CSZ Introduces Shock and Vibration Testing to Help Manufacturers Improve Product Designs

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CSZ introduces Testing Services that simulate shock and vibration conditions to verify product durability.

Shock and Vibration Testing

Testing will prove the viability of a product's durability once testing has pinpointed areas of concern for potential failure.

To help original equipment designers and manufacturers verify the reliability and quality of new products and components, Cincinnati Sub-Zero (CSZ) Testing Services introduces it comprehensive range of shock and vibration tests in two laboratories located in Cincinnati, OH and Detroit, MI. The tests simulate the conditions the item and/or its packaging will face.

Most frequently employed by companies in the defense, automotive, aerospace, computer, medical, and electronics industries, shock and vibration testing verifies the durability of items that are regularly transported, handled, and potentially could be dropped. These include computers, handheld devices, medical devices, radios, and measurement devices.

"Simulating product exposure to a similar environment within a controlled testing process will produce a better product by making it more reliable," explains William Jackson, test manager for CSZ's Cincinnati facility. "Testing will prove the viability of a product's durability once testing has pinpointed areas of concern for potential failure."

The firm's three types of vibration capabilities include random and sinusoidal to create a steady-state environment, and shock testing (half sine, sawtooth, squarewave, pyrotechnic, shock response spectrum, and analog capture methods) to create a transient environment. Employed independently or in mixed mode, the tests evaluate the impact of simulated transportation, packaging, sudden impact, gunfire, or detonation on the product.

CSZ's shock and vibration testing equipment tables hold products with a footprint up to 2 x 2 feet and weighing up to 750 pounds. Shocks up to 100g can be attained, as can sinusoidal vibrations ranging from 5 to 3,000 Hz, and random vibrations up to 8,000 force pounds. All tests comply with the standards established by the governing bodies of multiple industries, including Mil-Std 810, Mil-Std-202G, ASTM, IEC 60068, as well as any customer-specified test protocols. For more information, please contact Cincinnati Sub-Zero Testing Services in Cincinnati at (513) 793-7774 or in Detroit at (586) 997-3589, via email at csztesting(at)cszinc(dot)com, or visit their website on-line at http://www.csztesting.com.

"Because products are exposed to a variety of conditions both in transport and in use, we've developed a series of shock and vibration testing procedures that ensure our customers receive the most thorough and complete analysis of the testing processes administered," says Lonnie Orr, test manager for CSZ's Detroit facility.

In addition to—and frequently in conjunction with—shock and vibration testing, CSZ performs environmental, HALT and HASS, corrosion, and climatic testing (including extreme temperatures and humidity changes) for companies nationwide. Both of CSZ's testing laboratories are outfitted with the most current testing technologies, and are staffed by a team of on-site test technicians who coordinate a tailored, cost-effective shock and vibration testing solution to meet specific product development needs.

CSZ's shock and vibration testing services are available for virtually any product at any point in the design cycle, with quotes returned within 48 hours and confidential, accurate, and valid test results delivered within three days after testing concludes.

For more information, please contact Cincinnati Sub-Zero Testing Services at (513) 793-7774, via email at csztesting(at)cszinc(dot)com or visit their website online at http://www.csztesting.com.

About CSZ Testing Services Inc.
CSZ Testing Services is a leading environmental test laboratory located in Cincinnati, OH and Detroit, MI area; offering high quality environmental, HALT and HASS, corrosion, climatic, shock and vibration testing services. Established in 1988 as ESSC Test Laboratory, ESSC changed its name to CSZ Testing Services in 2008 and is a division of Cincinnati Sub-Zero (CSZ) Products, Inc. which also provides a large selection of environmental test chambers. Both of CSZ Testing's facilities are A2LA Accredited laboratories with ISO/IEC 17025 compliance and proudly operate with high quality standards. CSZ Testing Services' headquarters are located at 11901 Mosteller Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241.

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