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Engines, Motors, and Power Sources

Bodies and Interiors 


Fatigue Testing Using Very High Cycle Fatigue testing system USF-2000

109 and 1010 times fatigue testing can be performed in a short time since a test frequency of 20 kHz is adopted. The USF- 2000 can be used for evaluating the materials and raw materials of crankshafts, axles, turbine blades, and other engine-related parts.


Measurement of Automobile Interior VOCs

VOC Measurement & Odor Analysis Inside Automobiles/Physical Properties Evaluation and Structural Analysis of Polymer Materials for Interiors. Thermal desorption (a method where the target component in the gas phase is absorbed to a sampling tube packed with absorbent, and then introduced to a GC by thermal desorption) is used, and VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) inside automobiles and gas emissions from parts and materials can be measured.

Application Note "Analysis of VOC and FOG emissions from moulded components for automobiles according to VDA 278 with"

Application Note "VDA 277: Analysis of Volatile Contaminants from Polymers

HPV-X2 Ultra High Speed Video Camera Testing of Steel Plating for Bodies with AG-X and AGS-X Series Universal Testing Machines

Many high-speed phenomena occur in the field of automobiles. These include the observations and analysis of the fuel injection process to assist the development of low-fuel-consumption engines. The HPV-X2 can take 256 consecutive images at up to 10 million frames per second at up to 100-kpixel resolution to meet the demands for observing high-speed phenomena, such as fuel injection.

Steel plating for bodies is required to have increasingly higher tensile strength these days so that automobile frames can be made lighter. This system for tensile testing of high tensile strength steel plates lightens the load placed on measuring personnel since the specimen and extensometer can be set up by operating buttons.

Fatigue/Endurance Testing Machines for Various Materials and Compact Parts

Servopulser E Series Fatigue/Endurance Testing Machines: 

This standard series, typical of the lineup of Shimadzu electrohydraulic servotype fatigue testing  machines, boasts an extensive track record and consistent performance. It can cover static testing to fatigue tests.

Internal Pressure Fatigue Testing of Pipes etc.

This testing machine can apply loads using a sine wave of max. 10 Hz and max. pressure of 250 MPa on pressure sensors and pipe materials. To raise the number of test cycles, the internal generator is designed in a nonsealed structure, and the gap between the pressure intensifier and special surface treated plunger is controlled to several μm.


HPV-X2, Tensile Testing and DIC analysis

A combination of tensile testing machine and HPV-X2 high-speed video camera enables the measurement of distortion and test force under high-speed loads. The HPV-X2 can record the breaking of specimens at a high image capture speed of 10 million frames per second (fps), and the breaking of specimens can be expressed in sync with S-S curves by performing image analysis.



Prominence Series High-Performance Liquid Chromatographs Aldehyde Analysis Systems

These systems analyze aldehydes such as formaldehyde that are generated from seat and other interior materials. Aldehydes are analyzed after 2,3-DNPH derivatization.

Application Note: "Rapid Analysis of 2,4-DNPH-Derivatized Aldehydes and Ketones Using the Prominence-i with a Shimpack XR-ODS Column"


Environmental Conservation

Suspension and Other Power Transmission Systems


Control of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) in Drainage

GCMS-QP2010 Ultra Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer


Headspace Analysis System Thanks to inert sample lines with high thermal stability, VOCs in drainage can be measured with a high degree of repeatability.


Hardness Evaluation of Surface Hardened Layers, Paints, Plated Layers, HMV-G Series Micro Hardness Testers

This series of testers is widely used for measuring the hardness of quenched parts and testing the hardness of welded parts. It automatically reads the distance across opposite corners of indents.


Control of Fluorine, Nitrate Nitrogen, and Nitrite Nitrogen in Drainage

Prominence HPLC Ion Analysis System

The modules are centrally controlled by a system controller. Operation is easy, and highly reliable analysis results can be obtained. In terms of data processing, the LCsolution workstation is used, which features excellent security and network compatibility.


DUH-211/211S Dynamic Ultra Micro Hardness Tester

This new system is for evaluating the strength of materials in the micro region, such as semiconductors, LSIs, ceramics, hard disks, evaporated thin films, and coating layers, that could not be handled on conventional testing machines. It can also be used for the hardness evaluation of plastics and rubber.



