Trust is good, control is better - best in our own laboratory
Absolute reliability and permanent protection of installed components against harmful environmental influences are the focus of our daily work. In order to ensure that our enclosures deliver what we promise, we test them for their upcoming tasks. In addition, we also test individualised enclosure solutions including built-in electronics for our customers. We carry out the following tests in our in-house laboratory:
IP protection class tests: Dust protection (DIN EN 60529)
For the dust protection test in accordance with protection classes IP5X and IP6X enclosures are tested in a dust chamber for a defined period of time. A vacuum is created inside the enclosure and talcum powder is constantly stirred up inside the test chamber. The enclosure is opened after the test cycle and no talcum powder must have penetrated, despite the negative pressure generated.
Protection class IP5X:
Protection class IP6X:
IP protection class tests: Water protection / (hot) jet water / diving / (DIN EN 60529)
For the water protection test according to IP X5, X6, X7, X8 and X9K the enclosure is tested on our test systems according to the defined parameters. We can install different nozzles to control water flow and water pressure. The water temperature is also regulated. For our customers, we test fully installed products to avoid failures due to water ingress.
Protection class IPX5:
Protection class IPX6:
Protection class IPX7:
Protection class IPX8:
Protection class IPX9K:
Salt spray test (DIN EN 9227:2012-09)
In our salt spray chamber we use salt spray to create a corrosive atmosphere. Under these conditions, the corrosion process accelerates compared to the application in the normal installation environment. This enables us to detect weak points in the enclosures and accessory components before series production and to take appropriate countermeasures.