The AIT environmental testing facilities allow various mechanical and climatic environmental conditions to test components. The service portfolio includes the creation of test plans, the execution of function tests during operation and the issuing of reports and certificates.

Heat-Cold Climate machine

Heat - Cold - Climate

Applications:

  • Materials testing
  • Electronic and electrical components, machines and devices
  • Display models also in 1:1 scale, doors, windows and fascade elements
  • Vehicle parts and vehicles, e.g. electric scooters, automobiles and rail vehicles

Scope of Service:

  • High temperature tests up to +250 °C
  • Low temperature tests up to -70 °C
  • Dew point tests from -3°C to 94°C
  • Climate tests: 10 % r.F up to 95 % r.F (Temperature range 10 °C up to 90 °C)
  • Rapid change of temperature: rate of temperature up to 11°C/min.
  • Further services upon request  

Testing Equipment:

  • Temperature Chambers -70 °C up to +250 °C
  • Climate Chambers -70 °C up to +180 °C
  • Heat/Cold/Climate Test Cells (walk-in) -40 °C up to +90 °C
  • Heat/Cold/Climate Test Cells (walk-in) -75 °C up to +90 °C
  • Heat/Cold/Climate Test Cells (drive-in) -40 °C up to +80 °C      

Standards:

  • IEC 60068-2-1 Environmental Testing: Test A: cold
  • IEC 60068-2-2 Environmental Testing: Test B: dry heat
  • IEC 60068-2-14 Environmental Testing: Test N: change of temp.
  • IEC 60068-2-30 Environmental Testing: Test Db: damp heat, cyclic
  • IEC 60068-2-38 Environmental Testing: Test Z/AD: composite temperature/humidity cyclic test
  • IEC 60068-2-61 Environmental Testing: Test Z/ABDM: climatic sequence
  • IEC 60068-2-78 Environmental Testing: Test Cab: damp heat, steady state
  • IEC 60749 Semiconductor devices - Mechanical and climatic test methods
  • MIL-STD-810E Test Method Standard for Environmental Engineering Considerations and Laboratory Tests
thermal shock machine

Thermal Shock

Applications:

Materials testing

Electronic and electrical components and devices  

Scope of Service:

Rapid change between two temperatures (thermal shock) in air  

Testing Equipment:

  • Freely programmable sample exposure time.
  • Unlimited number of test cycles.
  • Two test chambers: High Temperature Chamber up to +220 °C Low Temperature Chamber down to -80 °C
  • Transfer time:< 10 sec.
  • Automatic sample transport
  • Capacity of the chambers: 47 x 65 x 41 cm
  • Max. weight of sample: 20 kg  

Standards:

  • IEC 60068-2-14 Environmental Testing: Test N: Change of temperature
  • IEC 60749 Semiconductor Devices – Mechanical and climatic test methods
low-perssure- hight pressure machine

Low Pressure - High Pressure

Applications:

  • Materials testing
  • Electronic and electrical components, machines and devices
  • Mechanical constructions and structures
  • Vehicle parts (automobiles, aircraft and spacecraft)  

Scope of Service:

  • Low pressure (flight test, alpine test, etc.)  

Testing Equipment:

  • Low Pressure Chamber (walk-in)
  • Size of chamber: 1.2 m x 1.2 m x 2.3 m
  • Pressure: 1 mbar up to 1300 mbar  

Standards:

  • IEC 60068-2-13 Environmental Testing: Test M: low air pressure
  • IEC 60068-2-40 Environmental Testing: Test Z/AM: combined cold/ low air pressure tests
  • IEC 60068-2-41 Environmental Testing: Test Z/BM: combined dry heat/low air pressure tests
  • IEC 60749 Semiconductor Devices - Mechanical and climatic test methods
  • MIL-STD-810F Test Method Standard for Environmental Engineering Considerations and Laboratory Tests
vibration testing machine

Vibration

Applications:

Electronic and electrical components, machines and devices

Mechanical constructions and structures

Vehicle parts (automobiles, aircrafts and spacecrafts)

Simulation of transportation  

Scope of Service:

Sinus Vibration

  • Range of frequency: 5 Hz up to 3 kHz
  • Control of distance, speed and acceleration
  • Max. distance: 2 inches (peak-peak) I Max. speed: 1.8 m/s
  • Max. acceleration: depending on the mass of the sample incl. table 110 g (without mass) up to 40 g (with appr. 60 kg payload)

Random Vibration

  • Range of frequency: 10 Hz up to 2 kHz
  • Max. acceleration: 75 g (without mass) up to 10 g (with appr. 330 kg payload)  

Testing Equipment:

Electrodynamic Shaker

  • Sway-direction vertical or horizontal on coupled horizontal table.
  • Force: 35585 N

Climate Equipment

  • Temperature range -70 °C up to +180 °C, Change of temperature: 5 K/min.
  • Climate: 10 % r.h. up to 95 % humidity in a temperature range from 10 °C up to 90 °C.  

