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CentraTEQ ltd
Telephone: +44 (0) 121 706 2319
Product Test Solutions
CentraTEQ Ltd are the UK representatives for L.A.B. Equipment, Inc., L.A.B is a global leader and innovator of package test and product reliability test equipment, a wholly owned entity based in the USA. The corporate offices of L.A.B. Equipment, Inc., as well as its sales and engineering team are located in Itasca Illinois.

The LAB product range includes:

Automated Shock Testing Equipment - Autoshock II is a fully automated series of shock test systems used to measure and identify product fragility levels and evaluate protective packaging. With the simulation of real world shock pulses, including half sine, square wave and sawtooth pulse shapes, as well as impact energy levels, manufacturers can systematically test and optimize product design and packaging. L.A.B. Equipment, Inc.’s fully automated computer controlled shock and data analysis test systems are the critical path in accomplishing this optimization.

Mechanical Shock Machines - SD Series - The need for products to survive various shock levels in an operating environment requires in-house testing of products duringdesign and evaluation stages. L.A.B. Equipment, Inc.’s SD-series of mechanical free-fall test systems produces accurate and repeatable half sine, squarewave and sawtooth pulses in accordance with military and industry specifications.

Drop Testing Equipment

The LAB MAXDROP™ and AccuDrop™ Series of precision drop testers represents the ultimate dimension in drop testing and incline impact testing for product and package performance verification. With five models and payload capacities up to 1320 lbs. (600kg), their drop testers provide the ability to match the needs of global markets with a model to meet a wide range of products, facilities and budget constraints.


Standard features:

Two models: 300KG (660lbs) & 600KG (1320lbs)
Drop heights: 36"/900mm for model 600KG, 60"/1500mm for model 300KG
Screw drive lift system
Massive 4 tine support carriage
Accelerated drop thrusts carriage ahead of payload
Meets ISTA, ASTM, and ISO standards
Remote control panel can be located in convenient location
Performs flat, edge and corner drops
International power configurations

AccuDrop™ 500
Standard features

500 lbs (227 kg) maximum payload capacity 42” (1067 mm) deep, package size
Hand-held pendant switch
1 to 30” (25.4 mm to 762 mm) drop height
30” (762 mm) deep, package size
Meets ISTA, ASTM, and ISO standards
Massive, three-tined support carriage
Exclusive tine style platen lifts
Adjustable package positioning bracket
Versatile carriage assembly

AccuDrop™ 160A
Standard features

160 lbs (75 kg) payload capacity
Precision servo ballscrew drive system
15" to 72" (305 mm to 1829 mm) drop height
32" (813 mm) deep, package size
Adjustable limit switches
Digital counter tracks
Adjustable air control valve
Dual unit flow gauge
Exclusive hand-held operator control
LCD digital readout
Versatile corner and edge holding device
Meets ASTM, TAPPI, ISO, JIS and ISTA standa

AccuDrop™ 125
Standard features

AccuDrop 125125 lbs (56 kg) payload capacity
0.5” (13 mm) leaf center gap
Automatic leaf reset
8" to 84" (203 mm x 2134 mm) drop height
36" x 26" (914 mm x 660 mm) package size
Package holding fixture (PHF)
Hand-held control pendant
Drop height indicator scale
Disable drop switch
Meets ISTA, ASTM, and ISO standards

Incline Impact Testers

Incline Impact testers are used to simulate the handling of crates, palletized loads, and rail car carriers. Several sizes are available for testing palletized loads and single products up to 12,000 lbs. (5,454 kg). Our complete line of impact recording instrumentation will also provide you with the qualitative results and documentation required to substantiate the perfomance of your product or packaged system.

L.A.B. offers standard models of 1,000, 2,000, 4,000, 6,000 and 8,000 pounds. Extended payloads up to 12,000 pounds available.
Backstops (impact walls) range from 4 x 4 feet up to 10 x 10 feet.
Dolly sizes of 48 x 48 inches up to 108 x 108 inches
Maximum velocity 8 ft/sec (2.4 m/sec)
Optional Velocity Meter 1000VM available

Download Autoshock Datasheet
Download SD Series Datasheet
Download Maxdrop Datasheet
Download AccuDrop 500 Datasheet
Download AccuDrop 160A Datasheet
Download AccuDrop 125 Datasheet
Download Incline Impact Datasheet