Test centre / project support / engineering and research

Your accredited partner for testing services on components, systems and products

Testing services from one source means for you: One test centre with many laboratories under one roof

We work independently, competently and interdisciplinarily on the tasks relevant to you in our innovative test laboratory in Bochum on more than 4000 square metres – or also during on-site measurements.

All tests and trials from a single source: tedious routes between different laboratories are thus eliminated. Due to continuous development of our testing equipment, we are also prepared for future testing requirements.

AKUVIB is a certified and accredited testing laboratory according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 for the fields of acoustics, environmental simulation, vibration technology, non-destructive material testing and EMC.

In these fields, AKUVIB has flexible accreditation due to its competences and can carry out accredited tests according to customer specifications based on standards.

Environmental simulation
  • Climate chambers up to 18K temp.
  • Rate of change
  • IP water test chamber for large test specimens
  • IP dust chambers 3000 litre interior
  • (various dusts)
  • Vacuum chamber with temperature control and
  • Air conditioning
  • Temperature chambers
  • High temperature furnaces
  • Surge water plant
  • Temperature shock chambers
  • Solar simulation
  • Corrosion / condensation
  • Salt spray system
  • Controlled noxious gas system (4 components)
  • Airbag firing system
  • Stone impact machine
  • Walk-in climate chamber with sun simulation (45m³ 3m*5m floor space)
  • All-wheel climate roller test bench
Vibration technology / Vibration
  • 7 shakers (electrodynamic, up to 90 kN and 1.2m*1.2m sliding table)
  • 4 vibro-climate chambers 2100 l up to 18 K temp. change rate
  • Mechanical shocks e.g. 100g 11ms
  • Experiments with trailing profiles
  • Force-controlled
  • durability testing
  • Modal and structural analysis
  • Determination of eigenmodes and resonances
  • Structure-borne sound measurements
  • Laser vibrometry
  • Mobile vibration measurement technology
  • Human vibration (hand-arm assessment)
  • Transport simulation
  • Type tests
  • Complete validation
EMC tests
  • 3 anechoic halls SAC (8.3 x 5.2 x 4.8)m (L x W x H)
    • 3m measuring section Industry
    • 1m measuring section Automotive
    • 2m turntable up to 2t
  • 2 shielding cabins
  • Radiated emission and immunity measurements in the anechoic hall
  • Emission measurements radiated 9kHz to 6GHz according to all common standards
  • Immunity measurements 80MHz to 6GHz
  • Field generation up to 600 V/m
  • Immunity to magnetic fields up to 1000A/m
  • Test equipment for transient disturbance
  • BCI (Bulk Current Injection)
  • Burst/ surge tests up to 5.5 kV, with 3 x 63 A connected load
  • HF on lines 150 kHz–230MHz
  • ESD tests up to 30 kV
  • Power fail, voltage variation, dips up to 16 A
Engineering / Research / Project implementation
  • Test tailoring
  • Development of requirement profiles and standards
  • Research for new test procedures and regulations
  • Complete project implementation and support
  • Advice on the planning of test series
  • Support in the realisation of validation
  • Consulting and implementation of non-standardised special tests
  • Conducting seminars and training courses
  • Acoustic measurements (e.g. intensity, sound pressure and velocity)
  • Sound power determination
  • Structure-borne sound analyses
  • Vehicle acoustics
  • Municipal and industrial acoustics
  • Industry and product acoustics
  • Room acoustics
  • Operational noise measurement
  • Sound design and psychoacoustic analyses
  • Anti-noise / active vibration reduction
  • Squeak and rattle measurements
  • Acoustic emission
  • Mobile acoustic measurement technology
  • Reverberation chamber
  • Semi-anechoic chamber (NR ≤ 20)
  • Window test rig
  • Artificial head measurements
  • Sound transmission
Non-destructive material testing
  • Acoustic emission test
  • Tank bottom test
  • Weld seam testing
  • Microstructure examination during pressure tests
  • Defect detection for composite materials
  • Natural frequency measurement
  • Zwick tensile compression tests
  • Stick-slip measurement
  • Bridge cable measurement
  • Determination of material damping
  • Strength and durability tests
  • Determination of dynamic stiffnesses
Specialist body § 26 BImschG (Federal Immission Control Act)
  • Emission and immission measurement
  • Vibration measurements
  • Noise measurements
  • Noise surveys
  • Workplace measurements
  • Measurements according to TA Lärm (Technical Instruction on Noise Abatement)
  • Prognosis reports
  • Acceptance measurements
  • Cadastral noise map
Calculation / simulation
  • Preparation of construction drawings
  • Construction of clamping devices
  • Calculation of steel constructions
  • Foundation design
  • Structural design
  • Fatigue and strength analysis (FEM)
  • Dynamic and static calculation
  • Flow simulation
  • Stability and earthquake analysis
Test preparation
  • Machining
  • Quality testing and monitoring
  • Construction of special test fixtures
  • Variable pneumatic test fixtures
  • Construction of clamping devices and fastenings
Electronic monitoring and safety
  • µs monitoring
  • Thermography
  • Multi-channel data acquisition
  • High-speed visualisation
  • DMS measuring technology
  • Dry circuit resistance measurement
  • Insulation testing
Seminars and training
  • Acoustics seminar
  • HALT training
  • Fundamentals of vibration engineering
  • Shaker training
  • Fundamentals of environmental simulation
  • Conducting seminars with customer-specific content

Furthermore, we are a notified measuring centre according to §29b of the Federal Immission Control Act for noise and vibrations and have the approval according to §7 of the Explosives Act PT1 and PT2 for handling pyrotechnical materials (e.g. airbags).

Due to our flexible accreditation, AKUVIB offers you the possibility to carry out accredited tests according to in-house standards or based on/modified from existing standards. We develop testing standards for you and carry out research on your behalf.

AKUVIB is a member of numerous testing and standardisation committees. Thus, we are always up to date for your research support.

Consulting, research, testing and complete project support are naturally available as service modules, just like workshop processing, quality testing, calculations and non-destructive material testing.

Gain security for yourself and your customers through the quality of our tests.

Competence made to measure – just as you need it!

Regardless of location: AKUVIB is also close to you:

Monitoring of tests from your desk via special network access

If you do not find your test requirements here, please contact us.

Due to the constantly growing possibilities, we can only present a small part at a time.