Climatic Testing & Temperature Cycling
Climatic testing and temperature cycling
Our climatic testing or ‘temperature cycling’ service recreates environmental conditions to match the genuine climates we experience in the real world within our specialist chambers. Using our expertly engineered Kambic equipment, temperature and humidity conditions can be mimicked to an extremely precise degree. This allows us to test how products and materials will cope if they encounter extreme working environments. The information gathered from the climatic testing and temperature cycling tests allows you to find areas of improvement for your products or check they will be viable altogether.
We can achieve incredibly precise climatic testing and temperature cycling tests due to our expert equipment and highly knowledgeable staff. Experimenting with either the temperature, humidity or both at the same time to assess your products performance. We can test over a temperature range of – 40 to + 180°C and 10 to 95% humidity. overall temperature stability is approximately ±0.5°C with a temperature uniformity of less than 1.5°C, ensuring highly accurate conditions for your goods. We offer either constant, or temperature cycling testing on your products and materials. The internal size of our chamber is 600 x 610 x 510mm with an 80kg maximum weight capacity. As you can see in the images, there is racking inside the chamber, allowing us to test multiple items at once, or they can be removed for larger test items.
Constant or temperature cycle tests
80kg max load
–40 to + 180°C test range
Temperature stability 0.5°C
Climatic test process
A climatic test is useful for evaluating the performance of composites, electronic, plastic and metal products in conditions with fluctuating temperatures and humid environments. High temperature and humidity can often contribute or completely cause product failures such as corrosion, wear, and mould. The level of moisture penetration in test materials may lead to swelling and an array of issues may affect the functionality of the test material leading it to be compromised or unfit for the intended use. The temperature and humidity test may also be referred to as a ‘damp heat test’ or ‘85/85 test’ (the most typically tested conditions). During these climatic tests, samples are stress cycled for periods of 100, 500 or 1000 hours or more with differing temperature set points and humidity levels from 10 to 98%RH. For longer test durations, samples may be removed from the humidity test chamber for interim electrical testing and inspection at intervals requested by the customer.