Environmental Simulation Testing Capabilities

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Acoustic Pressure (Sound Pressure
Level/Sound Power Level)
GR-63, GR-487; ETS 300 753; ISO 7779, ISO 3744;
EN 60945
Adhesive GR-326, GR-1081, GR-1221, GR-1073, GR-2883
Airborne Contamination GR-63, GR-487; ASTM B827; GR-326, GR-910,
GR-1222, GR-1081; EIA-364-65; ASTM B827
Altitude (up to 100,000 feet) GR-63; RTCA/DO-160 D, E & F, Sec 4.0; SAE J1455
MIL-STD-810 through current, Method 500.4;
MIL-STD-202 F & G, Method 105C
Attenuation GR-20, GR-326, GR-409, GR-487, GR-765,
GR-771, GR-910, GR-1222, TR-TSY-000949,
GR-950, GR-1081, GR-1209, GR-1221, GR-1073,
GR-2883, GR-1435, GR-2898; FOTP-107A, FOTP-20, FOTP-78, FOTP 30, FOTP-46, FOTP-50, FOTP-53
Bearing Strength of Plastics ASTM D953-02
Bullet Resistance GR-487, GR-771, GR-950, GR-1081, GR-2898
Cable Aging GR-20, GR-409; FOTP-3
Cable Clamping GR-771, GR-950, GR-2898; TR-TSY-000949
Cable Core Blocking Ability GR-771, GR-950, GR-1081, GR-2898
Cable Freezing GR-20, GR-409; FOTP-3, FOTP-12
Cable Jacket Testing GR-20, GR-326, GR-409, GR-1081; ASTM D1149,
ASTM D2444, ASTM D2794, ASTM D4565,
ASTM D518, ASTM D638, ASTM D1248,
ASTM D1603, ASTM D3349, ASTM D3895;
FOTP-89, FOTP-86;
Cable Materials Testing GR-20, GR-326, GR-409, GR-1081; ASTM D1149,
ASTM D1248, ASTM D1603, ASTM D1693,
ASTM D3349, ASTM D3895, ASTM D3418-82;
FOTP-12, FOTP-81
Cable Termination GR-20, GR-409
Central Member Protrusion GR-771, GR-950, GR-1081, GR-2898
Chemical / Fluid Compatibility MIL-STD-810 to current, Method 504;
RTCA/DO-160D, E & F, Sec 11.0;
NEMA 250; EN 60945; GR-487; SAE J1455
Chemical Sequences GR-765, GR-771, TR-TSY-000949, GR-950, GR-1081,
GR-2898
Component Impact GR-1209; FOTP-2; ANSI B109.1, 2 and 4
Compression Test GR-20, GR-409, GR-765, GR-771, TR-TSY-000949,
GR-950, GR-1081, GR-2898; FOTP-41
Compression Testing of Metallic Materials at
Room Temperature (cylindrical samples only)
ASTM E9-89a (Reapproved 2000)
Compressive Properties of Rigid Plastics ASTM D695
Connector Installation GR-326, GR-1081
Contact Bounce MIL-STD-202 F & G, Method 310 (Measured with
Oscilloscope)
Corrosion Resistance - Salt Fog Spray GR-326, GR-487, GR-771, GR-950, GR-1081,
GR-2898; FOTP-16; ASTM B117, ASTM D610;
IEC 60068-2-52
Corrosion Resistance-Acidified Salt Water GR-771, GR-1081, GR-2898; ASTM D610; FOTP-12
Creep, Creep-Rupture, and Stress-Rupture
Tests of Metallic Materials
ASTM E139-06
Drop / Shock Tests (Free Fall) ASTM D5276; IEC 60068-2-32; EN 60945;
SAE J1455; GR-63, GR-487, GR-326, GR-765,
GR-771, GR-910, GR-1222, GR-950, GR-1081,
GR-2898; ETS 300-019-2-1 through 8;
MIL-STD-810 to current, Method 516.5 (IV & VI)
Dry-Out Step GR-326, GR-1081, FOTP-3, ASTM E145
Durability GR-326, GR-910, GR-1222, GR-1081, GR-1435;
FOTP-21
Dust Test GR-487, GR-326, GR-771, GR-950, GR-1081,
