The Importance of Vibration in Testing

Vibration Example

Vibration comes in many forms – good, bad, sinusoidal and random to name a few. Although the first two may be more subjective than the latter, Westpak gave a great introduction and application of product and packaging vibration testing. On March 10th, Westpak’s Chairman, Herb Schueneman, discussed why, when, and how we perform vibration testing […]

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“I’m An Engineer!”

There’s something about being at a baseball game that excites you to your very core – the crack of the bat, the smell of popcorn, and the camaraderie of fellow fans cheering for the home team. This past weekend, roars, laughter and shouts emanated from the PETCO Park stadium in downtown San Diego. Any passerby […]

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Expanded Electrodynamic Shaker Capabilities

Westpak is excited to announce the purchase and installation of a new electro-dynamic shock and vibration test system in our San Jose laboratory. The Dynamic Solutions DS-4400 system has a 3 inch (76mm) displacement and can operate in both vertical and horizontal configurations. The commissioning of this system allows Westpak to offer additional capability and […]

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“Heavenly Vibration” of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

Nearly 50 years ago, the Beach Boys sang about good vibrations giving them “excitations.” Good or bad, vibrations come in lots of forms – with or without excitation. For Westpak, vibrations come in the form of truck, rail and air simulation for the purpose of increasing package and product performance. To recreate complicated events, we […]

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