One of K&N’s core purposes is to produce quality products that perform as promised. To
help ensure this K&N has a section of its research & development laboratory
devoted to testing product wear and tear using a vibration stand to duplicate
real world conditions.
Engineers at K&N use a
vibration test stand to put extreme stress on filters, filter assemblies, and
air intake parts. The vibration stand is a three axis machine, designed for
vertical, horizontal and lateral testing. Frequencies and amplitudes are set
for the test then acceleration data is provided and recorded throughout the
test. The lateral and vertical functions are similar to going up and down a
bumpy road, while the horizontal function is milder. The three profiles are
different but effective in determining product quality in simulated driving
conditions. Eighteen days on K&N’s state of the art vibration stand is equal to
486,000 road miles. K&N is able to make sure enough flexibility is built into
our products by testing, and modifying the design, as necessary, to produce a
product that lasts in real use.
K&N stands behind its products. The vibration stand is another tool used at K&N to make
sure products meet the expectations of consumers.
Vibration Test Stand in K&N's R&D Laboratory.