Thermotron’s Thermal Shock Chamber is an effective tool in subjecting products to a thermal shock test. Thermal Shock Environmental Chambers have a product carrier basket that automatically transports a product under test between separately controlled temperature zones. With built-in viewing windows, users can easily observe the product as it’s transferred between different temperature zones. Thermal Shock Chambers come in a variety of performance configurations to meet specific testing needs and includes the intuitive 8825 Controller.
Three of the test chamber configurations include:
- A Vertical Orientation Thermal Shock Chamber has two independently controlled hot and cold zones; one atop the other. A single product carrier moves between each zone, subjecting the product to dramatic changes in temperature. An advantage of the Vertical Orientation chamber is it uses less floor space, making it ideal for smaller labs.
- A Horizontal Orientation Thermal Shock Chambers has three side-by-side independent zones: hot, ambient, and cold. The addition of the ambient zone allows for three zone testing, which is a requirement of some military standards. This unique and versatile chamber configuration can also be used for two zone tests. This is accomplished by programming the product carrier to automatically transfer the product from hot to cold, and back again, eliminating a dwell in the ambient zone.
- A Double Duty Thermal Shock Chamber has a cold zone positioned between two hot zones, aligned vertically top and bottom. Products under test are placed in one of two product carriers and transferred between the zones producing severe thermal stress. At least one product carrier always occupies the cold zone. This design makes efficient use of the chamber cooling system, providing increased product testing throughput over standard thermal shock designs. Heaters are incorporated into the cold zone for defrost, allowing the zone to be operated as a temperature cycling chamber when it is not being used for thermal shock tests.