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Erin Barkel :
Thermotron Unveils 8000 Pound-Force Electrodynamic Vibration Test System


Erin Barkel :
Thermotron Unveils 8000 Pound-Force Electrodynamic Vibration Test System

Once again Thermotron is shaking up the vibration industry by introducing its versatile 8000-force pound electrodynamic vibration system, the DSX-8000. This shaker features a lightweight 16" (40.6 cm) diameter magnesium armature able to produce acceleration levels up to 120 g. Rated at 8,000 lbf (35.6 kN) for sine and random tests, the DSX-8000 also features best in class shock performance for low-frequency, high-displacement tests.

Thermotron’s dynamic centering system with optical sensors ensures that the armature remains centered during travel. The system offers vibration test solutions for a wide range of applications, including automotive squeak and rattle testing, military transportation testing, avionics/aerospace vibration test requirements, and stress screening applications. It is air cooled and fully compatible with environmental test chambers. The DSX-8000 is able to support payloads up to 1000 lb (453 kg)and offers velocity up to 120 ips (3.05 mps).

The DSX-8000 is controlled by Thermotron’s exclusive VCS-3200 Vibration Control System. Updated for Windows XP®, VCS-3200 software is available for accurate sine, random, shock, resonant search and dwell, real data acquisition and playback (RDAP), random-on-random and sine-on-random capabilities. The software runs off Thermotron´s VCS-3200 Vibration Control System platform. The VCS-3200 features over 85dB of dynamic range, a selectable resolution up to 3,200 lines and a user-selectable frequency range up to 3,000 Hz.

To learn more about the DSX-8000 or other electrodynamic shakers in the DSX-line, please visit our web page at

About Thermotron
For over 30 years, Thermotron has been developing and refining vibration test systems that set industry standards. We manufacture the power amplifier, vibration controller, and sliptable & fixtures for a turnkey vibration test system and offer the most versatile performers in the vibration equipment industry. Our work is defined by high quality, high reliability products and a direct, dedicated service and support network.

Thermotron Industries
291 Kollen Park Drive
Holland, Michigan 49423 USA
p: +1 (616) 393-4580
f: +1 (616) 392-5643
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