BLACKSBURG, Va., 15 July 2014.VPT Inc., a HEICO company (NYSE:HEI.A, NYSE:HEI), has opened VPT Rad, a comprehensive radiation laboratory and test services facility, to serve the radiation and related test needs of aerospace electronics manufacturers.
The 5,000 square-foot facility in Chelmsford, Mass., formerly known as Si-REL, provides specialized environments and equipment for evaluating electronics used in applications where ionizing radiation can degrade device performance. VPT Rad offers turnkey solutions at both High Dose Rate (HDR) with its TID GC-200 irradiator and Low Dose Rate (LDR) Broad Beam TID irradiation for Enhanced Low Dose Rate Sensitivity (ELDRS) analysis, officials say. The new facility also services the radiation needs of the biomedical manufacturing market.
The VPT Rad facility meets the requirements of MIL-STD-750 and MIL-STD-883, and has approved Source Suitability from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The facility also services radiation test needs for customers and programs outside the U.S. using European Space Components Coordination (ESCC) 22900-compliant test methods.
“As part of VPT, we are continuing our customer commitment and radiation testing expertise with total autonomy, while expanding our capabilities through capital investment,” explains Aridio Sanchez, VPT Rad executive director and the facility’s founder.
“We are extremely pleased to expand VPT with an organization that has impeccable service standards as well as impressive depth of knowledge and expertise,” says Dr. Dan Sable, VPT’s CEO. “Their positive reputation is a natural complement to VPT’s long-standing customer satisfaction status in the high reliability electronics market.”