SEW 590 Series


The SEW 590 Series of Shakers are matched with the DSA 200K and DSA 240K Series of Power Amplifiers. Its armature and field supplies are assembled in six 19-inch network racks of 36 unit height. The water cooling system is assembled in two 19-inch network racks of 42 unit height.

Standard Features

  • Complies with EMC, Low Voltage and Machinery Directives under CE
  • Imported magnesium alloy armature structure
  • Hydrostatic central guidance bearing
  • Compatible with all standard Vibration Controllers
  • Trunnion mounted shaker for operation in vertical and horizontal position
  • Pneumatic based auto-centring of armature head
  • Body isolation using air bellows to isolate vibrations from the shaker
  • Hermetically sealed construction

Optional Features

  • Air isolation mounts between base and ground
  • PC based Power Amplifier Remote
  • Attachment to Horizontal Slip Table, Head Expander and Vertical Load Support
  • Integration with Environmental Chamber
  • Lowering of gauss level at the armature head

Technical Specifications

SEW 590 Series Shaker, DSA Series Amplifier SEW 590 – DSA 200K SEW 590 – DSA 240K
System Performance
Armature Diameter 590 mm 590 mm
Sine Force (peak) 13000 kgf (28600 lbf, 130 kN) 16000 kgf (35200 lbf, 160 kN)
Random Force (rms) 13000 kgf (28600 lbf, 130 kN) 16000 kgf (35200 lbf, 160 kN)
Shock Force (rms) 26000 kgf (57300 lbf, 260 kN) 32000 kgf (70550 lbf, 320 kN)
Acceleration (sine) 85 g 100 g
Velocity (sine peak) 2.0 m/sec 2.0 m/sec
Displacement (pk-pk) 38 mm (1.5 in) 38 mm (1.5 in)
Axial Resonance (±5%) 1700 Hz 1700 Hz
Useful Frequency Range DC to 2000 Hz DC to 2000 Hz
Protection Interlocks Mains Input Over & Under Voltage, Over Current, Loss of Input Phase, Over Temperature Amplifier & Shaker, Field Fail, Cooling, User Safety Interlock if specifically required by the customer
Safety Compliance System complies and marks to the international safety requirements w.r.t. CE and CSA
Shaker Characteristics
Moving Element Mass 160 kg 160 kg
Internal Load Capability 2000 kg 2000 kg
Suspension Axial Stiffness 10 kg/mm 10 kg/mm
Suspension Cross-Axial Stiffness 3200 kg/mm 3200 kg/mm
Stray Magnetic Field* < 1 mT (10 gauss) < 1 mT (10 gauss)
Compressed Air** 7 bar (100 psi) 7 bar (100 psi)
Cooling A dedicated cooling system for storing, circulating and cooling distilled water used for cooling
Amplifier Characteristics
Power Output 200 kVA 240 kVA
Total Harmonic Distortion*** Typically 0.5% Typically 0.5%
Input Impedance > 10 kΩ > 10 kΩ
Input Sensitivity 4 Vrms, Compatible with all standard controllers 4 Vrms, Compatible with all standard controllers
Signal-to-Noise Ratio > 70 dB > 70 dB
Power Efficiency > 90% > 90%
Armature Insert Pattern SEW 590 Shaker
Position of Insert Centre 200 mm 400 mm 550 mm
No. of Inserts (Total – 25) 1 8 8 8
Safety Norms
CE Complies with 73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive, 89/336/EEC Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive and 98/37/EC Machinery Directive
  1. *150 mm above armature head
  2. **Compressed air to be provided by customer at installation site
  3. ***Measured on pure resistive load
  4. Customised specifications are also tailored on request
  5. Please contact Sdyn for advice on the optimum specifications to meet your testing requirements
  6. Specifications are correct at the time of publication and are subject to improvement or amendment without prior notice

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