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IEC 60068-2-64 Vibration Testing

IEC 60068-2-64 Vibration Testing

IEC 60068-2-64 testing demonstrates how specimens resist dynamic loads subjected to vibrations without degradation. As an ISO 17025 certified lab, we realize the importance of IEC vibration testing. Meeting the IEC 60068-2-64 requirements can be difficult. We understand the challenges and guide companies through the process.

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Summary of IEC 60068-2-64 Random Vibration Testing

The IEC 60068-2-64 package testing standard addresses structural integrity. The scope of this transit testing standard demonstrates the adequacy of equipment to resist dynamic loads under random vibration. Units that meet the test requirement have no or acceptable degradation of function or structural integrity.

Broadband random vibration may be used to identify several issues. These issues include accumulated stress effects and the resulting mechanical weakness. Another issue could be the degradation in the unit’s specified performance.

IEC 60068-2-64 transit testing applies to specimens that may be subjected to vibration of a stochastic nature. This vibration can result from transportation or operational environments. For example, in aircraft, space vehicles, and land vehicles.

Scope of IEC 60068-2-64 Regulatory Compliance Lab Testing

The methods and techniques in this standard are based on digital control of random vibration. It permits the introduction of variations to suit individual cases if these are prescribed by the relevant specification.

Compared with most other tests, this test is not based on deterministic but on statistical techniques. Broad-band random vibration testing is therefore described in terms of probability and statistical averages.

The IEC 60068-2-64 integrity test is based primarily on the use of an electrodynamic or a servo-hydraulic vibration generator with an associated computer-based control system used as a vibration testing system.

This IEC compliance test standard is generally intended for unpackaged specimens. However, it is also intended for items in their transportation container when the latter may be considered as part of the specimen itself. If the item is packaged, then the item itself is referred to as a product. In this case, the item and its packaging together are referred to as a test specimen.

Some specimens can be subjected to the vibration of a combination of random and other forces. These can result from transportation or real-life environments. Examples include aircraft, space vehicles, and items in their transportation container. In these cases, testing with pure random may not be sufficient.

IEC 60068-2-64 Laboratory Testing Procedures


First, the specific testing requirements based on the specimen’s intended use and environment are determined. Next, appropriate test severity levels and conditions are selected. These are based on the specimen’s operational and transportation environments.

Testing Sequence

IEC 60068-2-64 compliance testing follows a specific test sequence. This sequence is as follows:

  • Initial vibration response investigation, if prescribed;
  • Low-level excitation for equalization before proceeding to the full level test in one continuous mode;
  • Random vibration testing;
  • Final vibration response investigation, if prescribed.

The IEC 60068-2-64 test item is to be excited in each of the preferred testing axes. Generally, the order of the testing along these axes is not important. If the specimen is sensitive to gravity, for example, a mercury tilt switch, then vibration may only be applied in its normal service position and shall be prescribed by the relevant specification.

Test Report

Lastly, all test conditions, procedures, observations, and results are documented. The report also includes information on any deviations from the specified procedures and their impact on the test results.

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