Vibration and Shock Testing at Continental
The environmental testing laboratory of automotive supplier Continental in Toulouse, France, is equipped with four m+p VibControl vibration controllers and eight-channel m+p VibPilot front-ends for control of its electrodynamic shakers, which are coupled with climatic chambers. In addition, m+p Analyzer software and additional m+p VibPilot front-end are utilized for capturing shock test data and post-processing. These vibration and shock tests enable validation of the behavior and performance of electronic components used in driver assistance and vehicle safety systems. Equipment is updated on a regular basis with new functionalities.
Two or more m+p VibPilot systems can be coupled by daisy-chaining allowing Continental to very easily measure vibration/shock channels and electric channels in parallel.
Christophe Barthes, manager of the environmental testing department at Continental Automotive Toulouse, notes that the team are extremely satisfied with the many different applications available within m+p VibControl and m+p Analyzer software. He also praises the excellent technical support from training to consultancy to user support and hardware calibration from m+p international.
m+p international’s products are used at Continental sites worldwide.
Read more in the article “Shock Test Solutions”, Automotive Testing International, September 2018.