Shock Testing

GEC (Gray’s) offers shock testing services for a range of industries and applications – all in conformance with established industry standards. Our lab is operated by our experienced team of personnel and is fully equipped to meet your needs in evaluating the mechanical shock survivability of your materials.

Why Shock Testing?

Companies often need their products and materials tested to gauge their durability and resistance to failure. One way to do this is through shock tests. This type of testing is carefully designed to simulate mechanical impacts that products can experience during transport or while in service. Shock tests are characterized by short and sudden impact events.
When we conduct shock testing in our lab, we evaluate how well the test sample performed. Samples that perform poorly in shock testing often suffer mechanical failure, structural failure, connection failure, and other issues – indicating that the design could benefit from further improvements.
We offer multiple types of shock tests and can accommodate them to fit your individual needs. See our full list of shock testing standards.

Drop Shock Test

The drop shock test drops an object through either a free fall or guided drop onto an impact surface.

Pyro Shock Test

Also referred to as pyrotechnic shock, this test simulates stage separation from explosive-activated devices such as rockets or satellites. This is a high frequency, high-magnitude test. Pyro shock is often used to test survivability of electronic components.

Shaker Shock Test

Shaker shock testing uses an electrodynamic shaker to generate mechanical shock environments.

Beam Shock Test

Beam shock testing can be adjusted to reach the desired knee frequency and high-frequency shock response.

The GEC Advantage

For over 30 years, GEC has been a trusted source for environmental testing services. Since then, our commitment to quality has remained a key part of our success. As a laboratory that is ISO 17025 accredited by the A2LA, we apply proven scientific and engineering principles to deliver accurate and prompt results at a competitive price. Our work spans across the military, aerospace, automotive, medical, and consumer electronics industries.
No need to search any further to locate a testing services provider – call us today for more information about our shock testing capabilities.

Testing Capabilities

Dynamics Methods

  • Temperature Cycling
  • Temperature Shock
  • Combined Temp / Humidity
  • Combined Temp / Altitude
  • Combined Temp / Humidity / Altitude
  • High Temperature
  • Low Temperature
  • Resistance
  • Current
  • Insulation Resistance
  • Thermal Time Transient
  • Electrostatic Discharge
  • Dielectric Withstand Voltage
  • Magnetic Effects
  • Life Cycle (Charge / Discharge)
  • Continuity

Thermal Vacuum Methods

Environmental Conditioning Methods

  • Salt / SO2 Spray / Fog
  • Solar Radiation / Sunshine
  • Explosive Atmosphere
  • Explosive / Rapid Decompression
  • Rain
  • Freezing Rain
  • Fluid Susceptibility
  • Sand and Dust

Load Testing Methods

  • Tensile / Compression
  • Acceleration
  • Push
  • Drop
  • Impact
  • Random Drop / Tumble
  • Positive Pressure (Overpressure)
  • Temperature Cyclying
  • Temperature Shock
  • Combined Temp / Humidity
  • Combined Temp / Altitude
  • Combined Temp / Humidity / Altitude
  • High Temperature
  • Low Temeprature
  • Resistance
  • Current
  • Insulation Resistance
  • Thermal Time Transient
  • Electrostatic Discharge
  • Dielectric Withstand Voltage
  • Magnetic Effects
  • Life Cycle (Charge/Discharge)
  • Continuity
  • Salt / SO2 Spray / Fog
  • Solar Radiation / Sunshine
  • Explosive Atmosphere
  • Explosive / Rapid Dceompression
  • Rain
  • Freezing Rain
  • Fluid Susceptibility
  • Sand and Dust
  • Tensile / Compression
  • Acceleration
  • Push
  • Drop
  • Impact
  • Random Drop / Tumble
  • Positive Pressure (Overpressure)