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Test Chambers

Test chambers are available individually or as part of a system. Sharetree supply most types of chamber for single and combined environments. Chamber design and manufacturing are performed in-house, enabling us to customise standard chambers and provide comprehensive turn-key solutions to meet your needs. Test Chamber

The range covers bench-top to walk-in sizes.

  • Fixed Temperature
  • Humidity Chambers
  • Air Conditioning Units (ACUs)
  • Mechanical and Cryogenic Cooling
  • Temperature Cycling Chambers
  • Thermal Shock Chambers
  • Walk-in Chamber (with mobile product trolleys)
  • Integral or Remote Plant

Temperature Testing

Temperature test chambers are used for many different purposes, ranging from fixed temperature testing of static products to fast thermal cycling of powered products that dissipate significant amounts of heat. During fixed temperature testing product materials can become brittle, lubricants can lose or increase viscosity and electrical conductivity and oscillator frequencies can alter.

Temperature cycling can be used as a stress test for product reliability. Induced failure from thermal fatigue will highlight any latent defects inherent in the product. Temperature cycling creates stress because of the varying expansion and contraction rates of different materials within the product. Temperature cycling can be a stern test for many products from electronic components and sub-assemblies, to close tolerance moving parts and even surface finishes that may degrade and lead to moisture ingression.

Sharetree markets a comprehensive selection of chambers from the general purpose SlimLine range to the powerful CYCLONE range. The range also includes Walk-in chambers and remote Air Conditioning Units.

Case rated products can be tested using the RampMaster Thermal Forcing blocks.

Humidity Testing

Products often need to operate in a wide variety of environments and conditions ranging from arid (e.g. desert) to high humidity (e.g. jungle). Temperature can also vary significantly causing expansion and contraction of the product’s casing or internal parts. These conditions can cause corrosion, mould growth, and electrical leakage problems, etc.

Climatic test chambers are designed to simulate these temperatures and humidity levels under both steady state and cyclic conditions. Cyclic chambers can be programmed to vary temperature and humidity separately or together and even ensure condensation occurs on the product. A number of standard conditions have been developed to simulate different types of military and commercial environments.