As the use of electronic devices grows in the automotive industry, our Engaged Experts are on the leading edge of the technological change and new consumer trends, providing the most comprehensive suite of electronics testing services in the industry. Our goal is to ensure that the electronic systems that you are using in your vehicles are safe and interact seamlessly with other electrical components and accessories.

For electrical and electronic products to be sold in markets around the world, it is a requirement that electrical safety regulations and standards are met to denote compliance.

As a trusted testing partner, we support our customers by providing a complete suite of automotive electronics testing to the most stringent testing standards ensuring the safety and reliability of electrical and electronic equipment, from electrical braking modules to airbag safety systems, from autonomous control systems to built-in navigation and entertainment systems. 

For more information on our electronics tests or to let us know how we can assist with testing your automotive electronic components, contact us today. 

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Standards we test to

Element understands the challenges of bringing electrical and electronic components to market in a timely fashion while meeting the high-quality expectations of the industry. 

We perform testing to a wide variety of specifications and requirements, including various ASTM, DIN, FLTM, DOE, ECE and FMVSS regulations, Ford, GM, Chrysler, John Deere, IEC, ISO, JIS, Mil-STD, NES, RTCA, DO 160, SAE, Honda, Toyota, UL, USCAR, and VW specifications. 

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Electrical Load Testing

Element's electrical engineering experts offer comprehensive solutions for electrical load testing to OEM customers and their chain suppliers around the world. 

Our laboratories are outfitted with advanced equipment, including two oscilloscopes capable of measuring signals at 1 GHz, and an array of environmental chambers providing testing temperatures ranging from -73°C to +177°C. 

Our electrical load testing services include:    

  • Reverse Polarity
  • Over-Voltage
  • Switched Battery Lines
  • State Change Waveform Characterization
  • Ground Path Inductance Sensitivity
  • Power Supply Interruptions
  • Battery Voltage Dropout
  • Intermittent and Continuous Short Circuit to Battery and Ground for Input/Output
  • Multiple Power and Ground Short Circuits Including Pass Though
  • Jump Start
  • Parasitic Current
  • Sinusoidal and Pulse Superimposed Voltage
  • Insulation Resistance
  • Power Offset
  • Ground Offset
  • Discrete Digital Input Threshold Voltage
  • Open Circuit - Single and Multiple Line Interruption
  • Over Load - All and Fuse Protected
  • Crank Pulse Capability and Durability
  • Isolation Evaluation
  • Puncture Strength
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Climatics & Environmental Simulation

Environmental testing and climatic simulations provide critical data on the performance of your product, part or component in response to the extreme conditions found in their operating environments. 

Element’s climatic and environmental testing facilities are comprised of reach-in, walk-in, and drive-in chambers that are fully programmable to allow precisely controlled ramping speeds in order to duplicate any desired specification or environmental cycling strategy. 

In conjunction with environmental testing, we also provide mechanical cycling, vibration, and system operational tests. 

Some of the tests we perform include: 

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Vibration Testing & Analysis Services

A critical part of vehicle development, vibration testing and analysis help validate your design to see if it will withstand its intended environment. 

Vibration testing simulates a variety of transportation scenarios, operating environments, and the effect of external vibration within a test environment. Element’s vibration testing facilities are comprised of electro-dynamic and servo-hydraulic systems that can replicate low and high-frequency conditions, offering state-of-the-art solutions to your most challenging requirements. 

The vibration testing methods we perform include:

Sinusoidal Vibration Testing

  • Sine on Sine
  • Sine on Random
  • Resonance Search and Dwell Testing
  • Phase track and Dwell
  • Acceleration, Velocity & Displacement Control

Random Vibration Testing

  • Narrow Band Random on Random
  • Sine on Random
  • Fatigue Damage Spectrum
  • Random Import

Transient Capture

Field Data Replication

Helicopter Rotor Frequency Simulation

Gunfire Simulation

Shock Response Spectrum (SRS)

Windmill Vibration

6 Degrees Of Freedom (DOF) – Multi-Axis Simulation (MAST)

4 & 6 Post Road Simulation

Combined Vibration Testing with Environmental Conditions

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Drop & Shock Testing

Used to measure the impact of sudden acceleration caused by explosion, drop, or collision, shock testing is a valuable tool to prepare products for harsh industrial, transportation, and military environments. 

Drop and shock testing involves subjecting components to acceleration up to 50,000 g at target time durations allowing further analytical analysis. We then evaluate the product for damage and stress, and to ensure that it can meet the demands of its work environment. 

Our drop and shock testing capabilities include:

  • Operational shock and crash safety
  • Gunfire simulation
  • Classical shock
  • Decaying sine wave testing
  • Bump testing
  • Impulse testing
  • Drop testing
  • Impact testing
  • Pendulum Impact
  • Transportation Shock and Vibration
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Our team of over 6,700 Engaged Experts in North America, Europe, The Middle East, Australia, Asia and Africa are ready to help you.