L.A.B. Equipment Inc.

L.A.B. Equipment, Inc., was established in 1933 and has been recognized for decades as the global leader in the design, manufacturing, and service of product reliability and package testing equipment. This includes drop testers, shock testers, hydraulic vibration, mechanical vibration, incline impact testers; and through our sister company, Techlab Systems, compression testers. All of our equipment meets a large variety of testing standards including ISTA, ASTM, ISO, TAPPI, and MIL-STD, to name a few. We are a team-based organization committed to manufacturing quality products on a consistent basis while maintaining a work ethic and attitude directed towards continuous improvement.

Precision drop testing at an affordable price. We call it the ACCUDROP 500 drop tester. This drop tester represents the ultimate in product and package performance testing and is designed to meet a wide variety of global testing needs.

AccuDrop™ 500

AD500 Specs

Standard features

  • 500 lbs (227 kg) maximum payload capacity 42” (1067 mm) deep, package size
  • Hand-held pendant switch
  • 2 to 30” (50 mm to 762 mm) drop height
  • 30” (762 mm) deep, package size
  • Meets ISTA, ASTM, and ISO standards
  • Massive, three-tined support carriage
  • Exclusive tine style platen lifts
  • Adjustable package positioning bracket
  • Versatile carriage assembly

Optional features

  • Extended drop height
  • Safety fence
  • Wooden base plate
  • CE compliance
  • Enlarged base plate
  • Non-standard voltage
  • Enlarged package support tines
  • Test Lab Professional data acquisition system

The AccuDrop 125 provides the same precision drop testing technology as the other AccuDrop series products but is meant for smaller packages. The AD-125 is an intuitive and affordable option for package performance testing.

AccuDrop™ 125

AD125 spec

 

Standard features

  • 125 lbs (56 kg) payload capacity
  • 0.5” (13 mm) leaf center gap
  • Automatic leaf reset
  • 8″ to 84″ (203 mm x 2134 mm) drop height
  • 36″  x 26″ (914 mm x 660 mm) package size
  • Package holding fixture (PHF)
  • Hand-held control pendant
  • Drop height indicator scale
  • Disable drop switch
  • Meets ISTA, ASTM, and ISO standards

Optional features

  • Drop height extension
  • Safety Fence
  • Wooden base plate
  • CE Compliance
  • Enlarged Base Plate
  • Non-standard voltage
  • Increased drop leaf width (consult factory for sizes)
  • Test Lab Professional data acquisition system

Model AD-160A is one of three models in the ACCUDROP Series. It helps determine the ruggedness of packages and the effectiveness of their interior cushioning when exposed to impact during material handling. The effects of dropping are easily duplicated in a laboratory setting using controlled and precise at, corner, and edge drop tests.

AccuDrop™ 160A

AD160 Specs

 

Standard Features

  • 160 lbs (75 kg) payload capacity
  • 15″ to 72″ (305 mm to 1829 mm) drop height
  • 32″ (813 mm) deep, package size
  • Precision servo ballscrew drive system
  • Adjustable limit switches
  • Digital counter tracks
  • Adjustable air control valve
  • Dual unit flow gauge
  • Exclusive hand-held operator control
  • LCD digital readout
  • Versatile corner and edge holding device
  • Meets ASTM, TAPPI, ISO, JIS and ISTA standards

Optional features

  • Safety fence
  • Wooden base plate
  • CE compliance
  • Enlarged base plate
  • Non-standard voltage
  • Test Lab Professional data acquisition system

Extra large free-fall drop testing is now available; introducing the MAXDROP SERIES. Designed to provide repeatable drop testing on the largest test products and packages ever.

