Shoden's Ever-Evolving Research and Development
Shoden's main mission is the research and development of products that protect information communication networks from the risk of lightning strikes and earthquakes. We provide technology that is constantly one step ahead of our customers' requirements by always assuming a stance to solve their problems and offer the world's highest level simulation facilities in all fields.
Lightning impulse current generator <200kA 10/350μs>
The world's leading lightning impulse current generator capable of generating a maximum current of 200kA (10/350μs360kJ) to simulate direct lightning strikes on buildings. This enables us to carry out evaluations and simulations to the maximum SPD limits.
Lightning impulse voltage generator <1,200kV 1.2/50μs>
Our lightning impulse voltage generator is used in SPD simulations to generate a maximum surge of 1.2 million volts so that the effects of the surge can be measured.
Three-dimensional earthquake vibration generator
This three-dimensional earthquake vibration generator is one of the few available in Japan, and it is used in experiments to measure the level of seismic wave vibrations and standing wave vibrations with earthquakes similar in magnitude to the southern Hyogo earthquake (Great Hanshin Earthquake.) The 3m x 3m table enables vibrations to be generated singly in forward/backward, left/right and up/down directions, and in all directions simultaneously.
Floor Testing Facility
This test machine is capable of measuring the compression strength and tensile strength of materials up to a maximum of 50 tons. Fitted with a backlash elimination system and load balance correction system, it provides new levels of safety and operability with the use of enhanced technology.