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Altitude Testing

Altitude Testing Services

In the altitude testing laboratories of the Cross Testing labs, we’re able to simulate both high and low altitudes, associated temperatures, and other altitude-related conditions on materials, subassemblies, components, or whole products. We can then provide all performance data acquired through testing to manufacturers, businesses, or development teams throughout many industries. That way designers and distributors can have all the information necessary to make altitude-related decisions about their products.

High altitude simulation testing involves simulating altitudes that the material, component, or product may be exposed to throughout its lifecycle. With testing capabilities of up to 100,000 feet, we can verify behavior, product integrity, and durability.

Taking into account temperature fluctuations, pressure changes, and elevation, our altitude testing services can provide a comprehensive picture of how your product will behave in these situations.

Altitude Testing Applications

While altitude testing is obviously critical for aerospace applications, there are other industries that require it as well. For example, any product that is going to be shipped long distances via airline or be exposed to the lower pressures of over-sea shipping can benefit from altitude testing.

We understand that it can be a major operational problem if you can’t ship your product. Through precise altitude testing, we’re able to ensure that your product will survive the trip without significant damage or alterations due to changes in altitude.

Through combined testing, we’re able to simulate not only the altitudinal changes a product may go through, but also the associated environmental changes. Our wide range of testing services has proven invaluable to many industries and provided us with a high capacity to deliver accurate results.

Automotive

Aerospace

Consumer Products

Pharmaceutical

Electronics

Altitude Chambers and Simulation

When it comes to excessive elevation and high altitudes, products and equipment must maintain a level of durability. Our altitude test chambers are able to accurately simulate potential atmospheric conditions that a product will experience, as well as precisely record any changes or stresses the product will undergo in the process.

Altitude testing is typically performed at fixed altitudes, simulating the shipment process a product may encounter. The dwell time at a specific altitude can range anywhere from an hour to several days. Another common feature is simulating a large change in altitude to ensure product durability and ability to withstand shipping operations.

Our test chambers for altitude simulation are able to provide standard altitude simulation as well as combined altitude/temperature testing, and altitude cycling. If you’re concerned about the integrity of your product when exposed to the environmental conditions of altitude changes, Cross can help. Contact one of our experts today to learn more.

Temperature Fluctuations

Humidity Changes

Atmospheric Pressure

Elevation Ramping

Combining Product or Materials Altitude Testing Procedures

In many cases, altitude testing can be combined with other testing procedures. For instance, environmental testing may be another important consideration when determining product behavior at elevation. Durability testing may also be necessary to evaluate a product’s ability to be transported. And color analysis may also be performed to ensure changes in altitude or environment don’t affect the quality of the product.

In order to get a comprehensive picture of how your product will perform under differing conditions, it’s typically best practice to perform a combination of these tests.

Our experts will work directly with you to ensure that your product, component, or part is getting all the tests it needs to guarantee success. While also providing suggestions for better performance in the future.

These suggestions for improvement can be a valuable resource for manufacturers or other businesses. Being able to forecast product performance can provide implementation roadmaps, predict end-user satisfaction, prevent future headaches, and ultimately save money.

However, custom testing combinations is just one of the ways that working with Cross is a commitment to the success of your product. We have much to offer our customers and partners in terms of added value. And we can offer that value to your operation, too. Contact Cross Testing today to discuss the testing services your product needs and devise a comprehensive testing plan.

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State of the Art Testing Facilities

Test results are only as reliable as the equipment performing them. So in order to provide total quality assurance to our customers, we always aim to utilize the most accurate testing equipment available to us. Our aim is for our tests to be accurate, repeatable, and traceable. And a state of the art product or materials testing facility is able to provide that.

Our ISO 17025 accredited testing laboratories are equipped with a wide range of testing equipment, from environmental chambers to high speed video capture. With our equipment, personnel, and expertise, Cross Testing has become an extension of the product testing and development team for many operations across dozens of industries.

When it comes to products, materials, or components testing, our investments into our lab equipment and technicians have set a high standard for accuracy and reliability. Our comprehensive range of testing equipment, technical expertise, and our level of flexibility allows us to provide the tests our customers need. Whether it’s testing to ensure factory standards are met, custom testing solutions, or industry-standard tests (such as durability or hardness), Cross can provide the services you’re looking for.

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Why Cross Testing?

At Cross, the most important thing to us is the success of our customers. That’s why we go out of our way to design custom testing solutions that ensure future production success for every single one of them. All while also offering world-class customer service. And when you combine those two factors with industry-leading expertise and a cutting-edge testing lab, you get a winning combination.

Our ISO 17025 accredited testing facilities in the U.S. and Mexico can provide you with product testing, materials testing, environmental testing, lifecycle testing, and many other testing services. Whether it’s for automotive, aerospace, consumer products, pharmaceutical, or a wide range of other industries, we can help.

There’s a reason so many companies and manufacturers across so many industries choose to work with Cross Testing again and again. Contact us today and we’ll give you a reason to keep coming back, too.

Find Altitude Testing Near Me

Offering a range of testing services from our testing laboratories in the U.S. and Mexico. Learn more about the expert testing procedures performed in our state-of-the-art facilities. We can provide you with actionable data about your parts or materials so that you can make the best decisions for your product, your production process, and your end users. We can also provide calibration services, inspection services, and metrology products through our network of ISO 17025 accredited precision measurement labs.

 

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