Automotive & Transportation

Laser vibrometer measurements increase performance, improve time-to-market and lower costs for automotive product development. They are widely used both for structural dynamics measurements in R&D labs and for quality control in  production processes. Automotive engineers favor test equipment that is easy to set up and operate, and that can exchange data with existing CAE hardware and software. High-precision 3-D profilometers help to monitor critical parts with regard to form deviations and surface parameters.

“We’ve found exciting and innovative applications for the laser vibrometer, such as studying the motion of small, delicate structures (wires in electronic packages). The rigorous study of the movement of tall low-mass components on PCBs (which pose a persistent vibration durability problem for our applications) has been sharpened and improved by the use of the non-contact vibrometer technique. Ease of use, transportability and accuracy have allowed the Polytec laser vibrometer to become a popular test alternative to traditional accelerometers in the lab. We look forward to finding novel applications for the laser equipment in the future!”
Dr. Arvind Krishna, Global Manager, Mechanical Design Analysis at Delphi Electronics & Safety

Optical Measurements in Automotive Development and Production