Reliability

Ensure your product functions safely and without failure for its entire lifespan with Westpak’s expert testing services.

UV Accelerated Weathering

UV Accelerated Weathering

Reliable and reproducible weathering data can be generated in just a few days with excellent correlation to outdoor weathering tests. Significant savings in time and expense are therefore achieved compared to outdoor testing.

Q-Lab QUV

Our lab exposes test coupons and small assemblies to a combination of UV light, hot water vapor, and/or water spray.

Testing Cycles

Condensation cycles accurately reproduce the damaging effects of sunlight, dew, and/or rain over time.

Reliable Testing

Reliable and reproducible weathering data can be generated in just a few days with excellent correlation to outdoor weathering tests.

Salt Fog Testing

Salt Fog Testing

Salt fog testing enables one to determine the quality and reliability of a product under corrosive atmospheric conditions.

Salt Spray

Products are subjected to a corrosive salt fog environment to challenge the materials.

Test Duration

Salt Fog testing can be completed within a few days, with observable results.

Criterion

The salt spray test results are conducted through observation of the test samples upon completion of testing.

Environmental Testing

Environmental Testing

Westpak utilizes environmental chambers to evaluate the effects of a wide range of temperature and humidity conditions on products and materials.

Humidity Testing

Low humidity levels dry out bonded or glued components while high humidity may cause corrosion, gasket failure, mold, discoloration, etc.

Temperature Testing

Subjecting products to various hot and cold conditions provides insight into the effects of temperature on reliability and performance.

Thermal Shock Testing

Thermal shock testing is a process of exposing products to extremely rapid temperature changes over a wide temperature range to identify weakness.

Mechanical Shock Testing

Mechanical Shock Testing

Product fragility analysis employs mechanical shock testing to determine the product's sensitivity to impact.

Process

Mechanical shock tests are carefully designed to control parameters such as pulse shape, peak acceleration and duration.

Optimization

The reliability of most electromechanical products can be greatly enhanced by a carefully applied series of mechanical shock tests.

Product Drops

A product drop tester can be used to evaluate a product’s ability to survive handling. Angular orientation is maintained just before release creating an unrestrained impact.

HALT / HASS Testing

HALT / HASS Testing

Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT) is a specialized reliability test during which the product is exposed to environmental stresses to the point of failure.

HALT Goals

Highly Accelerated Life Testing is a specialized reliability test during which the product is exposed to environmental stresses to the point of failure.

HASS Goals

Components and small parts can be exposed to Highly Accelerated Stress Screening; a quality assurance test.

Purpose of HALT / HASS

HALT or HASS testing can evaluate the robustness of products and components, and how they may perform during their expected life.