Dutch test engineering laboratory reopens

18 June 2014

Following upgrading activities, TE Connectivity reopened its Test Engineering Laboratory in Den Bosch, The Netherlands.
Following upgrading activities, TE Connectivity reopened its Test Engineering Laboratory in Den Bosch, The Netherlands.

Following upgrading activities, TE Connectivity reopened its Test Engineering Laboratory in Den Bosch, The Netherlands.

The new facility is part of TE’s Industrial Technology Group. Its key function is to support development engineering groups through product testing in all phases of the development process, from concept to final qualification. Applying their extensive knowledge of connectivity technology and relevant test procedures, TE’s test engineers will assist in the definition of product specifications.


In addition, the new laboratory will conduct the necessary environmental, mechanical and electrical measurements to verify prototypes and validate final products. Customers will also benefit from the TE’s in-depth knowledge and competence in investigating manufacturing issues using this new facility.


The upgraded facility now provides capability for a broad spectrum of operations including cross-sectioning, thermal characterization, vibration and shock resistance tests, material analysis, chemical resistance assessment, reflow soldering, ingress protection testing and signal integrity measurement.


The lab also provides various types of engineering support and consultancy on such matters as specifications, standards, design and customer issues. It can carry out SEM analysis and provide assistance with Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA) and develop software for test methods. If necessary, it can cooperate with external technology centers. Laboratory staff sits on various IEC standardization committees and also on the TE Global Test Council.


Speaking at the opening ceremony, on June 13, 2014, Ulrich Wallenhorst, VP and CTO, TE Industrial, said: “TE’s business is built on providing extraordinary customer service. Using this upgraded facility, our ideas and solutions will be better tested and validated before we introduce them. The investment we have made in this new, dedicated facility underlines our commitment to the development and support for tomorrow’s solutions today.”


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