Our Facility

Located in the heart of the I-88 R&D corridor, our Downers Grove, Illinois, facility serves as both our headquarters and our primary testing site for EMC/EMI and Vibration. Our North Annex is located minutes away in Lombard, IL, with additional Environmental, Materials, and Photometry test setups. Just half an hour from either Chicago's O'Hare or Midway Airports and conveniently located near hotels, restaurants and major highways, our 45,000 square foot Downers Grove facility and new 15,000 square foot Noth Annex offer:

  •  27 RF test chambers in various configurations, sizes, absorber linings, power supplies and monitoring systems that can be tailored to your exact testing needs.
  • Over 50 pieces of calibrated machinery dedicated to environmental stress testing, including vibration, automation, photometry, fatigue and cycling, corrosion, material, connector and much more.
  • Full-service machine shop for designing and fabricating custom test fuxtures, automation solutions, and other mechanical systems.

RF chamber options include: 

  • Whole vehicle (anechoic lined) 
  • Large Semi-anechoic Rooms 
  • Reverberation (mode stirred or mode tuned) 
  • 3-meter indoor FCC registered site 
  • Several CISPR 25 compliant chambers 
  • Controlled atmosphere ESD testing 
  • Full environmental stress test laboratory; Vibration, Temperature, and others 
  • High power electrical service 
  • Compressed air, cooling water 
  • Shipping docks capable of receiving extremely large equipment—and forklifts with a 2.5-ton lifting capacity 
  • Convenient access to hotels, restaurants, highways 

Altitude (A14)

Primary Use: Altitude testing; RTCA/DO-160

Chamber Size: 20" x 28" x 20"

Altitude Range: 65,000 ‘

Special Features: Configurable for rapid decompression testing.

Centrifuge (ACL1)

Primary Use: Gravitational force testing

Chamber Size: 14"W x 15"D x 18"H

Slip Ring Terminals: 18 terminal points

Radius Arm Length: 36"

Max. Sustained Gs: 75 Gs

Combined Vibration Temp Humidity (Vibe Hoods)

Elite Stainless Steel AGREE Chamber (P-T-C1)

Primary Use: Thermal Humidity and Shock testing

Chamber Size: 37" x 32" x 30"

Temperature Range: -73C to 200C

Temp. Change Rate: 15C/minute

Cooling Type: LN2

Humidity Range: 20% to 95% RH

Thermotron AGREE Chamber (P-T-C25)

Primary Use: Thermal and Shock testing

Chamber Size: 44"w x 34"h x 40"d

Temperature Range: -77C to 177C

Temp. Change Rate: 3C/minute

Cooling Type: LN2

Russell AGREE Chamber (P-T-C2)

Primary Use: Thermal Humidity and Shock testing

Chamber Size: 54" x 54" x 54"

Temperature Range: -73C to 177C

Temp. Change Rate: 15C/minute

Cooling Type: LN2

Humidity Range: 20% to 95% RH

Corrosion

Large Salt Spray Chamber

Primary Use: Corrosion and Salt spray testing; ASTM B117; MIL-STD 810; DO 160

Chamber Size: 93"L x 48"W x 48"D

Temperature Range: 25C to 50C

Salt Concentration: 5% salt solution or as specified

Small Salt Spray Chamber

Primary Use: Corrosion and Salt spray testing; ASTM B117; MIL-STD 810; DO 160

Chamber Size: 42"W x 36"H x 30"D

Temperature Range: 25C to 50C

Salt Concentration: 5% salt solution or as specified

Dust

Primary Use: Mil-Std Dust testing

Chamber Size: 4'L x 4'W x 4'D

Temperature Range: 25C to 93C

Temp. Change Rate: 2C/min

Dust Types: Talc, silica flour, cement powder, Arizona road sand, Red China Clay, and others.

Special Features: Configurable for blowing dust or settling dust tests.

Explosive Atmosphere (Exp. Atms.)

