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Robotics & Autonomous Vehicle Testing Services

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Rigorous operating conditions and advanced applications continue to stimulate the technical development of today’s Robots and Robotic Operating Systems (ROS). Market demands for synchronized systems operating in a variety of environmental conditions create the need for more complex robotic and autonomous operating systems. With the advancement Robotic Operating Systems, Clark Testing has positioned itself as a key resource for validation and testing robots and robotic systems.

The integration of mechanical functions with artificial intelligence platforms demand validation and testing of Robotic Operating Systems. Functional requirements including motion control, remote monitoring, autonomous operating and synchronous integration create challenges to simulate the conditions of field operations. Validation and functional testing is a critical step in preparing the robotic system for successful field operation.R

Strategically located near Pittsburgh’s famous robotics row, Clark Testing has a long history of testing robotic systems for industrial, commercial and defense applications. Clark’s robotics test lab is ISO 17025 accredited and able to test to MIL, IEC, ISO, & IEEE standards. Clark’s robotic lab is also ITAR certified with a CMMC program.

Robotic system testing services at Clark Testing include functional validation, vibration, shock, thermal/environmental, EMC/EMI, gear & rotary fatigue. Our team of engineers and technicians validate products to ANSI/RIA R15.06: American National Standard for Industrial Robots and Robot Systems- Safety Requirements.


  • ANSI/UL 1740: Standard for Robots and Robotic Equipment
  • CAN/CSA Z434: Industrial robots and robot systems
  • EN ISO 10218-1: Robots and robotic devices - Safety requirements for industrial robots
  • EN ISO 10218-2: Robots and robotic devices - Safety requirements for industrial robots; robot systems and integration
  • IEC 62061: Safety of machinery - Functional safety of safety-related electrical, electronic and programmable electronic control system

  • ISO 13482: Robots and robotic devices - Safety requirements for personal care robots
  • IEC 61508-1: Functional safety of electrical/ electronic/ programmable electronic safety-related systems; Part 1: General requirements
  • IEC 61508-2: Functional safety of electrical/ electronic/ programmable electronic safety-related systems. Part 2: Requirements for electrical/ electronic/ programmable electronic safety-related systems
  • EN ISO 10218-2: Robots and robotic devices - Safety requirements for industrial robots; robot systems and integration

Functional validation and component cycling can be conducted in a thermal environmental. In addition to mechanical cycling, Clark can also test batteries (lead acid/lithium), battery clusters and power supplies.

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Clark Dynamics has the environmental chambers to accelerate aging and validate functional performance for longer product life expectancy. Clark can accommodate large component aging for extended periods simulating containment internal conditions as high as 170C.

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)

Common to automated systems and electronics in the industry is the requirement to ensure electromagnetic compatibility of components and mitigate vulnerability to outside sources. Emissions and Immunity analysis provides insight as to the potentially undesirable propagation and reception of electromagnetic energy and radiofrequency interference.

Structural, Load and Fatigue

Unique to each test specimen are its functional and design-basis lifetime requirements. Clark’s facilities have the equipment and technical expertise to test a variety of components for mechanical fatigue and failure, life cycle, aging, accelerated aging, and simulation that is common to the robotics industry.

Shock and Vibration

Clark Testing’s Vibration laboratory has multiple hydraulic and electrodynamic shakers making Clark Testing the ideal fit for all your testing needs. Our Vibration laboratorys' investment in new equipment has led to Clark Testing being an industry leader in Vibration Testing.

Powertrain and Gearbox

Clark Testing has been in the powertrain & gearbox testing business for over 20 years. Over that time we have tested products ranging from small components such as starters and air motors to transmissions and axles in excess of 2000 horsepower. ciency for anything from heavy off-road industrial equipment to high performance motorized competition vehicles.

Fuels and Lubricants

The Fuels and Lubricants lab specializes in wear testing of products based on test rigs such as Four-Ball wear, Hydraulic Pump Wear, and FZG Gear. Clark Testing Fuels & Lubricants Laboratory is fully equipped to perform tests ranging from routine analyses to quality control.

We work closely with you to validate engineering, ensure quality, analyze products and qualify equipment while supporting the time constraints and product cycles that are vital to your success.

Paul Heffernan, CEO of Clark Testing