Mechanical Testing

Vibration Tests | Shock Tests | Transport Simulation | Loose Cargo Simulation and Drop Tests | HALT/HASS

Vibration Tests

Vibration Testing Table

We are capable of doing vibration tests according to MIL-STD-202, MIL-STD-750, MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-883, RTCA DO-160, ASAE EP455, IEC 60945, CLAAS CN 050215, UN 38.3, ISO 16750-3

Our vibration stand can simulate different situations and life cycles in a much shorter time frames: thousand miles on a highway can be a couple of hours on a vibration table; a bit more than a day can demonstrate equipment’s life cycle on a helicopter.

We can help you discover the limits of your product and design layout.

Main characteristics of our vibration stand include:


Our vibration table can also perform shocks up to 75 g, allowing, in some cases, for vibration and shock tests to be performed simultaneously.


Shock Tests

The purpose of the shock test is to determine product’s robustness when it comes to a real-life environment.  

Shock Tests

While performing shock tests you can:

Our AVCO SM-110 shock machine has the following specifications:

We are capable of doing mechanical shock tests according to MIL-STD-202, MIL-STD-750, MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-883, RTCA DO-160, ASAE EP455, IEC 60068-2-27, CLAAS CN 050215, UN 38.3 and more.


Transport Simulation

Transport SimulatorElectronics Test Centre has an extensive experience in transport simulation. Doesn't matter if you plan just a shipment of your unit by truck or it's installation in helicopter's cabin. We can simulate different situations and regimes, help you to determine weak points of the project or simply to choose between polystyrene and foam packaging…

Equipment that is dedicated to be installed in on the transport units must meet strict vibration requirements from the specific industrial standards:

Our lab has extended experience of transport simulation based on RTCA/DO-160 and MIL-STD-810.

We are also capable of performing vibration test with superimposed temperature cycle as per ISO 16750-3 (combined temperature and vibration testing).


Loose Cargo Simulation and Drop Tests

Drop Test

Might your product face some off-road transportation, or meet a rough loader during shipment? Packaging in our diversified and globalized world is extremely important. No one wants to receive a call from their end customer saying their order did not arrive in working order.

Our loose transport simulator and drop test can help you to analyse current packaging in a controlled environment revealing potential vulnerabilities,  giving you the opportunity to take your product and/or packaging designs to the next level.

On our vibration table we can also simulate delivery of your product by:

HALT / HASS Testing

Regular environmental or mechanical tests (usually called stress screening) are focused on the operating performance of a product under normal environmental conditions in order to prove a products’ reliability. But the higher the stresses, the faster equipment will fail. This is where HALT/HASS testing is important.


HALT: Highly Accelerated Life Test
Designed to determine limitations of your product, its weak points in the early stages of development. Stress is usually applied up to high and low destructive limits on multiple units to obtain as much statistical information as possible. It increases reliability and shortens the developmental process.

HASS: Highly Accelerated Stress Screening
Designed to determine manufacturing defects. Stress limits are beyond specification but below destructive limits determined by HALT. It is used to lower field fatigue and warranty costs.

By applying a higher level of stress, we accelerate fatigue, significantly shortening test time and the product developmental process.

HALT/HASS testing is also used to assess the life cycle of a product after it was developed and brought to market.
By making a more reliable product you can:

HALT HASS Testing at Electronics Test Centre AirdrieYour One-Stop Testing Facility - HALT / HASS


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* These parameters are interconnected and should be considered as guidelines only



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