Environmental – Mechanical

Mechanical and Dynamic Testing

Austest Laboratories is the best equipped provider of accredited mechanical testing services in Australia featuring:

  • Vibration and shock test facilities in NSW, VIC and SA
  • 5 modern electrodynamic shakers:
    • Force capacity up to 60 kN
    • Displacement up to 100 mm (unique in Aust.)
    • Payloads up to 2000 kg
    • Combined vibration / temperature testing
  • 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
    • Meets 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
  • 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, etc.

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.

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

  • MIL-STD-167-1A
  • MIL-STD-810G
  • MIL-STD-202
  • MIL-STD-883
  • DEF STAN 00-35
  • IEC/EN 61373
  • IEC/EN 50155
  • IEC/EN/AS 60068-2-6
  • IEC/EN/AS 60068-2-64
  • IEC/EN/AS 60068-2-27
  • ISTA 3A
  • ISTA 2A
  • ASTM D4169-16
  • ASTM D4728-01
  • IEC60255-21-1
  • IEC60255-21-2
  • ISO 16750-3

Photographs/Videos:

Austest Vibration Testing

Austest Shock Testing 

Vibration testing – X-Ray machine

Vibration/shock testing – Train Pantograph Assembly

Vibration/shock testing – Marine pump

Vibration testing – Army communications mast

Shock testing – Naval Antenna

Vibration testing – Machine guns

Vibration testing – Naval equipment, 19” rack-mounted

Shock testing – Rail track switching gearbox

Inclination testing – Naval equipment, MIL-HDBK-2036

On-site load testing

Shock testing – Naval Radome

Transportation testing – boxed load

Transportation testing – Crated load

Transportation testing – Palettized load

High-speed impact