Feature Article : Inside our Testing Laboratory: A Highlight of Product Testing Capabilities
Written by: Jennifer J. Stepniowski, Communications Director, Pro QC International
We are often asked about laboratory testing capabilities and so we’ll further expand on this topic to add value and enhance the understanding of our resources and testing procedures.
Pro QC’s testing laboratory is located in Ningbo, China. Experienced engineers use applicable and regionally specific standards, such as ASTM, IEC or ANSI specifications, to conduct a variety of in-house and on-site testing.
We distinguish our offerings using the following primary service types:
• Mechanical Testing • Electrical Testing • Special Testing • Environmental and Weathering Testing
While the information below is not an exhaustive list of our laboratory equipment and capabilities, it does include a highlight of our capabilities based on the four service types.
Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)
In-house or on-site, our fixed or portable CMMs measure the physical geometrical characteristics of an object for comparison to approved specifications. Evaluations include first article and first piece evaluation and critical dimensional profile measurements.
HRC (Rockwell) Surface Hardness Testing
Rockwell is a method of measuring the hardness of materials providing useful information about metallic materials that may correlate to tensile strength, wear resistance, ductility, and other physical characteristics. It is useful for selection of materials as well.
Standardized test method used to check corrosion resistance of coated samples. Neutral salt spray tests are generally conducted over 24, 48, 72 or 300 hour periods depending on the product and specific requirements.
A Digital Controlled Air-Circulating Oven and Freezer test high, dry and rapid changes in temperature. Hot and cold impact testing, thermal shock cycle testing and electrical connectors and sockets can be evaluated as well.