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The testing division of Cascade TEK, with laboratories in Hillsboro and Longmont
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Acceleration Testing - Terrifying To Watch

Posted on Apr 16th, 2014 by marybabitz

Cascade TEK has added a 600 pound gantry crane in our open pit acceleration centrifuge.   Designed to perform acceleration tests associated with RTCA DO-160’s Crash Safety Testing, the new gantry crane will help our fantastic Test Techs mount larger, heavier items onto the centrifuge.    

Acceleration testing is terrifying to watch.  Our largest centrifuge has an 8’ arm and can whip up about 100 g’s of centrifugal force. Monitoring the tests is done outside the steel re-inforced cinder block pit via a large flat panel display.

Cascade TEK is A2LA Accredited for perform acceleration testing.

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