Custom Fixtures and Fixture Modification

 

 

Equipment:

  • Bridgeport Mill

  • EMCO Lathe

  • DoALL Band saw 20″

  • Thor Turret Punch

  • Pexto Brake 36″

  • Pexto shear 36″

  • Pexto squaring shear

  • Drill Press, Grinder, Belt, and disk sander

 

 

Capabilities:

 

  • Machine shop

  • Sheet metal

  • Model building

 

Measurements and Visual Inspections

 

 

 

Equipment:

  • Deltronic Optical Comparator

  • Leica MZ8 Microscope with camera

  • AmScope Snap Shot Software

  • Weight scales, Height gauge, Calipers, Micrometers, Dial indicators, Pin

    gauges

    , Gauge blocks, RPM meter

 

Capabilities:

 

  • Weight scales: 0 to 120 grams, 0 to 50 lbs

  • Height gauge: 0 to 24 inches

  • Calipers: .0005 to 24 inches

  • Micrometers: .00005 to 6 inches

  • Dial indicators: .0005 to 2 inches

  • Pin gauges: .011 to .500 inches

  • Gauge blocks: .050 to 4.000 inches

  • Tachometer: 2.5 to 100,000

    RPM

 

Vibration Testing

 

Equipment:

  • Ling Dynamic Systems V730 vibrator

  • Data Physics Abacus Lite vibration control system

  • Data Physics Signal Star Scalar controller software

  • Ling Dynamic Systems Mk4a Amplifier

 

Capabilities:

 

  • Random and Sine vibration: MIL-STD, ASTM, NEBS and customer specified profiles

  • Custom fixtures for a wide range of products

  • Four measure channels

  • Slip table and expansion head fixture

    footprints

  • Shaker armature mounting plate for mounting directly to the shaker in the Z-axis

 

 

 

Transportation Vibration Testing

Equipment:

 

  • Lansmont Model 1800-5 Vibration Test System (electro-hydraulic)

  • Data Physics Abacus Lite vibration control system

  • Data Physics Signal Star Scalar controller software

Capabilities:

 

  • Random and Sine vibration: ISTA, MIL-STD, ASTM, NEBS profiles

  • Custom fixtures for a wide range of products

  • Five measure channels

  • Transportation table fixture

    footprint

 

Mechanical Shock Testing

 

Equipment:

 

  • Lansmont Model 65/81 Shock Test System

  • Data Physics Abacus Lite Dynamic Signal Analyzer

  • Data Physics Signal Calc DropTest 710 analysis software

Capabilities:

 

  • Half Sine and Trapezoidal shock

  • Custom fixtures for a wide range of products

  • Shock table fixture

    footprint

Drop Testing

Equipment:

 

  • KeyTronicEMS precision drop tester pneumatic actuated platform attached by a 3″ steel tube to a concrete floor

Capabilities:

  • ISTA and NEBS standards

  • 12″ to 66″ drop heights

  • Provides an unassisted vertical fall to an unyielding surface

Mechanical Life Testing

Equipment:

 

  • Seven KeyTronicEMS Sinusoidal Testers

  • One KeyTronicEMS Pneumatic Tester (with LabView variably controlled cycle times)

Capabilities:

 

    • Variable test speeds 3 to 12Hz

    • Custom switch force

    • Force and Displacement Measurements

    • Graphs and data spreadsheets

    • Custom fixtures for a wide range of products

 

Force, Displacement and Torque Testing

 

Equipment:

 

  • Tricor Model 921B force/displacement tester

  • Force gauges

  • Torque gauges

Capabilities:

 

  • 0.001 to 50.00 lbs force measurements

  • 1 mm to 20 mm displacement range

  • Graphs and data spreadsheets

  • 0.01 oz in to 12 lb in torque measurements

  • Contact resistance measurements: 0 – 4 ohms / 1mΩ resolution & 0 – 1kΩ / 0.25Ω resolution

Environmental Testing

Equipment:

  • Four Thermotron model SMX-64 chambers 64 cubic feet of test space each

  • One Thermotron model S-8 chambers 8 cubic feet

  • One Thermotron model S-4 chamber 4 ⅝ cubic feet

  • Thermal shock chamber Russel TSV-2-5-5

    • Rate

      of air change: 20°C/Minute Average

    • (15″x15″x15″ sample basket, two adjustable or removable shelves)

  • One Thermotron SM-32C chamber 32 cubic feet

Capabilities:

 

  • -73ºc to 177ºc with our SMX-64, S-8 & S-4 chambers

  • -65ºc to 200ºc with our Thermal shock chamber

  • 20% to 95% RH with our SMX-64 and SM-32C chambers

  • Chart recorders & strip charts

Legend Durability Testing

Equipment:

 

  •  Rub Testers

Capabilities:

 

  • Rub rate: 2Hz (two cycles or 4 rubs per second)

  • Stroke length: 0.25 inches

  • Application forces: 50 to 500 grams

  • Custom fixtures for a wide range of products