Environmental Simulation

Technical products are exposed to environmental influences. This has an effect upon service life, reliability and quality. As an accredited testing body, RUAG performs environmental simulation tests according to the relevant standards, as well as individual customer requirements and compiles independent reports. Thereby, it’s possible to discover exactly how strong your components actually are....

Methods

Test procedure Description Test laboratory  
       
Mechanical testing   Thun Zurich
Vibration From 2 to 5000 Hz
Sample test up to 1800 kg
Sinusoidal propulsive force: 2.2 kN to 178 kN and acceleration up to 130 g
Random propulsive force: 0.9 kN to 178 kN and 80 grms Total acceleration
Vibration + climate control From 5 Hz – 5000 Hz
Propulsive force: 9.1 kN sinusoidal and 78 g acceleration
Random 7.3 kN and 50 grms total acceleration
Temperature from -70 °C to +180 °C
Humidity from 10 %rF to 98 %rF
Vibration + temperature From 5 Hz – 5000 Hz
Propulsive force: 22 kN sinusoidal and 60 g acceleration
Random 7.3 kN and 50 grms total acceleration
Temperature from -70 °C to +180 °C
Mechanical shock Sample weight up to 150 kg.
Propulsive force from 2.2 kN to 89 kN and from 2 g to 2000 g acceleration
Shock machine: from 10 g to 30,000 g with shock enhancer
Impulse duration 50 ms - 0.6 ms
Mechanical shock + climate control Propulsive force from 2.2 kN to 7.3 kN and 100 g acceleration
Temperature from -70 °C to +180 °C
Humidity from 10 %rF to 98 %rF
 
Mechanical shock + temperature Propulsive force from 2.2 kN to 22 kN and 120 g acceleration
Temperature from -70 °C to +180 °C
 
Pyroshock Total weight 30 kg
Acceleration up to 10,000 kg
 
Drop up to 1.5 m Free or guided
Drop up to 15 m Free or guided  
       
Temperature and climate control       
Temperature From -75 °C to +300 °C
Climate control Humidity 10 - 98 %rF
Temperatures from +10 °C to +95 °C 
Temperature shock From -80 °C to +200 °C
Minimal change time 10 s
       
Corrosion      
Salt spray Salt spray 5% NaCl  
Temperature up to 55 °C
       
Impermeability      
Dust  Designed to MIL standard  
IP foreign body protection   IP1X to IP6X with vacuum  
Rain  Designed to MIL standard  
IP water protection  IPX1 to IPX8  
       
Pressure      
Negative pressure From ambient pressure up to 50 mbar
Negative pressure + temperature From ambient pressure up to 50 mbar
Temperatures from -60 °C to +80 °C
 
Alternating pressure test From +10 kPa to -10 kPa  
Thermal/vacuum    
       
Specialised topic      
Tests with explosives Explosives, munition  
Tests with explosives Pyrotechnic separation systems  
Tests with special materials  Batteries, accumulators  
Tests in clean room    
Modal test - Structural dynamic characterisation Excitation of test objects and response function measurement in the frequency domain  
       
Further information      
Accredited test lab ISO/IEC 17025  
STS 0050 accreditation    
STS 0193 accreditation    
ISO 9001  
PSP11 security verified employees    
Security concept meets US ITAR regulations