Material & Reliability Testing

Analyzing responses to varied environmental conditions

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  • Working to make sure you can rely on your products and materials

    Does your product work properly – come rain or shine? Is it still safe under environmentally stressful conditions? Material and reliability testing is a must for many different products and components, as it verifies how a product or material responds to challenging situations. A device may not be designed to operate under water, for example, but you still want to ensure that the end user does not receive an electric shock. Similarly, products should not cause a fire or produce hazardous waste.

    What is reliability?

    The basic definition of reliability is, in the life cycle of a product, the probability of completing its normal functions under the normal use of environmental conditions. In brief, high reliability means the product has a high probability of properly functioning in its long life time.

    In the era of product development process becoming shorter and shorter, the reliability test method could be quickly utilized for verifying that product has weaknesses in product design or not and to confirm whether it would function well under the challenges from future operating environment.

    The core value of reliability is to uncover the potential defects during the product design phase, verify the production quality during production phase, reduce the possibility of customer returns, improve the product quality and enhance the value of the of the brand while safeguarding its reputation.

    DEKRA iST Reliability Services

    In 2015, DEKRA expanded its operations in Taiwan and mainland China through a joint venture with iST Group called DEKRA iST Reliability Services. The joint venture specializes in the environmental reliability and failure analysis of electronic systems used in automotive, IT, telecommunications, and LED lighting applications.

    Integrated Service Technology (iST), headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, brings its specialization in the reliability testing and failure analysis of printed circuit boards (PCBs), printed circuit boards assemblies (PCBAs), electronic modules, and systems, serving a wide range of well-known companies from various industries.

    At DEKRA, we classify reliability testing methods into four main categories: climatic environmental testing, dynamic environmental testing, industrial & outdoor environmental testing, and mechanical stress testing.

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    Selected recognitions

    • SAE-series
    • ASTM-series
    • EIAJ ED 4702
    • IEC 60068-2-series
    • IEC 60529
    • JIS Z 3198-6 / JIS Z3198-7
    • MIL-STD 202/810/883
    • JEDEC 22-series
    • IEC 60068-2-series
    • IEC 60529

  • Climatic environmental testing

    Climatic environmental testing simulates different combinations of temperature, humidity and atmospheric pressure. It includes temperature testing, temperature and humidity testing, thermal cycling/shock testing, and altitude (low air pressure) testing.

    Dynamic environmental testing

    Dynamic environmental testing simulates the stress upon the product resulting from transportation, installation and use environments. It includes vibration testing, mechanical shock testing, loose cargo-bounce testing, bump testing and drop testing.

    Industrial & outdoor environmental testing

    Industrial and outdoor environmental testing simulates different conditions of contact with sand, dust, rain, water, exposure to solar and UV radiation, and corrosion by gas and wind.

    Mechanical stress testing

    Mechanical stress testing verifies the strength of the mechanical structure of the product. It includes push/ pull testing, bending testing, twist testing, puncture testing, connector life/ durability testing and dye/pry testing.

    Calibration services

    To ensure that your products meet the latest standards, it is vital that your measuring equipment does too. When your multimeter, oscilloscope, analyzer, resistance meter or ammeter clamp is tested and calibrated accurately, making sure that your product will work as expected becomes attainable. DEKRA offers calibration services under accreditation as well as calibration services for other types of equipment. Among the products that DEKRA tests are:

    • DC and low frequency equipment (a.o. multimeters, caibrators, power supplies, capacitors, resistance meters, megohmmeters)
    • Timing and frequency equipment (a.o. frequency meters, oscilloscopes, multifunction generators, time bases)
    • High frequency equipment (a.o. radiofrequency generators, spectrum analysers, attenuators, AM and FM modulation generators)
    • Other equipment (a.o. climatic chambers, data loggers, amplifiers, wave surge simulators)

    To learn more about DEKRA's calibration services:

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    Climatic environmental testing

    Climatic environmental testing simulates different combinations of temperature, humidity and atmospheric pressure. It includes temperature testing, temperature and humidity testing, thermal cycling/shock testing, and altitude (low air pressure) testing.

    Dynamic environmental testing

    Dynamic environmental testing simulates the stress upon the product resulting from transportation, installation and use environments. It includes vibration testing, mechanical shock testing, loose cargo-bounce testing, bump testing and drop testing.

    Industrial & outdoor environmental testing

    Industrial and outdoor environmental testing simulates different conditions of contact with sand, dust, rain, water, exposure to solar and UV radiation, and corrosion by gas and wind.

    Mechanical stress testing

    Mechanical stress testing verifies the strength of the mechanical structure of the product. It includes push/ pull testing, bending testing, twist testing, puncture testing, connector life/ durability testing and dye/pry testing.

    Calibration services

    To ensure that your products meet the latest standards, it is vital that your measuring equipment does too. When your multimeter, oscilloscope, analyzer, resistance meter or ammeter clamp is tested and calibrated accurately, making sure that your product will work as expected becomes attainable. DEKRA offers calibration services under accreditation as well as calibration services for other types of equipment. Among the products that DEKRA tests are:

    • DC and low frequency equipment (a.o. multimeters, caibrators, power supplies, capacitors, resistance meters, megohmmeters)
    • Timing and frequency equipment (a.o. frequency meters, oscilloscopes, multifunction generators, time bases)
    • High frequency equipment (a.o. radiofrequency generators, spectrum analysers, attenuators, AM and FM modulation generators)
    • Other equipment (a.o. climatic chambers, data loggers, amplifiers, wave surge simulators)

    To learn more about DEKRA's calibration services:

    Get in touch

  • Aaron Lee
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    Aaron Lee

    Sales Validation Laboratories
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    Anton Hsu

    Sales Validation Laboratories