Free fall shock testing reduces the risk of product failure in the field by simulating mechanical shock conditions that products are exposed to during their lifetime. This may be from handling, transportation or within the equipment’s normal service environments.
The test specification defines the applied shock conditions, these are expressed in pulse shape, duration and level.
Free fall shock is not to be confused with shocks run on electrodynamic shakers. Free fall shock is unique in that the energy from the shock comes from the controlled free-falling test bed. The calibrated impact provides the correct pulse shape, duration and level.
We can provide manufacturers with the following testing services:
- Half Sine Pulse Shape
- Trapezoidal Pulse Shape
- Multiple combinations of pulse peak (g) and pulse duration (ms) including:
- 650 g, 2ms
- 100 g, 6 ms
- 18 g, 32 ms
- 20 g, 20 ms
We provide shock testing to many specifications including the following common standards:
- DEF-STAN 00-35
- NES 1004
- IEC 60068
Any test not on our UKAS scope which is within our capability can be added quickly through our flexible schedule, which is a rare privilege granted to us by our accrediting authority.