Primary Use: Volatile, flammable and explosive environment testing; DO 160

Chamber Size: 34"D x 24"W x 24"H

Temperature Range: 25C to 85C

Temp. Change Rate: 1-2C/min

Altitude Range: <50,000’

HALT/HASS

Primary Use: Combined environment and Highly Accelerated Life Testing

Chamber Size: 3'L x 3'W x 3'D

Temperature Range: -100C to 200C (-148F to 302F)

Temp. Change Rate: 60C/min

Cooling Type: LN2 (Liquid Nitrogen)

Slip Plate Size: 28" x 28"

Vibration System: 6-axis Repetitive shock

Vibration Freq. Range: 2Hz-10Hz

Maximum Weight: 480 lbs total weight for test item and fixture

Special Features: *50 Grms, 8 additional thermal couple boards/ports; *Three (3) 20" x 20" viewing windows.

High Temperature (T21)

Primary Use: High temperature testing

Chamber Size: 38" x 20" x 26"

Temperature Range: 23C to 185C

Temp. Change Rate: 2C/min

Materials (Mat.) Lab

Contains several pieces of equipment that provides cycle testing, non-cyclic testing, tension, compression, flexure, and cyclic fatigue testing to determine ultimate strength and life of materials, cables, and connectors. *Contact sglaya@elitetest.com for more information on specific tests and capabilities.

Primary Use: Material and Cycle Testing; US CAR-2; GMW 3172; EIA-364

Mobile Temp Cycling/Humidity (T5, T6)

Primary Use: Thermal Cycling testing

Chamber Size: 1' x 1' x 1'

Temperature Range: +25C to 343C

Temp. Change Rate: 30C/minute

Cooling Type: LN2

Special Features: High Temperature (+343C)

Monitor Room 23P

Shielded Monitor Enclosure; 15’ x 12’ x 10’

Primary Use: Mil-Standard and Commercial Aviation Testing; DO 160

Ground Plane: 3’ x 15’ x 0.031”

Package Handling

Loose Cargo Vibration (Not Pictured)

Simulates jerking motions experienced in transit

Primary Use: IEST; Mil-Std 810; Transportation Simulation

Displacement: 1” (300RPM)

Drop Simulator

Simulates of dropped products in transit

Primary Use: IEST; Mil-Std 810; Transportation Simulation

Max height: 60”

Rain & Fluids (Water)

*For more details and specifications on this testing, contact sglaya@elitetest.com

Primary Use: Simulate the effects of liquid exposure; IEC; SAE; MIL-STD

Room 11

Semi-Anechoic Shielded Test Enclosure; 19’ x 20’ x 14’

Primary Use: Military-Standard and Commercial Aviation Testing; CISPR; CE MARK; RTCA DO-160; MIL-STD

Ground Plane: 16’ x 6’ x 0.031”

Monitor Room 11

Semi-Anechoic Shielded Monitor Enclosure; 16’ x 8’ x 10’

Primary Use: Mil-Standard and Commercial Aviation Testing; DO 160

Ground Planes (2): 8’ x 2.5’ x 0.031”

Room 12

Room 12

Semi-Anechoic Shielded Test Enclosure; 20’ x 15’ x 10’

Primary Use: Mil-Standard and Commercial Aviation Testing; DO 160

Ground Plane: 16’ x 5.5’ x 0.031”

Monitor Room 12

Semi-Anechoic Shielded Monitor Enclosure; 20’ x 10’ x 8’

Primary Use: Mil-Standard and Commercial Aviation Testing; DO 160

Ground Plane: 12’ x 2.5’ x 0.031”

Room 14ML

Mode Tuned Chamber; 21’ x 19’ x 16’

Primary Use: Mil-Standard and Commercial Aviation Testing; DO 160

Mode Tuned Ground Plane 1 & 2: 16’ x 4.0’ x 0.031”; 7’ straight length

Room 14MS

Mode Tuned Chamber; 10’ x 9’ x 8’

Primary Use: Mil-Standard and Commercial Aviation Testing; DO 160

Ground Plane: 7’ 8” x 4.0’ x 0.031”

Room 16

Semi-Anechoic Shielded Test Enclosure (Outside: 23’ x 24’ x 14’; Inside/Usable: 19’ x 20’ x 12’)

Primary Use: CISPR 25, Mil-Standard Aerospace, CE Mark Testing Room

Ground Plane: 20’ x 7’ x 0.031”

Monitor Room 16

Shielded Monitor Enclosure; 12’ x 12’ x 10’

