Mechanical impact testing is performed on products. It is used to assess the level of protection against harmful external mechanical impacts such as vandalism or accidental contact.

We built the test rig to conform to IEC 60068-2-75 and the pendulum hammer has been calibrated to apply the following IK codes: IK07 (2J), IK08 (5J), IK09 (10J), IK10 (20J).

Shock Load & Static Load – Sand Bag
Our trellis frame test rig is fully reconfigurable to allow for a variety of sudden impact testing requirements. We build the rig to suit the required swing arc, distance from test rig, force etc.

Product standards and end user requirements are often proven using brand new products or materials. You may need to prove that your product maintains its strength and durability after a period of ageing or exposure to weather. We can complement standard impact testing with conditioning to simulate real-life situations.

Examples of environmental conditioning are:


IEC 62262
Degrees of protection provided by enclosures for electrical equipment against external mechanical impacts (IK code)

IEC/BS EN 61439
Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies –

Part 2: Power switchgear and controlgear assemblies

Part 3: Distribution boards intended to be operated by ordinary persons (DBO)

Part 6: Busbar trunking systems (busways)

IEC/BS EN 62271
High-voltage switchgear and controlgear –

Part 100: Alternating current circuit-breakers

Part 201: AC solid-insulation enclosed switchgear and controlgear for rated voltages above 1 kV and up to and including 52 kV

IEC/BS EN 50130-5
Alarm systems – Environmental test methods

IEC/BS EN 60598-1

IEC/BS EN 62696:2011
Luminaires – Application of the IK code IEC 62262

IEC/BS EN 62676-1-1
Video surveillance systems for use in security applications

IEC/BS EN 62208
Empty enclosures for low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies – General requirements


We offer a range of reports and certificates to meet your requirements.

Please visit the certificates and reports page for further information.

kA Testing Facility,
John Street,
New Basford,
NG7 7HL,

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