Tumble Testing

Applied Technical Services provides tumble testing services to verify the resilience and structural integrity of products, typically portable electronic devices and equipment.
What is Tumble Testing?
Tumble testing consists of subjecting an object to repeated drops in a controlled environment by placing it inside a tumble tester. This tester is then programmed with the number of falls, the level of speed, and other variables. Our technicians monitor the state of the test subject closely during this process, identifying physical damage such as material deformation, scratches, scuffs, abrasion, and chipping paint and plastic. This testing method provides useful information for manufacturers, giving insight into product durability and identifying potential design flaws.
Common Applications
ATS performs tumble and drop testing on a wide variety of devices. If a product is portable or handheld and it is probable that it will experience drops or sudden contact as a part of its standard operating conditions, tumble testing is likely beneficial. If you are unsure if tumble testing is right for your product, please contact us. We most commonly perform this testing method on the following products:
Tumble Testing Specifications and Standards
Drop Height: 1,000mm
Standard: IEC 60068-2-31
Mechanical Testing at ATS
Applied Technical Services features a state-of-the-art mechanical testing laboratory staffed by certified experts. These technicians possess years of experience and have undergone comprehensive training. Our mechanical testing staff members are knowledgeable on relevant mechanical testing standards and specifications and regularly perform several different types of services, including but not limited to:
Weld Testing
Hardness Testing
Machining Services
Field Testing
Fatigue Testing
Tensile Testing
Strain Gage Testing
Special Testing
Charpy Impact Testing
Hydrogen Embrittlement
Applied Technical Services

Founded in 1967, Applied Technical Services is one of the nation’s premier industrial testing and inspections provider. Our highly trained, thoroughly experienced testing experts work diligently to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction on each and every task. We perform testing services for some of the most prestigious companies and corporations from several different industries, including manufacturing, construction, automotive, nuclear, aerospace, and power generation. ATS is ISO 9001 certified and features advanced laboratories located around the country. We hold several ISO 17025 accreditations from the A2LA, including mechanical testing, calibration, chemical analysis, nondestructive testing, and electrical. Contact the proven experts at Applied Technical Services today to request a free quote for tumble testing services. Click here or give us a call at 1 (888) 287-5227.

Quality Assurance
Our staff adheres to a rigorous quality assurance program centered around reliable reporting in a timely manner. Our technicians apply decades of expertise to guarantee that our testing services exceed our internationally recognized standard of quality assurance. All ATS companies comply with these standards to ensure accountability for the quality of our services throughout our entire service network, granting peace of mind to our clients nationwide and around the world.

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