The Politics of Reliability Testing

Posted on Jul 16th, 2013 by marybabitz
Cascade TEK's HALT testing expert, Charlie Felkins

US House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services wants more HALT/HASS testing to identify potential reliability issues in missile defense systems and components.

MIL-STD 810 Blowing Sand & Dust Test Procedure

Posted on Nov 14th, 2012 by marybabitz
MIL-STD 810 Sand and Dust Testing

We have some very helpful links on that explain the process for MIL-STD810 Blowing Sand and Dust Testing.   

Check them out!

Blowing Dust: MIL-STD-810F Procedure I

Blowing Sand: MIL-STD-810F Procedure II

Cascade TEK is ISO 17025 Certified and Accredited by A2LA to perform MIL-STD 810 Blowing Sand and Dust test procedures.




Guidance for Interpreting MIL-STD-810G

Posted on Aug 16th, 2012 by marybabitz

If you seek a better understanding of how to intrepret MIL-STD 810 test specifications, you now have some thrilling bedtime reading.

RTCA-DO-160 Section 24 Icing

Posted on Jul 12th, 2012 by marybabitz
Icing test at Cascade TEK

Here’s a chilling photo of a recent RTCA DO-160 ice test done at Cascade TEK. Just as kids cannot resist licking the frozen street pole in the dead of winter, this testing customer cannot resist the urge to touch this large ball of ice surrounding his product.

NASA's Thoughts On Random Vibration Testing

Posted on Jul 5th, 2012 by marybabitz

A good part of my work day is spent filtering through a wide variety of testing related information posted to the web.  Today I came across this NASA tutorial on how NASA uses random vibration testing for flight hardware and payloads.

Cascade TEK Helps adidas Demonstrate Ruggedness of New Device to Measure Athletic Performance

Posted on Oct 31st, 2011 by admin
Mi Coach Speed Cell Connect

adidas has recently announced the launch of its new miCoach SPEED_CELL, a small device designed to live in the sole of your sport shoe and measure the speed, distance and time for both forward and lateral movement to help athletes study and improve athletic performance.

MIL-STD Blowing Sand & Dust Test In Action

Posted on May 26th, 2010 by admin

Cascade TEK’s blowing sand and dust chamber has been operational now for a few weeks. So far we have tested products such as cell phones, door latches, filters and avionics equipment to the MIL-STD 810F Blowing Sand and Blowing Dust test specifications. Here is a picture of a test in action. It gives you a good idea of what this machine looks like. Check out Cascade TEK MIL-STD 810 Blowing Dust for details on how the MIL-STD 810 Blowing Dust test is performed.

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