Thermal Shock Testing Expands at Elite

Elite is growing its Thermal Shock testing capability by adding dual and multi-zone chambers to its lineup of environmental resources. Three new thermal shock chambers have now been brought on line to provide clients better scheduling options and test start/completion dates. Our end goal with the expansion is to ensure shorter time-to-market services for Elite customers, and provisioning these chambers will certainly help.

With this additional capacity, Elite can now offer a total of six air-to-air thermal chambers and two single-zone chambers capable of temperature change rates between 30-50C/minute. Our new chambers also have very large test volumes capable of handling big samples or large part quantities. With a wide range of chambers sizes Elite can more precisely match the customer project requirements to the chamber size. This helps us perform the test efficiently and with using a chamber sized to perform the test at the least cost.

John Lindberg, Environmental Department Manager (pictured), identifies Elite’s largest thermal shock chamber as “a three-zone system configured to test double the normal quantity of samples in the same time as a dual-zone chamber”. This chamber has a test volume of 39” x 23” x 23” making it the largest of Elite’s thermal shock chambers.

Two of Elite’s dual-chamber thermal shock chambers have test volumes of 25” x 15” x 13”’ and 25” x 27” x 27”. For smaller parts and low quantity testing we have three more economical chambers each with volumes of 14” x 19” x 14”.

Elite’s existing Highly-Accelerated Life Testing (HALT) chamber and our new Environmental Stress Screening (ESS) chamber are single zone heating/cooling systems that circulate air volumes at high rates and at extreme hot and cold temperatures. The HALT and ESS unit can each achieve temperature change rates between 30-50C/minute.

For more information about Thermal Shock  and other Environmental Stress Testing, contact Elite to learn about capabilities, scheduling, and for a proposal.