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New Salt Mist / Corrosion standard IEC 60068-2-52
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:30:21

IEC 6068-2-52:2017 has superseded IEC 60038-2-52:1996 as of 17 November 2017, with the new standard harmonised with ISO 9227 ?Corrosion tests in artificial atmospheres — Salt spray tests? as far as possible. While there have been some additions and c...

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ASA Opens China Office
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:49:35

Australian Safety Approval has opened an office in China (PRC) to assist local manufacturers in obtaining product safety approval certificates for Australia and New Zealand. Manni Zeng has experience as a product safety test engineer and as an ASA assessor...

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Temperature rise limits for ovens, NSW Fair Trading
Mon, 06 Nov 2017 03:05:15

Australian standard AS/NZS 60335.2.6:2014 supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.6:2008 on 28 November 2017. Under the NSW Electricity (Consumer Safety) Act 2004 (the Act) all declared articles must comply with the current version of the class specification for the ele...

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Austest Laboratories antenna pattern measurements
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:41:57

Austest Laboratories, a leader in the provision of testing and certification for Defence and Aerospace products and components, is pleased to announce antenna pattern measurement services for mobile and fixed communications equipment. Austest Laboratories ...

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IEC 62368-1 New Audio/video Electrical Safety Standard
Thu, 07 Sep 2017 20:18:53

Austest Labs has added the following electrical standard to our accreditation: IEC 62368-1 Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment – Part 1: Safety requirements This is a relatively new safety standard for Information Technolo...

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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