May 29, 2016


Dust Testing


In electronic enclosures, dust causes cooling systems to clog up and reduces their effectiveness. Dust testing is one of two standard IP tests which are designed to meaure the effectiveness of an enclosure at preventing dust ingress. Dust can also act as an abrasive when it gets between moving parts.

The settling dust testing chamber can be controlled for dust deposition rate, temperature and humidity. Different standard dusts are used to simulate different types of dust existing in in varyious environments.
Dust Testing Chamber

Temperature Range: 25°C to +50°C w/humidity control
Largest Inside Dimensions: 1.15 m L x 0.76 m W x 1.80 m H
Door Opening: 1.52 m L x 0.98 m W

Stock Dusts

ISO 12103-1, A2 Fine
ISO 12103-1, A4 Coarse
JIS Test Powder 1, Class 8
Other test dusts available


  • GMW3172
  • IEC 60529, IP5X, IP6X
  • JIS D 0207
  • MIL-STD-810 Method 510.4
  • SAE J575


Water Testing

Enclosures for outdoor or marine environments are designed to keep rain or wash down water from damaging the electrical components inside.Our water exposure testing capabilities are centered around testing of enclosures to determine water tightness or ingress. We accomplish this by simulating water test flow conditions that range from a gentle rain fall all the way up to the force of a fire hose.


  • IEC 60068-2-18 Test R
  • IEC 60529 IPX1
  • IEC 60529 IPX2
  • IEC 60529 IPX3
  • IEC 60529 IPX4
  • IEC 60529 IPX5
  • IEC 60529 IPX6
  • IEC 60529 IPX8
  • ISO 16750-4 Ice Water Shock
  • JIS D 0203
  • MIL-STD-202G Method 104A