Temperature Forcing Systems Information

temperature forcing systems specification guideTemperature forcing systems provide heating, cooling, and/or a humidity- and temperature-controlled atmosphere to a separate test chamber, platform, or testing unit.


Temperature forcing systems test items with temperature changes to super-fast ramp rates and temperature cycling. They use a direct temperature-controlled stream of hot or cold air to provide a precise thermal environment. These systems change the temperature ramp rates quickly, often in seconds, with temperatures ranging from -100° C to +300° C. Temperature forcing systems are used in electronic and non-electronic assemblies and sub-systems.


Some applications for temperature forcing systems are testing of rapid failure analysis, thermal shock, functional testing, environmental test screening, temperature cycling, simulation testing, accelerated life testing, final testing, and material fatigue. Temperature forcing systems may feature wheels for mobility, ultra-quiet operation, rapid temperature cycling rates, maintenance-free systems, or touch screen displays. Compact, portable benchtop models may also be available. Important specifications include remote interface ports, minimum and maximum temperature readings, transition rate, DB rating, system indicators, and fail-safes.


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