Shaker controller – Number of channels

Question

How many channels can be available in the shaker controller (vibration exciter controller)? How many of them can be used as the control channels??

Answer

Shaker controller system is used together with FFT spectrum analyzers ZET017-U4 and  ZET017-U8, hence, it may have 4 and 8 channels respectively. In order to increase the channels amount, it is necessary to equip the FFT spectrum analyzers with a synchronization device. In the case of using 4 FFT spectrum analyzers with synchronization, the shaker controller may have up to 32 channels.

The software programs “Sinusoidal vibration” and “Random vibration” allow to use all the available channels as the control channels. The programs “Classical shock” and “Vibrational shock” allow using only a single channel as a control one.