GR-1435, GR-2898; FOTP-35
Dust Test (Blowing) MIL-STD-810, Method 510, Procedure I;
ANSI/EIA/TIA 455-35 (FOTP-35);
IEC 60068-2-68, Method Lc1, Variant 2
Dust Test (Enclosure) IEC 60529, IP5x and 6x;
IEC 60068-2-68, Method La2;
ISO 20653, IP5K and 6K
Dust Test GR-487, GR-326, GR-771,
Earthquake Resistance/ Seismic
Hydraulic: Sine/Random/Earthquake
Seismic: (1 to 500) Hz; up to 40,000 lbs-force;
up to 6,000 lbs load
GR-487, GR-63; ETS 300-019-2-3, ETS 300-019-2-4
Enclosure Integrity NEMA 250; IEC 60529-2001; ISO 20653; EN 60945
Endface Geometry Measurement GR-326, GR-1081; FOTP-55, FOTP 57, FOTP 179
Environmentally Induced Vibration GR-487; FOTP-11; MIL-STD-810 E
Explosion RTCA/DO-160 Categories A, E
Fiber and Cable Retention (Straight Pull) GR-20, GR-326, GR-409, GR-910, GR-1222,
GR-1081, GR-1209, GR-1221, GR-1073, GR-2883;
ASTM D638; FOTP-33, FOTP-6, FOTP-89
Fiber Flexing GR-20, GR-326, GR-409, GR-487, GR-765, GR-771,
GR-910, GR-1222, TR-TSY-000949, GR-950,
GR-1081, GR-1209, GR-1221, GR-1073, GR-2883,
GR-1435, GR-2898; FOTP-1, FOTP-33, FOTP 104
Fire Resistance GR-326, GR-409, GR-487, GR-771, TR-TSY-000949,
GR-950, GR-1081, GR-2898; ASTM D2863,
ASTM D56, ASTM E119
Flame Spread and Analysis (of Electrical
Products and Components)
GR-63; ANSI T1.319-2002;
Verizon VZ TPR 9305
Flood Protection TR-TSY-000949
Fluid Immersion GR-771, GR-910, GR-1222, TR-TSY-000949,
GR-950, GR-1209, GR-2898; FOTP-12; IEC 60529;
ISO 20653; EN 60945; SAE J1455
Fungus Resistance ASTM G21; ISO 846; SAE J1455;
MIL-STD-810 to Current, Method 508.5;
RTCA/DO-160D, E & F, Sec 13.0;
GR-20, GR-326, GR-409, GR-487, GR-765, GR-771,
TR-TSY-000949, GR-950, GR-1081, GR-2898;
IEC 60068-2-10 (part 2-10, test J)
Gaseous Contaminates/Corrosion ASTM B810, ASTM B827, ASTM G85;
EIA-364-65; ISO 9227; NEMA 250;
UL 1332-1995, 3rd Ed., Sec. 8; GR-63, GR-487
Groundwater Immersion GR-326, GR-1081; FOTP-12
High/Low Temperature GR-63, GR-950, GR-487;
RTCA/DO-160 D, E & F, Sections 4.0 and 5.0;
EN 60945; SAE J1455; NEMA 250;
MIL-STD-810 to Current, Method 501.4 and 502.4;
MIL-STD-202 F & G, Method 108A;
MIL-STD-883 E & F, Method 1010.7;
IEC 60068-2-1, IEC 60068-2-2, IEC 60068-2-14;
ETS 300-019-2-1 through -8;
ASTM E145; GR-20, GR-326, GR-409, GR-487,
GR-765, GR-771, GR-910, GR-1222,
GR-950, GR-1081, GR-1209, GR-1221, GR-1073,
GR-2883, GR-1435, GR-2898; FOTP-3, FOTP-4,
FOTP-98; ANSI B109.1, 2, 4; ANSI C12.1, C12.20;
TR-TSY-000949
Humidity (Moisture Resistance)/ Humidity
Aging
GR-63, GR-487, GR-950; EN 60945; SAE J1455;
GR-1221, GR-1073, GR-2883;
RTCA/DO-160D, E & F Sec 6.0;
MIL-STD-810 to Current, Method 507.4;
MIL-STD-202 F & G, Methods 103B and 106G;
MIL-STD-883 E & F;
IEC 60068-2-30; IEC 60068-2-56;
ETS 300-019-2-1 through 8;
GR-20, GR-326, GR-409, GR-487, GR-765, GR-771,
