MECHANICAL IMPACT TESTING
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:
MECHANICAL IMPACT TESTING STANDARDS
Degrees of protection provided by enclosures for electrical equipment against external mechanical impacts (IK code)
Luminaires – Application of the IK code IEC 62262
THE ABOVE MECHANICAL IMPACT TESTING STANDARDS ARE REFERENCED WITHIN A NUMBER OF PRODUCT STANDARDS, INCLUDING:
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 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
CERTIFICATES AND REPORTS
We offer a range of reports and certificates to meet your requirements.