Austest Melbourne adds combined vibration and temperature capabilities

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Austest Laboratories is pleased to announce the further expansion of its environmental test capabilities with the commissioning of a combined electrodynamic shaker with temperature chamber at its Thomastown Vic laboratory. The 10kN, 50mm displacement shaker can support payloads up to 150kg and in combination with the temperature chamber, can conduct steady-state or cyclic temperature vibration...

Ingress Protection (IP) Basics of Dust and Water standard AS 60529

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It should be self-evident that enclosures and items designed to be used outside or in harsh environmental conditions, should be designed to prevent water and dust ingress, but how do you know a product or enclosure really meets the ratings asserted by the manufacturer and what do all the IP numbers mean ? Austest Laboratories is the leader in accredited IP testing with more than 150 products...

EMC CISPR22 and CISPR13 to be replaced with CISPR32

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Years ago, manufacturers made AV equipment, while others made Information technology equipment, with crossovers between the two categories rare. Fast forward and the line between Audio Visual devices and computers is extremely blurred, with AV integrating Wifi, Bluetooth, ethernet and other technologies. CISPR32 “Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment – Emission requirements” is a...

See us at AUSPAC 2017, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park 7 – 10 March

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AUSPAC 2017 is Australasia’s all encompassing exhibition for food, beverage and pharmaceutical processing and packaging industry event with more than 350 exhibitors. The immense show floor is packed with machinery in action, interactive displays, networking hubs and educational opportunities. You will experience 15,000+ sqm of machinery, products and solutions for 40+ vertical markets...

Radio Equipment Directive for European CE Mark (RED)

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Manufacturers placing new or currently RTTED-compliant products on the market from 13 Jun 2017 onwards must ensure that products comply with the new RED requirements. The European Union adopted a new set of rules for placing radio equipment on the European market, known as the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) (2014/53/EU which was published on 22 May 2014).  RED supersedes the R&TTE Directive...

Austest expands MIL Standard 461E/F and CE106 and CS106 to accredited scope

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This accreditation update extends our MIL-STD-461E/F at our Castle Hill facilities to meet our clients testing needs. CE106 accreditation to 40 GHz allows us to test radio modules located within Defence equipment including HF, VHF/UHF, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. CS106 accreditation now provides a full test service for ship and submarine systems. In addition, our NSW Central Coast OATS (Open Area...

See us at AVALON 2017, Avalon Airport, Geelong 28 Feb till 3 March 2017

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Avalon 2017 is a global business event, attracting senior civil aviation, air transport, aerospace and defence industry, military and government decision-makers from around the world. Austest Laboratories is proud to be part of the exhibition and can be found on the NSW Government stand 2G6 located in Hall 2. The Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition is a...

Austest adds IEC 62116 to accredited scope

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Austest Sydney is now accredited for inverter testing to IEC 62116: “Testing procedure of Islanding Prevention Methods for Utility-Interactive Photovoltaic Inverters”.  This standard is increasingly requested by power distributors such as the Western Australian State Government owned, Western Power. Austest’s scope covers both single and 3 phase inverters and compliments our...

Biofiba illegal use of Austest trademarked logo

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It has come to our attention that Biofiba Australia Pty Ltd has placed the Austest Laboratories “Australian Tested, Australian Standards” trademarked logo on their website without permission.  Austest Laboratories has not provided any testing services to Biofiba.  Biofiba have been instructed to remove our logo from their website immediately and cease any links between the testing of...

Battery Charger for self-balancing scooters and hover boards

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  The Australian Commonwealth Government has introduced a mandatory standard under the Australian Consumer Law to ensure the safety of self-balancing scooters (previously called ‘hoverboards’). The safety standard is registered on the Federal Register of Legislation as the Consumer Goods (Self-balancing Scooters) Safety Standard 2016. . The Standard applies to a two-wheeled ride on device...

Explaining SRS – Part 2

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SRS in Defence Applications and Replacement for MIL-STD-901D Introduction: Equipment designed for defence applications are usually required to pass tests to ensure that they do not fail when subjected to mechanical shocks that could be encountered in transport or field environments. The most authoritative and widely used standard for Shock testing of defence equipment is the MIL-STD-810 (the...

New Standard for Downlights and other Recessed luminaires

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AS/NZS 60598.2.2:2016 Particular requirements – Recessed luminaires Standards Australia have recent published a new joint Australian and New Zealand standard for recessed luminaires (2016 Edition) which now includes specific classifications for the various types of both domestic and commercial luminaires. The new labelling requirements will assist the installer to choose the right product...

Only weeks until Inverters are removed from the CEC Approved List

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Changes for CEC inverter listings By 9 October 2016, all inverters and PCE on the CEC-approved list will need to be fully compliant with AS/NZS 4777.2:2015.  All products that have not been relisted with this information this date will be removed. All inverters and PCE on the CEC approved list will need to provide an additional test report and safety approval certificate showing that the product...