Freudenberg-NOK / Vibracoustic Noise, Vibration and Harshness Technical Center 2001-01-1494
Noise and vibration performance is becoming an important factor for consumers when selecting a new vehicle. To provide the consumer with a product that meets their needs, the major automotive manufacturers are looking to their suppliers for noise and vibration solutions. Those suppliers that are able to take the lead in the race for new technologies will be the most successful.
Freudenberg-NOK has acknowledged this fact, and formed the Vibracoustic North America division to meet this need. This division will work to incorporate superior noise and vibration characteristics into our products at the early stages of design.
A state-of-the-art technology center was constructed, dedicated to the design and development of cost effective noise and vibration solutions. With the ability to simulate real-world conditions, this new facility will reduce test time, and eliminate much of the inherent variability in road testing. Freudenberg-NOK is, and will continue to be, the technology leader in the sealing, mounting and vibration control fields.
This paper will describe the equipment and capabilities of this NVH testing facility.