Primary Use: CISPR 25, Mil-Standard Aerospace, CE Mark Testing Room

Ground Plane: 10.5’ x 2.5’ x 0.031”

Room 17

Semi-Anechoic Shielded Test Enclosure: 24’ x 10’ x 10’

Primary Use: FCC and CE Mark Testing

Removable Ground Plane: 9’ x 3.5”

Room 19

Semi-Anechoic Shielded Test Enclosure (Outside: 23’ x 24’ x 14’; Inside: 19’ x 20’ x 12’)

Primary Use: Mil-Standard Aerospace Testing; DO 160

Ground Plane: 16’ x 4’ x 0.031”

Monitor Room 19

Semi-Anechoic Shielded Monitor Enclosure; 15’ x 13’ x 9’

Primary Use: Mil-Standard Aerospace Testing; DO 160

Ground Plane: 8’ x 4’ x 0.031”

Room 21

Semi-Anechoic Shielded Test Enclosure; 32’ x 20’ x 18’

Primary Use: FCC, CE Mark Testing

FCC testing and Certification R21

Monitor Room 21

Semi-Anechoic Shielded Test Enclosure; 32’ x 20’ x 18’

Primary Use: FCC, CE Mark Testing

Room 22

Anechoic Shielded Whole Vehicle Test Enclosure: 21.3m x 10.67m x 5.49m (70’ x 33’ x 18’)

Primary Use: Automotive Testing

Door Opening: 16’ x 16’

Ground Plane: 11’ x 50.75” x 0.031”

Large Vehicle Testing

Room 23

Semi-Anechoic Shielded Test Enclosure / Small Vehicle Chamber; 31’ x 23’ x 18’

Primary Use: Mil-Standard Aerospace Testing; DO 160

Door Opening: 9’ x 11’

Ground Plane: 31’ x 6’ x 0.031”

Small Vehicle Chamber R23

Monitor Room 23L

Monitor Enclosure; 10’ x 9’ x 10’

Primary Use: Mil-Standard Aerospace Testing; DO 160

6’ wide x 8’ high

8’ x 2.5’ x 0.031”

Room 24

Shielded Test Enclosure; 16’ x 12’ x 10’

Primary Use: Mil-Standard and Commercial Aviation Testing; DO 160

Wall Ground Plane: 9’ x 2.5’ x 0.031”

Mode Tuned Ground Plane: 6’ x 2.5’ x 0.031”

Small Reverberation Chamber Elite

Monitor Room 24

Shielded Monitor Enclosure; 20’ x 10’ x 8’

Primary Use: Mil-Standard and Commercial Aviation Testing; DO 160

Ground Plane: 8’ x 2.5’ x 0.031in

Room 25

Semi-Anechoic Shielded Test Enclosure; 23.5’ x 21.5’ x 14’ (Without 6in raised floor)

Primary Use: Automotive Testing; CISPR 25; CE Mark

Ground Plane: 16” x 5.5’ x 0.031”

Monitor Room 25

Shielded Monitor Enclosure; 10’ x 10’ x 10’

Primary Use: Automotive Testing; CISPR 25; CE Mark

Ground Plane: 8’ x 2.5’ x 0.031”

Room 26

Shielded Test Enclosure: 16’ x 12’ x 10’

Primary Use: Automotive Testing

Ground Plane: 11’ 9” x 4’2” x 0.031”

Room 27

Semi-Anechoic Shielded Test Enclosure: 23’ x 21f.t 8” x 14’

Primary Use: CISPR 25, Mil-Standard Aerospace, CE Mark

Door Opening: 8’ x 8’

Ground Plane: 11’ x 50.75” x 0.031”

Monitor Room 27

Monitor Enclosure; 12’ x 12’ x 10’

Primary Use: CISPR 25, Mil-Standard Aerospace, CE Mark

Ground Plane 1 & 2: 8’ x 2.5’ x 0.031”; 6.25’ x 2.5’ x 0.031”

Room 28

Shielded Test Enclosure; 16’ x 12’ x 10’

Primary Use: Automotive, MIL-STD, DO-160, Conducted Immunity, Emissions

Ground Plane 1 & 2: 11’ 3” x 3’ x 0.031”; 10’ x 46” x .031”

