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...

Clean Energy Council issue drop dead date for Inverter compliance to IEC62109-1 and IEC62109-2

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The Australian Clean Energy Council (CEC) have introduced a new listing process for off and on grid connect inverters which will shortly be available. “The new procedure will capture recent changes to standards and offer more information to designers, installers and end users.” Companies who have products listed on the current inverter list (grid connect and offgrid) must seek testing...

UV Testing Seminar, Paint & Polymer Degradation – A Practical Approach to Accelerated Testing, 5 Feb 2013 (Free!)

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Limited spaces are available on Tuesday morning the 5th of February for a free ½ day seminar commencing 9.30am at our Castle Hill NSW lab, hosted in conjunction with  Nick Harkness Pty Ltd.  The seminar will be conducted by Rich Kish, International Sales Manager for Q-Lab, well known US manufacturers of UV weathering testers. All polymers are subject to environmental conditions that cause them to...

Austest now accredited for testing on & off grid inverters to IEC 62109

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Austest Laboratories is now accredited for testing grid connected and off grid inverters to IEC 62109‐1:2010 and IEC 62109‐2:2011. The electrical safety elements of these standards will eventually take over from AS/NZS 3100 for grid connect inverters and other styles of inverters including off grid.  They combine the electrical safety requirements currently required by AS/NZS 3100 and the...

Austest Labs Melbourne providing accredited water and dust ingress testing to AS/NZS 60529

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Austest Labs new Thomastown facility now provides fully accredited testing to AS/NZS 60529 for dust and water ingress up to IP68. This is in addition to our recent new Sydney dust chamber capable of testing items up to 3m x 2m. Contact Austest Melbourne on 03 9464 4016 IP First Numeral – Protection from solid objects/dust, IP IP0X No protection IP1X Protection against solid objects > 50...

Austest Melbourne adds AS/NZS 60529 (Ingress Protection for Dust and Water) Test Capabilities

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Austest Melbourne (new location in Thomastown off the Dalton road exit of the Metropolitan ring road ) has added water and dust Ingress Protection test capabilities up to IP68. IP First Numeral – Protection from solid objects/dust IP0X No protection IP1X Protection against solid objects > 50 mm IP2X Protection against solid objects > 12 mm IP3X Protection against solid objects > 2...

Austest Sydney adds a new environmental chamber and establishes separate facilities for environmental tesing

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Austest Sydney has commissioned another new environmental chamber capable of -40°C to +150°C, with a ramp up rate of 3° per minute, a pull down rate of 1° per minute and relative humidity up to 98%.  Internal dimensions are 1 cubic metre.   The chamber is located in new, separate premises, also located in Castle Hill, housing Austest’s other environmental test equipment including salt...