Jean-Pierre Rioux - General Manager
NTS Boucherville — Montreal Labs With World-Class Electronic and Environmental Testing Capabilities
As a part of the NTS network of laboratories, our Boucherville and Chambly facilities are fully equipped to provide the expertise and customized testing solutions to meet all your product development and regulatory compliance needs.
Read on to learn more about the wide range of testing services we specialize in to help you proceed from concept to final product in a safe, profitable and compliant manner.
Established in 2000 as Fiarex Testing Laboratory and CEM Testing Laboratory, these Montreal labs joined NTS in 2017 to bolster our already extensive range of test services. All delivered by an experienced and resourceful team dedicated to meeting the testing needs of our aerospace, defense, transportation and other client partners. The Boucherville location is home to our EMI capabilities in the region, while the Chambly facility is where you will find our Dynamic and Climatic testing, click here to learn more about our Chambly, QC testing laboratory.
EMI / EMC Testing at NTS Boucherville
The conformity to electromagnetic compatibility and interference (EMC and EMI) norms and regulations is a crucial step in the development of every electric and electronic product. Plus, if for any reason the appropriate electromagnetic compatibility has not been fully taken into consideration during a product’s design, it is highly likely that its functional performance and reliability will be adversely impacted later.
For companies that supply electronic components to industries ranging from telecommunications to the defense sector, it simply makes sense for your individual products, as well as your business’s overall reputation, to be proactive about your EMI/EMC testing. That is why putting our technical expertise, semi-anechoic chambers and state-of-the-art equipment behind your next project is such a prudent decision.
The NTS Boucherville EMC testing laboratory is fully equipped and ready to support during your products’ EMC and EMI qualification process—from prototype development to proper product certification. NTS also offers counseling services, to help reduce development time and promote a more efficient certification process.
EMI/EMC Testing Highlights
- Servicing the Consumer Electronics Industry
- Radiated Susceptibility ~ 30 V/m, frequency range 10 kHz to 18 GHz,
- Radiated Emissions ~ 30 Hz to 40 GHz
- 3 meter Semi-anechoic chamber
- 10’ x 10’ doors
- Extended ground plane test beds
- AC & Telecom port surge, Electrical Fast Transients, Ring-wave, and bust testing
- Electrical power characteristics testing for consumer electronics
- Shielding effectiveness, transfer impedance
- Electrostatic discharge up to 30 kV
Environmental Testing in Boucherville
How do you accurately predict the integrity of a product before it is put into use in its planned environment? For manufacturers of technical components intended for use in satellites, aircraft and other critical assemblies that will regularly meet with harsh conditions in their daily operations, there is only one solution. With more than 50 years of materials testing experience, we know precisely how to take the guesswork out of predicting the lifecycles of critical components.
Through rigorous environmental simulation testing, products are far better prepared for their real-world applications by first submitting them to tests that simulate the conditions they will face once in use. Imagine the extreme thermal fluctuations that satellite components must successfully endure, and you begin to understand why this type of testing is so critical to a mission’s success.
Especially when equipment is exposed to direct sunlight, vibrations or other shocks, the importance of environmental testing cannot be stressed enough. When prototypes and products are still being developed, this type of testing allows engineers, designers and manufacturers to fully meet the needs of their clients — even when a client is the U.S. Department of Defense or NASA.
Many standards require the conducting of environmental testing. For aerospace suppliers to companies like Airbus and Boeing, environmental testing is required to meet the DO-160 standard. Additionally, all military contractors must conduct thorough environmental testing to conform to MIL standards, such as MIL-STD-810.
We can test everything from accelerated aging to surviving drops. In addition, environmental testing often involves acceleration, vibration, shock, thermal and humidity tests to fully simulate the conditions that products will endure once they are put into service.
What is also important to note is that when you entrust your environmental testing to us, you get the expertise of an ISO/IEC 17025-certified lab with its A2LA — or American Association for Laboratory Accreditation — in Mechanical 2471.01 and Electrical 3583.01 applications.
When it comes to the simulation of the behavior of a product under intense environmental conditions, NTS Chambly is the primary choice for many high tech manufacturers. Visit the Chambly location page now to learn more.
Product validation can be made at various stages of development, and NTS has the expertise to perform validation of prototypes, product robustness limits and product qualification. Our expertise facilitates the analysis of product reliability and robustness improvement using the most advanced techniques. NTS offers acceleration testing, mechanical shock testing (free-fall and shaker), transportation simulation, free-fall drop testing, tensile, compression and cycling, HALT, foreign object impact resistance and vibration testing.
International Approvals and Certification
Getting your product into international markets can be difficult—particularly during a pandemic. Plus, geopolitical dynamics fundamentally change the type of markings you might need to get your product into a new country. In the UK, for example, Brexit means that you will need a UKCA marking to sell your product. Meanwhile, new criteria for your product in Russia, Ukraine, India, Brazil, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates is necessary. Are you aware of these changes? The good news is that a team of experts is dedicated to helping you track every minor change to help you secure regulatory approval in global markets. The goal is to streamline the process for entering international markets to avoid delays and duplicative testing. The international approval services include the following:
- A Single-Point-of-Contact for 180 Countries
- In-country Testing and Approvals
- Globally Recognized Test Reports
- In-Country Representation
- On-going Compliance Tracking
- Compliance Strategy for Faster Certification
Take a moment to view the animation below about streamline international approvals—and let the experts at the Montreal lab accelerate your entry into key global markets.
Click here to download the Montreal fact sheet for more details on specifications, tests, and capabilities. Contact us today to discuss your next program!
If you are in Canada and would like to see our information in French, please visit our Quebec website at www.nts-canada.ca.