Westpak is certified to conduct product/package integrity testing to help guarantee successful delivery of products worldwide by any means of transportation.

Westpak is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025-2005, one of the most rigorous standards available for a mechanical testing laboratory.

Military Vibration Testing

Essentially all products and materials will experience vibration, whether during manufacture, transportation, maintenance, or operational use. Vibration tests are performed to ensure products and materials will withstand these vibration exposures during their life cycle. Westpak performs Vibration Testing for Military clients per the applicable sections of MIL STD 810G. 

Vibration occurs at varying levels of intensity in the in-use environment and during all forms of transportation. Vibration results in dynamic deflections of and within material. These dynamic deflections and associated velocities and accelerations may cause or contribute to structural fatigue and mechanical wear of structures, assemblies, and parts. In addition, dynamic deflections may result in impacting of elements and/or disruption of function. 

Typical Procedures/Protocols

For Military applications, these symptoms of vibration-induced problems can lead to severe losses:

  • Chafed wiring
  • Loose fasteners/components
  • Intermittent electrical contacts
  • Electrical shorts
  • Deformed seals
  • Failed components
  • Optical or mechanical misalignment
  • Cracked and/or broken structures
  • Migration of particles and failed components
  • Particles and failed components lodged in circuitry or mechanisms
  • Excessive electrical noise
  • Fretting corrosion in bearings

Westpak Capabilities

Westpak continually upgrades and expands its equipment line-up. Therefore this list is a minimum of our capabilities:

(10) Vertical ED shakers with frequency range to 3kHz
(3) Horizontal ED shakers with frequency range to 3kHz
(9) Vertical EH Vibration Test Systems with weight capacity to 2250 Kg (5Klb)
(1) Horizontal EH Vibration Test System , 1000 Kg (2200 lb.)

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