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Cable lengths for EMC testing
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 02:14:29

We receive numerous questions when clients submit products for EMC testing and a typical one concerns associated cables. The only requirement indicated in EMC standards is that cables used in testing should reflect a typical installation. If the power sup...

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Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:09:35

Australia?s leading product test house is seeking an experienced EMC engineer to join their rapidly growing testing team in Castle Hill NSW. The successful applicant will be responsible for conducting a wide range of Defence and Commercial EMC tests for ...


New Impact, Tension and Compression equipment Austest Sydney
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:32:39

Over January, Austest’s Environmental Testing Department has successfully completed commissioning of Radmana ITR-2000 Instrumented Impact Tester and Shimadzu UMH-10 Universal Testing Machine at our Castle Hill laboratory. The ITR-2000 Instrumented I...

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Australian requirements for Power Assisted Bicycles
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:08:39

Bicycles with small electric motors are becoming more popular. Here is a summary of the regulatory requirements applicable to importers / suppliers in the Australian market, prior to sale. Electrical Safety Mandatory electrical safety compliance (declared...

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AS/NZS 62368.1:2018 published today
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 03:40:54

Standards Australia have today published a new electrical safety product standard covering information technology equipment, audio visual equipment and their accessories including external power supplies. The standard is technology agnostic and performance...

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Global CE Testing and Approval for Transport and Packaging Products

Austest Laboratories offers a wide range of services that are essential for those seeking to test the performance and/or survivability of packaged items in a transportation or storage environment. In addition to testing, our services extend to the evaluation, design and optimisation of product cushioning.

These services are delivered through modern test facilities, including vibration and shock equipment, environmental chambers, solar radiation simulators and many other devices operated by a team of expert test engineers with decades of experience in transportation and packaging testing.

Our customers include many firms diligent about their packaging solutions from wide range of fields such as medical, mining, defence, automotive, rail, naval, aircraft and other industries.

Our Transportation and Package Testing based services include:

  • Simulations of road, air, rail and sea transport scenarios
  • Testing to ASTM, ISTA, MIL, ISO, EN and other standards
  • Package integrity testing
  • Climatic testing
  • Accelerated aging testing
  • Packaging design and consulting

Mechanical Testing

  • Vibration – road, rail, air, sea, loose load, stacked
  • Shock – profile, rail switching, mechanical handling
  • Drop – manual handling, roll, topple
  • Altitude testing (air transport)
  • Cyclic fatigue
  • Static load (Compression)
  • Impact (IK code)
  • Enclosure protection (IP code)

Climatic Testing

  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Thermal shock

Accelerated aging

  • Salt fog
  • UV & Solar radiation covering UV-A and Broad Spectrum with rain simulation

Design and consulting

  • Vibration and shock consulting
  • Design of package cushions and resilient mounts
  • Diagnosis of package design shock and/or vibration failure
  • Vibration measurement and diagnostics

Some of the test standards that our laboratories are accredited for include:

  • IEC/EN/ISO60068 family (60068-2-6, 60068-2-27, 60068-2-64 etc.)
  • ASTM D4169-09
  • ASTM B117
  • ISTA 3A
  • ISTA 2A
  • MIL-STD-810G
  • DEF STAN 00-35
  • ISO 16450-3
  • AS/NZS 60529

Transportation And Packaging Testing
Packaging Design And Consulting
Accelerated Aging