Displacement Wedge

Calculators and Tools

A displacement wedge is used for measuring displacement/distance and works using the principal of persistence of vision. It is used as a method of ‘verification’ to establish that a vibration test system is doing what it should be, and not something unexpected due to incorrect input sensitivity set-up.


Step 1: Go into the software and enter the sensitivities of your transducers.

Step 2: Attach a displacement wedge to the head of the shaker.

Step 3: Run a Sine test (some typical values might be 0.1 in displacement pk-pk and 30 Hz for ED shaker. Values may be different if using a hydraulic system.)

Step 4: When the shaker comes up to level you will see the two lines blur. Confirm that the lines intersect each other at 0.1 in displacement.

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