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Central Center Environment Simulation

The environmental factors that affect a product enormously influence its characteristics and functions within the cycle of its service life. To gain a basis for improving such characteristics, product behavior can be simulated in artificial aging processes by time-accelerating these products or components.

With the accreditation of our laboratory we are able to comply with global standards for measurement processes and to guarantee such standards. High-precision test results can only be achieved with the continuous monitoring of processes.

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Accreditation consistent with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025

Since 2013 our laboratory is accredited as testing laboratory for environmental simulations.

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The range of services of the laboratory covers the following test methods:

Climate analysis

In the climatic chamber, environmental factors, such as temperature or humidity fluctuations, are simulated and their effects on the functional capability of products are tested.

Environment Simulation Laboratory: Climate analysis

Corrosion analysis/gas tests

We check industrial materials, components and/or systems for their resistance to corrosive atmospheres. In addition to salt spray tests, we offer noxious gas tests in the condensation and various dry gas procedure.

Environment Simulation Laboratory: Corrosion Analyses

Vibration analysis

A product is exposed to various mechanical loads during its product life cycle. This may concern both transport and normal operation. To ensure that the product is able to withstand such loads, these are simulated in the test laboratory with vibration tests.

Environment Simulation Laboratory: Vibration Analysis

Shock test high G

By implementing mechanical shock tests, conditions with objects should be tested that may occur during transport or with later use of the objects.

Environment Simulation Laboratory: Shock Test High G

High speed recording

Our MotionPro X system features a wide spectrum of dynamic recording options that enables the research and analysis of high-speed processes.

Environment Simulation Laboratory: High Speed Recording

Portable measurement data recording

To develop reliable products, it is important to have precise knowledge of the load profiles occurring in later use. With load measurements on location and with real use, relevant environmental, and operating loads are measured and analyzed.

Environment Simulation Laboratory: Portable measurement data recording

Microscopic tests

Using modern microscope equipment in the laboratory, it is possible to determine and document even the smallest modifications to test objects.

Environment Simulation Laboratory: Microscopic Tests

Sun simulation

With our solar simulation system, we recreate the natural spectrum of sunlight. Herewith, the sunlight can be combined with temperature and humidity. In this way, we are able to simulate the aging of components.

Environment Simulation Laboratory: Sun simulation

IP protection class

The IP protection type code describes the protection of a casing or enclosure against the invasion of solid foreign bodies, against the contact with dangerous parts, and against the intrusion of water. The different types of influences are divided into individual IP classes.

Environment Simulation Laboratory: IP Protection class

Terms and conditions for the Environment Simulation Laboratory Herbrechtingen

Contact

Environment Simulation Laboratory
An der Bahnbrücke, 89542 Herbrechtingen