Lifespan tests

Lifespan tests are performed with and without electrical load on the main circuit of the device being tested.
These tests are controlled and monitored automatically and run in continuous 24-hour operation. Within this context, manually actuated devices are actuated mechanically or pneumatically, while electromechanical devices are run with the required control voltage. Finally, the operating frequency is up to 10,000 switching operations per hour.
The electrical lifespan of devices is determined under electrical load, and I²PS has an extremely powerful system that makes it possible to perform service life tests with currents of up to 9,600 A at test voltages of up to 1,000 V.

Lebensdauerpruefungen

A device's electrical lifespan is determined with the corresponding main circuit under electrical load. For this test, I²PS has an extremely powerful system that makes it possible to perform lifespan tests with currents of up to 9,600 A at test voltages of up to 1,000 V with a high number of switching operations (switching frequency of up to 1,000 operations per hour) around-the-clock.
Our electrical life tests meet e.g. the requirements for the following utilization categories: AC1, AC2, AC3, AC4, AC15, DC1, DC3 and DC5.
We have ca. 30 testing stations for these long-term tests with automated DUT monitoring.

Please ask about our special terms and conditions for long-term test offerings!

Relevant standards:
IEC/EN/UL 60947-4-1 (contactors), IEC/EN/UL 60947-5-1 (pilot devices)

DUTs:
Contactors, relays, ... (anything featuring electrical contacts)


Electrical Lifespan
Lebensdauerpruefungen

A device's electrical lifespan is determined with the corresponding main circuit under electrical load. For this test, I²PS has an extremely powerful system that makes it possible to perform lifespan tests with currents of up to 9,600 A at test voltages of up to 1,000 V with a high number of switching operations (switching frequency of up to 1,000 operations per hour) around-the-clock.
Our electrical life tests meet e.g. the requirements for the following utilization categories: AC1, AC2, AC3, AC4, AC15, DC1, DC3 and DC5.
We have ca. 30 testing stations for these long-term tests with automated DUT monitoring.

Please ask about our special terms and conditions for long-term test offerings!

Relevant standards:
IEC/EN/UL 60947-4-1 (contactors), IEC/EN/UL 60947-5-1 (pilot devices)

DUTs:
Contactors, relays, ... (anything featuring electrical contacts)


Lebensdauerpruefungen

A device's mechanical lifespan is determined with no electrical load on the corresponding main circuit. For this test, I²PS has testing systems that can actuate various manually driven devices. And in addition to the usual mechanical and pneumatic operating elements, there is also the option of using electrical linear actuators in order to implement a flexible actuation configuration and, if necessary, obtain additional measurements during actuation.
I²PS has testing stations for more than 100 devices, up to 48 stations being equipped with linear actuators. Speeds of 0.05 to 0.15 m/s, with load cells and displacement measurements if necessary, can be used within this context.
Moreover, 4 x 8 testing stations feature a pneumatic drive system. Allot monitoring setups and operating types arepossible.

Relevant standards:
IEC / EN 90947-2, -3, 4-1, -5-1

DUTs:
Disconnectors, circuit-breakers, contactors, pilot devices, relays

Mechanical Lifespan
Lebensdauerpruefungen

A device's mechanical lifespan is determined with no electrical load on the corresponding main circuit. For this test, I²PS has testing systems that can actuate various manually driven devices. And in addition to the usual mechanical and pneumatic operating elements, there is also the option of using electrical linear actuators in order to implement a flexible actuation configuration and, if necessary, obtain additional measurements during actuation.
I²PS has testing stations for more than 100 devices, up to 48 stations being equipped with linear actuators. Speeds of 0.05 to 0.15 m/s, with load cells and displacement measurements if necessary, can be used within this context.
Moreover, 4 x 8 testing stations feature a pneumatic drive system. Allot monitoring setups and operating types arepossible.

Relevant standards:
IEC / EN 90947-2, -3, 4-1, -5-1

DUTs:
Disconnectors, circuit-breakers, contactors, pilot devices, relays

Lebensdauerpruefungen

The crucial characteristic value used to evaluate the reliability of a component subject to wear, such as a relay, is known as its "B10 lifespan."
This B10 lifespan is expressed as the number of switching operations by which 10% of the corresponding DUTs statistical fail as result of lifespan tests. Parameters such as the switching current, switching voltage, and load type all play an important role in this test.

Determining the B10 lifespan is originally a requirement from standard EN / ISO 13849 for machinery.

I²PS can perform these tests on electromechanical components as long-term tests under custom-tailored, individual terms and conditions.

Relevant standards:
IEC / EN 13849, IEC / EN 60947-1, -4-1, -5-1

DUTs:
Electromechanical components such as circuit-breakers, contactors, pilot devices, controller actuators

B10 Life
Lebensdauerpruefungen

The crucial characteristic value used to evaluate the reliability of a component subject to wear, such as a relay, is known as its "B10 lifespan."
This B10 lifespan is expressed as the number of switching operations by which 10% of the corresponding DUTs statistical fail as result of lifespan tests. Parameters such as the switching current, switching voltage, and load type all play an important role in this test.

Determining the B10 lifespan is originally a requirement from standard EN / ISO 13849 for machinery.

I²PS can perform these tests on electromechanical components as long-term tests under custom-tailored, individual terms and conditions.

Relevant standards:
IEC / EN 13849, IEC / EN 60947-1, -4-1, -5-1

DUTs:
Electromechanical components such as circuit-breakers, contactors, pilot devices, controller actuators

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