Control of Hexavalent Chromium by Simple Measurements

Water Quality Analysis System(Hexavalent Chromium Analysis System)

Simple packed reagents compatible with the diphenyl carbazide colouring method are used, so complicated pre-treatment is not required. As calibration curves incorporated in the program are used, there is no need to create calibration curves with standard samples, which simplifies measurements.

Servo Controller 4830

The precision of endurance and dynamic strength evaluation can be dramatically improved from raw materials to actual products. It can also be connected to control various Shimadzu fatigue/endurance testing machines you are currently using and those made by other manufacturers.



Management of Toxic Metals in Drainage, Including Lead (Pb), Total Mercury (Hg), and Cadmium (Cd) AA-7000 Series of Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometers

In addition to high analysis sensitivity for target components, a flexible system configuration, compact installation space, and other aspect of user friendliness have been pursued. Attention has also been given to safety, with a vibration sensor included as standard, a world's first.

Endurance Testing of Engine Mounts 

Multi-Axis Endurance Testing System for Automobile Parts

With Servo Controllers 4830 connected, this small-capacity, compact multi-axis endurance testing system can measure specimens while synchronously controlling up to four force simulators. The phases of the force simulators can also be set as desired.

ICPE-9800 Series of ICP Atomic Emission Spectrometers

In addition to high sensitivity to target components and the capacity for batch analysis of multiple elements, these analysis systems feature a wide analysis concentration range. Wavelength selection for measurement elements as well as spectral interference correction for coexisting elements, which conventionally are highly dependent on the skill of the operator, have been automated.

Endurance Testing Machine for Modules

The actuator fixing position can be changed on the crosshead to match the load position on the specimen. Screw holes for installing the specimen at the desired position are provided on the table surface.



Electronic Instrumentation Components

Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Batteries and Fuel Cells



Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometers.

This series of spectrometers is ideal for verifying the composition (i.e. judging contaminants) of materials procured overseas or analysing toxic elements for compliance with the ELV directive.

It can also be used to evaluate the amount of plating attached to bead wire and steel cord used in tires and to measure the weight of zinc phosphate chemical conversion coatings.




Servopulser EHF-UM/UV Series/Servopulser EMT Series

Actual Battery Tests (Nail Penetration/Crush) and Fatigue Testing of Various Actual Parts and Materials for Automobiles. These testing machines evaluate the durability of the component members of batteries and finished battery products against repeated stress, and can apply accurate loads (e.g. test force, displacement) at high speed. 

They also support nail penetration testing and crush testing. Moreover, they are compatible with constant-temperature environments. The hydraulic model (EHF-U series) is ideal for large-capacity specimens, and the easy-to-install electromagnetic model (EMT series) for small-capacity specimens.

MMT Series Electromagnetic Force Fatigue Testing Machines.

This series of testing machines adopts an electromagnetic servo actuator to enable fatigue testing of compact electronic parts.




Particle Size Distribution Measurement of Cathode/Anode Active Materials

SALD-7500 nano Nanoparticle Size Analyzer

This analyzer measures the distribution of particle size of cathode and anode active materials, for example. It utilizes the laser diffraction/scattering method and incorporates a UV semiconductor laser light source (wavelength 375 nm), thus enabling the measurement of particle sizes of 10 nm to 300 μm. A variety of options are also available, including a high-concentration sample measurement system and software for gathering data at 1-second intervals.


High-Sensitivity Inorganic Gas Analysis, GC-2014 Gas Chromatograph

This instrument can measure down to the ppm region, which could not be analysed by conventional TCD. It can measure CO in gas emissions from reformers at high sensitivity.




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Universal Testing Fatigue Testing

Hardness Testing / 
Viscosity & Flow Testing

Particle Size High-Speed-Video Camera Liquid Chromatography
Gas Chromatography Elemental Analysis Molecular Spectroscopy
Engine Combustion
Monitoring Systems


Our presented solution according to VDA 277 offers a reliable analysis of non-metallic materials that are used inside vehicle interiors. Disintegrated parts of the sample thereby undergo thermal incubation in our HS-20 headspace-sampler and are analyzed via a GC-2010 Plus gas-chromatograph in order to determine their potential to emit gaseous contaminants. The latter potential is subsumed into µg of emitted carbon per gram of sample and should be as small as possible in order to preserve passenger health.


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