GR-910, GR-1222, TR-TSY-000949, GR-950, GR-
1081, GR-1209, GR-1221, GR-1073, GR-2883,
GR-1435, GR-2898; FOTP-3; ANSI C12.1, C12.20;
ASTM E45; FOTP-5B
Humidity and Condensation Cycling Test GR-20, GR-326, GR-409, GR-487, GR-765,
GR-771, GR-910, GR-1222, TR-TSY-000949,
GR-950, GR-1081, GR-1209, GR-1221, GR-1073,
GR-2883, GR-1435, GR-2898; FOTP-3;
ASTM E145; FOTP-5B
Icing NEMA 250;
MIL-STD-810, Method 521.2;
RTCA/DO 160 D & E, Sec 24.0
Illumination GR-63
Immersion MIL-STD-202 F & G, Method 104A;
MIL-STD-810 to Current, Method 512.4;
GR-49, GR-950; EN 60945; SAE J1455
Immersion/Corrosion GR-326, GR-1081, FOTP-12
Insect Resistance GR-950, GR-1081; GR-487
Insertion Loss GR-20, GR-326, GR-409, GR-487, GR-765, GR-771,
GR-910, GR-1222, TR-TSY-000949, GR-950, GR1081,
GR-1209, GR-1221, GR-1073, GR-2883, GR-1435,
GR-2898; FOTP-107A, FOTP-20, FOTP-78, FOTP 170
Installation Shock GR-487; MIL-STD-810E
Lawn Sprinklers GR-487
Mechanical Impact GR-326, GR-487, GR-771, GR-910, GR-1222,
TR-TSY-000949, GR-950, GR-1081, GR-1221,
GR-1073, GR-2883, GR-1435, GR-2898; FOTP-2,
FOTP-25
Mechanical Shock
Avco: half-sine/sawtooth up to 30,000g's
Electodynamic: halfsine/sawtooth/triangle/
rectangular/trapizoid/haversine/transient(SRS)
up to 18,000 lbs-force
Hydraulic: half-sine up to 40,000 lbs-force; up
to 6,000 lbs load; up to 20g's
GR-326, GR-487, GR-63, GR-765, GR-910,
GR-1222, GR-1081, GR-1209, GR-1221, GR-1073,
GR-2883, GR-1435; FOTP-2A; MIL-STD-810,
MIL-STD-202, MIL-STD-883; IEC 60068-2-27,
IEC 60068-2-29; RTCA/DO160; SAE J1455;
ETS 300-019-2-1 through 8
Mechanical Vibration
Sine/Random/Gunfire/Sine on
Random/Random on Random/sine and
Random on Random: (5 to 3000) Hz
up to 9,000 lbs-force
GR-326, GR-910, GR-1222, GR-1081, GR-1209,
GR-1221, GR-1073, GR-2883, GR-1435, GR-63,
GR-487, GR-765, GR-1081; FOTP-11;
MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-202 F & G,
MIL-STD-883 E & F;
RTCA/DO-160 D, E & F, Sec 8.0;
EN 60945; SAE J1455;
MIL-STD-202 F & G, Methods 201, 204 and 214;
MIL-STD-167-1 & 167-1A, Type 1;
ASTM D3580; ASTM D4728; IEC 60068-2-6;
IEC 60068-2-36; IEC 60721-3-4;
ETS 300-019-2-1 through 8
Module Impact GR-1209; FOTP- 2
Package/Shipping Testing ASTM D4169; 49 CFR 178
Polarization-Dependent Loss (PDL) GR-910, GR-1222, GR-1209, FOTP-122, FOTP-124
Polarization-Mode Dispersion (PMD) GR-910, GR-1222, GR-1209; FOTP-113
Reflectance GR-326, GR-910, GR-1222, GR-1081; FOTP-107A,
FOTP-20
Resistance of Organic Coatings to the Effects
of Rapid Deformation (Impact)
ASTM D2794
Rockwell Hardness Test GR-771, GR-950, GR-1081, GR-2898; ASTM D785
Salt Spray GR-487; RTCA/DO-160 D, E & F, Sec 14.0;
GR-950; ISO 21207, ISO 9227; EN 60945;
SAE J1455; ASTM G85, ASTM B117;
MIL-STD-810 to Current, Method 509.4;
MIL-STD-202 F & G, Method 101E;
NEMA 250; UL 1332-1995, 3rd Ed., Sec. 7;
ANSI B109.1, 2, and 3