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MAXDROP™ Series

Standard features

  • Capacity: 600KG (1320lbs)
  • Drop height: 48″ (1200 mm)
  • Screw drive lift system
  • Massive 4 tine support carriage
  • Accelerated drop thrusts carriage ahead of payload
  • Meets ISTA, ASTM, and ISO standards
  • Remote control panel can be located in convenient location
  • Performs flat, edge and corner drops
  • International power configurations

Optional features

  • Safety fence
  • CE compliance
  • Enlarged base plate
  • Non-standard voltage
  • Extended Drop Height 60″ (1500mm)
  • Test Lab Professional data acquisition system

The need for products to survive various shock levels in an operating environment requires in-house testing of products during the design and evaluation stages. L.A.B. Equipment, Inc.’s SD-series of mechanical free-fall test systems produces accurate and repeatable half sine, square-wave and sawtooth pulses in accordance with military and industry specifications.

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The AutoShock-II ™ is a fully automated series of shock test systems used to measure and identify product fragility levels and evaluate protective packaging. With the simulation of real world shock pulses, including half sine, square wave and sawtooth pulse shapes, as well as impact energy levels, manufacturers can systematically test and optimize product design and packaging. L.A.B. Equipment, Inc.’s fully automated computer controlled shock and data analysis test systems are the critical path in accomplishing this optimization.

 

Standard Autoshock-II Configurations

 
 AS-II 24×32AS-II 36AS-II 36×42AS-II 48AS-II 48×60AS-II 60
Table Size 61 x 81 cm (24” x 32”) 91 x 91 cm (36” x 36”) 91 x 107 cm (36” x 42”) 122 x 122 cm (48” x 48”) 122 x 152 cm (48” x 60”) 152 x 152 cm (60” x 60”)
Seismic Base Weight 1,700 kg 2,300 kg 4,050 kg 5,800 kg 7,000 kg 8,200 kg
Nominal Specimen Weight 90 kg 140 kg 205 kg 270 kg 335 kg 400 kg
Maximum Specimen Weight 600 kg 600 kg 600 kg 900 kg 900 kg 900 kg
Machine Weight 2,300 kg 3,200 kg 4,500 kg 5,800 kg 7,100 kg 8,400 kg
Machine Dimensions 1.22 x .86 x 2.75 m 1.63 x 1.07 x 2.75 m 1.63 x 1.22 x 2.75 m 1.93 x 1.63 x 2.80 m 1.93 x 1.63 x 2.85 m 2.30 x 1.63 x 2.85 m
Pulse Duration 2.0 – 65 ms 2.0 – 65 ms 2.0 – 60 ms 3.0 – 60 ms 3.0 – 60 ms 3.0 – 60 ms
Max. Free Fall Velocity Change: Half-sine, Trapezoidal, Squarewave 7.3 m/s 7.0 m/s 7.0 m/s 7.0 m/s 7.0 m/s 7.0 m/s
Max. Accelerated Fall Velocity Change: Half-sine, Trapezoidal, Squarewave 12.2 m/s 11.6 m/s 11.6 m/s 11.6 m/s 11.6 m/s 11.3 m/s
Maximum Acceleration 600g 600g 600g 600g 600g 500g
Utility Requirements: Single-phase and 3-phase electric power, 80 – 100 psi air utility, and a 2200 psi nitrogen supply


Standard features

  • State-of-the-art, PC-based control system with Windows-based, intuitive Remote Control interface
  • Advanced, integrated Shock Drop Calculator translates shock parameters – waveform, acceleration, duration – into equipment settings (drop height, square wave pressure, etc.)
  • Precision guidance system with balanced hydraulic lift cylinders
  • High performance cast or welded aluminum table designs provide optimum stiffness and waveform fidelity
  • Closed-loop height and pressure controls provide optimal waveform repeatability
  • Table sizes to 152 x 152cm (60” x 60”)
  • Up to 2000 kg (4,400 lbs.) payload capacities available
  • Low profile design minimizes overall system height

Optional features

  • Low profile, dual waveform (half-sine and square wave) shock pulse programmers
  • Half-sine elastomer module kits
  • Terminal peak sawtooth programmers
  • Low velocity impulse kits
  • High velocity impulse kits
  • Dual mass shock amplifiers
  • Data acquisition and analysis systems
  • Safety mat interlock systems
  • Enlarged table sizes
  • Floor plate/installation kits

Incline Impact testers are used to simulate the handling of crates, palletized loads, and rail car carriers. Several sizes are available for testing palletized loads and single products up to 12,000 lbs. (5,454 kg). Our complete line of impact recording instrumentation will also provide you with the qualitative results and documentation required to substantiate the performance of your product or packaged system.

