24 June 2013: Embracing DVD 2013’s theme of how to better support and sustain current and future equipment, leading testing and certification group, TRaC Global, showcased its SLDV (Scanning Laser Doppler Vibrometer) technology.
The only test house in the UK to offer the revolutionary non-contact modal measurement system, SLDV presents considerable benefits over conventional modal testing methods, enabling the precise measurement of test specimen at thousands of measurement points across a wide frequency range. A highly portable system, the SLDV allows measurements to be carried out at either TRaC’s UK laboratories or at customer sites.
Mark Heaven, CEO at TRaC Global explains: “The industry now has a challenging time ahead as it tackles the issues affecting equipment support and sustainment. Innovative testing and analysis can play a key part in the transition process; ensuring equipment has the capabilities to meet the requirements of the new roles and different demands in the return to contingency.
“We are extremely pleased, as the first test house in the UK to offer SLDV testing, to be able to demonstrate it in action at DVD 2013. Its greater accuracy and higher resolution results allow potential fatigue issues to be identified at pre-test stage whilst also giving vital information for FEA (Finite Element Analysis) validation. For example, it can accurately identify how a material’s characteristics will vary depending on frequency or temperature. It can also demonstrate if a fixture will operate as intended under vibration.”
EMC, Vibration, Shock and CE marking /E-marking are also all major considerations for vehicle and subsystem manufacturers on defence vehicle platforms and the group’s EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) and Environmental qualification experts will be available for one to one surgeries on physical testing as well as Early Stage Qualification (ESQ) pre-qualification services.
Notes to editors:
TRaC Global is a leading testing and certification group, helping companies achieve product compliance. Whether companies require comprehensive testing, certification or approval services, TRaC Global makes a commitment to providing the highest quality service.
A UKAS accredited test laboratory, TRaC Global offers testing for EMC, Safety, Environmental Testing as well as IECEx and ATEX certification and approvals for international markets.
Customers include a global land systems defence contractor, an iconic British brand and multinational power systems company, and a leading aerospace and defence company. For more information, visit www.tracglobal.com
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