Expanded test capabilities for seat analysis at Johnson Controls


Johnson Controls has greatly expanded its test capabilities in Burscheid, Germany, with a new hydraulic high-frequency shaker. It is investing around €2m (US$2.2m) in the test system. Equipped with six axes, this state-of-the-art rig will be used for comfort and durability testing. It has a maximum frequency of 200Hz, which is the maximum output in this area of application.

The shaker also enables comfort checks with lower motion frequencies. Live test subjects will sit in the system and provide their subjective impressions of the test seat while sensors collect further objective data.

To complete climate tests, Johnson Controls’ new six-axis shaker has been installed in a chamber that can simulate temperatures between -40°C and +100°C (-40°F and +212°F).

November 13, 2015


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