Environmental Laboratory
We carry out any kind of environmental testing.


We test your development samples, prototypes and series products according to national and international standards and regulations. In our test laboratory, which is accredited according to DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025:2018, we test your products with climatic, mechanical-dynamic, corrosive, electrical and combined tests as well as with long-term tests.

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We carry out environmental tests on materials, components, assemblies, prototypes and series equipment across all industries. We test for customers in all industrial sectors, including the electrical industry, energy industry, automotive industry, aerospace industry, railway technology, shipping, commercial vehicle industry, defence technology and medical technology.

We simulate extreme climatic conditions through exposure to temperature, humidity, heat, thermal shock and solar radiation. We carry out corrosion tests with salt spray and harmful gases as well as mechanical-dynamic tests with vibration and shock tests.

Flexibility is our strength. Based on our flexible accreditation, we develop individual test procedures that meet your specific requirements. We provide comprehensive advice on the development of complex and customised test and trial plans.

Temperature tests

Cold tests down to -70 °C and heat tests up to 300 °C - we simulate a wide range of temperature conditions. This includes temperature changes up to 8 K/min as well as temperature shock tests in the variants air-air, air-water and splash water.

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Climate tests

We test the effects of different climatic conditions on your product. RST examines the influence of high humidity or damp heat (constant and cyclic) and low pressure. We also offer climate change tests and condensation tests (constant and cyclical).

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Sun simulation tests

We carry out sun simulation tests for you with metal halide lamps and xenon lamps. We also offer this test as a weathering test with superimposed sprinkling.

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Vötsch SC 1000 mit Pyronometer mit Prüfling in Prüfsituation
großes Salznebelhaus mit Prüfling in Prüfsituation

Corrosion tests

We carry out salt spray tests with neutral NaCl solution, acetic acid salt spray tests and salt spray with modified test solutions. RST carries out harmful gas tests with hydrogen sulphide and sulphur dioxide. Furthermore, we implement condensation water tests with sulphurous atmosphere as well as three- and four-gas tests.

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Tests for chemical resistance

We offer temperature superimposed chemical resistance tests. Various application types are available for the chemical tests. We test for resistance to reference oils as well as reference fuels, among other things.

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Vibration and shock tests

We offer a range of mechanical-dynamic tests, if required also temperature or climate superimposed. These include sinusoidal vibration tests and vibration tests with broadband random, resonance tests, resonance dwells, shock tests and drop tests. Furthermore, RST develops test frames using CAD and FEM simulation and manufactures test frames with in-house CNC material processing.

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Protection class tests

We carry out IP protection class tests for many industries and applications according to IEC 60529 and ISO 20653. In our accredited test laboratory, we test your product for dust protection, contact protection, foreign body protection and water protection. RST also carries out impact and shock resistance tests (IK tests) in accordance with IEC 62262.

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Electrical tests

We carry out insulation tests such as withstand voltage tests, insulation measurements and partial discharge measurements. Our range of services also includes low-resistance measurements (4-wire measurement) and contact monitoring.

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Individual tests

We can also support you in individual questions beyond the standard specifications. We develop the necessary hardware and software applications for monitoring and evaluating tests and set them up at your premises.

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RST is your competent partner for the test you need


Our optimised processes guarantee you fast and smooth processing of your order without long waiting times. Your request is our top priority. Our wealth of experience is based on countless test orders successfully completed for a wide range of customers. Our in-house test frame production as well as our in-house calibration laboratory guarantee the highest flexibility and cost efficiency.

Project management

With our professional support, we are always at your side - even in the event of unexpected changes to the planned test sequence, necessary rework and adjustments to the test specimen as well as under deadline. During the ongoing test, you can rely on optimal communication with our testers and engineers. We always keep you up to date and contact you quickly in case of problems or damage to the test object. You are welcome to accompany your tests personally on site or via video transmission.

Quality management

RST is available to you as an accredited laboratory. Our competent and experienced test staff, equipped with comprehensive knowledge of standards and test requirements, are prepared for any challenge. Within the framework of our flexible accreditation, we develop individual test procedures for you outside of the standard specifications and are available to advise you the entire time. We deliver high-quality test reports in German and English.

