Testing and validation

MI-Partners has the experience and equipment to perform and interpret measurements in the fields of dynamics and thermo-mechanics. Measurements can be performed on site, such as a modal analysis on an existing machine, or in the lab at MI-Partners, for example to determine the dynamic stiffness of a machine component in a test setup. We have experience with building custom test setups for both research and qualification purposes. MI-Partners has access to a thermally conditioned enclosure and a cleanroom for measurements that require such an environment.

Modal analysis

  • Identify the shape, frequency and damping of machine modes in order to quantify the dynamic performance of a machine.

  • Wide range of available tools such as modal shakers, modal hammers, accelerometers and geophones for various applications.

  • Availability of advanced modal measurement and simulation software.

Measurement of dynamic stiffness and damping

  • Dedicated test rigs for different stiffness and frequency ranges, up to stiffness of 5e8 N/m.

  • Force cells (piezo, strain gauge) and displacement sensors (capacitive, inductive, optical, mechanical) for a variety of applications and ranges.

Floor vibration and floor stiffness measurements

  • Floor dynamics and vibrations levels can have impact on machine performance.

  • Using tools such as modal hammers, seismic shakers and highly sensitivity accelerometers, the impact of the floor on machine behavior can be measured.

Custom test rigs

  • MI-Partners can design and realise custom test rigs for measurement of vibrations, forces and displacements based on customer specifications.

For more information about our competences, please contact us

Habraken 1199
5507 TB Veldhoven
The Netherlands

Tel.: +31(0)40-2914920
E-mail: info@mi-partners.nl