A research institute required our service to help develop an active suspension for the automobile field. The target was to simulate the movement produced from the engine in order to compare the results acquired by calculation. To ensure the success of the project the test had to be carried out under ideal conditions. That means, simulation of the oscillations could be produced on different axes or uniquely on one axis.
By applying the Netter VectorDrive multiple-shaft vibration system, also known as PowerCube, this simulation could be reached. The PowerCube is able to generate oscillations exclusively on one axis, whereby the forces on the other directions remains null. In this case, the PowerCube produces forces of up to 20 kN with an adjustable frequency of up to 200 Hz. Furthermore, the PowerCube is able to produce a specified amplitude. This flexibility allows engineers to closely match a wide range of actual driving conditions, allowing accurate prediction of the equipment’s performance in use.