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:
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.