Why do we deal with these standards in such detail?
Here you will find an overview of important international standards with a focus on glass, in particular impact resistance and impact load. It is important for us to communicate the standards, test setups, and procedures in a clear and simple way. Glass is a material that is very important to us and has not been researched enough. There is a lack of bundled special knowledge about the impact resistance of glass and we want to close this gap.
Impact testing has an enormous scientific importance and practical relevance. A collision between two items or objects can often result in damage to one or both. The damage might be a crack, fracture or break. Therefore, engineers need to know how materials and products behave under impact and the magnitude of forces they can withstand.
The end goal of impact testing is to provide accurate analytics regarding the specimen’s weak links. The inference from that data will then be used to reinforce and strengthen the enclosures, thus making them more impact-resistant, robust and safe. Making the products more durable and secure increases brand trustworthiness amongst consumers.
Standard EN/IEC 60068 consists of 3 methods for testing the impact resistance of a test object against impacts with different severity levels. It serves to demonstrate the mechanical strength of a product and is intended primarily for the testing of electrical equipment.