Auto Technology Provides Environmental Testing, Equipment

In addition to conducting environmental testing, Auto Technology produces corrosion test equipment and environmental test chambers, as well as centrifugal dryers and automated finishing equipment.

In addition to conducting environmental testing, Auto Technology produces corrosion test equipment and environmental test chambers, as well as centrifugal dryers and automated finishing equipment.

From salt chambers for small-parts testing to walk-in chambers large enough for an entire car, the company’s cyclic corrosion test chambers can mimic a variety of different conditions. Immersion, multi-gas and mixed-flow systems also are available. Environmental test chambers are designed to meet more than 40 major ASTM, automotive, military and commercial specifications for salt fog, humidity and corrosive gas tests. All chambers are designed to withstand the corrosive environments they produce, the company says.

Auto Technology’s A2LA-accredited contract test lab is capable of a variety of testing services, including advanced corrosion, cyclic corrosion and environmental testing. The company also offers automatic plating equipment, including split-rail machines, turnkey systems and programmable hoists; and an R&D zinc phosphate pretreatment and ecoating service.

Editor Pick

Faraday's Children (and Nickel) - The 40th William Blum Lecture

This article is a re-publication of the 40th William Blum Lecture, presented at the 86th AESF Annual Convention in Detroit, Michigan on June 21, 1999. In this lecture, Dr. George DiBari describes the search for the ideal nickel anode material and the outlook for survival of nickel plating at the end of the 20th century.  The closing section is a tribute to prior award winners and to some of the people that he worked with at Inco.