WMG Shakes it up

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

UNITED KINGDOM — 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.

Find out more about V8 shaker systems

Learn more about University of Warwick’s battery research facility

About Brüel Kjær

Brüel Kjær is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of sound and vibration measurement systems.

We help customers measure and manage the quality of sound and vibration in their products and in the environment. Focus areas include aerospace, space, defence, automotive, ground transportation, airport environment, urban environment, telecom and audio.

Our portfolio of sound and vibration equipment includes sound level meters, microphones, accelerometers, conditioning amplifiers, calibrators, noise and vibration analysers and PULSE software.

We also design and manufacture the LDS range of vibration test systems, as well as complete airport and environmental monitoring systems: WebTrak, ANOMS, NoiseOffice and Noise Sentinel.

To see our full range of solutions, systems and products, please visit: www.bksv.com

We run a variety of training courses, from basic introductions on noise and its effects, to more specialised classes teaching customers how to get the most out of their equipment.

Free, online training courses - conducted by our expert engineers - run throughout the year. For all course registration details, please visit: http://www.bksv.com/courses

Brüel Kjær is a subsidiary of UK-based Spectris plc (www.spectris.com) which has annual sales of £1.1bn and employs around 7,500 people worldwide across its four business segments.

For additional information please contact:

Heather Wilkins

Marketing Coordinator

Bruel & Kjaer

Telephone: 01223 389 800

Web: www.bksv.com

Email: heather.wilkins@bksv.com

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