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HALT is performed to uncover design and/or process weaknesses that would escape conventional qualification methods. A HASS manufacturing screen ensures that the products coming off the assembly line continue to meet the same high engineering standards.
Bring your battery technologies to market quickly and cost-effectively while having confidence in knowing exactly how your power source will perform by using charge / discharge cycles under controlled conditions and identify capacity loss as well as other possible weaknesses.
ARL performs a wide range of environmental testing – from temperature and altitude testing to ingress protection and salt spray testing – to verify that your part or product can withstand the harsh environmental conditions it may encounter.
Shock and vibration, drop testing, hardness testing, tensile testing and mechanical fatigue testing can determine product performance and life expectancy of the mechanical aspects of your product.
The custom testing our lab can provide will quantify performance, warranty, wear-out, maintenance and other valuable information. Custom test development including both hardware and software, creation of testing procedures, reduction in overall testing time, and results reporting.
Additive manufacturing testing is key to provide the knowledge of how materials work and how designs can be improved for more reliable products. ARL’s Additive Manufacturing Tests include mechanical, environmental, ingress and accelerated life testing including specialized equipment like hardness / tensile testers and a Hexagon Romer 3D Scanner.
Who We Are
Recognized as one of the top product reliability labs in the country with a unique balance of testing, consulting and on-site staffing services, Austin Reliability Labs (ARL) is a place where we recognize the hard work and passion that goes into the design and development of your product and want to find any problems in an effort to perfect it. We also understand a reputation is something that builds over time, so we focus on establishing long-term partnerships with each of our clients. With that in mind, we can test to widely-accepted customer-provided standards or help customers find the right standard for their product’s requirements. Unlike many other reliability labs, we can also provide pass / fail reports on all of our tests and decipher the results for you in order to maximize your product’s success. We believe quality is infused by finding every flaw in a product and methodically removing each one until the product shines. As a result, only a thorough, comprehensive reliability test program, as provided by ARL, will allow a product to emerge that will earn or maintain an unsullied and clean brand reputation.
Backed by test methods accredited to the ISO/IEC 17025 standards, our lab provides the reliability tests your product needs and develops test strategies at the right price. Additionally, our lab is home to a wide array of equipment to accommodate a multitude of testing requirements for your product, including numerous test chambers (covering HALT/HASS, thermal, humidity, altitude, dust, salt spray, and solar testing), two electrodynamic shakers, a hydraulic shaker, two shock towers, a drop tester, battery life cycle testers and a tensile tower system. Of note, our test chambers are available for steady-state stability testing, basic temperature cycling or accelerated stress testing in a variety of sizes to accommodate your products. All chambers also feature NIST traceable calibrations and our thermal experts are ready to assist in thermocoupling and real-time temperature monitoring of your products.
Our team can also help evaluate your qualification and reliability test plan to make sure the tests you’re running are the best for your unique product and its uses. From HALT and HASS to Battery Life, Qualification, Environmental, Mechanical, Additive Manufacturing and Custom testing, ARL can deliver whatever reliability test services you require. Our goal, whether your test standards are global, client-required or self-defined, is to be your trusted partner in ensuring that your product will perform reliably throughout its targeted life.
Employee professionalism and appearance exemplify your company’s high standards, and your personnel were very knowledgeable on subject matter during my tour. The tour had a good flow, key areas were highlighted and shown, and equipment demonstrations were a nice addition. Employees were excited when they talked about their areas and the company. The building was clean, well lit, at a comfortable temperature, and areas were organized. Needless to say, I was very impressed.
“Our testing was successful in all aspects, due in large part to the action of the ARL team. Before we arrived at ARL we coordinated with Steve – he was both knowledgeable and helpful, and made sure that we would be getting the data we required in the format required. He went as far as to upgrade a software program to ensure that we would have data acquired at the appropriate sampling rate. This was critical, as we have to comply with a very strict NASA specification and the sampling rate was of paramount importance. During testing we worked directly with Jon and Brandon. They were a professional team and were very supportive of our testing (and troubleshooting!) Jon was an expert at the operation of the software, which was very comforting;
our test involved a single event that had to be captured. His knowledge of the program and associated hardware assured us that the data would be captured. While setting up for our testing we had to perform some in-field examination and modification. Jon and Brandon were very helpful; they provided tools that we hadn’t anticipated needing, as well as additional instrumentation for troubleshooting. In fact, this instrumentation gave us insight into the operation of our system. In the end, their assistance helped us achieve a successful test.”
“Our company would like to take a moment and thank you for a job well done. We were inquiring ARL to gather some comparative data and your approach as well as the final document was well received. I am not trying to justify the data itself, but the collection, presentation and the overall effectiveness of the data. We commend you for getting this relationship off to a great start. Keep up the good work!”
“I just wanted to pass along a huge compliment to ARL. From the very first call to Steve and a returned call from Dave, their professionalism shined through – they were both so polite and helpful. Dave was extremely helpful in explaining your services and advising me on what type of testing would be applicable for our requirements as well as additional testing we should think about in the future. I want to compliment ARL on having a well-trained, well-coached and extremely professional bunch of folks! That group is representative of what a great company should operate like!”
“The testing performed at ARL did prove quite valuable in uncovering a design/manufacturing marginality which has since been addressed. From the time I walked through the front door of your company to the completion of the product testing, everyone I met at ARL was extremely helpful and professional. All my questions were addressed immediately, and I also enjoyed the tour of the facility as time allowed. In particular I’d like to mention Steve Derrick, Jon Roesch and Brandon Herrera. These three gentlemen were the team with whom I interfaced directly in the evaluation of the product. Thanks to their knowledge, experience and focus on the task at hand, we finished the job on time and with excellent, actionable results. Plus, they made me feel like part of the team for my brief time there – I really appreciate that.”
“Great responsiveness, quality testing and documentation. ARL representatives were respectful, helpful and friendly.”
“I have tested on a number of different occasions and every time I have been to your facility, the staff has always been friendly and accommodated our requests as best as possible. The staff is always knowledgeable about the testing and has been able to provide feedback when needed. But overall, I think that the lab is great and look forward to using them for future testing needs.”
“I would like to thank your team for their support of our vibration testing for our qualification project. Our testing was successful in all aspects, due in large part to the actions of the ARL team. This series of tests is very representative of the work that ARL has performed in support of our projects. Thank you again, from our team to yours, We look forward to partnering with you on our next project.”