Assessing Product Reliability through Temperature Cycling
Product News Nov 24, 2008
The FTS ThermoJet™ from SP Industries, Inc. is a controlled temperature forcing system designed to change the temperature of a product or device under test.
Temperature or thermal cycling is a method used to assess the reliability of products. A product which is alternately heated and cooled stresses any component that has a thermal expansion mismatch. Typical applications that can benefit from temperature cycling include testing of medical devices, manufactured polymer components, electronic components / PCB's / assemblies and semiconductor devices.
Featuring the proprietary DualCool™ cascade refrigeration system - ThermoJet is designed to achieve vigorous temperature cycling on larger products without straining. ThermoJet can deliver unmatched temperature transition speeds, in 10 seconds user can cycle the product under test from +230C to -65C, the company claims.
ThermoJet can deliver -80°C all the way to 20 SCFM. An external sensor enables temperature control. ThermoJet's thermal capability and airflow deliver reduced test time and can keep products/components at lower temperatures longer.
ThermoJet requires no external cooling source such as Liquid CO2 or Nitrogen.
Including a detachable colour touch-screen controller ThermoJet frees users to remotely monitor and control testing, or remotely locate refrigeration system. Featuring one-touch controls and user-friendly pop-up keypads makes operating and programming the Thermojet simple.