CME’s Benchtop Chamber is the smaller version of Climatic Test Chamber, which is so compact & calm that it can be placed on a bench or a roll out cart next to your workspace without causing any hindrance!
The Benchtop Chamber is ideal for conducting reliability testing on the specimen, which is smaller and light in weight. It is widely popular in the electronics and electrical industry where miniaturization is the norm of the industry and to test their reliability is crucial for a successful product launch. Being built with galvanised steel and epoxy based powder coating offers superior resistance to corrosion. Similar to its bigger sibling (climatic chamber) the test space is made of AISI-304 grade polished stainless steel with a load bearing capacity of 5 Kg- 10 Kg (UDL). The presence of the non-conducting silicon entry port (offer accessibility for electrical connection) helps to conduct real – time live testing. Equipped with a touch screen controller (Envicom Graphite Series) the benchtop chamber provides a unified testing experience like the climatic chamber but in a compact size.
The chamber is available in 2 models namely the 25 litres and 80 litres with a temperature range of -60oC to 150oC & -30oC to 100 oC respectively. However, the Envicom Graphite series controller is equipped only with NC-25-B model whereas the NC-80-A has a single point Eurotherm controller. The humidity system is optional but if needed, it provides the humidity range between 20%RH to 95%RH. The benchtop chamber also comes with a wide range of optional accessories such as the GPIB converter, graphical data logging software, 6-channel data logger, etc. to enhance your testing process.
The chamber has been designed and validated by a team of international engineers and technicians, and special attention to detail has been given to its internal systems. An in-built air-cooled condenser has been used for high cooling efficiency with the lowest noise. The cascade refrigeration system designed for the chamber offers the highest reliability with minimum power consumption. Its cooling intelligence technology gauges the demand for cooling and automatically switches off the compressor during soak and ramp up mode, saving a significant amount of power. The built in safety feature systems such as the hot gas bypass system, liquid bypass system, overload protection, etc. all. It constantly monitors the operations of the chamber and sends out alert messages during malfunction.
Benchtop Test Chambers are equipped with similar features of Climatic Chamber.
|Test Space||AISI-304 grade polished stainless steel
Max. load of test space floor is between 5Kg-10kg (UDL).
Adjustable shelves provision with one shelf with a loading capacity of max. 2.5kg – 5kg .
|Non corrosive and long lasting
Can accommodate various size of specimen
High uniformly load bearing capacity
|External Body||Galvanized steel with epoxy based powder coating
|High resistance to corrosion.|
|Entry ports (optional)||1no. non-conducting silicone entry port Ø 50 mm with a non-conducting silicone plug left hand side.||Flexibility to make electrical connection to test specimen.|
|Air Flow||Laminar air flow across test space||Maintains uniform temperature gradient|
|Refrigeration system||Cascade System||High refrigeration efficiency|
|On Demand Cooling||Based on the time and the cooling demand, in different modes such as soak and ramp up, the compressor automatically turns off.||It helps to save significant
power consumption and is also easy to operate with the help of automated control circuit.
|Cooling unit||Inner grooved high efficiency evaporator unit used with fins for heat exchange.||High cooling efficiency|
|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.
The installation diagram helps to understand the minimum requirements to be met at the customer’s site where our PAC chamber will be installed.
|Specification||Benchtop Climatic Chamber|
|NC 35-B||NC 80-A|
|External Dimension (WXDXH)||620 mm x 820 mm x 975 mm||630 mm x 1300 mm x 965 mm|
|Test Space Dimension (WXDXH)||450 mm x 230 mm x 350 mm||400 mm X 400 mm X 500 mm|
|Test Space Volume||35 litres||80 litres|
|Temperature Range||-60 °C to 100 °C||-30 °C to 85 °C|
|Temperature Fluctuation||±0.5°C to ± 1°C||±0.1°C to ± 1.5°C|
|Temperature Gradient||NA||±0.5°C to ±1.5°C|
|Rate of change of heating & Cooling (As per IEC-60068-3-5)||2.0 °C/Min (As per IEC)||1.0 °C/Min (As per IEC)|
|Installation conditions||Must be installed in a laboratory condition and well ventilated|
|Heat dissipation to installation space||1500 Btu/Hr||3500Btu/hr|
|Controller||Envicom Graphite touch screen||Single set point Eurotherm|
|Nominal Voltage||P/N/E 230 VAC ±10%50HZ|
|Nominal Voltage Power||4.5||4 kW|
|Connector||Industrial 3-pin Plug-25A||Industrial 3-pin Plug-25A|
|Connection Cable Length||3m||5m|
|Net Weight (Kg)||125Kgs Apprx||180kgs(Appx)|
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 Benchtop chamber is the smaller version of the Climatic chamber simulating both temperature and humidity in a much smaller test space. The Benchtop chamber is more compact and calm, which allows it to be kept even next to your workstation.
Like the climatic chamber, the benchtop chamber also is primarily used in the product development stage especially in the electronics industry where the component to be tested are much smaller as compared to the automotive industry.
Yes, the benchtop chamber complies with all the major international test standards.
Yes, you can conduct live testing in the Benchtop chamber. For this purpose, we provide 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 the technical discussion with CME.
Yes for the NC-25B model, we offer optional humidity.
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.
Definitely, the 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. The 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 ahead of its occurrence!
Users of Benchtop Chamber
We serve customers from diverse industries across the globe. We have earned their trust over the years and today they have become our biggest advocate of our brand. Few of such customers of Climatic Chamber are mentioned below.
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