Environmental Simulation

Many products are exposed to environmental influences like vibrations and mechanical impact during their transport or operation. Very often they must also withstand thermal influences, humidity or excessive sun exposure.

Through simulation of changing environmental conditions CTC advanced´s environmental test lab can examine whether components of all kinds meet the necessary conformity requirements regarding safety and working conditions. Environmental tests can be carried out on nearly every industrial material and are important to companies across all sectors, whether Automotive, Medical, Consumer Electronics or Household appliances.

CTC advanced has climate chambers of various sizes and temperature ranges –

suitable for the testing of electronic components, devices and systems:

 

  • Test chambers up to 1600 x 2130 x 2100 mm
  • Temperature range: -70 °C up to +300 °C
  • Thermal shock testing: -75 °C up to 200 °C
  • Temperature changing rates up to 10 k/min normal, <10s under shock condition
  • Humidity 10 % to 95 % RH
  • Tests under inerting gas atmosphere
  • Dewing test

CTC advanced has various shakers from 0,9 up to 111 kN Output,
able to test appliances with a testing mass up to 1600 kg

 

  • Displacement up to 3 inches
  • Testing mass of max 1600 kg
  • Slip table
  • Sinus up to 220 g (pk)
  • Random Vibration up to 180 g (rms)
  • Shock up to 500 g
  • Boosted Head-Expander

 

The following scope of tests is feasible:

 

  • sine
  • random
  • sine over random
  • random over random
  • shock response
  • spectrum
  • shock
  • resonance analysis
  • real time profiles

The crash and shock bench is integrated in a protected area and can be used universally. Test samples up to 200 kg can be crashed at a speed of up to 50 km/h, 60 times gravity.

Besides real crash tests we can perform defined acceleration in positive and negative direction.

 

  • Vmax: 57 km/h
  • Testing mass up to 200 kg
  • Slider size: 800 x 1000 mm
  • Driving force: 600 kN
  • Max. acceleration: 60 g
  • Crash block: 8 t

In the walk-in salt spray chamber the corrosion behavior due to the exposure of salt air, salt fog or salt spray can be simulated in fast motion:

 

  • Chamber base area: 3 x 2 m
  • Floor load: up to 1000 kg/m²
  • Corrosion tests according to IEC, ISO and VDA norms

This test procedure enables the simulation of aircraft transportations under vacuum conditions. Aerospace applications can be tested as well.

 

  • The chamber generates a low pressure up to almost an absolute vacuum
  • Appropriate for sample sizes up to 2000 x 1500 x 500 mm and a testing mass of up to 500 kg

Test results which occur during crash, shock or vibration tests and cannot be perceived by the human eye, can be recorded through a high-speed camera:

 

  • 2500 fps (frames per second) in Full HD (1920 x 1080)
  • 5300 fps in HD Ready (1280 x 720)
  • 10000 fps in 640 x 480
  • measurements can be taken up to 100kSa/s, image-synchronized as well

This is a procedure for classifying the degrees of protection provided by the enclosures of electrical equipment. Meaning an ingress of foreign objects, dust or water.

 

Testing of the protection against dust according current standards with several types of dust:

  • Talcum dust
  • Arizona dust (fine or coarse)

 

Chamber parameters:

  • internal dimension 1200 x 1200 x 1200 mm
  • max load 300 kg
  • compressed air 3 – 6 bar

 

Testing of the protection against several kinds water exposure according current standards:

  • IP code testing according to DIN EN 60529 or IEC 60529
  • IP X1 until X6K and IPX9K also
  • available space in IP test chamber: 2500 x 6000 mm
  • samples up to 300 kg can be handled
  • Turntable diameter: 1500 mm

The procedure serves to determine the aging behavior of polymer components in their original as-installed position and manner of mounting.

 

  • Sun simulation tests according to DIN 75220 for the automotive industry (heat and damp)
  • Irradiated area 700 mm x 700 mm
  • Test capacity 1000 l