We are quality and accuracy obsessed for good reason. Our whole business depends on it – as do our clients.

RCO Technologies offers an extensive list of analytical testing and validation services in our A2LA accredited test lab. As a turnkey design, engineering, and manufacturing company we are able to produce any necessary tooling or fixturing in-house, drastically cutting down the time and complexity involved in the setup and testing process.

 

Testing we offer

Accreditations

Industry Standards we test to

  • Durability
  • Structural
  • Fatigue
  • Dynamic impact
  • Flammability
  • A2LA 13940-01
  • ISO 17025:2005
  • ADR T4127
  • European witness testing under VCA and RDW standards

 

 

  • FMVSS
  • ECE standards
  • SAE specifications
  • Etc.

 

 

  • Corrosion testing
  • Environmental
  • Comfort and many other compliance factors

Our Lab is equipped to handle Strength and Structural Testing, including Linear and Inverted Pendulum Impactors ; 3 Position Head Restraint Static Strength; Head Restraint Dimensional Measurements; Multi-channel and Single Channel Strength Stations; Flammability Testing; Airbag Deployment and High Speed Video and Analysis.

 

A jounce and squirm machine in an automotive test lab.
A denim buttform in a seat in an automotive test lab.

 We are capable of performing a wide variety of both mechanical and electrical durability testing featuring numerous controllers and temperature extremes. The Lab offers Component Life Cycling, In-Vehicle Cycling, Fatigue Durability, Salt Exposure and the ability to cycle at temperature extremes.

Our test labs also include several robotic test cells, single and multi channel loading stations, industry-leading, sophisticated environmental chambers capable of whole vehicle age testing and component performance in severe temperatures and humidity conditions, and much more.

Environmental test chambers in an automotive testing lab.
A robostand robot performing a comfort test in a car.

We currently have two fully functional labs operating in Plymouth, one inside a customer's building and one in our own building on Five Mile Road.

 

Comfort Engineering

Because of our specialization in seating a lot of what our customers focus on is the comfort of seating. Whether it be in an automobile cruising the countryside, or high above the clouds in a business jet, consumers want to be comfortable in their vehicles. RCO has developed some innovative ways to  address these comfort challenges.

 

Robostand testing an aerospace seat back cushion.
Robostand robot performing a comfort test on an aerospace seat.

 Robostand

Shape & Firmness Replication

For the individual that desires a very specific seat shape, perhaps to match a favorite car or household seat, RCO offers Robostand.  This equipment maps the shape and firmness of an existing seat. The data can then be used to replicate the seat for use on an aircraft, providing the passenger with an identical comfort experience.

 

 

Visit robostand.com

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TESTING

A jounce and squirm machine in an automotive test lab.
A denim buttform in a seat in an automotive test lab.
Environmental test chambers in an automotive testing lab.
A robostand robot performing a comfort test in a car.
Robostand testing an aerospace seat back cushion.
Robostand robot performing a comfort test on an aerospace seat.
A jounce and squirm machine in an automotive test lab.
A denim buttform in a seat in an automotive test lab.
Environmental test chambers in an automotive testing lab.
A robostand robot performing a comfort test in a car.
Robostand testing an aerospace seat back cushion.
Robostand robot performing a comfort test on an aerospace seat.

TESTING

A jounce and squirm machine in an automotive test lab.
A denim buttform in a seat in an automotive test lab.
Environmental test chambers in an automotive testing lab.
A robostand robot performing a comfort test in a car.
Robostand testing an aerospace seat back cushion.
Robostand robot performing a comfort test on an aerospace seat.
Fanuc Authorized Integrator logo
Official logo of RCO Technologies.
National Instruments Alliance Partner Logo
RCO Engineering
A jounce and squirm machine in an automotive test lab.
A denim buttform in a seat in an automotive test lab.
Environmental test chambers in an automotive testing lab.
A robostand robot performing a comfort test in a car.
Robostand testing an aerospace seat back cushion.
Robostand robot performing a comfort test on an aerospace seat.
Fanuc Authorized Integrator logo
Official logo of RCO Technologies.
National Instruments Alliance Partner Logo