The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled more than 500,000 hoverboards from 10 different manufacturers this week. The recalls come as a result of poorly designed hoverboards that combust when the lithium batteries overheat.
Elliot Kaye, chairman of the CPSC, said “all of the hoverboard models included in this recall were made with fundamental design flaws that put people at real risk. They were made and sold without a safety standard in place.”
While lithium batteries can be safely used when properly handled, the hoverboards were designed to use multiple batteries linked together in an unsafe manner, causing the fire hazard.
There is a safer alternative. In mid-May a hoverboard was released to market that meet safety standards set by UL, an organization that sets standards for safety for many consumer products. The UL standard for hoverboards indicates that the product needs to go through temperature cycling and vibration testing, among other types of tests, before it can be cleared as safe to use.
Recalls are very costly to manufacturers. Not only does it cost a significant amount of money to recall, repair, and replace products, it can also create distrust in brands and products and take years to rebound. This is just one reason it is important to thoroughly test products for all environments it could encounter in field use, as well as stress the product beyond its normal field use to identify weak design or production errors prior to market introduction.
Do you need to perform environmental testing to verify the design or ensure the robustness of your product? Let Thermotron help! We can help come up with a standard or custom test solution for an environmental chamber, HALT chamber, electrodynamic vibration shaker, or repetitive shock table to meet your specific need.
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When performing a Highly Accelerated Stress Screen (HASS) on finished products it is very important to ensure that test parameters are accurate so the products under test will be accurately screened, not over or under stressed, so that your customers receive products with the highest amount of useful life possible.
An example of this is an aerospace customer was performing HASS on finished airplane components prior to shipment. They thought the products were being screened on a HALT HASS Chamber to 18 Grms over 0-10,000 Hz, per their test procedure. The screened components, however, were experiencing higher incidences of failure than expected. Read more..
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Thermotron SE-300-2-2 Environment Test Chamber is available for dispatch within one week of purchase order receipt, the specification is listed below for your immediate reference.
|TEMPERATURE RANGE:||70°C to 180°C|
|HUMIDITY RANGE (OPTIONAL):||10% to 98% Rh|
|WORKSPACE DIMENSIONS:||61 cm X 67 cm X 71 cm|
|VOLUME:||10.2 cubic feet (289 liters)|
|PERFORMANCE:||With no static or dynamic load*|
|85°C to -40°C||35 minutes|
|71°C to -65°C||48 minutes|
|180°C to -65°C||75 minutes|
|With no static or dynamic load*|
|-40°C to 85°C||16 minutes|
|-65°C to 71°C||17 minutes|
|-65°C to 180°C||36 minutes|
|TEMPERATURE CONTROL:||± 0.5°F (±0.3°C)|
|TEMPERATURE UNIFORMITY:||±0.9°F (±0.5°C)|
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GE Global Research entrusts SAM Technologies for supply of Thermotron Test Chamber. The proposed equipment is intended for testing special lighting equipment designed and developed by GE.
A repute Battery Manufacturer entrusts SAM Technologies for supply of Thermotron Test Chamber. The proposed equipment will be used for testing battery in various environment conditions and validate the performance.
Thermotron offers wide range of Environment Test Chambers for testing automotive batteries. Please contact us for a suitable chamber.
SAM Technologies will be attending the Automotive Testing Expo 2016 India, at Chennai Trade Centre (CTC), Off Porur Road, Nandambakkam, Chennai on April 20 -22, 2016. SAM Tech Engineers will be at booth 3036 to answer questions and inform attendees about Thermotron’s, Liebisch, MMM, SO-LOW, ED & D, Transtector offerings for automotive testing. MMM Laboratory Testing Oven, Vacuum Oven and stability Test chamber will be on display and running at the show.
SAM Tech is a reliable supplier of environmental test chambers, ovens, HALT/HASS, cyclic corrosion test chambers, EMI/EMP filters, Deep Freezers, Ingression Test Chambers, Vibration Test Systems / Electrodynamic shakers and repetitive shock tables. For more information, please visit www.stechindia.com, email or call +91 80 65979575
Venue: Chennai Trade Centre (CTC), Off Porur Road, Nandambakkam, Chennai
Our Booth #: 3036
Exhibition Opening Hours:
20 April 2016 10:00 – 17:00
21 April 2016 10:00 – 17:00
22 April 2016 10:00 – 15:00
L3 Communications located in Sarasota, Florida uses Thermotron HALT/HASS chambers for testing L-3’s “black boxes” or Crash Survivable Memory Unit (CSMU) are aviation recorders that have been recognized for having a 100 percent success rate.
A repute government Testing laboratory selects SAM Technologies for supply of (5) Thermotron benchtop Test Chambers.