Ruggedness is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing mobile solutions, which is why Getac ensures that its fully-rugged units operate even when dropped onto concrete, or used in harsh environmental conditions such as heat and cold, dust and rain. The rigorous testing that these units go through ensures that our customers are provided with products that meet the highest standards of ruggedness and reliability. Getac products are tested by an outside 3rd party testing company to ensure that all of the testing is done to the full requirements.
MIL-STD-810G are the testing standards set by the US military and is now the most widely used international standard for testing a computer's durability. It uses a range of test methods to measure equipment reliability.
MIL-STD-810G Method 500.5 This test is to ensure the computer can withstand exposure to high-altitude low-pressure environment like those on an aircraft. The computer is tested while it is operating and not operating.
MIL-STD-810G Method 501.5 This test procedure determines a computer's operating performance during exposure to high temperature conditions. The unit is tested for both operating and non-operating tolerance.
MIL-STD-810G Method 502.5 This test determines the performance of the computer during exposure to low temperature conditions. The computer is tested for both operating and non-operating tolerance.
MIL-STD-810G Method 503.5 Temperature shock tests determine if an item can withstand sudden extreme changes in the temperature of the surrounding atmosphere without experiencing physical damage or deterioration in performance.
MIL-STD-810G Method 507.5 This test ensures the computer can tolerate a wide range of temperatures with a high level of relative humidity.
MIL-STD-810G Method 510.5 The computer is subject to an extended period of fine blowing powder to ensure that the seals are good and that there is no damage or decreased performance.
MIL-STD-810G Method 514.6 The vibration test determines whether an item can withstand long-term high-level vibration like that of a large vehicle. The test is performed while the computer is operational and non-operational.
MIL-STD-810G Method 516.6 Free fall drop tests (shock) are performed to ensure that equipment can withstand drops or transient vibrations encountered during handling, transportation, and normal use. The computer is dropped on multiple sides and faces.
MIL-STD-810G Method 524 In this test, the computer is cycled through multiple freeze and thaw cycles to ensure there is no negative affect from condensation.
MIL-STD-461F is Military standard and testing specification to ensure the conducted emissions (CE), conducted susceptibility (CS), radiated emissions (RE), and radiated susceptibility (RS) of a system can meet the requirements for the control of electromagnetic interference.
Getac uses the following MIL-STD-461F test methods:
-Conducted Emissions CE101, CE102
-Radiated Emissions RE101, RE102
-Conducted Susceptibility CS101, CS114, CS115, CS116
-Radiated Susceptibility RS101, RS103
UL 1604 is a safety standard to ensure an electrical product/equipment can be safely operated in hazardous locations with the possible presence of an explosive atmosphere containing fuels such as flammable gases, vapours, liquids (class I), combustible dust (class II) or ignitable fibres & flyers (class III).
Getac offers products that meet UL 1604 Class I, Division 2 and can be used in the following environments:
-Where volatile flammable liquids or flammable gases or vapours exist (C1), but are normally confined within closed containers (D2)
-Where ignitable concentrations of gases, vapours or liquids are normally prevented by positive mechanical ventilation.
-Adjacent to a Class I, Division 1 location, where ignitable concentrations might be occasionally communicated.
ATEX is taken from EXplosive ATmospheres and is a certification given to a product to indicate that it is fit for its intended purpose and that adequate information is supplied to ensure it can be used safely.
Hazardous areas are divided into three zones based on how often (frequency and duration) explosive atmospheres are caused by gases, vapors, mists or air/dust mixtures. Getac provide the ATEX certified rugged mobile solution which can benefit customer who need Electrical Equipment for Use in European and IEC Classification Zone 2 (An area in which an explosive mixture is not likely to occur in normal operation and if it occurs it will exist only for a short time.)
There are four ATEX classifications to ensure that a specific piece of equipment or protective system is appropriate and can be safely used in a particular application:
1. Industrial or Mining Application
2. Equipment Category