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chemical resistance

BMW GS 95024-3-1 Prüfung C-01Chemical Resistance
DIN EN 60068-2-45Basic environmental testing procedures; part 2: tests; test Xa and guidance: immersion in cleaning solvents
DIN EN 60068-2-74Environmental testing – Part 2-74: Tests – Test Xc: Fluid contamination
DIN EN ISO 2812-1 und 2812-2Paints and varnishes – Determination of resistance to liquids – Part 1: Immersion in liquids other than water
DIN EN ISO 2812-2Paints and varnishes – Determination of resistance to liquids – Part 2: Water immersion method
DIN SPEC 79009 (Pkt. 5.2.7 Anfälligkeit gegen Flüssigkeiten)EPAC bicycles – Environmental test – Safety aspects
ISO 16750-5Road vehicles – Environmental conditions and testing for electrical and electronic equipment – Part 5: Chemical loads
JDQ201Testing of Electronic and Electrical Devices — Environmental and Mechanical Loads
MBN LV 124-2Chemical Resistance
MVN LV 124-2 Prüfung C-01Chemical Resistance
RTCA DO-160GEnvironmental Conditions and Test  Procedures for Airborne Equiment
VW80000 C-01Chemical Resistance


Temperature Tests

IEC 60068-2-1

Environmental testing – Part 2-1: Tests – Test A: Cold (Test Ab, Ad, Ae)

IEC 60068-2-2

Environmental testing – Part 2-2: Tests – Test B: Dry heat (Test Bb, Bd, Be)

IEC 60068-2-14

Environmental testing – Part 2-14: Tests – Test N: Change of temperature (Test Na, Nb)
DIN EN 50155Railway applications – Rolling stock – Electronic equipment
MIL-STD 810 H Method 501.7High Temperature (Storage and Operation)
MIL-STD 810 H Method 502.7Low Temperature (Storage and Operation)
MIL-STD 810 H Method 503.7Temperature Shock
RTCA DO160GTemperature tests according to RTCA
VW 80000

K-01 High-/ Low Temperature (storage)

K-02 Incremental Temperature Test

K-03 Low Temperature (Operation)

K-05 Temperature Shock (component)

K-12 Temperature Shock with Splash Water

K-13 Temperaturre Shock by Imersion

K-16 Temperature Shock (without enclousre)



Climate Tests

IEC 60068-2-30:2005

Environmental testing – Part 2-30: Tests – Test Db: Damp heat, cyclic (Test Db40, Db55)

IEC 60068-2-38:2009

Environmental testing – Part 2-38: Tests: Composite temperature/humidity cyclic test (Test Z/AD)

IEC 60068-2-78:2012

Environmental testing – Part 2-78: Tests – Test Cab: Damp heat, steady state
DIN EN 50155Climate test according to railway standard
IEC 60068-2-13Environmental testing – Part 2: Tests; test M: Low air pressure
MIL-STD 810 H Method 507.6Humidity
RTCA DO160GClimate test according to RTCA
VW 80000

K-08 Damp Heat, cyclic

K-09 Damp Heat, cyclic (with freezing)

K-14 Damp Heat, steady state

K-15 b / K-19 (edition 2021) Climatic test for components with watertight housings

K-17 Solar radiation

K-18 Corrosive gas test

VW PV1200Climate Change Test


Shock- and Vibration Tests

IEC 60068-2-6

Environmental testing – Part 2-6: Tests – Test Fc: Vibration (sinusoidal)

IEC 60068-2-27

Environmental testing – Part 2-27: Tests – Test Ea and guidance: Shock (Test Ea)

IEC 60068-2-64

Environmental testing – Part 2-64: Tests – Test Fh: Vibration, broadband random and guidance (Test Fh)

IEC 61373

Railway applications – Rolling stock equipment – Shock and vibration tests
MIL-STD 810 H Method 514.8Vibration
MIL-STD 810 H Method 516.8Shock
RTCA DO160GShock and vibration tests
VW 80000

M-01 Drop

M-04 Vibration

M-05 Shock Test

M-06 Shock Test (permanent)

JDQ201Testing of Electronic and Electrical Devices – Environmental and Mechanical Loads
Vibration testing with climate overlay
Resonance Search / Sine Sweep
Resonance Dwell / Sine Dwell
Voltage Withstand Test


