Environmental Testing – Mechanical & Dynamic

Mechanical and Dynamic Testing

Austest Laboratories is the most comprehensively equipped provider of accredited mechanical testing services including shock and vibration in Australia, featuring:

Vibration testing – Machine guns
    • Vibration and shock test facilities in NSW, VIC and SA
    • 5 modern electrodynamic shakers:
    • 2 heavy-duty shock machines
      • Payloads up to 1,500 kg
      • Acceleration levels up to 600 g
      • Half-sine, Sawtooth and Trapezoidal pulses
    • Shock Response Spectrum (SRS) test facility (unique in Aust.):
        • High-level and high-displacement SRS profiles
        • Frequency range 1-2000 Hz
      Inclination testing – Naval equipment, MIL-HDBK-2036
      • Meets RAN NTB requirements for Naval Shipborne Shock testing to Mil-S-901D/E, BV043, DEF(AUST)5000
      • Payloads up to 900 kg
    • High-acceleration shock machines
      • Acceleration levels up to 30,000 g
      • Payload up to 100 kg
    • Specialized vibration machines (asynchronous motion, long-stroke reciprocating motion etc.)
    • Sustained acceleration (centrifuge) machine
        • MIL-STD-810, RTCA DO-160
      • Payloads up to 100 kg, 20 g acceleration
    • High-speed impact machine, up to 500 J
Shock testing – Naval Radome
  • Universal load testing (compression/tension) machine, 100 kN
  • Static and Dynamic inclination table, MIL-HDBK-2036
  • Packaged drop tester, up to 80 kg
  • Enclosure protection test facilities
    • Ingress protection – IP code
    • Impact protection – IK code
  • Customized fatigue test rigs – automotive harnesses, train seats, cyclic impact, strength, slam open/close, wear and cyclic fatigue.

These comprehensive facilities are operated by leading experts in the field with each laboratory headed by senior engineers with 15+ years of experience in dynamic mechanical testing.

Testing operations are fully supported by in-house fixture design and fabrication facilities.

Shock testing – Naval Antenna

Our laboratories hold formal accreditation for testing to wide range of commercial, defence, automotive, transport and other standards, including but not limited to:

Generic:

    • IEC/EN/AS 60068-2-6
  • IEC/EN/AS 60068-2-64
  • IEC/EN/AS 60068-2-27
  • IEC/EN/AS 60068-2-7
  • IEC/EN/AS 60068-2-31
  • IEC/EN/AS 60068-2-55
  • IEC/EN/AS 60068-2-81

Defence:

On-site load testing
  • MIL-STD-167-1A
  • MIL-STD-810G
  • MIL-STD-202
  • MIL-STD-883
  • DEF STAN 00-35
  • DEF(AUST)5681
  • RTCA DO-160G
  • MIL-HDBK-2036

Rail:

  • IEC/EN 61373
  • IEC/EN 50155

    Transportation testing – Crated load
  • EN 50125-3
  • AREMA C&S Manual

Automotive:

  • ISO 16750-3
  • GMW14650
  • GMW3172
  • GMW3172
  • SAE-J1455

Transport:

  • ISTA 3A
  • ISTA 2A

    Vibration testing – Army communications mast
  • ISTA 1A
  • ISTA 2B
  • ASTM D4169-16
  • ASTM D4728-01
  • ASTM D999
  • ASTM D6179
  • ASTM D880
  • ASTM D4003
  • ASTM D5265
  • ASTM D5276
  • ASTM D5487
  • ASTM D6055

    Vibration testing – Train Tripcock Device
  • ASTM D6179
  • ASTM D6344
  • IATA PI968
  • ST/AG/AC.10/11/Rev. 6

Enclosure Protection:

  • IEC 62262
  • IEC/EN/AS 60068-2-75
  • IEC/AS/NZS 60529
High-speed impact

Others:

  • AS/NZS 1158.6 (luminaries)
  • ANSI C136.31-2010 (luminaries)
  • IEC 60255-21-1 (electric relays)
  • IEC 60255-21-2 (electric relays)
  • IEC 60255-21-3 (electric relays)
  • AS/NZS 3439.5 (low voltage switchgear)
  • ISO/AS 7240 (fire detection systems)
  • IEC 61243-2 (voltage detectors)
  • BS/EN 45502-1 (surgical implants)
  • AS NZS 4386.1 (Kitchen Units)
  • AS/NZS 3013 (Wiring elements)

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