Measuring of a housing with the help of a scanner

Testing and certification of enclosures

The maze of standards and certifications is becoming ever larger and more complex

Depending on the area of use or application, housings must meet certain standards. On the one hand, to protect the product itself, on the other hand, certain approvals are necessary to bring the device to market. Known markets for approvals are medical, railroad industry and process industry (ATEX)

However, the most common requirement for housings is the IP protection class for tightness. This protects the electronics against contact and ingress of water. However, this protection class does not include aging or temperature changes as they occur outdoors. Such temperature changes result in negative pressure in the housing, and moisture may be drawn in through the sealing areas. The remedy here is a pressure compensation element.

No matter what requirement you have, just ask us. We have 30 years of experience with tests and certificates around housings.

Our testing services

IP protection class test

The protection class of a housing is defined by the IP (Ingress Protection) mark and a two-digit code number. The first digit indicates protection against contact and the second indicates protection against water.

Function test

During assembly in one-piece flow of the individual parts and components to the finished device, functional tests can also be performed and logged. As a result, defects are immediately revealed and immediately corrected during assembly. This saves time and money.

Life cycle test – Test for simulated aging of the housing

In order to determine the product life cycle, it is essential to know what service life a product can achieve.
We will be happy to assist you in determining this data. Modern load/ endurance test rigs enable us to perform tests under different loads.
Environmental influences have a major impact on the service life of products such as special housings. We can simulate and test this very realistically by using a climatic chamber.

Destruction test

For the optimal evaluation of a product, it may be necessary to know under which maximum load destruction occurs or how the behavior is under different loads over certain periods of time. If you need such tests for verification and validation of your products, we will be pleased to support you with load phase tests and destruction tests by means of modern test equipment.

Impact resistance

It indicates how resistant the housings are to mechanical stress. The IK code indicates the impact resistance up to a certain impact energy, which the housing must at least withstand without breaking. Impact resistance, for example, is a basic requirement for ATEX certification of housings.

ATEX

Supporting the product by ATEX certification for explosion-proof areas

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Mihajlo Maksimovic

Project Manager

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Mail mihajlo.maksimovic@phoenix-mecano.ch