Mechanical Shock

September 12, 2016



Mechanical Shock Testing

The electrodynamic vibration test machines which we use to perform vibration testing can also be configured to generate highly repeatable mechanical shock testing events. Mechanical shock testing imposes high speed acceleration to the DUT to simulate impact, collision or drop events. Standard shock pulses such as half-sine, saw tooth and trapezoid shapes are all available.

Higher accelerations can also be performed on the pneumatic assist drop-shock test machine. Clients with HALT reliability testing requirements combine rapid temperature transitions with vibration testing in our AGREE chamber with transition rates as high as 20°C per minute.



Mechanical Shock Testing Equipment

Paragon Systems makes it easy for you to complete your mechanical shock testing project with an assortment of mechanical shock testing equipment. Because we have multiple shakers, this means we can usually schedule your mechanical shock test within a short period of time of you contacting us.

Electrodynamic Machines

  • Acceleration: 100 g maximum
  • Displacement: 50 mm maximum
  • Product Weight: 455 kg maximum


  • Input Channels: 8 maximum

Pneumatic Assist Machine

  • Acceleration: 3,000 g maximum
  • Product Weight: 23 kg. maximum


Mechanical Shock Testing Methods

The detail requirements which describe your mechanical shock testing project are usually found within standard test methods. These methods are tailored to meet the requirements of different industries. Paragon Systems technical staff are experienced with automotive, rail transport, electronics, military and shipping test methods.

AREMA Part 11.5.1
IEC 68-2-27
IEC 60068-2-64
IEC 61373
ISO 16750-3
JIS E 3014
MIL-STD-202 Method 213B
RTCA/DO-160E Sect. 7


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