Solar Radiation

IEC 60068-2-5

Environmental testing – Part 2-5: Tests – Test S: Simulated solar radiation at ground level and guidance for solar radiation testing and weathering (test Sa)
DIN 75220Ageing of automotive components in solar simulation units (Test D-IN1, D-IN2, Z-OUT, Z-IN1, Z-IN2)
MIL-STD 810 H Method 505.7Solar Radiation (Sunshine)

ISO 4892

Plastics – Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources – Part 2: Xenon-arc lamps


Corrosion Tests


ISO 9227

Corrosion tests in artificial atmospheres – Salt spray tests

IEC 60068-2-11

Environmental testing – Part 2: Tests; test Ka: Salt mist

IEC 60068-2-52

Environmental testing – Part 2-52: Tests – Test Kb: Salt mist, cyclic

ISO 6270-2

Paints and varnishes – Determination of resistance to humidity – Part 2: Condensation (in-cabinet exposure with heated water reservoir), (Test CH, AHT, AT)

ISO 11997-1

Paints and varnishes – Determination of resistance to cyclic corrosion conditions – Part 1: Wet (salt fog)/dry/humid, (Test KK, KFW, KTW)
VDA 621-415Cyclic corrosion test
VW PV 1210Cyclic corrosion test
IEC 61701:2011Salt mist corrosion testing of photovoltaic (PV) modules
MIL-STD 810 H Method 509.7Salt Fog
RTCA DO160GCorrosion test according to RTCA

IEC 61439-5:2014 + Cor.

Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies – Part 5: Assemblies for power distribution in public networks

IEC 60068-2-42

Environmental testing – Part 2-42: Tests – Test Kc: Sulphur dioxide test for contacts and connections (SO2, Test Kc)

IEC 60068-2-43

Environmental testing – Part 2-43: Tests – Test Kd: Hydrogen sulphide test for contacts and connections, Corrosive Gas test/Hydrogen sulphide test (H2S, test Kd)

IEC 60068-2-60

Environmental testing – Part 2-60: Tests – Test Ke: Flowing mixed gas corrosion test (4-gas test)

ISO 6988

Metallic and other non-organic coatings – Sulfur dioxide test with general condensation of moisture (Kesternich testing)
DIN 50018Testing in a saturated atmosphere in the presence of sulfur dioxide
VW 80000K-06 Salt mist test with operation, outdoor components
K-06 Salt mist test with operation, indoor components
K-18 Corrosive Gas Test
VW PV1210Corrosion Test
ASTM B 117Standard Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus


IP Tests


IEC 60529 + A1 + A2:

Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code). Protected against access to hazardous parts

IP5X: Dust-protected

IP6X: Dust-tight

IPX1: Protected against vertical water drips

IPX2: Protected against water drips (15° inclination)

IPX3: Protected against water spray

IPX4: Protected against splash water

IPX5: Protected against water jets

IPX6: Protected against powerful water jets

IPX7: Protected against water (temporary immersion)

IPX8: Protected against water (continous immersion)

IPX9: Protected against high pressure and high temperature jets

ISO 20653

Road vehicles – Degrees of protection

IPX4K: Protected against splash water with increased pressure

IPX6K: Protected against strong high-velocity water with increased pressure

IPX9K: Protected against high-pressure/steam-jet cleaning

IP5KX: Dust-protected

IP6KX: Dust-tight

IEC 60034-5Rotating electrical machines – Part 5: Degrees of protection provided by integral design of rotating electrical machines


IK Tests

DIN EN 50102Degrees of protection provided by enclosures for electrical equipment against external mechanical impacts (IK code)
IK1, IK2, IK3, IK4, IK5, IK6, IK7, IK8, IK9, IK10


Dust Tests

RTCA DO160GDust test according to RTCA
MIL-STD 810 H Method 506.6Rain & Blowing Rain
MIL-STD 810 H Method 512.6Immersion
DIN EN 60529Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code)

IEC 60068-2-68

Environmental testing – Part 2: Tests; test L: Dust and sand


Water Tests

DIN EN 60529Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code)
DIN EN 60068-2-18Water test
DIN EN 60068-2-18K-10 Water protection – IPX0 to IPX6K
K-11 High Pressure Cleaning


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