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PHYSICAL/MECHANICAL TESTS

Pruebas Fisico Mecánicas - Ciatec

ACCREDITED UNDER THE NMX-EC-17025-IMNC STANDARD

And certified in ISO-9001-2015 to guarantee reliable results through highly qualified specialists that are committed to provide a service of excellence.


BRANCHACREDITATION NUMBER
Metal-mechanicalMM-007-076/11 effective as of2011-11-17

WE OFFER SERVICES IN:

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AIRBAG TESTING

With the country´s best infrastructure we guarantee excellence and quality to the automotive industry, contributing to cost and time reduction  that involves to the assemblers of the region to carry out these tests abroad.

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TESTING OF AUTOMOTIVE PARTS

CIATEC  Automotive Testing Laboratory has the DAIMLER/Mercedes Benz's "CLASS A" certification, it is homologated by the Central Laboratory of VW Mexico and it is approved by different OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers to perform tests to assemblies and automotive parts such as:


  • Carpets
  • Insulating felts
  • Styrofoam fillers
  • Spacers
  • Packing and seals for doors and mechanical joints
  • Mats
  • Self-adhesive labels
  • Protectors

We have more than 250 pieces of measurement equipment and instruments, among them are:

Universal Machines (Dynamometers) with capacity from 5N up to 100kN

  • Xenon arc chambers
  • Ultraviolet light chamber
  • Ozone generating chamber
  • Thermal cycling chamber with control from -30 C to 90 C / 70 C with 95% RH
  • Vertical and horizontal flammability chambers
  • Atomic emission (ICP), infrared (FTIR) and UV / VIS spectrophotometers
  • Gas chromatographs for Head Space
  • Abrasimeters, durometers, impactometers
  • Equipment for electrical conductivity and insulation testing
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TESTS TO POLYMERS (RUBBER, PLASTICS AND PLASTIC FILMS)

Evaluation of the properties of rubber and plastic materials through tests of:

  • Vulcanization reometry
  • Shore hardness
  • Tensile properties (tensile strength, elongation, modules, fatigue, compression)
  • IZOD impact resistance
  • Resistance to chemical products
  • Oxo- and photodegradation

Weathering for the evaluation of color changes and mechanical properties due to oxidation effects:


  • Xenon arc light
  • Ultraviolet light
  • Ozone
  • Thermal stress (from -40 °C to + 90 °C with intermediate humidity control)
  • Climatic chambers
  • Physical-chemical characterization:
  • Chemical composition
  • Temperature behavior by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)
  • Chemical characterization by instrumental techniques (TGA, GC, MSD).


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PAPER AND CARDBOARD TESTS

Under the TAPPI, ASTM and NMX standards we offer the following tests:

  • Sizing
  • Weight
  • Type of flute
  • Ink proofs
  • Mullen (resistance to bursting)
  • BCT (Box compression test)
  • ECT (Transversal compression resistance)
  • Determination of tensile properties
  • Color (Spectrophotometry and Pantone)



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LEATHER AND FOOTWEAR TESTS

More than 500 tests are available to evaluate the quality, comfort, and performance of the raw materials and finished products including:

  • Women’s shoes
  • Men's shoes
  • College footwear
  • Children's shoes
  • Sports shoes
  • Protective footwear
  • Cowboy boots
  • Leather goods
  • Clothing




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CLOTHING AND TEXTILE TESTS

State-of-the-art technology for the identification of fibers and ligaments and for the evaluation of the performance of textile products.


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PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT TESTING

We offer testing under the NOM, NMX, NRF, ISO and ASTM standards for personal safety equipment including:

  • Footwear
  • Gloves
  • Working garments


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TAPESTRY TESTS

We offer tests of:

  • Leather
  • Textiles
  • Foam


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X-RAY INSPECTION FOR SHOES

We have the only X-ray inspection unit in Mexico specialized for the detection of unwanted metallic elements, such as: nails, staples and needles that are found outside of their designated locations. This equipment can also detect fissures and bubbles that reduce the durability of the product.

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CONTACT

María del Rosario Hernández Salcedo / Juan Carlos Mares Crespo

mrhernandez@ciatec.mx / lab.automotriz@ciatec.mx

Phone. (477) 710 00 11, ext. 14220 y 14214

Línea directa. (477) 710 57 61

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