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Thermal Stress Testing - Breaking Old Habits

Posted by Tom Ryan on Feb 18, 2020 10:28:00 AM

When to assess quality and reliability test resources

Thermal chambers have found a place in the psyche of test, quality, and production engineers - and for good reason. They can be an ideal test environment when precisely matched to the test specifications. However, often times they are not.

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Sensors Thermal Testing (Part 2)

Posted by Tom Ryan on Jan 15, 2020 2:56:00 PM

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This two-part article, was originally published in Sensors Magazine. In Part 2 we will discuss how cooling capacity and controls affect thermal performance. Part 1 addressed the variables in a test environment and the criteria for matching chamber size to the UUT (Unit Under Test).

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Visit Us at the Auto Test Expo 2018

Posted by Tom Ryan on Oct 19, 2018 2:37:00 PM


Visit Us  at the Automotive Testing Expo in Novi, MI, Oct. 23 to 25. Booth #11034. Stop by and see our thermal chambers, thermal plates and process chiller.

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Thermal Chamber Over Temperature Protection

Posted by Tom Ryan on Jan 13, 2017 11:48:00 AM

How to set the bi-metal fail safe

Watch this video to learn how to set the primary over temperature fail safe on a thermal chamber. The chamber's primary fail safe is a bi-metal switch that protects the chamber from run-away or over temperature conditions. If an over temperature condition occurs, the bi-metal fail safe will trip and shut down the chamber's heating and cooling capabilities. It is factory set at 125 °C and must be adjusted for the chamber to operate at temperatures above 125 °C.

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How to Improve Throughput in Electronics Testing

Posted by Tom Ryan on Sep 13, 2016 11:08:00 AM

Getting the most out of Thermal Chambers and Temperature Test Systems

Watch this video to learn how using a thermal system with temperature ranges beyond commercial and MIL-STD requirements can improve throughput when characterizing, conditioning, or testing electronics. A temperature environment that goes beyond requirements can speed up the transition time of the unit-under-test (UUT) and bring it to the target temperature much faster.

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Topics: Thermal Chambers, Temperature Test Systems