Reliability Testing in Action
Electronic signatures are now the norm in retail environments as well as general industry. Because a signature capture pad must withstand thousands of stylus interactions, it is helpful to evaluate different screen materials for wear resistance. ACS has developed a way to simulate repetitive signatures in various dirt/dust environments to help alleviate the “scratched screen” phenomenon.
Hand held devices run the risk of being dropped daily. The tumble test is a standardized method used to measure the impact resistance of a device that may encounter rough use. Whether this test is used for benchmarking a product or comparing it to the competition, it is an effective way to measure resilience.
Pressure sensitive labels and tapes may be evaluated by peeling specimens from different substrates in various directions. These tests give an indication of the permanence (removability) of a label or tape. In addition, a test may become application-specific by using substrates other than stainless steel, such as cardboard or painted steel racking material.
Operators interact with various components of equipment during everyday use and periodic maintenance. Whether it is opening doors, sliding drawers or inserting components, ACS can replicate human interactions with machinery. These complex motions may be repeated to replicate a lifetime of use.
Repeated Key Press
Keyboards and control panels have components which encounter thousands of actuations during a lifetime of use. We have automated systems that may be programmed for various force and cycle scenarios to evaluate how robust your product is.