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WMG shakes it up

British university 'catapult' group adds LDS vibration test system to its low carbon mobility research

Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) at the University of Warwick has invested in an LDS V8 combo shaker, to support its government-funded research into low carbon mobility.

The V8 system enables WMG’s team to carry out vibration tests on large lithium-ion battery systems (up to 600kg in weight), as they go through the cycling process (charge/discharge).

The V8 combo vibration test system forms part of the WMG High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult centre, based at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom.

HVM Catapult is a government-funded programme, which encompasses research across a number of different themes - WMG’s theme of ‘low-carbon mobility’ has a specific focus on energy storage and weight reduction. As part of this programme, WMG is testing the robustness and lifespan of rechargeable battery systems, within its Energy Innovation Centre.

The LDS V8 vibration test system from Brüel & Kjær combines high payload capacity with high-level performance across the frequency range, making it ideal for testing many applications, including automotive systems, packaging, satellites, air and spacecraft.

In future, WMG also hopes to add a thermal capability to the system, in order to carry out simultaneous vibration, cycling and temperature testing.

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.

April 2015

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