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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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ACMA Testing and Approvals for Rail Services

Austest Laboratories offers the most comprehensive and publicly available environmental, EMC and electrical testing facilities in Australia and New Zealand. This includes the most up to date EMC facilities, vibration and shock equipment, climatic chambers, pressure and altitude simulators and many others covering all commonly used test requirements for the rail industry.

Our Services include:

  • EMC
  • Electrical Safety
  • Climatic Testing
  • Mechanical Testing
  • Acoustics
  • Accelerated Ageing
  • Design and consulting


  • Radio frequency interference emissions and susceptibility to 40GHz
  • Surges, ESD and transient burst susceptibility
  • In-situ testing
  • On site surveys

Electrical safety

  • Electronic Equipment Used on Rolling Stock
  • Measurement & control equipment
  • Information Technology equipment
  • Generic electrical safety

Climatic Testing

  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Thermal shock

Mechanical Testing

  • Vibration
  • Shock and SRS
  • Drop and impact
  • Inclination
  • Altitude and pressure
  • Cyclic fatigue
  • Static load
  • Enclosure protection (IP & IK)


  • Airborne noise
  • Structurborne noise
  • On-site measurements

Accelerated Ageing

Design and consulting

  • EMC advisory services & product modifications
  • Vibration and shock consulting
  • Design of cushions and resilient mounts
  • Vibration measurement and diagnostics
  • Acoustic design and noise mitigation
  • Test fixtures design and manufacturing

Some of the test standards we offer include

  • IEC/EN/AS 60529
  • IEC/EN/AS 62262
  • IEC/EN/AS 60068-2
  • ASTM D4169-09
  • EN 50155
  • EN 50121-3-2
  • EN 50121-4
  • EN 61373
  • ASTM D4728-01
  • ISTA 2A
  • ISTA 3A

Environmental Testing
Mechanical Testing
Climatic Testing
Electrical safety