Altitude Test Chamber
CME’s AT series of altitude test chambers are used to test aerospace/aeronautical components where pressure plays a significant role along with temperature and humidity. A standard AT chamber could simulate environmental conditions of up to 50 Km (above sea level) in its test space.
Built with galvanised steel and the touch of epoxy based powder coating, the structure is rigid enough to withstand extreme testing conditions. The test space is made of 10 mm stainless steel (grade AISI-304), which is TIG welded and reinforced to withstand the pressure changes. It also has adjustable shelves and an entry port to conduct live testing on the specimen. TEFC motor with vacuum feedthrough sealing is used with an axial flow fan to maintain a smooth laminar air flow across the test space. To avoid condensation during low temperature cycles, heaters are provided along with dual silicone extruded gaskets in the test space frame.
As rightly quoted “Good engineering is a perquisite for reliability”, a lot of detailing has gone in both the system designing and the component selection of the AT series. Be it in refrigeration system comprising the semi hermetically sealed reciprocating compressor, high efficiency evaporator unit, in-built water-cooled condenser, on-Demand cooling, et all. are all carefully designed to offer the best reliability to the customer. The chamber offer altitude ranges of up to 10 mbar, temperature range of -70 0C to 180 oC and time to vacuum of less of 30 min.
AT series is equipped with the “Envicom Graphite series” controller, offering the benefits similar to the other chambers, the thermal shock chamber also has the Envicom Graphite Series controller which is touch enabled and bundled with miltiple features to augment the testing experience. The ports of Ethernet, RS 232 and RS 485 ensure remote monitoring of the chamber as well as integration with 3rd party software such as NI/Lab view. To learn more about the Envicom Graphite Series controllers, visit its page.
The Altitude chamber can also be customized as per the test requirements. To know more visit the customized solution page.
Altitude Chamber is designed to withstand extreme pressure changes. Its heavy duty construction equipped with multiple features makes it one of the most reliable in the industry.
|Test Space||AISI-304 grade polished stainless steel
Maximum surface load capacity 50kg-100kg
Maximum shelf load capacity 15kg -25kg
|Non corrosive and long lasting
Can accommodate various size of specimen
High uniformly load bearing capacity
|Construction (External Body)||Galvanized steel with epoxy based powder coating (RAL-7035)
“Thick stainless steel door to withstand the varying pressure loads
Dual casketed with silicone O rings
Dual screw type locking system “
|Heavy duty construction and also offer high resistance to corrosion.
Strong enough to withstand varying pressures and does not buckle.
Leak proof design and screw lock ensure the maximum compression to avoid leaks.
|Air Flow||Laminar air flow across test space||Maintains uniform temperature gradient|
|Levelling Casters||50 mm wheel with high quality ABS resin handle.||Easily Movable, Anti-Vibration function, High abrasion resistance, High chemical resistance|
|Refrigeration System||Semi-hermetically sealed reciprocating compressor, Cascade refrigeration system.||Efficient design and eco-friendly design.|
|Vacuum System||Multi vane rotary vacuum system
|Ensures a quick and efficent pull down of the desired vacuum level
Avoids any moisture entry into the pump, thereby increasing life.
|Cooling unit||Inner grooved high efficiency evaporator unit used with fins for heat exchange.||Optimises performance and efficiency of heat transfer.|
|LCD Display||Temperature & Humidity Display||Highly useful visual display to keep you informed about test space conditions.|
|Envicom Smart Series Controller||Chamber Analytics
On demand cooling
On screen diagnostic
|Data analysis and proactive support
Improved power efficiency
Multi user and restricted access
Chamber health awareness
Protect chamber if there is malfunction
|Communication & Networking||7”,9”,12”,15” LCD colour screen with resolution of 800 x 480 to 1280 x 800
Ethernet port for internet
RS 232, RS485 ports
2GB SD card
|Optimised user interface experience
integration with 3rd party software such as NI/Lab view
Storage of test data for longer duration
The chamber is equipped with standard Envicom Graphite series controller which comes with touchpad, communication ports and ability to integration with third party software such as NI/Labview®.
Security – User Level Rights
|Protect your test data from being misused.
USER – Access to create and run test program.
ADMIN – Access to settings & other configurations.
FACTORY – Restricted to only authorised service personnel.
|Connect USB drive to download information.
On-board 2GB SDcard to store multiple test programs.
Ethernet port for internet access to your chamber.
RS232, RS485, for integration with third party software such as NI/Labview®.
Chamber Analytics with Pro-active Support
|Diagnostic information will be synchronized to a FTP server. The user can access chamber analytics such as – Power consumption, Chamber usage, Refrigeration system health
Alarm history This information is available on www.cmenvirosystems.com with a
unique user ID & password.
|All critical parameters of the chamber such as suction pressure, discharge pressure,
return gas temperature are monitored & displayed in the process Mimic.
Email and SMS
|Automatic email of test program after completion.
SMS of diagnostic information such as power failure.
Specimen over temperature.
Web Enabled Controller
|Connect USB drive to download information.
No software required to remote control and monitor the chamber.
Just use your favourite browser such as IE, Firefox, Chrome, etc.
|Parameters||AT 540-B5||AT 1000-B5||AT 1500-B5|
|Work Space Volume (L) (mm)||750 x 800 x 900||1000 x 1000 x 1000||1000 x 1500 x 1000|
|Exterior Dimension (W x D x H) (mm)||1500 x 2350 x 2650||1750 x 2650 x 2600||1750 x 3150 x 2600|
|Temperature Range (°C)||-70 to 180||-70 to 180||-70 to 180|
|Ramp Rate (°C/Min)||5||5||5|
|Altitude Range (mbar)||10 mbar||10 mbar||10 mbar|
|Type of Controller||Envicom Controller||Envicom Controller||Envicom Controller|
Here you will find the answers for the most of the common queries raised by our customers. In case you are not able to find a solution for query, please drop us an email.
The Altitude chamber is ideal for testing component sor products from the Aerospace/Aeronautical industry where not only temperature & humidity but also pressure plays an important role. Based on demand, CME offers chambers with simulation of only temperature & pressure as well as the combination of temperature, humidity and pressure commonly known as CATH chamber.
Yes, you can conduct live testing in the Altitude Chamber. For this purpose, we will provide you entry ports on the side of the test space.
The heat transfer from the specimen will not affect the test space temperature. However, customers must share such details of the specimen during technical discussion with CME to consider it while designing the chamber.
Yes, it is possible. We have designed and manufactured such Altitude Chambers with Vibration Integration for our customers.
The chamber is equipped with an Ethernet port, which once connected enables remote access of the chamber from any part of the world through an IP address.
The support engineers from CME will install the chambers and will train you to operate the chamber.
No, the chamber should not be tilted and always kept straight up. Please follow the guidelines mentioned in the chamber manual and if you have any query please call us at 8880007700 or drop an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Altitude Chamber comes with levelling casters, which is made of high quality ABS resin and offer hassle-free mobility.
Definitely, our climatic chamber is covered under warranty, which is valid for 14 months from the date of supply or 12 months from the date of installations.
Our support is available across the globe. Customer can contact our support team over the phone, E-Mail or through our website. Recently we have also introduced a new support feature called “Pro-Active Support”, wherein the chamber alerts the customer about a potential snag way ahead of its occurrence!
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|Products on Display: All environmental chambers for automotive testing|