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What is the highly accelerated life testing?


If you are a manufacturer or distribute a product that is supposed to perform its functions for a long period of time, you will of course need to do highly accelerated life testing. Otherwise, you may not know how soon the product will stop working and why it will happen. This can affect your compatibility.


In this article, we will discuss the most frequently asked questions by our clients.

1.  What is HALT(Highly Accelerated Life Testing)

HALT - is a way to make sure that a product will function properly as long as it is used in a particular environment for a particular period of time. For an electromechanical product, this means that the device will work without fail until the expiration of the warranty period.

Above, in the photo, we see an example where special equipment is used to imitate a hard environment. The product is placed in a hot, cold, and humid environment.

This approach is used not only for quality control, but it guarantees that product does not fail too early and for the safety of the user. A properly designed test program can identify any kind of technical problem.

2.  When is the HALT usually done?

I think everyone had done this kind of testing in the past. For example, if you dropped a box or product accidentally on the floor and then checked it for damage and proper operation. This is a simple form of HALT.

Often, HALT is done during product development to ensure that the product will work properly at least until the expiration of the warranty period.

Testing can be carried out on both a prototype and a final product collected with original production parts (made from the same material, with the same tools, and the same processes as in mass production).

3.   HALT – preventive maintenance?

HALT has a lot in common with the preventive maintenance of a product. The main work was done in the evolutionary industry in the 1960s. Some of these rules are applicable to areas such as new product development or simple maintenance.


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