FOCUS Evidences | Istituto Giordano


New test shaker for the avionics, military, rail and civil sectors

We have installed a new vibration system employing ECO technology at our Pomezia branch.
The new system allows a greater range of products to be tested of increased weight and size (the table’s mounting surface is 750 mm x 1000 mm, extendable using auxiliary plates; the shaker has a maximum payload of 600 kg).

Weather resistance of windows, doors, wall cladding and similar devices located in hurricane zones

Our Security & Safety laboratory performs testing in accordance with American ASTM and AAMA standards, along with the various technical regulations of American federal states such as the FLORIDA BUILDING CODE and NEW YORK BUILDING CODE, etc.
These standards specify the test methods most frequently used and requested by Italian manufacturers doing business abroad (in particular in the United States, but also in the Far and Middle East).


The Florida Building Code

In the 1990s, the state of Florida was hit by a series of extremely violent hurricanes that caused enormous damage to homes and a sizeable death toll. It was therefore decided to establish the Florida Building Code, a set of standards designed by the US state of Florida to ensure that buildings are resistant to the hurricanes and tornadoes that frequently occur in this area.

Railway pantograph fatigue test

The test sample comprises a fully-assembled railway pantograph, complete with all electrical and mechanical components, installed on the supporting structure used when in service. The purpose of the test is to assess the fatigue behaviour of the upper-arm welds and note any other phenomenon caused by fatigue during testing.