Austest Adelaide V2.0

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As the only commercial EMC lab in South Australia, Austest Laboratories Adelaide has been providing EMC testing services to South Australian companies since 1997.  The hightened focus on defence and the large number of defence companies based in Adelaide, including BAE Systems, Boeing Defence, Lockheed Martin, Naval Group, Raytheon and SAAB, has prompted Austest Laboratories to heavily invest and...

Controlled Solar Testing of Large Items

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Austest Labs currently performs solar testing in 4 broad spectrum /solar test chambers located in our Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne labs (separate to our 3 x UVA chambers) and while we use industry best chambers, these are limited to test items 700mm W x 450mm D x 200mm H.  What happens when a test item is larger than this?  Can we just test a portion of the product or do we need to test the...

EXPLAINING SRS – PART 3 Higher Level SRS Shock Tests

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Higher Level SRS Shock Tests As noted in our earlier article EXPLAINING SRS – PART 2, manufacturers and end customers are increasingly turning away from using empirical, testing-machine-specific standards to specify the mechanical shock survivability requirements of their products and equipment. Instead they are requiring products to survive test shocks specified in the SRS domain. As mentioned...

Austest adds Automotive EMC Immunity Standards for Vehicle mounted Devices

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Austest Laboratories is proud to announce test capabilities for a suite of automotive based EMC standards.  These standards apply to vehicle mounted products and accessories under CE requirements and are listed below, along with a brief description of our capabilities: ISO 11452-2:2004 This standard specifies an absorber-lined shielded enclosure method for testing the immunity of electronic...

Austest Labs and ASA closing times Dec 2017

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Austest Laboratories will close Friday afternoon the 22nd of December and open Tues the 2nd of January.   We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy and safe New Year.
Australian Safety Approval certificate services will remain open over the holiday period.  Contact ASA here.
 

New Salt Mist / Corrosion standard IEC 60068-2-52

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IEC 6068-2-52:2017 has superseded IEC 60038-2-52:1996 as of 17 November 2017, with the new standard harmonised with ISO 9227 “Corrosion tests in artificial atmospheres — Salt spray tests” as far as possible. While there have been some additions and changes to the language used in defining the introduction, scope and references, the major changes are as follows: The general descriptions of...

ASA Opens China Office

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Australian Safety Approval has opened an office in China (PRC) to assist local manufacturers in obtaining product safety approval certificates for Australia and New Zealand. Manni Zeng has experience as a product safety test engineer and as an ASA assessor.  She can be contacted thru the contact page of our website or directly via:   ASA recently lowered their RCM safety certificate...

Temperature rise limits for ovens, NSW Fair Trading

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Australian standard AS/NZS 60335.2.6:2014 supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.6:2008 on 28 November 2017. Under the NSW Electricity (Consumer Safety) Act 2004 (the Act) all declared articles must comply with the current version of the class specification for the electrical article. This means that declared electrical ovens sold must comply with AS/NZS 60335.2.6:2014. The new standard introduces...

Austest Laboratories antenna pattern measurements

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Austest Laboratories, a leader in the provision of testing and certification for Defence and Aerospace products and components, is pleased to announce antenna pattern measurement services for mobile and fixed communications equipment. Austest Laboratories uses its semi anechoic chamber and customised software to automatically rotate, measure and log, linear and circular antenna polarisations or...

IEC 62368-1 New Audio/video Electrical Safety Standard

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Austest Labs has added the following electrical standard to our accreditation: IEC 62368-1 Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment – Part 1: Safety requirements This is a relatively new safety standard for Information Technology Equipment and Audio/Video Equipment and is intended to replace IEC 60950-1 and IEC 60065.  The standard is technology-neutral and...

IEC 61727 Photovoltaic (PV) systems Characteristics of the utility interface

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Austest Labs has added the following electrical standard to our accreditation: IEC 61727 Photovoltaic (PV) systems – Characteristics of the utility interface This standard applies to utility-interconnected photovoltaic (PV) power systems operating in parallel with the utility and utilizing static (solid-state) non-islanding inverters for the conversion of DC to AC.  IEC 61727 testing...

Austest Labs selected by Boeing Defence Australia for Project Currawong

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Austest Laboratories has been selected to test the strength and durability of equipment designed for Project Currawong for Boeing Defence Australia. The testing programme involves a series of extensive environmental and EMI/EMC tests performed on the new Battlespace Communications System (BCS) developed by Boeing Defence Australia for Australian Defence Force (ADF) as part of LAND 2072 Phase 2B...

Austest commissions new thermal shock chamber

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Austest Laboratories has added a fully programmable 1m x 1m x 1m temperature and humidity chamber capable of ramp rates of 7 degrees per minute, down to -70DegC and up to 180DegC.  This chamber is suitable for a number of environmental stress applications including thermal shock.  Austest has more than 10 temperature + humidity environmental chambers and 5 UV/Solar chambers located in our Sydney...

See us at Pacific 2017, 3-5 October in Sydney

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PACIFIC 2017 runs from Tuesday 3 October until Thursday 5 October 2017 at the new International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney and is the premier International Commercial and Defence Maritime Exposition in Australia. As the only comprehensive international exhibition of its kind in the Asia Pacific region, PACIFIC2017 will again provide the ideal showcase for naval defence industries...

Revised ASA Website now live

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Australian Safety Approval have updated their website to provide more information of Safety Approval requirements for Australia, including a comprehensive FAQ section that is constantly updated.  ASA has also lowered their safety certificate application fees, with new applications only $590+gst, which currently take between 2 and 5 days to process.  The site has also been completely translated...