accelerated stress test (ast) chambers accelerate product failures and fatigue by applying high levels of stress to products to reveal design defects. Utilizing extreme temperature change rates in excess of 70°c per minute and repetitive shock multi-axis vibration with acceleration over50 g's, product design and operating limits can be established in just hours, rather than years. Organizations use ast to improve product reliability, reduce product development time and lower costs associated with production, warranty and field-related failures.
thermotron ast systems are able to perform various accelerated stress test methods such as highly accelerated life test (halt), highly accelerated stress screen (hass), step stress testing among others. Each type of stress precipitates specific defects that might be missed by traditional testing methods and equipment.