No matter how meticulously designed or precision-engineered, even the best products can experience manufacturing defects that can cause leaks. Manufacturers need to know how well and for how long their products will perform to their specifications, and the answers to these questions are most often related to the products’ design and manufacturing processes.
To help you ensure that your products function as designed, Cincinnati Test Systems (CTS) offers a variety of IPxx-ready testing equipment, including options for IP67 testing and water ingress leak test applications. Contact us today for the ingress protection testing system you need.
What is Ingress Protection Testing (IPX)?
The International Engineering Consortium (IEC) has established a unified coding system known as the International Protection Marking (IP) system (#60529). IP codes (IP67, etc.) are intended to reassure customers that the manufactured products they buy are tested with respect to ingress contamination. Applicable to both consumer and industrial products, this code includes a two-digit suffix that rates the product in question based on how well it performs to ingress standards.
The table below explains the specifications and ingress protection testing requirements associated with each IPX rating.
How Can IP67 Testing Improve Your Production Processes?
Manufacturers all over the world are integrating CTS IP67 testing equipment into their production lines to:
- Test for product quality and performance issues, which can help reduce warranty costs
- Introduce opportunities to improve product reliability while reducing liability
- Improve methods of producing more parts with less scrap, minimizing waste
- Verify process control validations through test results
Implementing IP67 testing or other IPX test certifications into your manufacturing processes can help you determine how well your product performs and functions in relation to intended ingress standards, including:
- Water ingress contamination (waterproof)
- Dust ingress contamination
- Fluid ingress contamination
The IP67 designation is applicable to all products that are tested for resistance to dust ingress contamination and water ingress or other fluid ingress contamination. IP testing is typically performed by using air pressure or vacuum to simulate the environmental conditions to which the product will be exposed in typical, everyday use.
The IP67 Testing System Experts
There are countless reasons why manufactured products, parts, and components may be defective; with CTS’ test equipment, you can quickly and easily detect these defects before they cause problems for you and/or the end user. CTS supplies a variety of technologies for IP testing:
- Pressure decay
- Vacuum decay
- Differential pressure decay
- Sealed Device leak testing
- Volumetric fill
- Mass flow
- Helium leak & tracer gas
Our ingress protection testing technologies are the ideal way to ensure conformance to IPX water ingress contamination requirements, and include testing capabilities to simulate exposure to dust, dirt, condensation, and liquids.
Read our IP67 leak test case study to learn more about CTS’ IP67 testing technology.
Cincinnati Test Systems leak test solutions are used globally to address ingress contamination in automotive, medical, energy, military, transportation, and consumer goods. We offer customized designs that can be tailored to your unique requirements, and application support that will meet or exceed your expectations.
Contact CTS for Complete IP Testing Solutions
Cincinnati Test Systems wants to be your partner for all your testing needs. Our expert team is ready to review your application with you, and will show you how CTS test equipment can benefit your next project. Contact us for more information on our IPX ingress protection testing solutions.