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Acceleration Testing Lab

Acceleration testing, also known as centrifuge testing, measures the effects of constant acceleration causing increasing gravity loads. This testing is most common in the aerospace industry. Keystone Compliance offers in-depth knowledge of acceleration lab testing for commercial, military, and aerospace products.

Not only does Keystone’s proven process help avoid product launch delays; When products do not meet the requirements, we assist with finding solutions. Keystone Compliance can provide acceleration testing to a broad range of industrial, aerospace, and military standards, including MIL-STD-883, MIL-STD-810, and RTCA DO-160.

Have a question about acceleration testing? Contact us or call (724) 657-9940 and we will determine the best test plan for your product. 

Summary of Acceleration Lab Testing

The acceleration test procedure is performed to ensure that material can structurally withstand acceleration forces. 

How does the test process work?

When selecting the correct compliance procedure, the materials life cycle profiles are determined and examined.

Acceleration forces are applied slowly and held steadily for extended periods of time. However, acceleration tests vary in acceleration level, axis of acceleration, duration, test apparatus, and on/off state of test item.

What are some other common terms used to describe acceleration testing?

Other terms for acceleration testing include centrifuge testing and g-force testing.

Unless otherwise specified, the acceleration test apparatus will be the centrifuge-type. The centrifuge will subject the test specimen to the value of acceleration (g’s) specified. 

Why do I need to perform acceleration testing?

Acceleration can result in loads on mounting hardware and internal loads within material. The following list is a partial list of harmful effects of high levels of acceleration.

  • Structural deflections that interfere with material operation.
  • Permanent deformation, structural cracks, and fractures that disable or destroy material.
  • Broken fasteners and supports that result in loose parts within the material.
  • Broken mounting hardware that results in loose material within a platform.
  • Electronic circuit boards that short out and circuits that open up.
  • Seals that leak.
  • Pressure and flow regulators that change value.

The Keystone Difference

In addition to acceleration testing, Keystone has a full scope of expertise including vibration testing, temperature testing, electromagnetic compatibility testing and package testing. Our team strives to give our customers more time and energy on product development instead of testing. Keystone has a full lab of test equipment which permits us to provide short lead times on scheduling.

Ready to get started? We are. Contact us to see why so many companies work with us to achieve their environmental standard testing needs.

Follow the links below for general and specific information on the typical types of acceleration testing Keystone Compliance can accommodate.