Tumble Testing, aka Repeated Free Fall Testing

Tumble Testing, also known as Repeated Free Fall Testing, is the latest addition to WESTPAK’s portfolio of reliability tests. The testing evaluates small mechanical items such as electrical components or connectors, for their ability to resist breakage caused by knocks, jolts, and falls received during operational use or repair work. WESTPAK’s 5-chamber machine provides 1,000-mm […]

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Meet Sling Shot: WESTPAK’s High-Speed Shock Test Machine

Mechanical Shock test machines are essential tools to determine an item’s ability to withstand a physical shock such as a drop, sudden impact, or explosion. WESTPAK’s group of 10 shock testing machines is complemented with our fastest system, appropriately named “Sling Shot,” a High-Speed unit with Peak Velocity Change of 30 m/sec (98 ft/sec) for […]

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TESTED.com Compression Test: How Much Weight to Burst an Exercise Ball?

Kishore and Norm brought an exercise ball sample to WESTPAK, Inc.’s accredited test lab in San Jose, CA for testing using the Compression Test machine. How much force will it take to burst the ball?   Kishore guessed 2,000 pounds while Norm said 1,000 to 1,500 pounds was his estimate. WESTPAK’s Compression Test machine uses hydraulic power to apply […]

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HALT Testing at Westpak, Inc.

Westpak’s San Diego laboratory has recently added HALT (Highly Accelerated Life Testing) to its Reliability testing capabilities.       HALT is a way to uncover problems associated with product design, materials, and production processes in the minimum amount of time. Utilizing the HALT chamber will identify which component will fail first. The objective is to locate and […]

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