Smithers' laboratories are equipped with shock machines that enable product damage boundary analysis, and vibration testing equipment to determine product resonant frequency analysis and response.

Our experts have knowledge of the range of test set-up and parameters that includes understanding:

  • The implications of square, sine and trapezoidal shock impulses
  • Shock pulse duration
  • Intensity factors

Smithers Shock Testing Capabilities

Our equipment is specified to deliver:

  • Free fall shocks up to 500G (depending on pulse energy)
  • Half sine and trapezoid programmers for pulse lengths from 2 – 20 ms
  • Synthesized shock up to 20G.

Examples of products that commonly require shock testing:

  • Laser components
  • Integrated circuit board assemblies
  • LED and LCD displays
  • Photovoltaics
  • Ophthalmic instrumentation
  • Missile assemblies
  • Laboratory equipment.

Product Fragility Testing

We can combine fragility testing with cushion packaging design to incorporate product fragility testing data into the design process; this normally involves development of expanded foam or other cushion packaging solutions for vulnerable products.

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