Temperature is the most common stress applied to electrical or electronic devices. US Tech offers multiple variations of temperature testing to ensure that your product can withstand this condition.
Temperature extreme testing measures at what temperature (cold and hot) a device ceases to function properly. US Tech uses different methodologies to provide accurate results. The most common techniques are the step stress profile where the product is exposed to each temperature of interest to confirm the proper operation, and the linear profile where the product is exposed to a temperature of interest via a fast ramp up, followed by a soaking period and then a slow increase to temperatures where failure is expected.
Temperature cycling is the process of switching between two temperature extremes, sometimes at relatively high rates of change. It is used to age products through fatigue. As components heat up and cool down, they expand and contract., causing failure over time.
Various humidity environments can be added at the appropriate temperatures in most of our chambers. We work with our clents to ensure that functional testing of the product occurs according to their test plan and specifications.
Thermal shock is, in essence, thermal cycling at a very high rate of temperature change, typically 30 C degrees per minute or higher.
Vibration is one of the more common mechanical stress environments. We can expose products to the equivalence of 10,000 pounds from 8Hz to 3000Hz.
US Tech uses state-of-the-art surge equipment to apply electrical surges of varying characteristics. Such potentially destructive testing is performed to verify a product's vulnerability to electrical surges, in particular, lightning surges, on either the power lines or telephony interfaces. Clients may define specific rise and decay times of surge wave shape characteristics to be applied to their test samples or simply choose from the many pre-programmed tests such as the Type A, Type B, or Power Line surges.