Here is a link to purchase a new guideline to HALT and HASS testing. What’s unique about this guide is that is that the developers consisted of both users and manufactures of HALT/HASS testing/equipment for an experience rich and unbiased source of information.
Cascade TEK’s hi-vac ovens utilize a turbo pump to get into vacuum levels in the 10-7torr range. The interior of a turbo pump is loaded with blades that spin as fast as 20,000 rpm to achieve those hi-vacuum levels. The catch is…. turbo pumps cannot pump at atmospheric pressure. Turbo pumps should only be activated once the 1st stage “rough” vacuum pump has already pumped the system down to a pressure level that is low enough for the turbo to work.
ASTM B117 is the most widely used corrosion test. Cascade TEK is accredited to perform ASTM 117 and has published a quick reference on ASTM B117 answering questions such as:
Reasons to consider running an ASTM B117 Test
What results can you expect from a B117 Salt Fog Test?
When NOT to use ASTM B117 as the corrosion test standard
The general conditions and most popular exposure durations of ASTM B117
Helpful Tips -Before You Salt Fog Test
Cascade TEK Develops Vacuum Drying Processes For Medical Device Manufacturing
Vacuum Drying Works. Manufacturing Process Engineers know that vacuum drying is the most efficient method to remove moisture from products. Particularly in the medical device industry when products can be temperature sensitive.
Cascade TEK now offers liquid to liquid thermal shock testing to MIL-STD 883 Method 1011 and MIL-STD 202, Method 107.
Liquid thermal shock chambers consist of separately controlled hot and cold baths in an inert liquid (typically Galden). The liquid provides an excellent heat exchange rate, allowing the item under test to be moved very rapidly between temperature extremes and resulting in an immediate temperature change. The liquid used in liquid thermal shock testing does not coat the product or conduct electricity.
Seidio gave Cascade TEK a shout-out for Ingress Protection Testing on their OBEX Waterproof Cellphone Cases. IP (Ingress Protection) is a classification system established by the International Electrotechnical Commission. IP ratings define the effectiveness of enclosures of electrical equipment enclosures against intrusion from moisture, dust, etc…
An IP rating of 6 denotes the highest level on contact protection – 100% dust proof.
All matters related to product testing, both environmental reliability and EMC/EMI can be found at Denver’s AmCon Design & Contract Manufacturing Expo . Cascade TEK and Guy Dodds from EMC Integrity will be exhibiting and ready to discuss all of your product testing needs. Learn more about how EMC Integrity and Cascade TEK can handle Colorado’s environmental and EMI testing at our neighboring laboratories in Longmont, Colorado.
Great Boulder Business Report article on EMC Integrity’s EMI Test Facility in Longmont. Special thanks to Guy Dodds for the Cascade TEK mention in the article! The neighborly Longmont location and relationship between EMC Integrity and Cascade TEK makes testing convenient for our Colorado testing customers.
Congratulations Vince, Guy and EMC Integrity!
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