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What should I bring to the lab for my EMI test?

June 27, 2018

This is one of the most common questions we get here at NTS EMC labs. It’s important to know what you need in advance to ensure that your test session is productive. You should try to arrive for a test...

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Ask the Expert: Will a COTS power supply pass MIL-STD-461 testing?

May 4, 2018

This is a difficult question to answer, but in most cases I would say no, not without a few modifications. The main reason for this is due to test requirement variances between defense and commercial standards. For example, MIL-STD-461 uses...

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Telecommunications Equipment Testing and Certifications

April 18, 2018

Telecommunications equipment deployed in Central Office locations within the telephone network must be tested and certified for safety. A failure of one product in one rack must be contained to ensure it does not adversely affect the entire Central Office....

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Hands on Shock and Vibration Training Coming to Plano, Texas!

February 7, 2018

NTS is teaming up with the experts at the Equipment Reliability Institute to bring you their popular Fundamentals of Random Shock and Vibration testing on March 19, 2018 in our Plano, TX vibration testing laboratory. This class is a must...

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Annual Plano, TX Customer Appreciation BBQ

May 9, 2017

NTS is pleased once again to host our annual lunch featuring catering from Hutchin’s BBQ. We’ll be serving pulled pork, brisket, sausage, all the fixings and dessert. Come mingle with the NTS team, friends and colleagues. We’ll be providing lab...

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Howell Instruments of Forth Worth TX

December 2, 2016

NTS Plano had the pleasure of hosting Byron Jones of Howell Instruments to conduct environmental testing for Howell’s new Data Acquisition Units. Howell’s client, MD Helicopters, requested more rigorous testing than Howell is able to conduct internally and turned to...

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Reverberation Chamber Workshop at NTS Plano

October 26, 2016

On Thursday, November 10, 2016, NTS is hosting its second workshop on reverberation chamber technology at our Plano facility.* Sponsored by ETS-Lindgren and NTS Plano, this is a free, hands-on, half-day workshop open to those that are interested in learning...

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NTS offers CAD/FEA Modeling for Direct and Indirect Effects Lightning, Reducing Test Costs and Time

May 24, 2016

The NTS Lightning Technologies laboratory in Pittsfield, MA is now offering finite element analysis, allowing the performance of complex simulations that accurately model the interaction of lightning with a variety of aircraft and avionics components for our customers. This service...

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Solar Radiation Testing in Accordance with Method 505 of MIL-STD-810

May 17, 2016

  Solar radiation (sunshine) testing is one of the basic tests required for any military equipment planned to be deployed in the open and therefore subject to direct radiation from the solar source. The effects of this radiant energy can...

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How can I relate the results of MIL-STD-810 salt fog testing to the life time of my product?

April 20, 2016

This is a very common question that we get asked quite often and unfortunately there is no correlation between what the product sees in the salt fog chamber to what it will experience out in the field. In order to...

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