Laboratory and standard tests - test & technology laboratory

The wide-ranging and comprehensive laboratory infrastructure supports the entire development process from concept to industrialisation. Unorthodox test requirements can be implemented swiftly thanks to our interdisciplinary team and our in-house testing workshop. In the area of environmental simulation we offer several procedures. The wide variety of investigative methods at our disposal allows us to get to the root of the causes of functional and material problems. Regular calibration of our measuring equipment ensures a high level of reliability for our tests. Certified to ISO 9001, we ensure that all of the processes used in this divsion are in accordance with the highest quality requirements.

Here you will find the overview flyer about our extensive laboratory services.

We would be pleased to advise you and look forward to your contacting us.

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You would like to know your product’s deformation when  subjected to a controlled force and have all documented in video?
We can shed light on these and similar questions with our  universal testing machine. It allows precise tensile or compres- sive loads on the test specimen and their documentation.

  • Documentation of load-displacement curves 
  • Determination of material parameters
  • Feel and switching points of operating elements 
  • Synchronous video recording of destructive tests

More detailed information you can find here.

Will my product work reliably under the influences of vibration and shock?
On our modern shaker we also simulate  typical stresses that can result from operation, transport or  misuse. Due to our extensive laboratory infrastructure, we can monitor functional behaviour in detail.

  • Detection of functional weak points 
  • Behaviour at critical resonant frequencies 
  • Verification of product quality 
  • Compliance with the relevant standards

More detailed information you can find here.

Amazing insights can often be gained from the examination of processes that occur much too fast for the human eye to follow. Our high-speed camera even enables the analysis of one-off events. A dedicated evaluation of the video provides valuable information about the kinematic behaviour.

  • Documentation of fast movement events, incl. nonrecurring events 
  • Meaningful, impressive videos
  • 2D movement analysis with results in the form of diagrams 
  • Synergies through combination with other tests

A powerful synergy can be achieved when high-speed analysis is used in conjunction with our software package for 2-D motion analysis.
2-D motion analysis can provide valuable information about the displacement, velocity and acceleration behavior of optically observable components. The software tracks an optical feature in a video sequence and generates the kinematic data. Common video formats can be processed.

More detailed information you can find here.

Depending on the field of use, products must be able to work just as well in the hot and humid climate of the tropics as in the bitter cold of the far north or during a rainy April day in our part of the world. Our testing facilities simulate such influences in the laboratory.

  • Temperature and climate tests
  • Accelerated aging Submersion | strong water jets
  • High pressure steam jet

More detailed information about climate tests you can find here.
More detailed information about IP protection class tests you can find here.

Luminance describes what is commonly referred to as brightness. As a photometric variable, it takes into account  the sensitivity curve of the human eye. The measurement  of luminance is the method of choice to optimize the visual appearance of display elements.

  • Luminance measurements on plane light sources
  • Lightproof measuring chamber
  • Large dynamic measuring range
  • Numerous evaluation and visualisation options

More detailed information you can find here.

 

Thanks to the high-quality measuring chain and powerful analysis software, the subjective interpretation of noises and tones can be supplemented by quantitative evaluations and illustrated by means of catchy visualisations. Additionally, we an offer calibrated sound level measurements.

 

  • Recording of sounds
  • Creation of acoustic signatures
  • Frequency analysis
  • Standard measurements of sound levels

 

More detailed information you can find here.

Optical measurement of components using a stereo microscope complements purely mechanical measurements. One of its advantages is the documentation of the measuring results in the form of images and overlaid measuring lines. Structures that are diffcult to access can be examined by means of endoscopy.

  • Zoom magnification
  • Measurement of distances, angles and radii
  • Image post-processing
  • Increased depth of focus by means of image synthesis

When a conventional light microscope runs up against its resolution limits, it is time to deploy the scanning electron microscope (SEM). Visible in its images are sample structures that can no longer be resolved with light, vividly depicted in the finest detail.

  • Detailed pictures with a vivid look
  • Display of surfaces on the smallest scale
  • Evaluation of morphological properties 
  • Examination of contamination, e.g. particles

More detailed information you can find here.

The quantitative determination of the element composition of even the tiniest structures is the domain of X-ray spectros-copy. Scanning electron microscope images can be combined with overlaid «element maps» to form a meaningful whole.  All elements heavier than carbon can be detected.

  • Quantitative element analysis (points,lines)
  • Qualitative element distributions
  • Element detection from carbon upwards
  • Visualised and numerical results

More detailed information you can find here.

By first embedding products, assemblies or components in bubble-free synthetic resin, followed by cutting and polishing in any desired plane, it is possible to visualise hidden geometrical interactions (under arbitrary loading conditions) and the structure of the material.

  • Documentation of the geometric state
  • Tolerance and damage analyses
  • Function checking
  • Product presentations for marketing purposes

More detailed information you can find here.

We offer two different testing procedures to determine the behaviour of products when they are subjected to frequent, recurring stresses. Both procedures are ideal for the purpose of, for example, subjecting a wide variety of switches to a large number of operating cycles under controlled conditions.
The translational long-term test bench is able to actuate products linearly according to a programmable traverse curve (maximum force 60N) and document the corresponding changes in the force.
The rotational long-term test bench permits the measurement of individual torques and the performance of endurance tests (max. torque 50Nm). Control and documentation is carried out via the PC with both test benches.

More detailed information you can find here.

Simulations make many things possible:

  • Development of trailblazing innovations
  • Setting of benchmarks in product quality
  • Reduction of costs and development times


In addition to our excellently equipped experimental and test laboratory we offer amongst other things the Finite Element Method (FEM), in order to calculate product features such as strength before the first prototype.

With the help of this method, fundamental questions regarding the fulfilment of functions can be answered quickly and inexpensively. Can the construction withstand the stress and is the deformation within permissible limits? The component geometry can be read directly from the CAD programs and processed further.

The advantages of the method are obvious:

The virtual prototypes help to save development time and costs well before the actual manufacturing, since possible design errors can be recognised and avoided beforehand and the component properties optimised.

The following FEM simulations can be carried out at ANTRIMON Engineering AG:

  • Mechanical stress
    • Static / dynamic
    • Individual parts or assemblies
    • Component strength / safety factors
    • Structural rigidity / deformation
    • Natural oscillation / vibration analyses
      Stability (buckling and kinking)
       
  • Thermal simulation
    • Temperature distribution
    • Cooling capacity
    • Thermal expansion / thermal stress
       
  • Flow / rheology
    • Fluids, gases
    • Plastic melt (injection moulding)
       
  • Light
  • Magnetism