Vibration and Shock Testing

EMC Technologies have comprehensive Environmental Laboratories offering A2LA accredited vibration and shock testing services

EMC Technologies environmental testing

What is shock and vibration testing?

Shock and vibration testing are to simulate extreme conditions that may occur when a product is used, shipped, mishandled or dropped. Testing in a controlled environment allows monitoring of the effects of the test profile and assess the products performance and resistance to shocks and vibrations.

Why should you perform shock and vibration testing?

To ensure the correct operation of your product and ensure that it meets its function now and in the future, it is essential to perform shock and vibration testing in accordance with the products expected environment and use. Testing is mandatory in some regulations and product standards and therefore are part of the overall environmental testing compliance. Transportation test profiles provide confidence that your product arrives at its destination i.e. the end-user intact without damage, this can result in reduced product returns.

Every product is vulnerable to vibration loads and shock impact. That includes small objects like circuit boards and cell phones right up to giant structures like bridges and skyscrapers.

Vibration and shock test is to determine if materials can withstand the inescapable vibration and shock occurred in our daily lives, including:

  • Road, rail, naval or aerial transportation.
  • Engine or electric motor operation.
  • Air current turbulence.
  • Acceleration.
  • Impact.
  • Unloading and dropping goods.
  • Explosion.

We have large programmable shock and vibration test platform at our Melbourne branch which can accommodate most consumer products.

Shock and Vibration product Testing Melbourne Australia

Melbourne – Equipment specifications:

  • Frequency Range: 0-2,500 Hz
  • Max force: 29.6 kN
  • Max payload: 454 kg
  • Peak-peak displacement: 76.2mm
  • Sine sweep vibration
  • Random vibration
  • Shock impulses: half-sine, sawtooth wave, and trapezoid.
  • Shock vs. Load Rating*: 30g at 332kg, 50g at 119kg,  85g at 12kg *11 msec, half-sine shock pulse.

Environmental Testing – Shock & Vibration Testing

Our A2LA accreditation covers (pending for some standards) the following standards

MIL-STD-810D Method 514.3

MIL-STD-810E Method 514.4

MIL-STD-810F Method 514.5

MIL-STD-810G Method 514.7

MIL-STD-810H Method 514.8

MIL-STD-202H Method 201

MIL-STD-202H Method 204

MIL-STD-202H Method 214

RTCA/DO-160G Section 8

IEC 60068-2-6

IEC 60068-2-64

IEC/EN 50155 (Table 12, Test 12)

AS4428.6 (Clause 17.7, 17.11)

IEC/EN 60945 (Clause 8.7)

Expert Advice & Testing

Our engineers can help prepare your test plan and help with determining your testing requirements. We also offer many other product compliance services. Click here to download ‘MIL STD 810 department of defense test method standard: environmental engineering considerations and laboratory tests‘ for free from everyspec.com (external website link).

Get in touch and find out how we can help with your next product compliance approvals. We also offer other environmental product testing services along with EMC, Radio, SAR and electrical safety testing. Contact one of our experts and experience our testing services for yourself.

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