Environmental tests | Environmental simulation

We offer thermography, testing of climatic and mechanical stress, packaging testing, sound measurements and durability tests for IT, data processing and communication technology, industrial controls, household appliances, medical devices and more. Our professional service includes support and assistance in complying with requirements in the fields of climate, mechanical safety and noise protection as well as in improving product quality. Our advice and assistance will accompany you throughout the entire development process - and can also be called upon at short notice. Our environmental test procedures meet international standards and are tailored to your individually compiled test plans.

Thermography

Proof of functionality under the required climatic conditions (environmental simulation)

  • Measurement of surface temperatures without thermocouples
  • Locating “hot spots”, determining measuring points for climate testing

 

Test and inspection equipment (environmental simulation)
Infrared camera (thermography) with a measuring range of -40 °C to +500 °C and an accuracy of ±2°C. Size of the devices to be tested: from 4 mm² to industrial systems.

Climatic stress

  • Are the endangered components (e.g. processor, transformer, chokes) sufficiently cooled?
  • How does your device react when the ventilation slots are blocked?
  • Development support for optimizing cooling

Test and inspection equipment (environmental simulation)

  • Walk-in climatic chamber
    ( Test room : 5.1 mx 3.0 mx 2.8 m; door dimensions : 1.2 x 2.2 m; temperature range: -40 ° C to + 90 ° C)
  • Walk-in temperature chamber
    (Test room : 4.7 mx 3.5 mx 2.4 m; door dimensions  : 1.0 x 2.0 m; temperature range: -5 ° C to + 60 ° C)
  • Temperature / climate cabinets
    (Test room: 1.0 mx 1.5 mx 1.0 m; temperature range: -40 ° C to + 180 ° C)
  • 2-chamber temperature shock cabinet
    (Test room: 0.77 mx 0.61 mx 0.57 m; temperature range chamber 1 + 50 ° C to + 220 ° C and temperature range chamber 2 -75 ° C to + 70 ° C change within 10 s for test up to 50 kg)

Range of services

  • DIN EN IEC 60068-2-1 to -40 ° C
  • Heat development DIN EN IEC 60068-2-2 up to + 180 ° C
  • Moist heat DIN EN IEC 60068-2-78 + 10 ° C to + 50 ° C
  • Rel. Humidity from 10% to 95%
  • Moist heat (cyclical) DIN EN 60068-2-30
  • Temperature change (slow) DIN EN 60068-2-14
  • Temperature change (rapid) DIN EN 60068-2-14

Mechanical load

Proof of function with the required mechanical requirements

  • External vibrations during manufacturing and installation at the customer's site (for example, whether vibrations are transmitted from nearby passing roads or subways, simulated by a vibration test)
  • Determining the causes of damage or errors and developing countermeasures
PCC Rütteltest

Range of services

  • Vibration test (sinusoidal) DIN EN IEC 60068-2-6
  • Shock test  DIN EN IEC 60068-2-27
  • Vibration test (noise or random) DIN EN IEC 60068-2-64

Test and inspection equipment (environmental simulation)
vibration system with additional sliding table

  • Usable area (depending on each axis and test requirement):
    • 1000 mm x 700 mm
    • 900 mm x 900 mm
    • 600 mm x 600 mm
  • Mounting grid: 50 mm x 50 mm, M 12
  • Max. weight (depending on the test requirements): 200 kg
  • Peak force: 20 kN
  • Max. acceleration: 50 g
  • Max. deflection: ± 22 mm
  • Max. speed: 1.2 m / s
  • Frequency range (1 Hz to 2 kHz; acceleration; broadband, digitally controlled): Sine, shock or noise
  • Measuring technology:
    • 16 input channels for control / analysis
    • Evaluation and documentation via PC

Testing of packaging

For example free fall, transport and suitcase tests

  • External vibrations during transport, packaging or in notebook bags
  • Development of measures for improved protection during transport

Test and inspection equipment (environmental assessment)

  • Fall device (DIN EN 22248) for specimen weights up to 75 kg and hooks up to 500 kg; drop height: up to 1.2 m; fall pad: concrete floor
  • Impact test device (DIN EN ISO 2247): max. acceleration 12 m/s²; deflection in a circle: 25 mm; max. package size: 1.2 m side length.

Sound measurements Localize sound sources, develop countermeasures

Acoustics according to your specifications

  • Comparison of components from different manufacturers
  • Measurement of sound pressure and its frequency spectrum, sound power, loudness (≥ 0.08sone), tonality and other psychoacoustic quantities
  • Binaural dummy head recordings
  • Archiving of recordings, aurally accurate reproduction and individual psychoacoustic examinations for acoustic quality assessment

Test and inspection equipment (environmental simulation)

  • Low-reflection room (125Hz to 20kHz, background level <17dB (A))
  • Artificial head measurement systems for near-field and room sound measurements
  • Parallel measurement from different measuring positions
  • Mobile measuring devices

Accreditation for international standards

  • ISO 7779 / ECMA 74
  • DIN 45631
  • DIN 45635-1
  • EN 50332
PCC Akkustikraum

Measurements according to environmental requirements

  • Blue Angel
  • Nordic Swan

Durability tests E.g. climate, mechanics, pollution, durability

For PCs, notebooks, keyboards, PC mice, mobile phones, gamepads & joysticks, PC steering wheels with pedals and more for quality assurance.

PCC Kraft-Wege-Test

Long-term analysis (e.g. climate, mechanics, pollution, durability)
In the context of quality management we are able to take a close look at all types of devices such as PCs, notebooks, keyboards, PC mice, organizers, pagers, notebook bags, transport cases for mobile offices, CD-ROMs, mobile phones, gamepads & joysticks, PC steering wheels with pedals etc.

Test and inspection equipment (environmental simulation)

  • Falling drum
  • Aging with sunlight
  • Force-displacement measurement
  • Abrasion, pencil hardness , cross-cut

Further tests and test equipment

Kratztest

Scratch test

Labelabziehtest

Label test

Fallschocktest

Shock test

Hochspannungstest

High voltage test

Transportsimulation

Transport simulation

For other tests please feel free to contact us.


 

Electromagnetic compatibility

Technical support and assistance in compliance with national and international EMC requirements

 

Product safety

Professional support in compliance with national and international requirements and approvals in product safety/adherence

 

Certifications

We are your reliable partner for access to the global market.

 

Contact

Do you have questions about our services? We look forward to your inquiry and will take care of you personally.

 
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