Drop Tests

Drop Tests

The drop tests of industrial or medical products can be a fatal effect of a falling product or the deformations that may occur on the product with tensile strength. Also, some of the items are also tested for drop tests in our laboratory.

With the discovery of X rays at the end of the nineteenth century, many important developments took place in the field of medicine in the twentieth century. As a result, service quality has been greatly improved in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. In the field of medicine, gamma cameras in 1950s, computed tomographies in 1970s and magnetic resonance devices in 1980s have begun to be used. With the advances in computer technologies, microprocessors started to be used and the qualifications of medical devices increased gradually. With the developments in electronic and computer technologies, the types and number of high-tech medical devices have started to increase. In this scope, magnetic resonance devices, computerized tomography devices, color ultrasonic fiber endoscopes, nuclear medicine and ultrasonic imaging systems, different types of laser devices and many other applications have been introduced to the field of medicine.

When the production costs of such medical devices are also considered in time, advanced technology medical devices have been used more widely in the medical world. These developments are expected to continue increasingly.

However, the greatest risk during the manufacture of medical devices, during transportation and during their use is the risk of falling or falling. These medical devices, which make extremely accurate measurements, should be protected and reliable measures against the risk of impact, tipping or falling.

Drop tests of all kinds of medical devices are carried out in accredited test and inspection institutions and the dimensions of the deformations caused by the tensile strength caused by falls are determined. Such tests also show deteriorated calibration values ​​of these medical devices.

As is known, the products to be launched in the European Union countries are entering free circulation in these countries. For this reason, the following basic legal regulations have been enacted in our country within the scope of compliance studies:

  • Medical Devices Directive (93 / 42 / EEC)
  • Active Implantable Medical Devices Directive (90 / 385 / EEC)
  • Regulation on Medical Diagnostic Devices Used Outside the Body (98 / 79 / EC)

Accredited laboratories provide testing and calibration services and support the conformity assessment studies carried out in accordance with these legal regulations. Whether the medical devices comply with the standards published by domestic and foreign organizations is determined by tests and examinations to be performed by authorized testing and calibration laboratories. In this context, laboratories also perform the tipping and dropping tests of medical devices of various types and specifications.

In order to be able to declare that the medical devices produced meet the requirements of the relevant legal regulations, it must be tested and verified by the manufacturer that these products are manufactured in accordance with the described criteria.

It is important to carry out such tests in accredited laboratories, which have proved their competence and competence, in order not to damage both the manufacturers and the health institutions using these medical devices. Laboratories are accredited in accordance with the general requirements standard for the adequacy of the test and calibration laboratories of TS EN ISO / IEC 17025, one of the domestic and foreign accreditation organizations. This standard describes the general criteria for the impartiality, competence and consistent operation of laboratories. The test results of accredited laboratories provide international acceptability and reliability.

The drop tests carried out by the laboratories also show the manufacturers the deficiencies and weaknesses of the product in detail, give information about the technical and scientific developments related to the product and provide important opportunities in terms of improving and improving the production processes.

Our country imports 85 percent of the medical devices used from outside. Domestic production facilities are still limited. Increasing the number and scope of accredited laboratories is an important point in introducing reliable medical products to the market.

Our company also provides drop test services for enterprises producing medical devices in detail with a strong technological infrastructure and staff.