Mechanical Shock Testing

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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.

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

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.

American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA)

AREMA Part 11.5.1

ASTM International

ASTM C192 / C192M, ASTM D395, ASTM D4169, ASTM E587, ASTM D999, ASTM D4728, ASTM D4169

BellCore Telcordia

BellCore GR-63-CORE 5.4.2, 5.4.3

British Standards Institute

BS EN 60068-2 Series (-6, 50, 51, 53, 64), BS EN61373, BS EN 50155

California OSHPD Code Application Notice (US)

CAN 2-1708A.5

Defence Standard (UK)

DEF STAN 00-35, DEF STAN 08-123

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

IEEE 344, IEEE 693, ASCE 7-10, AC 156, GR-63-CORE

International Code Council

ICC AC-156

International Electromechanical Commission

IEC 68-2-59, Test Fe, IEC 68-2-26, IEC 68-2-34, Test Fd,  IEC 68-2-35, Test Fda, IEC 68-2-6, IEC 60068-2-64, Test Fc, IEC 61373, IEC 60945, Section 8.7, IEC 60079-29 (-1, 4)

International Organization for Standardization

ISO 1940-1, ISO 10816-1/6, ISO 16750-3

International Safe Transit Association


Japanese Industrial Standards

JIS D 1601, JIS E 3014

JEDEC Solid State Technology Association

JESD22 B103B

General Motors Worldwide

GMW 3172

Military Standard (US)

MIL-STD- 167, MIL-STD-202 E/F/G (Method 201), MIL-STD-202 E/F/G (Method 204), MIL-STD-202 E/F/G (Method 214), MIL-E 5272, MIL-STD-810 E/F/G (Methods 514, 519), MIL-STD 883 G/H (Method 2005), MIL-STD 883 G/H (Method 2007), MIL-STD 1344 A Method 2005)

Netherlands Standardization Institute

NEN-ISO 10326

Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics

RTCA DO-160 E/F/G, RTCA DO-227 6/23/1995 Sec. 2.3.1

SAE International

SAE J575, SAE J1211, SAE J1455, SAE J1810

United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods

UN ST/SG/AC.10/11/Rev.5 Para.

Verein Deutscher Ingenieure

VDI 2057-1,2, VDI 2059-1,3,4,5

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