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Aydin Displays’ Take On “End Of Life” Components

EOL - End Of Life

End-of-life” (EOL) is a term indicating a product or component part is in the end of its useful life and can no longer be supported. End of Life is a continual problem because of rapid changes in technology and the availability of materials.

At Aydin Displays, we have a quality policy that kicks into gear when a product or component part goes EOL.

Supply chain managers are notified about end of life components in order to minimize the impact on our products and service.…

Good Vibrations

Our engineers are shaking things up — literally.

We put our displays to the test using a vibration shaker. This vibration shaker performs high-acceleration shock tests and can also be used for testing with sine, random and transient vibrations. It features top force and velocity parameters together with a usable vibration control frequency range from DC to 3 kHz.

Our engineers currently use the vibration shaker to perform Environmental Stress Screening (ESS) on some displays. Environmental Stress Screening (ESS) is for higher profile, high volume programs as a special requirement by the customer.…

The smart investment of rugged electronics

Utilizing rugged electronics can positively affect the bottom line of a business. Because businesses need reliable and cost-effective results where intermittent service is not an option, rugged electronics are a smart purchase. Check out a few of the reasons why your business should consider investing in rugged electronics.

Rugged devices have longer life cycles than standard devices.

The average life span of a standard device is about three years, while most rugged devices can last more than six years.…

Ruggedized reptile pays a visit to Aydin Displays

On a Friday when many employees were anxious to leave the Aydin Displays building, this male Eastern Box Turtle was seemingly trying to enter. With the temperature in the mid-80s with 67% humidity, this little guy found some respite in the shade and even made a few friends in our employees. One engineer joked, “Everything at Aydin is ruggedized, even our reptile visitors.”…

MIL-Spec Cheat Sheet

Military standards, or MIL-STDs, are more than just alphabet soup.  They are used to help achieve standardization objectives by the U.S. Department of Defense.

Here are some commonly used MIL-STDs and what they mean:

What is it:
U.S. Navy defense standard that states that a piece of equipment mounted on a Navy ship will survive after a shock event, such as being hit by a missile or torpedo. We utilize the MIL-S-901D Lightweight Shock Machine Test, also known as the Hammer Test, to qualify our products to the MIL-STD Standard.…

It’s Hammer (Test) Time!

De Leon Springs, Fla. — LeBron James isn’t the only one who regularly throws the hammer down. Technicians at DLS, a part of the ECP segment (Engineered Components & Products) of Sparton Corp., routinely perform the MIL-S-901D Lightweight Shock Machine Test, which is more commonly known as the Hammer Test.

During the Hammer Test, 400 pounds of steel is released from five feet above the center line of the unit being tested. In the above video, the technician is testing the Aydin Displays model 8819-9U, a 19″ Ruggedized Military COTS LCD Display.…