Standards:

  • EN 22247 Packaging - complete, filled transport packages - vibration test at f fixed low frequency
  • EN 28318 Packaging - complete, filled transport packages - vibration test using a sinusoidal variable frequency
  • IEC 60068-2-6 Environmental Testing: Test Fc: vibration
  • IEC 60068-2-50 Environmental Testing: Test Z/AFc: combined cold/vibration tests
  • IEC 60068-2-51 Environmental Testing: Test Z/BFc: combined dry heat/vibration tests
  • IEC 60068-2-64 Environmental Testing: Test Fh: vibration broad-band random
  • MIL-STD-810E Test Method Standard for Environmental Engineering Considerations and Laboratory Tests
  • MIL-STD-883E Test Method Standard, Microcircuits I IEC 62759 Transportation testing of PV modules
mechanical shock machine

Mechanical Shock

Applications:

Electronic and electrical components, machines and devices

Mechanical constructions and structures

Vehicle parts (automobiles, aircrafts and spacecrafts)  

Scope of Service:

Single and Steady Shock

 Mass of sample depends on the acceleration and duration of the shock.

Test duration, e.g.: 6 ms:

232 kg at 30 g 

126 kg at 50 g 

6 kg at 100 g

11 ms:

223 kg at 30 g

64 kg at 50 g

7 kg at 60 g  

Testing Equipment

Electrodynamic Shaker

  • Sway-direction vertical or horizontal on coupled horizontal table
  • Force: 35585 N

Climate Equipment

  • Temperature range -70 °C up to +180 °C, Change of temperature: 5 K/min.
  • Climate: 10 % RH up to 95 % humidity in a temperature range of 10 °C up to 90 °C  

Standards:

  • IEC 60068-2-27 Environmental Testing: Test Ea: shock
  • IEC 60068-2-29 Environmental Testing: Test Eb: bump
  • IEC 60068-2-31 Environmental Testing: Test Ec: drop and topple
  • IEC 60068-2-32 Environmental Testing: Test Ed: free fall
  • IEC 60068-2-55 Environmental Testing: Test Ee: bounce
  • IEC 60068-2-75 Environmental Testing: Test Eh: hammer test
  • MIL-STD-810E Test Method Standard for Environmental Engineering Considerations and Laboratory Tests

 

 

corrosive atmosphere machine

Corrosive Atmospheres

Applications:

  • Materials testing
  • Electronic and electrical components, machines and devices
  • Mechanical constructions and structures
  • Vehicle parts (automobiles, aircrafts and spacecrafts)
  • Additional tests for PV modules  

Scope of Service:

  • Salt Spray (Fog) Test chamber with condensation water test
  • Sulphur Dioxide SO2 and Hydrogen Sulfide H2S test  

Testing Equipment:

Salt Chamber

  • Size of chamber: L=165 cm H=120 cm D=57 cm
  • Temperature range: Ambient temperature up to +55 °C
  • Also suitable for condensation water test

Sulphur and Hydrogen Climate Chamber

  • Size of chamber: L=60 cm H=60 cm D=55 cm
  • Temperature range: +15 °C up to +60 °C
  • Humidity range: 10 % r.h. up to 80 % r.h., dependent on the temperature
  • Gas concentration: 0.5 ppm up to 25 ppm SO2 and H2S
  • Also suitable for mixed corrosion gas tests

Standards:

Salt mist test with condensation water test

  • ASTM B117 Standard Method of Salt Spray (Fog) Testing
  • IEC 60068-2-11 Environmental Testing: Test Ka: salt mist
  • IEC 60068-2-52 Environmental Testing: Test Kb: salt mist, cyclic
  • ISO 9227 Corrosion tests in artificial atmospheres - salt spray tests
  • MIL-STD-883E Test Method Standard, Microcircuits

