Despite its straightforward name and protocols, some of the specific details around salt fog testing and its applications can be a bit, well, foggy. To unpack the uses of salt fog tests and how ARL conducts them, we spoke with Larry Legler, our Chief Technology Officer.
ARL’s Reliability Testing Services are performed by knowledgeable technical staff who will provide you with quick, reliable and cost-effective consultation, execution and reporting. Our facilities allow us to perform a wide range of standard testing that meets established benchmarks in a variety of industries. We also recognize that the test doesn’t end when the data is gathered.
This week we’re introducing the Rockwell Hardness Test, ASTM D785-08. A material’s Rockwell hardness number is calculated from the “net increase in depth impression as the load on an indenter is increased from a fixed minor load to a major load and then returned to a minor load.” Knowing this characteristic is a must for any product destined for harsh environments such as aerospace, automotive, packaging, dental/medical, construction, wearables, and jigs/fixtures.
There is more to a lab than just hardware. A lab is governed by human expertise and experience. Through our Consulting Services, we are committed to working with you to create solid test strategies for your product while freeing up your valuable engineering staff to focus on their core competencies and new product development rather than bogging them down with reliability planning.
Product Reliability Testing, Consulting & Staffing
Our extensive lab performs a wide range of product reliability testing that meet established benchmarks in a variety of industries.
Our expert staff will create the solid test strategies your products require while freeing up time for your valuable engineering staff.
Learn more about ARL and why we are regarded as one of the premier product reliability labs in the country.