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    Mechanical shock testing

    Will your product withstand mechanical shock? During handling, especially in production and during transport, electrical products may be subject to severe mishandling, such as tumbling and drops. The mechanical shock tests support reduced costs, as they ensure that equipment can absorb a certain level of sudden impact without being damaged or releasing loose parts.  Save cost by working with our experts in mechanical shock testing during the design phase of your product.

    Mechanical shock is one of the most common causes of nonstructural failure in mechanical and electrical systems. Our experts provide testing for mechanical shock on products according to IEC 60068-2-27 to ensure that equipment can absorb a certain level of sudden impact without being damaged. Our testing equipment can use forces of up to 315 kN under a variety of shock profiles. 

    When and where are mechanical shocks most likely to occur? 

    Shocks occur in: 

    • Routine shipping and handling 
    • Accidental abuse 
    • Normal operational environments of ground vehicles and aircraft 
    • As a result of explosive events in warfare 
    • Special environments such as during the actuation of explosive bolts and other pyrotechnics 

    What is mechanical shock testing? 

    The mechanical shock test is a test performed to determine the ability of equipment to withstand moderately severe shocks resulting from sudden applied forces or abrupt changes in motion encountered during mishandling, improper transportation or field operation.  

    Shocks of this type can cause devices to degrade in performance or even cause permanent damage. Shock pulses that are repetitive can also cause damage that is similar to those caused by extreme vibration.  

    What is the industry standard for mechanical shock testing? 

    IEC 60068-2-27 is the most widely-used industry standard for performing mechanical shock testing. 

    What are the specifications of the shock testing equipment in Nemko’s lab? 

    • Max force: 315 kN 
    • Max acceleration: 300g 
    • Max weight: 1000 kg 
    • Shock profiles: sinusoidal, triangular, saw-tooth pulse 


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