NTS Acquires EMC Integrity

Longmont, Colorado
 

NTS
EMI / EMC Facility
1736 Vista View Drive

Longmont, Colorado 80504-5242

Environmental & Dynamics
1601 Dry Creek Drive, Suite 2000

Longmont, Colorado 80503

T: 303.776.7249 | Fax: 303.776.7314
Patrick Conway, General Manager
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Facility Highlights

  • Pre-scan Emissions Testing
  • Medical EMC CBTL
  • Multiple Combined Environment Chambers covering Temperature, Humidity, Altitude
  • Temperature Shock
  • Drive In Environmental Chamber
  • Agree Chamber
  • Temperature Cycling
  • Combined Temperature and Vibration Chambers
  • Temperature Shock
  • Seismic and Electrodynamic Vibration Systems
  • Drop Shock
  • High Velocity Shock
  • Acceleration

Full Service EMC/EMI and Environmental Testing

NTS Longmont is a full-service testing laboratory offering EMI / EMC emissions and immunity testing as well as environmental testing capabilities including thermal cycling, acceleration, classical shock and vibration testing.

Expertise

NTS Longmont has over twenty-years experience serving the needs of customers in Colorado and beyond. With the ability to design for a broad range of testing environments, NTS Longmont routinely solves problems for clients and has provided up-front design and retrofit for products to be used in medical, residential, commercial, industrial and space environments.Our new environmental and dynamic testing capabilities give our clients a single-source to meet the dynamic and environmental requirements of MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-461, RTCA DO-160 and others.

EMI / EMC Testing Services

10 Meter EMI Chamber

  • CBTL Certified Testing - NTS is one of the few CB Testing Laboratories (CBTLs) for electromagnetic compatibility in the United States. We can accommodate CB Scheme EMC testing on medical products for world-wide compliance. Our scope includes 2nd, 3rd, and 4th editions of IEC 60601-1-2.
  • Commercial EMC Testing - NTS has the ability to test a wide range of commercial products, from battery-powered, handheld meters to electrosurgical generators. Full compliance emissions and immunity testing is performed under one roof.
  • Medical EMC Testing - NTS tests electronic devices used in a hospital environment or other medical applications including life support equipment, generators, and x-ray equipment as well as smaller devices such as pulse oximeters.
  • Military and Aerospace EMC Testing - NTS Longmont has provided EMC testing services on a number of programs, including the International Space Station and the C-17 Globemaster. MIL-STD testing, trouble-shooting and mitigation and design has been performed on actuators, CCUs, Launch, IR and UV cameras, and more.
  • Prescan & Mitigation - NTS provides engineering-level EMC immunity and emission testing for all tests that will be required for full compliance. Pre-scans are abbreviated tests which aim to identify potential problem areas earlier in the design cycle.
  • Pre-scan Emissions Testing - Enables clients to determine whether or not a compliance problem exists long before it can impact time to market. Pre-scan services have found that we offer an excellent environment for them to trouble-shooting EMC issues.
  • Two fully accredited 10-meter chambers - NTS Longmont boasts two fully accredited 10-meter chambers for our emissions testing, giving clients the advantage of more reliable data while saving them time and money.

Environmental and Dynamics Testing Services

Large Scale Temperature Chambers

Vibration Testing Capabilities

  • Seismic Test
    - Horizontal Seismic: 60" x 48" mounting table, horizontal displacement 12", 21,000 lbs. force, 40 IPS, .1 Hz - 500 Hz. Meets NEBS GR63, Zone 4 Earthquake, Transporation Vibration, and Reliability Testing needs
    - Vertical Seismic: 48: x 48" to 96" x 96" mounting table, vertical displacement 12", 21,000 lbs. force, 40 IPS velocity, .1 Hz - 500 Hz frequency range. Meets NEBS GR63, Zone 4 Eathquake, Transporation Vibration and Reliability testing needs.
  • Servo Hydraulic Shaker: hotizontal load capacity 2,5000 lbs. Meets MIL-STD-810 and RTCA DO-160
  • Loose Load Vibration: repetative shock, MIL-STD, ASTM, and ISTA, loose cargo testing
  • Electrodynamic Vibation
    • Ling 335 Horizontal vibration table, 18,000 force lbs, 5Hz - 3,000Hz, 1 inch diameter stroke. Sine, Random and Shock capable
    • Ling 335 Horizontal vibration table, 30,000 force lbs, 5Hz - 5,000Hz, 2 inch diameter stroke. Sine, Random and Shock capable

