CSZ Testing Laboratory News

CSZ Testing Has New Capabilities

CSZ HALT & HASS Testing Services

CSZ is installing a new Altitude Test Chamber in our Ohio Lab. The new chamber is the first chamber to be installed in CSZ Testing Laboratory capable of simulating Altitude, Temperature and Humidity simultaneously. The 32 cu. ft. chamber can simulate Altitude environments of -5,000 to +100,000 feet, temperatures of -65C to +190C and a humidity range of 10% to 95% RH. This CSZ Altitude Chamber is also equipped with the power of the EZT-570i 7” Touch Screen Controller, which offers a full-range of user friendly features to simplify programming.  Other special accessories outfitted on this chamber include four 3” diameter altitude ports, one 12” x 12” altitude viewing window and a 3 pen truline chart recorder...more

HALT & HASS Seminar

CSZ is hosting a training seminar and workshop at our facility on April 14-16. The class will be taught by Chet Heibil, through Hobbs Engineering. As a courtesy to our customers. All seminars include meals and training materials. Attendees of the seminar will also receive a complimentary book titled, “HALT & HASS, Accelerated Reliability Engineering” by Dr. Gregg K. Hobbs, the inventor of the methods. .....more

Now Providing HALT & HASS Testing Services

CSZ HALT & HASS Testing ServicesCSZ now offers HALT & HASS Testing Services to help shorten new product development time, decrease warranty costs and significantly improve product reliability. CSZ’s HALT & HASS chambers incorporate extreme temperature change rates & random, multi-axis vibration with 6 degrees of freedom to rapidly uncover design and/or process weaknesses.

HALT techniques are important in uncovering many of the weak links inherent to the design and fabrication process of a new product. HASS techniques are incorporated during the production phase to find manufacturing process defects that could cause product failures in the field.

CSZ receives Lab approval from DLA for Mil-Std Testing and EIA 364

CSZ Testing approved by Defense Logistics AgencyCSZ has received laboratory suitability status approval from the Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Supply Center in Columbus, OH for multiple test methods. CSZ is deemed suitable to perform the following tests Fluid Immersion, Humidity and Temperature Cycling Testing along with Vibration, Shock, DWV at Sea Level, DWV at Altitude, and Salt Spray Corrosion Testing for products supplied to the Department of Defense.

CSZ Testing was formerly ESSC Test Lab

ESSC Test Laboratory changed its name to CSZ Testing Services to better symbolize our expanding range of environmental testing capabilities. We believe this change will allow us to align all three divisions of Cincinnati Sub-Zero and build from the strengths of each division. As always, we will continue to provide you with the highest level of service, expertise and quality while utilizing the latest test equipment technology from CSZ to test all products.

Expanded Thermal Shock Capabilities

Thermal Shock CapabilitiesCincinnati Sub-Zero Test Laboratory has expanded its test capability with their oversized thermal shock chamber which is 144 cu. ft. and is rated to hold up to 600 lbs with a transfer rate of 12 seconds.

This chamber was initially used to test head curtain air bags up to 8’ long. Other products are also tested in the large thermal shock chamber such as hybrid batteries weighing up to 150 lbs. and 3-4’ long with basket dimensions of 4’ x 4’ x 8’. This also allows the laboratory to test multiple products at one time increasing throughput and minimizing test time.