilling industries, consumer products and package testing. Currently there are approximately 10,000 individual LDS shakers in use around the world.

“We manufacture about 900 shakers a year and this number is steadily increasing,” explains Alex Williamson, Head of R&D and Engineering for the LDS range at Brüel & Kjær VTS's factory in Royston, UK.

Alex continues: “The added resources of Brüel & Kjær have boosted our ability to customise LDS vibration test systems, as about two thirds of our shaker business is customised, so our ability to tailor a shaker to customer-specific requirements is a great advantage. Our sole aim is to focus on solving customers’ challenges.”

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. ( Spectris has annual sales of approximately £656m and employs around 6000 people worldwide in its 15 business units.

July 2013

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