 Incline Impact Testers

Features

  • L.A.B. offers standard models of 1,000, 2,000, 4,000, 6,000 and 8,000 pounds. Extended payloads up to 12,000 pounds available.
  • Backstops (impact walls) range from 4 x 4 feet up to 10 x 10 feet.
  • Dolly sizes of 48 x 48 inches up to 108 x 108 inches
  • Maximum velocity 8 ft/sec (2.4 m/sec)


VM1200 Velocity Meter

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  • Product velocity can be displayed in either English or Metric units
  • Optical gate system measures velocity of guided moving objects such as shock machine carriages, horizontal and incline impact testers, cushion testers etc.
  • System consists of digital readout timing device, optical gate and trigger blade
  • Special mounting bracket design specific to each application. Customer specify model if ordering for existing unit

L.A.B. Transportation Simulators are used to determine the ability of packages and products to withstand shocks and vibrations encountered during in-plant handling and warehousing, shipping and distribution warehousing. Our transportation simulators use three methods of motion; rotary or circular synchronous motion, non-synchronous motion, and vertical linear motion to deliver the precise results you expect.

 

V Series Specs

Standard features

- Rotary (Synchronous) Motion (Standard)
- Digital LCD speed display
- Meets ASTM, TAPPI, ISO, and ISTA standards
- Digital timer with test settings and expiration
- Infinitely variable frequenct adjustment throughout the 2-5 Hz range
- Adjustable high back fences
- Low front fences
- Convientely mounted standard controls
- Moveable floor stand
- Motor controls pre-wired per customer specifications
- Hard decking for Excellent wear resistance
- Load capacities availble in 100, 250, 400, 1250, 2000, 3000, 4000, 6000, and 8000 lbs.

Options:

- Non-Synchrounous Motion (N/S)
- Vertical Linear Motion
- International power source
- Water or fire proof wiring
- Expanded Table
- CE Compliance

ADDITIONAL OPTION TEST LAB PROFESSIONAL > DATA ACQUISITION

- Professional grade data acquisition and analysis system
- Up to 4 channels
- Automatic sampling rate
- Minimum pulse duration capture is 0.1 ms
- Automatic or manual triggering
- Low pass data filtering
- 16 bit A/D
- Multi-tool data manipulation

 


L.A.B. VibraTest Series of mechanical shakers with a frequency range of 8-60 Hz, provide an effective approach for testing electronic products, batteries, and parts for loose components and hardware failures. Advance Machine Control(AMC+) comes standard with our VibraTest Series, which expands the capabilities of the machine even further.

 

Vibratest Specs

Standard features

- 10G Maximum Acceleration
- Insulated table top
- V-Groove Casters for Chamber Interface
- Height risers
- Track for Chamber Interface
- Diaphragm Support Brackets
- Stainless Steel Drip Pan
- Non Standard Voltage
- CE Compliance

- Reaction type machine performs vertical sinusoidal test.
- Test Frequency is infinitely adjustable between 8 and 60 Hz under operation.
- Various combinations of frequency and displacement can be configured to result in up to 3.2G or 10G acceleration.
- Self contained, built in isolation system eliminates the need for special foundations.
- Advanced design pneumatic system provides low frequency isolation and payload stability that is far superior to steel spring isolators.
- System displacement is manually adjustable.
- Once set, displacement is maintained at a constant level regardless of the test frequency.
- Standard utility requirements: 70-psi air for suspension adjustments (low volume).