Unholtz-Dickie T4000 Shaker, 178kN PREMIUM

The Beyond Gravity Test Center is equipped with three shakers allowing the testing of payloads with different sizes and weight under a wide range of forces and external conditions.

The Vibration Systems available at Beyond Gravity perform both vertical and horizontal tests and offer advanced measurement technologies. For all the shakers a large variety of different head expanders, slip tables, adapters and angle support structures are available to support all kind of test configurations.

The T4000 Series, one of the most modern and advanced equipment, is designed to operate over a wide force range covering moderate to extreme test conditions and accommodating small to large test payloads. Samples up to 1800 kg dependent on their configuration can be tested vertically with forces of 178 kN in vibration mode and 534 kN in shock mode. In horizontal direction much higher masses can be tested.

Largest and strongest shaker in Switzerland.

The following tests methods are accredited in the Beyond Gravity Test Center or according to customer specification:


  • EN 60068-2-6
  • EN 60068-2-64
  • EN 60721-3-2
  • EN 61373
  • MIL-STD-202 Meth. 201, 204,214
  • MIL-STD-810 Meth. 514
  • RTCA DO-160 Section 8
  • ECSS-E-10-03A K1
  • V009 100 Guideline USP of GR test Nr.301
  • ASTM D999
  • ASTM D4003
  • ASTM D4332
  • ASTM D4728
  • ISTA 2A
  • ISTA 2B
  • UN-Standard (Transport of dangerous goods)


  • EN 60068-2-27
  • EN 60721-3-2
  • EN 61373
  • EN 62146-1
  • MIL-STD-202 Meth. 213
  • MIL-STD-810 Meth. 516
  • RTCA DO-160 Section 7
  • ECSS-E-10-03A K1
  • V009 100 Guideline USP of GR test Nr.302
  • ASTM D4003
  • ISTA 2A
  • ISTA 2B
  • UN-Standard (Transport of dangerous goods)
Type: Service
Features mechanical:
Static load
Micro vibration
Specimen length [mm]: 1540.0
Specimen width/dia [mm]: 1220.0
Specimen height/thk [mm]: 2500.0
Mass max. [kg]: 1800.0
Frequency min. [Hz]: 3.0
Frequency max. [Hz]: 2000
Acceleration sine max. [g]: 130.0
Acceleration random max. [g rms]: 80.0
Data acquisition: LMS SCADAS III (52 +48 Channels) and LMS SCADAS Mobile (24 Channels)
Force sine max. [kN]: 178.0
Force random max. [kN rms]: 178.0
Displacement max. [peak to peak mm]: 50.8
Project heritage: This facility is used for the test of space equipment as well as for transport and earthquake tests of other industrial high-tech products.
Cleanroom classes (ISO 14644-1):
ISO Class ≤5
ISO Class 6
ISO Class 7
ISO Class 8
ISO Class 9
ISO/IEC 17025
ISO 9001
Keywords: vibration test, shaker, Switzerland, ruag, beyond gravity, sine, random, shock