Automotive supplier Batz announced it has equipped its test facilities with data acquisition tools for better sound and vibration testing to meet the demand for quieter vehicle parts, according to the company's news release.
The company said it recognized a need for new equipment when its engineers needed to control the noise level of one of its pedal assemblies.
The pedal assembly is designed and manufactured at the Batz facility.
Previously, the testing department had been performing load application tests, climate tests, and other measurements. Now, Batz has begun to conduct noise tests.
Supplied by sound and vibration specialist, Hottinger Brüel & Kjær (HBK), the new tools include a LAN XI Acquisition Hardware and BK Connect Data Processing platform, along with HBK Microphone Type 4961-H-041 and Uniaxial Accelerometer Type 4534-B.
To perform acoustical tests, the microphone is installed on a test bench where the pedal assembly is operated within a soundproofed hood.