Grayhill Test Labs

Capabilities include the ability to test products for temperature extremes, thermal and mechanical shock, vibration, impact, seal, chemical resistance, UV, abrasion, drop, sunlight readability, salt spray, ESD, EMI, EMC, NVIS, electrical noise, power interruption and accelerated life testing.

Mechanical Test Labs

The image above shows accelerated life testers for rotary encoders, both optical and Hall effect technology. Unlike some competitors, the mechanical and electrical life specifications for Grayhill encoders define each cycle as a full rotation of the shaft and the return to its original position. These testers are used to test millions of cycles in a relatively short period of time.

Other mechanical rigs test:

  • Vibration

  • Front and side-impact

  • Abrasion on actuator

Environmental Test Labs

Grayhill environmental test chambers can simulate many environmental conditions, including various temperatures, humidity levels and rapid cycling of these conditions.

Other environmental tests include:

  • Thermal shock

  • Liquid seal

  • Dust seal

  • UV exposure

  • Salt spray resistance

  • Chemical resistance

Electrical Test Labs

Grayhill's in-house electrical test labs have the ability to test products against a wide range of electrical conditions, including:

  • Electro-Magnetic Compatibility (EMC)

  • Electro-Static Discharge (ESD)

  • Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI)

  • Electrical Noise

  • Power Interruption