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Ingress Protection (IP) Basics of Dust and Water standard AS 60529
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 07:38:07

It should be self-evident that enclosures and items designed to be used outside or in harsh environmental conditions, should be designed to prevent water and dust ingress, but how do you know a product or enclosure really meets the ratings asserted by the ...

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EMC CISPR22 and CISPR13 to be replaced with CISPR32
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:46:34

Years ago, manufacturers made AV equipment, while others made Information technology equipment, with crossovers between the two categories rare. Fast forward and the line between Audio Visual devices and computers is extremely blurred, with AV integrating ...

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See us at AUSPAC 2017, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park 7 ? 10 March
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 22:37:04

AUSPAC 2017 is Australasia’s all encompassing exhibition for food, beverage and pharmaceutical processing and packaging industry event with more than 350 exhibitors. The immense show floor is packed with machinery in action, interactive displays, net...

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Radio Equipment Directive for European CE Mark (RED)
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:25:13

Manufacturers placing new or currently RTTED-compliant products on the market from 13 Jun 2017 onwards must ensure that products comply with the new RED requirements. The European Union adopted a new set of rules for placing radio equipment on the European...

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Austest expands MIL Standard 461E/F and CE106 and CS106 to accredited scope
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:27:42

This accreditation update extends our MIL-STD-461E/F at our Castle Hill facilities to meet our clients testing needs. CE106 accreditation to 40 GHz allows us to test radio modules located within Defence equipment including HF, VHF/UHF, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and...

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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