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Austest Adelaide V2.0
Thu, 30 Nov 2017 04:10:40

As the only commercial EMC lab in South Australia, Austest Laboratories Adelaide has been providing EMC testing services to South Australian companies since 1997. The hightened focus on defence and the large number of defence companies based in Adelaide, ...

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Controlled Solar Testing of Large Items
Wed, 29 Nov 2017 22:55:12

Austest Labs currently performs solar testing in 4 broad spectrum /solar test chambers located in our Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne labs (separate to our 3 x UVA chambers) and while we use industry best chambers, these are limited to test items 700mm W x ...

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EXPLAINING SRS ? PART 3 Higher Level SRS Shock Tests
Wed, 29 Nov 2017 22:50:26

Higher Level SRS Shock Tests As noted in our earlier article EXPLAINING SRS ? PART 2, manufacturers and end customers are increasingly turning away from using empirical, testing-machine-specific standards to specify the mechanical shock survivability requi...

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Austest adds Automotive EMC Immunity Standards for Vehicle mounted Devices
Wed, 29 Nov 2017 09:55:32

Austest Laboratories is proud to announce test capabilities for a suite of automotive based EMC standards. These standards apply to vehicle mounted products and accessories under CE requirements and are listed below, along with a brief description of our ...

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Austest Labs and ASA closing times Dec 2017
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 01:35:37

Austest Laboratories will close Friday afternoon the 22nd of December and open Tues the 2nd of January. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy and safe New Year. Australian Safety Approval certificate services will remain open over the holiday pe...

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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