Tests in the accredited environmental simulation laboratory

No matter what the environmental conditions are under which one of our developed products must perform properly, we have the means to simulate them in our own laboratory. We can create extreme temperatures, generate constant temperature changes, or induce thermal shocks. We expose the product to strong vibrations or heavy accumulations of dirt or check the proper functioning under the potential effect of high humidity. Our environmental tests are performed according to the current environmental simulation standards, as well as in compliance with specified customer standards, such as those of VW, BMW, MAN, Liebherr or John Deere. Our employees not only rely on their many years of experience or the most modern technology, but above all on their motivation to provide our customers with the best possible advice. They are ready to enter new areas and of course, it is always our goal to act promptly, transparently and reliably.

The »Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH« (DAkkS) confirms that our laboratory has the competence to carry out examinations in the field of environmental simulations for electronic and electronic components for road vehicles according to DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025: 2005. 

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Tests in the accredited environmental simulation laboratory

Environmental Tests

Environmental Tests

Environmental test chamber, test chamber volume: 190 ltr

  • Cold from –70°C, according to DIN EN 60068-2-1
  • Heat until +180 °C, according to DIN EN 60068-2-2 / DIN EN 60068-2-14
  • Humidity (10 – 99% rH), constant and cyclic according to DIN EN 60068-2-30, -2-67, -2-78
  • Temperature changes with specified rate of change according to DIN EN 60068-2-14
  • Climate stress screening with temperature change rate up to 4K / min
  • Composite test temperature / humidity, cyclic according to DIN EN 60068-2-38

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Vibration tests

Vibration test chamber, test chamber volume: 700 l

  • Cold from –70°C according to DIN EN 60068-2-1
  • Heat until +180°C according to DIN EN 60068-2-2 / DIN EN 60068-2-14
  • Humidity (20 – 99% rH), constant and cycling according to DIN EN 60068-2-30, -2-67, -2-78
  • Temperature changes with specified rate of change according to DIN EN 60068-2-14
  • Climate stress screening with temperature change rate up to 5K / min

 

Vibration tests with / without superimposed climate simulation tests

  • 16kN / 101mm stroke
  • Vertical and horizontal test modes (slide table)
  • Sine, Random, Shock
  • Tests according to ISO 16750-3, IEC 60068-6, IEC 60068-64, IEC 60068-80, LV124, MIL STD, DEF STAN 59
  • Sine-on-Random (mixed mode)
Vibration tests

Temperature Tests

Temperature Tests

Temperature test chamber, test champer volume: 100 l

  • –40 bis +180°C according to DIN EN 60068-2-1, DIN EN 60068-2-2 , DIN EN 60068-2-14

 

Test methods:

  • Temperature cycle
  • Test according to ISO 16750-4

Dust test chamber

Dust test chamber, test chamber volume: 1.000 l

  • Tests for IP5x and IP6x testing
  • Test according to DIN 20653
Dust test chamber

Water test Chamber

Water test Chamber

Water test champer, test chamber volume: 1.000 l

  • For IPx1 to IPx9(K) testing
  • Tests according to DIN 20653

Thermography Tests

  • Thermal imager Fluke TI25
  • Temperature from -20°C to +350°C
  • Temperature resolution: = 0,1°C to 30°C (100 mK)
  • „Hotspot“
Thermography Tests

Mechanical tests of electrical components, switches, sensors, controls

Mechanical tests of electrical components, switches, sensors, controls

  • Linear drive / Rotary drive
  • Lifetime tests by means of state-of-the-art data acquisition

Drop-Test bed

  • Tests according to LV124
  • Guided test height up to 1.80 m
  • Tests according to different customer specifications
Drop-Test bed

Electro-Pneumatic Test Bench

Electro-Pneumatic Test Bench

The electro-pneumatic test bench was developed in-house by the brehmermechatronics lab. Brian Schmidt designed and completed the test bench in coordination with our laboratory manager Sebastian Sohn. The test bench allows endurance tests to be conducted on buttons and / or switches exposed to the environment. The actuating force and angle are adjustable. Due to the ability to control the individual cylinders separately, it is possible to program custom test procedures. The controllers are cascadable, which allowed up to 120 test specimens to be controlled in any order by a single test program.

Temperature
The test bench described here can be used in a temperature range of -20°C to +80°C.

Actuating force
The force transferred by each of the pneumatic cylinders can be set to any value within a wide range by applying air pressure. Contact between the cylinder head and the test specimen is made using a screw-mounted attachment that can be adjusted according to the particular test requirements.

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Universal testing machine LPS ZDT 3-X500

Single-spindle: 3kN - 500 mm movement range

  • electromechanical universal testing machine 3 kN tension/pressure 
  • microprocessor-controlled, standalone 
  • path measurement via encoder 0.01 mm; visible resolution on LCD (internally 0.0001 mm)
  • Standard load cell: 0.03 % linearity (certified)

Guaranteed resolution of a standard load cell ammounts ±100.000 parts with about 50 measurements per seconds (standard delivery); at lower measuring rates better resolutions are achieved.

  • traverse speed of 1-700 mm/min stepless adjustable under load 
  • maximum traverse speed of 800 mm/min 
  • setup: robust construction made of aluminium and V2A, ball screw, ball bushing guide, toothed belt drive    
Universal testing machine LPS ZDT 3-X500

ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY

ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY

  • Standard-compliant tests across the entire spectrum of interference emission, immunity, interference and suppression according to all European standards in accordance with EMC Directive 89/33 / EC in the version 2004/108 / EC, Vehicle Directive 72/245 / EC et seq., Medical Devices Directive 93/42 (2007/47) EC, R & TTE Directive 99/5 / EC and others
  • We always update our offer after the release of new standards
  • Testing of electronic subassemblies in motor vehicles, carrying out of approval procedures at the KBA (the Federal Bureau of Motor Vehicles and Drivers) under the e1 marking for emission according to CISPR 12/25 and ISO 7637-1 / -2, as well as immunity to interference according to ISO 11452-1, -2 and ISO 7637-1 / - 2
  • Tests according to technical delivery conditions of the vehicle manufacturer, e.g., DIN 40839 part 1 - 4
  • Damping measurements to verify EMC protection of materials and housings
  • FCC class A and B market access measurements in US and Canada
  • New equipment: Schaffner NSG 438 to examinations 30 kV
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Maximum Current Tests

  • Test voltages up to 80V (DC)
  • Loads up to 1.530A (DC)
  • several channels possible (details on request)
  • Tests according to ISO 16750-2 an customer-specific long-term current flows
Maximum Current Tests

Datalogging

Datalogging

  • Up to 1MS/s
  • Up to 200 channels

Chemical Consistency

  • Resistance tests of materials according to chemicals
  • The influence of various chemicals is tested
  • Chemicals are specified by the customer
Chemical Consistency

Standards and Services

Standards and Services

Environmental testing according to current environmental –simulation standards:

  • IEC 60068
  • ISO 16750
  • DIN 14620
  • DIN 40050
  • MIL STD
  • etc.
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