Shear Strength of Plastic by Punch Tool ASTM D732
Sheath Retention GR-326, GR-771, GR-910, GR-1222, TR-TSY-000949, GR-950, GR-1081, GR-2898; FOTP-6
Side Pull GR-326, GR-910, GR-1222, GR-1081, GR-1209,
GR-1221, GR-1073, GR-2883, GR-1435; ASTM D638;
FOTP-33, FOTP-6, FOTP-89
Solar Radiation MIL-STD-810 to Current, Method 505.4;
GR-487; IEC 60068-2-5; DIN 75220
ASTM G155; EN 60079-0, Clause 26.10, EN 60945
Steam Cleaning &Pressure Washing SAE J1455
Temperature Cycling ASTM E145; GR-20, GR-326, GR-409, GR-487,
GR-765, GR-771, GR-910, GR-1222,
TR-TSY-000949, GR-950, GR-1081, GR-1209,
GR-1221, GR-1073, GR-2883, GR-1435, GR-2898;
FOTP-3, FOTP-4; MIL-STD-810 E; SAE J1455
Tensile Testing
Up to 2000 lbsF
GR-20, GR-326, GR-409, GR-487, GR-765, GR-771,
GR-910, GR-1222, TR-TSY-000949, GR-950, GR1081,
GR-1209, GR-1221, GR-1073, GR-2883, GR-1435,
GR-2898; ASTM E8, ASTM D638, ASTM E8,
ASTM E8M; FOTP-33, FOTP-89, FOTP-38, FOTP-28
Tensile, Compressive, and Flexural Creep and
Creep-Rupture of Plastics
ATSM D 2990-01
Tension Test for Seams in Stuffed Toys and
Beanbag-Type Toys
ASTM F 963-03 (Section 8.9.1)
Tension/Compression GR-950; NEMA 250
Thermal Shock GR-63, GR-326, GR-487, GR-910, GR-1222,
GR-1081, GR-1221, GR-1073, GR-2883; FOTP-3;
ASTM D 3332; ASTM E145; FOTP-4, FOTP-71,
FOTP-98; MIL-STD-202; MIL-STD-810;
MIL-STD-883; EN 60945; SAE J1455;
ANSI B109.1, 2, 4
Transmission with Applied Tensile Load GR-326, GR-1081; FOTP-33
Transparent Armor ATPD2352D 3.2.8/4.2.4 (marking),
3.2.9/4.2.5 (tolerance), 3.3.7/4.3.7.2 (chemical),
3.2.6/4.2.6 (de-icing),
3.3.1.1/4.3.1.1 (low temperature),
3.3.1.2/4.3.1.2 (high temperature),
3.3.2/4.3.2 (humidity),
3.3.4/4.3.4 (temperature shock),
3.3.5/4.3.5 (sun exposure weathering)
Twist/Torsion Testing GR-20, GR-326, GR-409, GR-771, GR-910, GR-1222,
TR-TSY-000949, GR-950, GR-1081, GR-1209,
GR-1221, GR-1073, GR-2883, GR-2898; FOTP-36,
FOTP- 85
UV Exposure ASTM G153, ASTM G154, ASTM G155; GR-326,
GR-487, GR-765, GR-771, GR-910, TR-TSY-000949,
GR-950, GR-1222, GR-2898;
EN 60079-0 Clause 26.10;
UL 746C Sections 25 and 27; UL 969 Section 7.1.6B;
IEC 62093 Section 11.10; IEC 61215 Section 10.10;
IEC 61646 Section 10.10; CO/PD 04-19
Visual Inspection and Dimensions GR-20, GR-326, GR-409, GR-487, GR-765, GR-771,
GR-910, GR-1222, TR-TSY-000949, GR-950,
GR-1081, GR-1209, GR-1221, GR-1073, GR-2883,
GR-1435, GR-2898; FOTP-13, FOTP-48; FOTP-123,
FOTP-173 FOTP-179; ASTM E29
Water Penetration GR-20, GR-409; FOTP-82
Waterproofness/Rain GR-487; RTCA/DO-160 D, E & F, Sec 10.0;
MIL-STD-108 E,
MIL-STD-810 to Current, Method 506.4;
IEC 60529, ISO 20653; NEMA 250; EN 60945;
IEC 60068-2-18; ETS 300-019-2-1 through -8;
Wind Driven Rain MIL-STD-810, Method 506.4; GR-487, GR-771
Window Clearness Test ANSI B109.1, 2 and 3

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