Environmental testing of all product inventories, when professionally managed, ensure that products, equipment, tools and machinery are able to last a lot longer than it was originally designed and manufactured to do. The environmental simulation test, when professionally carried out, enables the manufacturer or factory owner to achieve more return on his investments made. In the past, the manufacturers of tools and equipment did not give due consideration to the requirement for longevity in the industrial space, taking it for granted that their clients would simply have no alternative but to return to them for a rearranging of their factory inventory.
This short-term view, however, has come back to haunt a number of businesses that can go no further than the manufacture of goods that carry guarantees of not more than five years. It can be regarded as something of an abject failure when measuring the scale of industry use tools, equipment and machinery. The nature of the operating environment should see to it that these industrial use goods last a lot longer than the above-noted minimum guarantee. The use of the environmental simulation test is standard procedure for some of the world’s leading manufacturers of goods destined for the industrial space.
There are factors that go beyond the lifespan of an industrial article that need to be taken into account. For instance, safety in the work environment must be assured. And in the domestic environment it is no different. All products that will be used in the kitchen or living room need to be thoroughly tested under conditions that would be similar to the environments in which they will be placed. Back to the industrial space. There is nothing stopping manufacturers and designers having their own existing inventory of industrial use goods tested and subsequently serviced.