Harnessing the Power of Vibration Tables in Material Testing

Vibration Table
  • Gaurav Malhotra
  • 05-07-2024

A vibration table is a consistent tool used to measure the roadworthiness of packages. This instrument stimulates the vibrations and jolts subjected to various packages and products during handling and transportation. PRESTO’s vibration table is manufactured and designed to ensure compliance with ASTMD999, TAPPI T-17, and IS 7028. Available in electrotechnical and electro-magnetic models as well.

What is a Vibration Table?

A vibration table is an instrument, used to apply controlled vibrations to a sample or product. It consists of a platform that moves in different directions and at various frequencies and amplitudes. These vibrations can mimic real-world conditions such as earthquakes, transportation, and operational environments. Therefore it allows us to study how materials respond under stress.

Key features

  1. Load capacity: The load capacity of the vibration table is 100kg. As vibration table manufacturers for the last 41 years, we can customize the capacity as per requirements.

  2. Digital LED display: The digital display consists of feather touch controls and a timer up to 99.9min to 99.9hrs.

  1. Slippage prevention: This feature ensures sample slippage protection by providing rail on all sides.

  2. Testing model: Vertical synchronous, vertical asynchronous, Swivel synchronous, swivel asynchronous.

  3. Adjustable frequency- The frequency can be adjusted within the range of 2Hz to 6Hz. 

Applications of Vibration Tables

  1. Seismic Testing: Vibration tables are widely used in the construction industry to test materials and structures for earthquake resistance. We can evaluate the earthquake resistance of buildings and bridges. This is done by simulating the seismic waves. It is necessary to employ this instrument to ensure that standards of safety are maintained.

  2. Automotive and Aerospace Industries: Vibration tables, and test components to check the durability and performance during transportation. This includes testing car parts, aircraft components, etc.

  3. Electronics: Vibration tables help ensure that delicate products like smartphones, laptops, etc can endure the vibrations, during transport.

  4. Packaging: Packaging materials and designs are tested on vibration tables to ensure quality packaging. This test is conducted to prevent damage to corrugated boxes during transport and handling.

By simulating real-world conditions, vibration tables help identify potential weaknesses in materials and products. Once these weaknesses are understood and further modified, it leads to enhanced packaging.

Early detection of these flaws and weaknesses through vibration testing can save significant costs. Earlier the excessive expenditure incurred on product recalls, repairs, and failures, could now be prevented. Thus, standardized testing not only reduces the cost but also enhances the quality of products.

Not only would this improve the brand reputation but also, ensures compliance with standards of safety and quality. 

Thus, it can be concluded, that the vibration table is an indispensable instrument, in the fields of engineering and material science. Its ability to simulate a wide range of vibrational conditions can provide invaluable insights. Whether it's regarding the performance or the durability of materials and products.  

Here are some FAQs which may help us serve you better!

Q1. What is resonance? Why is resonance important in vibration testing?

Answer: When the frequency of the vibrations, match the natural frequency of the test sample, resonance occurs. This causes it to vibrate at higher amplitudes. This can often lead to failure. Identifying resonance frequencies can help engineers design products with better durability.

Q2.What is fatigue, and how can it be tested?

Answer: Fatigue refers to the weakening of materials due to repeated vibrational stress. This leads to eventual failure. Vibration tables simulate long-term exposure to vibrations. In order to determine the fatigue life of materials and products, helping to ensure their durability.

Q3. How can I choose the right vibration table?

Answer: Choosing the right vibration table depends on several factors:

  • The type of testing (e.g., durability, seismic, packaging)

  • The weight and size of the test specimen

  • The required vibration frequency and amplitude range

  • The specific industry standards and testing protocols

To help you select the right vibration table for you, Contact us at +91 9210903903. To know the vibration table price, feel free to mail us at info@prestogroup.com.

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