Room 29

Semi-Anechoic Shielded Test Enclosure: 32’ x 20’ x 18’ (Usable Space: 28’ x 16’)

Primary Use: FCC, CE Mark, Automotive

Ground Plane: 3.07m x 1.20m

Monitor Room 29

Shielded Monitor Enclosure; 12’ x 8’ x 10’

Primary Use: FCC, CE Mark, Automotive

Shock (S1)

Primary Use: Shock Testing; MIL-STD 810/202; RTCA/DO 160; SAE J1455

Shock Pulse Characteristics: Contact <a href="mailto:sales@elitetest.com">sales@elitetest.com</a> for custom capabilities for your application

Drop Shock Table Dimensions: 60 cm x 40 cm

Shock (S2)

Primary Use: Shock Testing; MIL-STD 810/202; RTCA/DO 160; SAE J1455

Shock Pulse Characteristics: *Contact sales@elitetest.com for custom capabilities for your application*

Drop Shock Table Dimensions: 60 cm x 40 cm

Solar

*For more details and specifications on this equipment, contact sglaya@elitetest.com

Primary Use: Simulate the effects of solar exposure

Temperature Altitude Humidity (T10)

Primary Use: Temperature, Altitude, and Humidity Testing; MIL-STD 810/202; IEC; DO 160

Chamber Size: 4' x 4' x 4'

Altitude Range: <100,000’

Temperature Range: -73C to 177C

Temp. Change Rate: 3C/min

Humidity Range: 20% to 95% RH

Cooling Type: Compressor

Temperature and Altitude (T15)

Primary Use: Thermal Altitude testing; MIL-STD

Chamber Size: 20" x 20" x 20"

Temperature Range: 25C to 60C

Temp. Change Rate: 2C/min

Cooling Type: LN2

Altitude Range: 65,000’

Special Features: Configurable for rapid decompression testing.

Temperature Humidity (T24)

Primary Use: Temperature, Altitude, and Humidity Testing; MIL-STD 810/202; IEC; DO 160

Chamber Size: 24”W X 24”D X 24”H

Temperature Range: -68C to 180C

Temp. Change Rate: 3C/min

Humidity Range: 10% to 98% RH

Cooling Type: Compressor

Thermal Cycling (T4)

Primary Use: Thermal Cycling testing; MIL-STD 810; SAE J1455

Chamber Size: 3' x 3' x 3'

Temperature Range: -100C to 200C

Temp. Change Rate: 15C/minute

Cooling Type: LN2

Thermal Cycling and Humidity (T12)

Primary Use: Thermal Cycling testing

Temperature Range: -55C to 150C

Temp. Change Rate: 5C/min

Cooling Type: Compressor

Humidity Range: 20% to 95% RH

Thermal Cycling and Humidity (T16)

Primary Use: Thermal Cycling and Humidity (New Walk-In)

Chamber Size: 16' W x 11'D x 9'H

Temperature Range: -67C to +85C

Temp. Change Rate: 5C/min

Cooling Type: Compressor (twin 30hp compressor sets for refrigeration cooling and 72kW of heating elements)

Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% RH

Special Features: The chamber has a reinforced floor for heavy systems and is fitted with three 6-inch diameter access ports and electrical feedthroughs, plus it has two large viewing windows.

New Walk-in Chamber

Thermal Cycling and Humidity (T17)

Primary Use: Thermal cycling and humidity testing; MIL-STD 810/202; IEC; DO 160

Chamber Size: 27"D x 40"W x 34"H

Temperature Range: -73C to 177C

Temp. Change Rate: 10C/min

Cooling Type: Compressor

Relative Humidity: 5% to 98% RH

Thermal Cycling and Humidity (T18)

Primary Use: Thermal Cycling and Humidity Testing; MIL-STD 810/202; IEC; DO 160

Chamber Size: 27"D x 40" W x 34"H

Temperature Range: -73C to 177C

Temp. Change Rate: 5C/min

Cooling Type: Compressor

Relative Humidity: 5% to 98% RH

Thermal Cycling and Humidity (T19)

Primary Use: Thermal Cycling and Humidity Testing; MIL-STD 810/202; IEC; DO 160

Chamber Size: 3'D x 3' W x 3'H

Temperature Range: -74C to 85C

Temp. Change Rate: 2C/min

Cooling Type: LN2/Compressor

Relative Humidity: 20% to 95% RH

Thermal Cycling and Humidity (T22)

