Technical Articles

Cincinnati Sub-Zero Products has published these technical articles:

(Batteries and Accessories)
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Lithium-based battery technology is on a roll, a trend that will accelerate dramatically from today’s $44 billion global market value to $193 billion in less than seven years, according to...
(Environmental Test Equipment)
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HALT & HASS testing helps discover product weaknesses. Highly Accelerated Life Test (HALT) help discover product weaknesses in the design phase before the product is launched into production. Highly...
(Calibration and Testing Services)
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A key element of the new product development cycle for companies in the automotive, military, medical device, and electronics industries is shock and mechanical vibration testing. For unbiased...
(Environmental Test Equipment)
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It is important to inform the chamber manufacturer of the type of product being test in the chamber. However, if all the details are not given to the chamber manufacturer, the resulting selection may...
(Environmental Test Equipment)
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Your company has just developed a new product, and now it is your job to select an environmental chamber to test it....
(Environmental Test Equipment)
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A glossary of common environmental testing terms....
(Environmental Test Equipment)
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A distinction between test chambers is the temperature range in which the chamber will operate. Most manufacturers have a standard high temperature range of 177°C to 190°C (350°F to 375°F) for...
(Environmental Test Equipment)
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Expendable refrigerants are liquid/gases that can be injected directly into the space being cooled or into heat exchangers, similar to mechanical systems. As the liquid enters the chamber (directly or...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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The refrigeration system removes heat from the product and the air which lowers the temperature in the chamber. The heat is moved through the refrigeration system and rejected at the condenser. There...
(Environmental Test Equipment)
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Why do CSZ's larger test chambers need cooling water? The water is used to cool the large capacity refrigeration systems at its condenser (where the refrigerant changes phase from a gas to a...
(Environmental Test Equipment)
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Humidity is probably one of the most misunderstood topics when it comes to environmental test chambers. This is due to the fact that Relative Humidity percentage is temperature specific. For example,...
(Test Equipment Maintenance and Repair)
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Air contracts as it cools. When a chamber is pulling down, it actually causes outside room air to be "sucked" into the chamber workspace. The moisture in the air will be drawn to and freeze on the...
(Environmental Test Equipment)
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Some potential items to consider when moving your new test chamber into your facility along with items to review for installation....
(Environmental Test Equipment)
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You must make sure to complete comprehensive chamber maintenance to help ensure the performance and longevity of your testing chamber. This article describes an environmental test chamber maintenance...
(Environmental Test Equipment)
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With the ever increasing concern of global warming and lower energy costs, there is a growing need for alternative energy that is both clean and affordable. Solar Energy is one alternative that uses...
(Product and Material Testing)
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Many products in the telecommunications industry are required to meet various Telcordia (Bellcore) Generic Requirement (GR) specifications to establish product quality and reliability. Several of...
(Product and Material Testing)
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Automotive and electrical components that need be thermal-cycled come in many shapes and sizes, as do test chambers. But one size definitely does not fit all. Just try to force your half-buck fixture...
(Product and Material Testing)
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HALT and HASS technology uses a combination of accelerated stresses to expose product flaws early in the design and manufacturing stages....
(Environmental Test Equipment)
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We will briefly review the various types of batteries along with the qualifications tests that are performed. In product research and development, testing becomes a critical component. Mitigating...
(Environmental Test Equipment)
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In 1963, Cincinnati Sub-Zero Products, LLC. published a booklet entitled "Retained Austenite -Compression Block Studies Evaluate the Benefits of Sub-Zeroing". The contents were technical and attempted...
(Environmental Test Equipment)
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As CFC refrigerants are becoming more difficult to find for servicing existing equipment, and as they become more expensive, several CSZ customers have called us asking for guidelines to retrofit new...
(Environmental Test Equipment)
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Environmental Stress Screening (ESS) is a means of screening electronic assemblies at the most cost-effective point of manufacture to expose defects that can't be detected by visual inspection or...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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With the end of new CFC production on January 1, 1996, concentration is focusing on the phase-out schedule for HCFCs. Below is a table that shows relevant dates for HCFCs. Of particular note for...
(Product and Material Testing)
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The process required custom robotics and mixturing in an extremely compressed timeframe...
(Product and Material Testing)
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In a hotly pursued, global marketplace, the availability of superior automobile components unquestionably can determine a car's adoption viability. Proven, certified, and highly customized product...
(Calibration and Testing Services)
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Printed circuit boards (PCBs) mechanically support, and virtually connect, electronic components. Using conductive materials and pathways embedded and etched on sheets, PCBs are the 'brains' of...
(Vibration and Acceleration Sensing)
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Reliable, highly actionable vibration testing is built on a combination of top-of-the-line equipment with advanced fixturing abilities, detailed data input and analysis, and both experienced and...
(Calibration and Testing Services)
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There are many different types of vibration testing. Each vibrational test protocol is established to meet specific goals within the testing environment. Two of the most common types of vibrational...