Environmental Testing

Environmental Testing Work Scope

Showing the breakdown of tests Vipac conducts in the Climatic and Mechanical markets.

Over time, environmental factors wear down components, create unwanted noise and can even cause catastrophes. Vipac houses a comprehensive range of mechanical and climatic testing equipment enabling us to subject your products to almost any service conditions the natural environment may throw at them. So from basic product qualification through to focused R&D activities, Vipac has you covered.

See the full range of performance testing we offer on our Environmental Testing Services brochure.

A lifetime exposure to vibrations, shocks, temperature changes and pressure fluctuations, can dislodge engine components, damage car electrical wires, and destroy medical devices. Issues arise not only when products are operating, but during transportation.

Automotive Shaker Test

Our new Shaker is one of the largest of its kind in Australia, featured here with Comtruk’s Sport Utility Bed (SUB).

Did you know?

Did you know that temperature and vibration are the most influential factors to whether a product arrives in working condition? Avoid costly delays and redesign by assessing whether your products remain durable, reliable and abide by industry regulations/guidelines.

Vibration and Shock Qualification Services

Using sinusoidal vibrations and random vibrations, we replicate shocks with an electrodynamic vibration test system. Read about our new Vibration Shaker and how it was was put to the test with Comtruk’s Sport Utility Bed.

From fatigue testing to reliability tests, our tests and practices are both innovative and thorough:

  • Product Qualification Testing
  • Durability Testing
  • Troubleshooting
  • R&D Testing
  • Calibration & System Audit
Environmental Testing - SAE-A facility tour of Vipac

Vipac hosting a guided Facility Tour for Society of Automotive Engineers – Australasia (SAE-A) members.

Vibration Tests

  • Sinusoidal vibration
  • Random vibration
  • Sine-on random
  • Swept sine on random
  • Gunfire
  • Hydraulic and electromagnetic shaker frequency range of 1Hz to 3kHz with up to 150kN of thrust
  • Conditioning of  test samples during vibration between +80ºC and -55ºC

Shock Tests

  • Half Sine
  • Shaker induced shock, including SRS
  • Free Fall
  • Bump
  • Drop Topple and stability
  • Bounce
  • Static load
  • Compression
  • Bending
  • Racking
  • Thermal shock testing

Test Standards

See our full range of Environmental Testing Standards.

What markets do we help?

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Medical
  • Rail
  • Construction
  • Mining
  • Military / Defence / Navy
Automotive Shaker Test

Our product verification and validation testing helps determine a product’s physical durability and expected life cycle.