NTS Invests to Expand Environmental, EMI/EMC Testing at Silicon Valley Lab

NTS, the undisputed provider of testing, inspection, and certification solutions in North America, has announced that its laboratory in Silicon Valley of California, has expanded both its environmental testing and EMI/EMC testing capabilities with a USD 700,000 investment, the company said.

The NTS lab secured multiple combination temperature and vibration testing chambers, expanded automotive EMI/EMC testing capability, added a new electro-dynamic shaker, and procured new equipment for testing ingress protection. The new investments are important for increasing the lab´s overall capacity in order to meet customer schedule demands.

The NTS Silicon Valley, custom designed, temp-over-vibe chambers are height adjustable for vibration testing in the X, Y, and Z axis. The new chambers each feature a window that allows visual access during testing.

Combined temperature and vibration testing is commonly needed for many ruggedized automotive, military, and aerospace tests as part of the complete product lifecycle from R&D to Qualification to Manufacturing Acceptance (ESS) testing. This type of testing involves traditional sine or random vibration testing on an electrodynamic or servo-hydraulic shaker while the Equipment Under Test is simultaneously exposed to extreme temperature conditions.

For automotive and other industries, standards such as IEC 60068-2-64 for Vibration, broadband random and guidance; the intent of this standard is to subject the Equipment Under Test to random vibration in combination with simulated real life environments where pure vibration tests may not be sufficient.

National Technical Systems, Inc. (NTS) is the provider of qualification testing, inspection, and certification services in North America, serving a broad range of industries, including the civil aviation, space, defense, nuclear, telecommunications, industrial, electronics, medical, and automotive end markets. For additional information about NTS, visit www.nts.com.