Medical device manufacturing is a growing industry aimed at improving healthcare and automating surgical processes. Driven by both innovation and regulation, medical device manufacturers need to ensure their products not only serve the purpose but are reliable and safe.
Medical device manufacturers have been working on therapeutic temperature management and ventilation systems, defibrillation and circulation products. Critical medical products must be tested to verify they meet transportation and operational vibration requirements. Sentek Dynamics collaborates with medical device manufacturers by conducting vibration testing on their products to help characterize their hardware. The Sentek Dynamics’ demo test lab located in Santa Clara, CA contains a 50kN (11,000lbf) Model M5044A shaker vibration testing of a wide-variety of new medical devices.
Crystal Instruments’ Spider-81 Controller is used to run Sine sweeps to survey the products. Once the survey is completed, resonant modes are established to perform low and high frequency Sine dwells for fatigue and failure modes. The acceleration levels are increased in small increments to determine various modes of failure.
At Sentek Dynamics, our goal is to make products more reliable by supporting medical device manufacturer’s testing needs with our state of the art vibration testing system and Crystal Instruments’ Spider81 controller.