Experior Laboratories’ MIL-STD-790 approved and ISO-17025:2005 accredited laboratory houses multiple state-of-the-art electrodynamic vibration testing systems that can handle the most demanding vibration and shock testing specifications.
For extreme vibration testing applications of large platforms, Experior Labs vibration testing systems can be used in tandem to provide a combined 80,000 lbf for large articles (example: 14 ft actuator for stage separation). Custom-made vibration testing fixtures and slip plates allow us to test parts of almost any shape and size.
UNHOLTZ-DICKIE – VIBRATION TESTING SYSTEMS
T4000 – 2
T2000 – 2
T2000 – 3
T2000 – 4
R16C – 2
Vibration Testing Capabilities
• Sine sweep Vibration Testing:
>220 G pk
• Random Vibration Testing:
>175 G rms
• Cleanroom Option Available
• Combined Environment Testing
from -67° to 170° C
• Up to 128 Channels of Vibration
Testing Data Recording
• Time history data recording
up to 200kHz
• Sine Sweep Vibration Testing
• Sine Dwell Vibration Testing
• Sine Burst Vibration Testing
• Random Vibration Testing
• Sine on Random Testing
• Random on Random Testing
• Windmilling•Vibration Testing
• Gunfire Vibration Testing
• Cargo & Transportation Vibration
UD T4000 Dual Shaker
Shock Testing & Vibration
UD T2000 Dual Shaker
Extra Large Payload
Vibration testing system can be used in tandem to provide a combined 80,000 lbf for testing large articles.
High G Vibration Testing
High G Vibration Testing at 149 G rms. Random vibration testing of an electrical connector and backshell.
ORION spacecraft connector and back shell assembly provided by HiRel Connectors and Kern Engineering
Vibration Testing at Temperature
Vibration testing at temperature of Mil/Aero fiber optic connector with optical discontinuity monitored.
Learn more about our Temperature and Humidity Testing programs: experiorlabs.com/temperature-humidity-testing
Aerospace Test Campaign
The above animation illustrates a proprietary resonance plate the Experior dynamics team designed to amplify the PSD profile generated by the vibration testing system armature and achieve High G levels approaching 200 G rms.
Experior Laboratories specializes in creating high-performing and demanding vibration, shock and vacuum tests associated with rocket launches and space environments. As one of the leading independent test laboratories in North America, Experior Labs is recognized for its superior customer service, consistent on-time delivery, project management by experts and end-to-end accountability.
Learn more about our Space Testing programs: experiorlabs.com/space-testing
Learn more about our Pyroshock Testing programs: experiorlabs.com/srs-shock-testing
Unholtz-Dickie Vibration Testing System Armature
The Unholtz-Dickie Induct-A-Ring armature uses a solid metal coil with no windings on the moving armature, allowing it to be driven at extreme G-levels without driver coil failure.
By comparison, conventional vibration testing system armatures have a wound coil that’s epoxy bonded to the armature. During High-G level vibration testing operation, this attached driver coil is subject to mechanical failure. It is an accepted fact that conventional driver coil armatures are not well suited for Ultra High-G level vibration testing and shock testing. The Unholtz-Dickie Induct-A-Ring armature solves this problem.
Vibration Testing Expertise
Andy Shiang, Ph.D.
As the Engineering Manager, Dr. Andy Shiang will be responsible for leading engineering efforts to support the growing product qualification and testing business sectors.
Dr. Shiang brings over twenty years of specialized expertise in structural analysis, dynamics, and aerospace engineering. His most recent position has been at Aerojet Rocketdyne, where he worked on several large engine programs, laser and electro-optics, Kinetic Energy Weapons, energy systems, as well as the Commercial Crew Program. Dr. Shiang earned a BSME from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, as well as an MSME & PhD from Lehigh University.
Grace Beech is one of the project engineers at Experior Laboratories, primarily focused in Dynamics. She is responsible for most of the vibration testing and shock testing performed at Experior Labs. Grace manages various aspects of the vibration testing lab, including fixture design and evaluation, program management, vibration testing capability evaluation, shaker troubleshooting and maintenance, and scheduling.
Grace joined Experior Laboratories in 2014. She brought with her prior engineering experience from her work with Zodiac Aerospace’s business class seating segment, and also from her time as a manufacturing engineer in the vibration testing department at TriSep Corporation. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Gerrit Lane joined the Experior Laboratories engineering team in 2015 and has since overseen the successful completion of over 150 environmental test programs. Specializing in dynamics testing and applications, Gerrit has led the design of Experior Laboratories’ pyroshock simulation test system (KIPS), and has designed several custom suites of standard fixtures for vibration testing and shock testing applications.
Gerrit holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Kevin comes to Experior Laboratories with over thirty years’ experience in dynamic testing applications. During his career at Aerojet Rocketdyne he specialized in combined test environments including cryogenically conditioned and pressurized test articles associated with rocket engine components, and supported programs as diverse as the Space Shuttle, International Space Station, expendable rocket propulsion systems, and kinetic energy defense programs. Kevin holds a BSEE from the University of Wyoming.