Rugged Testing

Helping you ensure the hardiness and performance of your products to extreme climatic and dynamic conditions.

Although it was developed by the United States military, MIL-STD-810 is a test methodology that is used by many manufacturers now, regardless of whether they plan to sell to the U.S. Department of Defense. MIL-STD-810G allows for tailoring an equipment’s environmental design and test limits to the conditions that it will experience, also known as ruggedizing a product.

MIL-STD-810 is used by both the U.S. military and industry to assure that the design and test limits of equipment match the various stressors and environmental conditions it will face in actual use. Most fully rugged systems have passed variety of other certifications such as IP-65 for ingress protection, ANSI/ISA 12.12.01 for hazardous locations, and MIL-STD-461F for resistance to electromagnetic interference.

Our Rugged testing capabilities include:

Transit Drop Test
Used to determine the structural and functional integrity of the materiel to a transit drop in its transit or combination case.

Blowing Rain Test
The effectiveness of protective covers, cases, and seals in preventing the penetration of water into the material.

The capability of the material to satisfy its performance requirements during and after exposure to water

Any physical deterioration of the material caused by the rain

The effectiveness of any water removal system

The effectiveness of protection offered to a packaged material

Vibration Test
Address most of the life cycle vibrations likely to be experienced by the materiel as well as verify that material will function in and withstand the vibration exposures of a life cycle.

Humidity Test
Used to determine the resistance of material to the effects of a warm, humid atmosphere as well as surface effects, changes in material properties, condensation and free water.

Low Temperature Test
Used to obtain data to help evaluate effects of low temperature conditions on material safety, integrity, and performance.

High Temperature Exposure Test
Used to obtain data to help evaluate effects of high temperature conditions on material safety, integrity, and performance.

Sand and Dust Resistance Test
Dust: This test is performed to help evaluate the ability of material to resist the effects of dust that may obstruct openings, penetrate into cracks, crevices, bearings, and joints, and to evaluate the effectiveness of filters.

USand: This test is performed to help evaluate the ability of material to be stored and operated in blowing sand conditions without degrading performance, effectiveness, reliability, and maintainability due to abrasion (erosion) or clogging effects of large, sharp-edged particles.

Altitude Test
Used to evaluate materiel likely to be stored and/or operated at high ground elevation sites, transported or operated in pressurized or unpressurized areas of aircraft, exposed to a rapid or explosive decompression, or carried externally on aircraft.

Temperature Shock Test
Used to determine if material can withstand sudden changes in the temperature of the surrounding atmosphere without physical damage or deterioration in performance.

If you have an immediate need for MIL-STD-810,Ingress Protection, MIL-STD-461, or HALT testing Contact us for help in creating a rugged product test plan, or submit a request for testing.