Mechanical Impact and Shock Testing Systems

  • TITL Tester: Center of gravity and tipping point testing for palletized items and rack equipment
  • Horizontal Impact Test System (HITS): 90" x 72" platform produces half sine and square waveforms. Simulates truck docking railcar coupling, pallet marshaling, transportation testing.
  • Acceleration - 3 foot radius centrifuge, 100 G's, slip rings, 15 single channels with ground, 2 coaxial and 7 low noise single channels, Crash Safety
  • Pyro Shock: MIL-STD-810, Method 517, NASA-STD-7003
  • Drop Shock, Package Drop: 4' x 4' platform, programmable shock system for half sine, square wave, trapezoidal shock. Damage boundary assessment, free fall drop of large items.
  • High Velocity (G) Shock: 6" mounting surface, small test articles, aceleration to 10,000 G's (bungee assisted), 0.5 min/sec to 1 min/sec. Evaluates disc drives, rocket velocity, etc.
  • Compression Testing, Box container crush testing: 4' x 4' package area, 15,000 pounds capacity, simulates stacking and warehousing.
  • Precision Package Drop Test: ISTA and ASTM free fall drop of pacakages

Temperature, Humidity, Altitude Testing Capabilities

  • Temperature and Humidity Chamber: 20' x 17' x 12' man-rated drive-in chamber, 8 foot wide door. Temperature Ranges: -76°F to 320°F, -60°C to 160°C, Temperature Transition Rate: 1°C/min
  • Temperature and Humidty Chamber: 7' x 7' x 27', Temperature Ramp Rate: 20°C/min, Temperature Range: -70°C/min to + 170°C/min, 5 - 95% Relative Humidity
  • Temperature Altitude Chamber: 36" x 36" x 36", Altitude Range from -2,000 ft to 200,000 ft, Temperature Ramp Rate: 10°C/min, Temperature Range: -70°C/min to + 170°C/min, meets MIL-STD-810, RTCA DO-160 and IEC.
  • Thermal Shock Chamber: Three 27 cubic foot zones, Temperature Range: -70°C to -170°C, 3 second transfer time.

Temperature with Vibration (AGREE) Testing

  • Servo Hydraulic Temperature and Vibration: 71" x 53" x 65", 48" x 48" mounting table, Temperature Range -70°C to + 177°C, Shaker displacement 3 inch diameter, 41 IPS Velocity, meets MIL-STD-810, ISTA, and ASTM.
  • Electrodynamic Temperature and Vibration: 71" x 53" x 48" mounting table, Temperature Range -70°C to + 177°C, Shaker displacement 1 inch diameter, 36" Head Expander, 8,000 lbs force.

Other Environmental Testing

  • HALT Hightly Accelerated Life Testing, HASS Highly Accelerated Stress Screening: 4' x 4' x 4' Chamber, combined temperature and vibration, Temperature Ranges -100 °C to 170°C, Acceleration Range 3G's to 100G's.
  • Rapid Decompression: 21" Diameter x 24" long, Transition rates up to 20,000 ft/sec, meets RTCA DO-160
  • Blowing Rain: meets MIL-STD-810 and RTCA DO-160
  • Dust Testing: 61" x 42" x 97" chamber for settling dust, puff test. Meets SAE J573
  • Salt Fog Chamber: 48" x 30" x 36", meets MIL-STD-810 Method 509.3, RTCA DO-160, and ASTM B117.

Standards / Specifications

  • AS/NZS CISPR 22
  • ASTM
  • CNS 13438
  • EN 12184
  • EN 55011 / CISPR 11
  • EN 55014-1 and -2
  • EN 55022 / CISPR 22
  • EN 55024
  • EN 55103-1 and -2
  • EN/IEC: 61000-3-2
  • EN/IEC: 61000-3-3
  • EN/IEC/KN: 61000-4-11
  • EN/IEC/KN: 61000-4-2
  • EN/IEC/KN: 61000-4-3
  • EN/IEC/KN: 61000-4-4
  • EN/IEC/KN: 61000-4-5
  • EN/IEC/KN: 61000-4-6
  • EN/IEC/KN: 61000-4-8
  • EN 61000-6-3
  • EN 61000-6-4
  • FCC Part 15
  • FCC Part 18
  • ICES-003
  • KN 61000
  • KN23 / KN35
  • MIL-STD-1540
  • MIL-STD-167
  • MIL-STD-461
  • MIL-STD-810
  • MSFC-SPEC-521
  • RTCA/DO-160
  • SL-E-0002
  • SSP 30237/8
  • TCVN 7189
  • VCCI

 

Updated June 6, 2017