Gas tests

  • IEC 60068-2-42 Environmental Testing: Test Kc: sulphur dioxide test
  • IEC 60068-2-43 Environmental Testing: Test Kd: hydrogen sulfide test
  • IEC 62716 Ammonia corrosion testing
rain-dust- ip enclosure machine

Rain - Dust - IP Enclosure

Applications:

  • Electronic and electrical components, machines and devices
  • Machines and technical facilities
  • Mechanical constructions and structures
  • Vehicle parts (automobiles, aircrafts- and spacecrafts)
  • Blowing sand and blowing dust testing

Scope of Service:

  • IP classification
  • Testing and classification of all degrees of protection for enclosures (against access to dangerous parts, solid particles, water)

Testing Equipment:

  • Water Protection Tests: spray water, dripping water, water jet propulsion, steam jet propulsion
  • Dust Chamber - Dust: talcum
  • Several test probes

Standards:

Depending on the Standard applicable

  • IEC 60529 Degrees of protection provi- ded by enclosures (IP Code)
  • EN 60529 Degrees of protection provi- ded by enclosures (IP Code)
  • ÖVE-A/EN 60529 Degrees of protection provi- ded by enclosures (IP Code)
  • DIN 40050 - Part 9 Degrees of protection provi- ded by enclosures (IP Code)
  • ISO 20653 Degrees of protection provi- ded by enclosures (IP Code)
ice- snow machine

Ice - Snow

Applications:

  • Electronic and electrical components, machines and devices
  • Mechanical constructions and structures
  • Electric, pneumatic, hydraulic and mechanical drives
  • Display models also in 1:1 scale, doors, windows and fascade elements
  • Vehicle parts
  • Vehicles (automobiles, rail vehicles, aircraft and spacecraft)
  • Additional tests for PV modules

Scope of Service:

Analysis of samples under extreme weather conditions:

  • Rain
  • Snow
  • Hail
  • Freezing

Wind Expert reports and certificates

Testing Equipment:

  • Water test (indoor/outdoor)
  • Rain/Ice/Snow/Climate Chamber
  • Hail test stand up to 55 mm ice ball diameter

Standards:

Depending on the applicable product standard (examples):

  • IEC 62271-102 High-voltage switchgear and controlgear Part 102: High-voltage alternating current disconnectors and earthing switches
  • IEC 61215 „Crystalline silicon terre- strial photovoltaic (PV) modules design qualifica- tion and type approval"
solar- radiation machine

Solar Radiation

Applications:

  • Materials testing
  • Building climate
  • Solar collectors and photovoltaic elements
  • Electronic and electrical components, machines and devices
  • Mechanical constructions and structures
  • Electric, pneumatic, hydraulic and mechanical drives
  • Display models also in 1:1 scale, doors, windows and fascade elements
  • Vehicle parts
  • Vehicles (automobiles, rail vehicles, aircraft and spacecraft)
  • Characterization of PV modules and cells for accelerated aging of materials

Scope of Service:

  • Solar collector tests according to the standards
  • Simulation of solar radiation on the earth`s surface
  • Simulation of UV radiation UV radiation range from 0.28 µm up to 0.40 µm
  • Determination of the spectral response of PV modules and measurement of the power at STC (Standard Test conditions) of PV modules      

Testing Equipment:

  • Steady state sun simulator Class BBB (IEC 060904-9) 9m² test area 0-1100 W/m²
  • Pulsed solar simulator (Flasher) Class A+A+A+ (IEC 060904-9) 3 m x 3 m tets area Homogeneity <+/- 0,3 %
  • PV cell sun-simulator Class AAA (IEC 060904-9); 20 cm x 20 cm
  • UV-simulation UV-A& UV-B; 0-250 W/m²; 2,2 m x 2,6 m
  • Measurement of the spectral response (for PV cells and modules)

 Standards:

  • EN 12975-2 Termal solar systems and components - solar collectors Part 2: test methods
  • IEC 60068-2-5 Environmental Testing: Test Sa: simulted solar radiation at ground level
  • MIL-STD-810E Test Method Standard for Environmental Engineering Considerations and Laboratory Tests
  • IEC 61215 Crystalline Silicon terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) modules - design qualifi- cation and type approval
  • IEC 61730 Photovoltaic (PV) module safety qualification
  • IEC 60904-8 Spectral response measuremen