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Founded in 1986, Abbess Instruments and Systems makes vacuum chamber systems with optional easy-to-use process control and data-logging, resulting in improved test/processing quality and time. Our customers are small to large organizations with low vacuum degassing through to high vacuum space simulation applications. We provide instruments and systems for science and industry, small to large in size, and simple to complex in specification and functionality. We've created custom instruments and systems for national labs, corporate research labs, and supported research projects to more than 100 universities. Abbess supplies domestically and around the globe.



Vacuum Chamber Systems — Precise instruments for experimentation, powerful tools for productivity
Abbess Instruments engineers and manufactures custom Vacuum Chambers for a broad range of user-defined systems, serving uses from scientific experimentation to industrial production. Abbess's vertically integrated engineering sales, design and fabrication method positions the company to respond to stock order and custom fabrication requirements promptly and cost effectively. Component and Package leak testing, degassing, vacuum process methods, altitude flight and deep space simulations; Abbess Vacuum Chambers serve as powerful and well crafted tools in countless sciences and industries.

Thermal Vacuum Chamber — Capable systems for demanding test and process application needs
Abbess Thermal Vacuum Chambers (TVAC) serve a broad array of end uses, from Satellite Testing and Altitude Flight & Deep Space Simulation to process applications such as vacuum and thermal assisted drying, molding and degassing and gas purge operations. Complex interaction with and monitoring of the Article Under Test can be facilitated by vacuum rated mechanical and electrical feedthrus for power, thermocouple and other sensor communication, device actuation. These working together with standard or customized Abbess Thermal Vacuum Control configurations serve to provide broadly useful tools for science and industry.

Altitude & Atmosphere — Proven powerful and practical tools for testing and experimentation
Abbess Altitude and Atmosphere Chambers are produced with an emphasis on careful coordination of the pumping equipment, the chamber properties and component and controls. Abbess has a highly evolved set of systems and tools specifically designed for recreating Altitude and Atmosphere conditions, Flight & Altitude Simulation, LEO, and Deep Space Test environments. Thermal and Vacuum Chamber functionalities combine with profiling proportional control to give operators the tools they need to ramp both temperature and pressure and even customize gas mixtures for highly parallel chamber environments. Abbess Control Systems can be configured for basic function or customized for sophisticated and integrated tests, with customer specific PC/Touchscreen GUI and robust data-logging functionality.

Process Application & Mixing — Improving process and product with proven methods
Abbess has evolved a great number of useful chamber systems for process applications that involve degassing and mixing under vacuum and dispensing product. Where called for in a prescribed process, heat and gas purge can also become involved. Variable speed mixing is facilitated in scales ranging from bench top laboratory batches to 55 gallon drum containers. Systems can be configured with controls as simple as manual ball valve and pinch valve manipulation, or as complex as customized PC/GUI control of robotic dispensing with extensive data-logging for Quality Control. Vacuum Infusion Systems working within the scale of Abbess 18" and 24" and 36" cube chambers combine heating and vacuum degassing of infusing fluid with vacuum preparation of the product to be infused in an automated sequence. Whether calling on one of our standard systems or customizing vacuum a system for integration into larger industrial or manufacturing process, Abbess responds with cost sensible.

Thermal Shock Testing — Temperature extremes; agile systems in precise control
Abbess abilities in the area of custom design and fabrication of Test Chamber environments, as well as the production of robust, agile and capacious Thermal Systems, and our insight into Control and Data Configuration enable us to serve customers with Thermal Shock testing requirements in the Aerospace, Bio- Medical and Energy Innovation industries. We provide test platforms for component testing and basic science experimentation serving industry leaders, government agencies and academic institutions. Our design team works with the end use engineers and product scientists to fully fathom the purpose and performance requirements of a given test regime. Then Abbess matches the tool to the test.


Refrigeration Systems — Robust capacity and cost effective performance at demanding deep temperature
Abbess brings a unique and innovative team approach to the challenges of temperature technology in a wide range of industries and applications. Our core team of engineers and technicians draws on extensive experience in the design and manufacture of systems for environmental simulation, experimental laboratory activities, and industrial process applications. Sensitive to end use concerns about capacity, ramp rate and temperature coherence, Abbess systems are sized right and provided with clear and agile controls. Whether its development of a customized modular redundant refrigeration system for -80C cryo storage or the design and manufacture of robust and capacious deep temperature test systems for 6C/min profiling, Abbess is up to the task of bringing down the temperature.

Cryogenic Products & Systems — Up to the task of bringing down the temperature
Abbess draws on more than a quarter century of experience in the design and fabrication of Deep Temperature Cryo Instruments and Systems, bringing a deep knowledge base in material properties and physics in the ultra low temp and cryo temperature context. Abbess designs and produces instruments of precise performance and robust service life. Custom design and manufacture of Cold Fingers and Sample Fixtures, Cryostats, Cryo Storage and Cryo Trapping methodologies; Abbess has the firm command of cryo technology to answer challenges of practically any scale and complexity.




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