Multi Axial Simulation Table (MAST)*

PAMI operates a 5′ x 7′ MAST system capable of developing all six axis of motion to produce a number of test excitation methods that extend the capabilities of PAMI’s force and vibration simulation equipment. The table is used in the lab to replicate a true, accurate, accelerated simulation of the real-world environment.

The MAST Table provides:

  • Six degrees-of-freedom: vertical, lateral, longitudinal, pitch, roll, yaw
  • Simultaneous multi-axis motion
  • A versatile mounting surface for attaching diverse test components
  • Precision repetitive testing
  • Complex real-time testing
  • Component durability testing
  • Squeak and rattle evaluation to identify potential noise
  • Vibration and harshness testing to simulate components rubbing
    together or vibrating
  • Accelerated product development
  • Dynamic response analysis
  • Computer model verification

MAST Table Applications

Typical MAST Table test applications include but are not limited to:

  • Components and assemblies
  • Seats
  • Instrument panels
  • Fuel tanks
  • Radiators
  • Engine mounts
  • Exhaust systems
  • Headlamp assemblies
  • Battery carriages

Benefits of Using the Mast Table

Employing the MAST Table during product design and development offers many benefits:

  • Early deployment prevents over-design which saves on unnecessary materials.
  • Product testing is more reliable, which is reflected in increased customer satisfaction and fewer warranty claims.
  • Simulation testing requires less time than field-testing, which reduces development time and moves products to market sooner.
  • Individual components can be tested in isolation to measure their performance without machine interference.
  • Simulation testing is independent of environmental factors and is precisely repeatable allowing for direct comparison of competing designs.
  • Simulation testing is an economic and convenient alternative to traditional methods.
  • Testing verifies computer models.
  • Using the MAST Table special capabilities, you have the satisfaction of knowing that the products your customers buy are of excellent quality, because you have the tests to prove it.


* The MAST Table is supported through co-operation with the Vehicle Technology Centre.