Primary Use: Thermal cycling and humidity testing; MIL-STD 810/202; IEC; DO 160

Chamber Size: 27"D x 40"W x 34"H

Temperature Range: -73C to 177C

Temp. Change Rate: 10C/min

Cooling Type: Compressor

Relative Humidity: 5% to 98% RH

Thermal Cycling and Humidity (T23)

Primary Use: Thermal cycling and humidity testing; MIL-STD 810/202; IEC; DO 160

Chamber Size: 27"D x 40"W x 34"H

Temperature Range: -73C to 177C

Temp. Change Rate: 10C/min

Cooling Type: Compressor

Relative Humidity: 5% to 98% RH

Thermal Shock (T13)

Primary Use: Thermal Shock testing; MIL-STD 810/202; IEC; DO 160

Chamber Size: 24" x 24" x 24"

Temperature Range: -74C to 177C

Temp. Change Rate: Transfer Time = 15 seconds.

Cooling Type: Compressor

Special Features: Feed through on top of chamber. Recommended harness length = 20’

Mobile Thermal Shock Chambers (T-S7, T-S8, T-S9)

Primary Use: Thermal Shock testing; MIL-STD 810/202; IEC; DO 160

Chamber Size: 13”W x 18”H x 12”D

Temperature Range: -100C to +200C

Temp. Change Rate: Transfer Time = 15 seconds.

Cooling Type: LN2

Vibration (V1)

Vibration Capabilities: Frequency: 5-3,000 Hz Displacement: 2" peak to peak Force Pound Capability: 12,000

Primary Use: Vibration/Shock Testing; MIL-STD 810; DO 160; OEM

Mechanical Shock: *Contact Elite for custom capabilities for your application*

Slip Plate Size: 30" X 30"

Armature Diameter: 15"

Special Features: This vibration table can be fitted with a thermal chamber for combined environment temperature-vibration testing.

Vibration (V3)

Vibration Capabilities Frequency: 5-2,500 Hz Displacement: 1" peak to peak Force Pound Capability: 15,000

Primary Use: Vibration/Shock Testing; MIL-STD 810; DO 160; OEM

Mechanical Shock: *Contact sglaya@elitetest.com for custom capabilities for your application*

Slip Plate Size: 34" X 34"

Armature Diameter: 15"

Special Features: This vibration table can be fitted with a thermal chamber for combined environment temperature-vibration testing.

Vibration (V4)

Vibration Capabilities Frequency: 5-2,500 Hz Displacement: 3" peak to peak Force Pound Capability: 25,000 Click here for hole pattern: http://www.elitetest.com/sites/default/files/downloads/head_expander_hole_pattern_-_sh.pdf

Primary Use: Vibration/Shock Testing; MIL-STD 810; DO 160; OEM

Mechanical Shock: *Contact sglaya@elitetest.com for custom capabilities for your application*

Slip Plate Size: 48" X 48"

Armature Diameter: 15"

Special Features: This vibration table can be fitted with a thermal chamber for combined environment temperature-vibration testing.

Vibration (V5)

Vibration Capabilities Frequency: 5-2,500 Hz Displacement: 2" peak to peak Force Pound Capability: 13,000

Primary Use: Vibration/Shock Testing; MIL-STD 810; DO 160; OEM

Mechanical Shock: *Contact sglaya@elitetest.com for custom capabilities for your application*

Slip Plate Size: 36" X 36"

Armature Diameter: 15"

Special Features: This vibration table can be fitted with a thermal chamber for combined environment temperature-vibration testing.

Vibration (V7)

Vibration Capabilities Frequency: 5-2,500 Hz Displacement: 2" peak to peak Force Pound Capability: 20,000 (Click below for Hole Pattern)

Primary Use: Vibration/Shock Testing; MIL-STD 810; DO 160; OEM

Mechanical Shock: *Contact sglaya@elitetest.com for custom capabilities for your application*

Slip Plate Size: 36" X 36"

Armature Diameter: 15"

Special Features: This vibration table can be fitted with a thermal chamber for combined environment temperature-vibration testing.

V7 20k lb 2 in displacement