Head Expanders & Fixtures

Effective and reliable solutions to increase productivity by allowing multiple items to be tested simultaneously, decreasing total test cycle time.

ETS Solutions offers Head Expanders for applications where larger vertical test mounting surfaces are required. Head Expanders are manufactured from lightweight magnesium alloy, providing high strength-to-weight ratio. A choice of less costly aluminium alloy is also available for smaller fixtures. The Head Expander allows multiple items to be tested at the same time, decreasing total test cycle time. Head Expanders with load support guidance allow payloads with large footprints to be safely mounted and tested on the shaker, reducing the risk of damage to the shaker suspension system.


The Guided Head Expanders are designed for testing of large, heavy packages to handle tough transportation and other demanding test profiles while providing additional restraints and load support.


Customized fixtures can also be designed and manufactured based on the customer’s specimen mounting requirement. Cube, L type and T type fixtures for testing of multiple small sized components are available. The customized cube, L or T types are preferred by customers for three axis testing without investing in an additional slip table.


The latest software for FEM analysis is utilized for fixture designs to produce the best results for fixtures with an exceptional dynamic performance.


  • Uniform surface obtained by precision machining
  • FEM designed fixtures for predictable results
  • Round, square, and octagon shape Head Expanders are available
  • Integrated easily for use with thermal chambers and with optional thermal barrier
  • Choice of insert mounting hole patterns available¬†
  • Magnesium composition fixtures for lower total operating mass
  • Useful frequency up to 2,000 Hz
  • Cost effective to increases production testing yield
  • High resonant frequencies available, depending on size
  • Designed to couple with your current shaker system
  • Guided head expander for 2.5 ton Gun Turret Payload
    The H1048A shaker, 100KN vibration system is integrated with a 900mm by 900mm head expander designed with a guided load support unit.The 100KN shaker has only a standard 1000kg static payload capacity. With the guided load support module, the shaker unit is enhanced with a payload capacity of up to 2500kg (2.5 ton).With the optional integrated linear bearing guidance system, the ETS shaker is capable of handling payload with unbalanced centre of gravity as illustrated.
Guided head expander for 2.5 ton Gun Turret Payload
  • Test Rig for Satellite dish
    The 2.5m diameter test rig is specially customised for satellite testing. The completed cast test jig has been design to provide the stiffness and vibration transmissibility ratio to achieve the test requirements
Test Rig for Satellite Dish
  • Guided Head Expander for Large Overlay Test Structure
    The 3.5m x 2m guided head expander provides the uniform test platform to test the high speed train AC unit.
2m x 3.5m Guided Head Expander for High Speed Train AC Unit
  • 3.5 x 3m Guided Head Expander¬†
    The 3.5m x 3m head expander is designed for the H2065A shaker unit to take up to 16 ton payload
3.5 x 3m Head Expander with 16 Ton Load Support and Guidance System
  • 2.5m x 1.5m Guided Head Expander
    The 2.5m x 1.5m guided head expander is designed for crate packaging test with compliance to ISTA standard. The large head expander is integrated with LS232A shaker to operate with up to 800kg payload and 90mm continuous peak to peak displacement
1.5m x 2.5m Head Expander for Packaging Transportation Test
  • Cube Fixture for Electronic Component Test
    The cube fixture is designed for electronic component test. The cube design allows the operator to test more units at one test cycle utilizing the available surfaces.
Cube fixture for electronic component vibration test
  • Light Weight Cube Fixture for Semiconductor IC Package Test
    The light weight cube fixture is designed to allow the operator to change the test axis swiftly. The optimised design allows more components to be tested at one time on smaller sized shaker.
Customised cube fixture to mount semiconductor IC package for vibration and shock testing
  • Customised Test Jig For Vehicle Alternator Test
Special Test Jig for Vehicle Alternator_3
  • Load Support Guidance System
    Head expanders with load support guidance allow payloads with large foot prints to be safely mounted and tested on the shaker, reducing the risk of damage to the shaker suspension system.
    The Guided Head Expanders are designed for testing of large, heavy packages to handle tough transportation and other demanding test profiles while providing additional restraints and load support.
    The load support system have different options could maintain different testing requirements. An ideal testing result achieved by optimized design, latest software analysis and perfect machine.
Guided Head Expander
  • Thermal Barrier
    Thermal barrier with the replicated mounting holes pattern provides a thermal insulating layer to allow the head expander to couple direct to the combined climatic test chamber.
Round Head Expander with Thermal Barrier
  • Guided Head Expander with Lifting System
    The guided head expander with lifting system option allows the operator to raise and lower the large head expander with ease and safety. It helps the operator to increase productivity as the head expander is precisely aligned with the shaker armature. It do away with hoisting facility to remove the head expander and space to place the head expander when rotating the shaker to the horizontal slip table.
Head Expander Lifting System 1
  • Customised Test Jig
    Customised jig design for OEM test devices is also available. Customer can just provide the device under test drawings and test requirements. Jig design will be done as well as FEM will be carried to ascertain the optimum performance criteria.
Customised Test Jig