LABCO GmbH celebrates its 15th anniversary on 1 July 2018. High-quality various accredited tests, excellent machine equipment, engineers from different fields and international projects, especially in the field of automotive wiring system components, make LABCO GmbH a company with a secure future.
The constantly extended testing possibilities, the continuously growing machinery and the resulting larger number of employees are the reason for an urgently needed extension. In 2017, the management decided to expand the office and laboratory space by a further 720 m². A further 2,500 m² plot of land was purchased in the southern section. The extension will be completed in summer 2018. Just in time for the 15th anniversary.
With our new 3D profilometer we can perform fast and high-precision 3D measurements. The 3D surface measurement enables large-area observations (200 mm x 100 mm) of shape, flatness and roughness. The entire surface is measured instead of individual points, thus the analysis is possible in the entire form: profile measurement, measurement of the height difference, volume and surface calculation, roughness measurement on lines and surfaces and of course 2D measurements.
By purchasing four more climatic chambers, we were able to further advance our testing capacities in this area. With more than 25 climatic chambers of different sizes, we were able to further optimize the test procedures and test duration.
For testing individual components or entire assemblies for vibration resistance since December 2016 we have a second electrodynamic oscillator generator (Shaker) in action. In combination with our new climate chamber, tests under controlled environmental conditions are possible. Mr. Dr. Schmidt will be happy to answer your questions.
Since October 2016 we have been using a four quadrant voltage-current amplifier for tests according to LV 124. This allows tests to be carried out which require rapidly changing signals with high power. The power amplifiers ensure the required test conditions for a wide load range.
To further expand our testing capabilities our equipment has been supplemented by a power supply with an output of up to 30 000 watt. The new DC power source supplies an output current of 3000 A at a maximum voltage of 10 V and is suitable for tests with an increased current consumption, such as overcurrent tests, derating tests or short-circuit tests.
In order to extent our testing possibilities our test equipment was recently supplemented by a Xenon weathering instrument. Material changes caused by sunlight, temperature and humidity can be simulated for a variety of materials (textiles, plastic or coatings) in a short time.
The reaccreditation by the DAkkS according to DIN EN ISO 17025 that has to be performed at regular intervals has been completed successfully. The so-called flexible accreditation was granted to some divisions. This makes it possible not only to test according to defined specifications, but also allows modifying them if needed. The updated certificate and its annex will be placed here for download as soon as it is available.
On April 9, the VDE Global Services GmbH and the LABCO GmbH established a new joint venture for testing of automotive cables and components in Suzhou/China. Since many carmakers have directed their focus on the Asian market, this decision was made in order to offer our customers in Asia a direct local service. The range of services offered includes the test of automotive cables, connectors, protection systems, etc. for obtaining a homologation or for the analysis faulty parts.
With the purchase of three additional climate cabinets, we have further improved our laboratory testing capacity. We expect this to further optimize the test processes and thus lead to a shortening of test durations.
Our new Agilent/Keysight E5061B offers versatile network analysis in the broad frequency range from 5 Hz to 3 GHz. A significantly improved dynamic range in the low frequency range allows the precise determination of the surface transfer impedance of cable screenings. Furthermore the capability for the measurement of passive components was extended up to 30 MHz.
Our test equipment has recently been extended by an additional climatic cabinet.
Newly listed is a corrosion test cabinet for testing the corrosion characteristics of materials to corrosive gases for tests according to IEC 60068-2-60, 60068-2-42/43 as well as ISO 21207 and more.
After unfortunately neglecting our website over the past years, it is now entirely updated and modernised. We hope this will provide you with a better overview of the tests we are able to perform at our new site. You'll also be able to locate right contact partner for your project right away.
We urgently need more personnel. We are looking for two new employees for our test lab. You can find out more under the Career tab.
We've added a Keyence VHX-700FD digital microscope to our equipment line-up, enabling the capture of images with extreme definition.
We also have a new salt spray tank – ca. 1000 litre – among other things for performing tests in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9227 (DIN 50 021), NSS, AASS, CASS, DIN EN ISO 60068-2-11, VDA 621-415, VW PV 1210 (DIN EN ISO 554/23/50), DIN EN 60068-2-52
Made it! The entire testing has moved from Brake to Stotel, on the other side of the Weser River. We are especially excited that our entire staff have remained with us and joined us in the move to the new site.
As of mid-March, our new address is: Alfred-Nobel-Strasse 15, 27612 Loxstedt-Stotel/Germany. E-mail addresses remain unchanged, but the telephone numbers for reaching our staff have changed. You'll find them under the Contact Partner section.
The old lab in Brake has reached its capacity for enhancement. After much consideration, we want to make a new start in the community Loxstedt. A 7400-square-meter property was acquired in Stotel's Loxpark Industrial Zone. The construction work for two highly modern lab buildings totalling 1700 m²has already begun.