Mechanical Shock Testing

Smithers Rapra product testing laboratories can assess the fragility and durability of products through mechanical shock evaluations through shock and vibration test systems.

Are your products fragile and/or are they as durable as they need to be? Whether your product is crystal, plastic, or an electronic component, the fragility or durability will change based on the different methods of your production process and the ever changing demands of the market.  As your process or product changes, it is important to define how fragile it is in understandable metrics. Smithers Rapra can characterize product fragility through our standard methods, performed on our shock and vibration test systems.  These processes are a critical step in the development of your product and lead you down the cost effective path of cushioned package development.

High-performance shock test system:

  • Table size Top mounting surface 6.0 x 9.06 in. (15.2 x 23 cm) and the front mounting surface is 9.06 x 9.06 in. (23 x 23 cm)
  • Half sine
  • Up to 2000 Gn pulse
  • Maximum load 40 lb. (18 kg)
  • Pulse duration 0.25 or greater
  • Maximum velocity change: 24 – 32 ft./sec (7.3 – 9.7 m/sec)
  • Magnesium alloy table produces nearly ideal shock pulses
  • Repeatable drops with electric hoist lifting and positioning system
  • Limited shock energy transmission to floor using isolated base

Classic free-fall machine:

  • Table size
  • Half sine
  • Up to 2000 Gn impulse
  • Maximum load 40 lb. (18 kg)
  • Pulse duration 0.25 or greater
  • Maximum velocity change: 24 – 32 ft./sec (7.3 – 9.7 m/sec)
  • Magnesium alloy table produces nearly ideal shock pulses
  • Repeatable drops with electric hoist lifting and positioning system
  • Limited shock energy transmission to floor using isolated base

For more information or to request a quote, please contact us.