Blog Posts from our team


Blog —No room for an accelerometer on your PCBA? (June 22 2018)

Finding a place for your accelerometer in your PCBA during HALT can get difficult.

Read the details: No room for an accelerometer on your PCBA?


Blog —ESPEC Performs Li-ion Battery Testing (January 03 2018)

ESPEC testing chambers meet all battery reliability and safety standards

Read the details: ESPEC Performs Li-ion Battery Testing


Blog —Vibration Isolation – A Simple, Versatile Solution (December 05 2017)

Vibration Isolation – A Simple, Versatile Solution

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Blog —Stress Testing and Reliability Conference - SNEAK PEAK: Mitigating Risk (September 18 2017)

The opportunities for residual, undetected risks to induce failures increases with system complexity and, paradoxically, with the cost and consequences of those failures.

Read the details: Stress Testing and Reliability Conference - SNEAK PEAK: Mitigating Risk


Blog — Choosing Electro-Dynamic or Repetitive Shock Vibration (July 24 2017)

ESPEC had the privilege of having an article published in "Quality magazine"

Read the details: Choosing Electro-Dynamic or Repetitive Shock Vibration


Blog —High Speed Chamber Airflow and “Spinning Down a Beer” (June 12 2017)

Here’s the story I like to tell when I’m explaining the role of air flow in thermal change rates.

Read the details: High Speed Chamber Airflow and “Spinning Down a Beer”


Blog — Low Frequency Resonance Excitation (June 01 2017)

Low frequency excitation experiment with different lengths of a 3/8" all thread rod.

Read the details: Low Frequency Resonance Excitation


Blog —BGA Failures during Cold Step Stress testing in HALT (April 28 2017)

Fine crack after stress cycling with HALT.

Read the details: BGA Failures during Cold Step Stress testing in HALT


Blog —Will HALT Accelerate Fretting Corrosion? (December 30 2016)

Fretting corrosion is a bit difficult, because it’s really a two stage process.

Read the details: Will HALT Accelerate Fretting Corrosion?


Blog —Budgeting for HALT Lab Work (December 20 2016)

ACTUAL LAB TIME The total duration of your test at ESPEC depends on a few different factors.

Read the details: Budgeting for HALT Lab Work


Blog —Year End Planning and Preparing Your Lab Budget – Part 1 (December 14 2016)

For next year’s budget: Accelerometers: Put in for a couple of Triax’s as well, they are nice to have to evaluate fixturing effectiveness in multiple axes quickly Fixturing Hardware: 80/20 extrusions, aluminum, Radel and/or Delrin stock Data logging and test equipment.

Read the details: Year End Planning and Preparing Your Lab Budget – Part 1


Blog —Welcome to the ESPEC Blog! (December 08 2016)

Welcome to the ESPEC blog. This space will be utilized to provide information from the experts in areas related to Accelerated Reliability.

Read the details: Welcome to the ESPEC Blog!


Blog —Qualmark Corp Acquires Hobbs Engineering (November 02 2016)

Hobbs Engineering is the worldwide leader in HALT/HASS education through seminars, webinars, and published content delivered by Reliability industry professionals with extensive expertise.

Read the details: Qualmark Corp Acquires Hobbs Engineering


Blog —Automotive Testing Expo (October 10 2016)

ESPEC exhibits at the Automotive Testing Expo

Read the details: Automotive Testing Expo


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