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Temperature Chambers

-80°C to +250°C Download
Temperature range
  • -80°C to +250°C
Components
  • Temperature chamber
  • Guide rails
  • Door-in-door option
  • Cooling system
  • Temperature control
  • LED light module
  • Extensometer
Advantages
  • Precise temperatures
  • Reliable strain measurement
  • Secure specimen gripping
Industries
  • Universal

For tests in a temperature range of -80°C to 360 °C

All system components of these temperature chambers "Made by ZwickRoell" work together perfectly for your testing needs.All system functions feature convenient, intuitive operation via the ZwickRoell testing software.All data can be documented traceably with the test series.The temperature chambers are perfectly compatible with ZwickRoell’s extension measurement system.Reliable test results are guaranteed for both optical and contact measurements.The modular concept allows optimum adaptation of the chamber to suit your needs.The large chamber volume allows additional test area space for components testing.

Materials and components testing in a wide temperature range is suitable for the following tests, among others:

  • Plastics testing: reliable test results, e.g. to ISO 527-1, ASTM D638
  • Rubber, elastomers: standard compliant testing and temperature accuracy, e.g. to ISO 23529 and ISO 37
  • Composites:tests with a wide variety of test tools

Testing up to 360 °C: easy with the new temperature chamber

  • Material or component characteristics are determined with the highest level of accuracy and in compliance with the standards.The smallest test details become visible due to the unsurpassed measuring accuracy of this testing system.

  • The temperature chamber ensures accurate measurements with load cells and extensometers.Thanks to the innovative fan concept, characteristic values are free from influences caused by vibrations and convection.

  • Proper test performance can be easily demonstrated to customers and auditors.When combined with the testXpert III testing software, the test results are repeatable and settings are traceable.Recording of the temperature sequence starts during the heating phase.
  • When changing to tests at ambient temperature, the position of optical extensometers remains unchanged.

Advantages & features

Advantages & features

Tests on plastics
Tests on composites
Tests on elastomers and rubber
Reliable test results
Precise temperature conditioning
Maximum operating convenience
Flexible in use
Perfect extensometer integration
Cost and time savings

Tests on plastics

The temperature chamber, including all system components, covers the entire temperature range for all standard and engineering plastics. Heating and cooling times have been designed so that the maximum temperature of the temperature chamber can be achieved quickly and safely. The modular concept of the temperature chamber allows you much freedom in choosing system components.

  • For example, you can measure plastics with pronounced yield strength with high precision with the videoXtens or the makroXtens and you can switch the crosshead travel measurement completely automatically without opening and closing the door.
  • If you need large measurement travel for plastics without pronounced yield point, an optical and mechanical version with lightXtens and long-travel extensometer is also available.

Tests on composites

The temperature chamber, including all system components, covers the temperature range for most types of composites. For composites such as those with PEEK matrix for example, we also offer a temperature chamber up to 360°C with corresponding specimen grips.

  • Heating and cooling times have been designed so that the maximum temperature of the temperature chamber can be achieved quickly and safely, also with heavy attachments.
  • The modular concept of the temperature chamber allows you much freedom in choosing system components.

Tests on elastomers and rubber

The temperature chamber, including all system components, covers the entire temperature range also for elastomers and rubber.
Large measurement travel for elastomers and rubber are handled by lightXtens or the long-travel extensometer, giving you the flexibility of using optical or contact-type measurements.

Reliable test results

Reliable test results
The chambers feature very low vibration, allowing optimum integration of the temperature chamber with ZwickRoell extensometry. Reliable test results are guaranteed, regardless of whether optical or contact-type measurement is used.

Precise temperature conditioning

Exact temperature control
The sophisticated air-feed system ensures extremely uniform temperature distribution. Precision control guarantees stable temperatures with no overshooting, while pre-configured control parameters ensure the temperature is attained quickly and precisely. In conjunction with the ZwickRoell System Configuration Builder, specimen-specific control parameters can easily be loaded with the test program. The optional close-proximity temperature sensor enables temperature control at the critical sensor location, for optimum test results. The practical holder allows the sensor to be positioned quickly and precisely. Completely uniform, extremely accurate temperature control (+/- 1°C) ensures that your specimen is always at exactly the right temperature.

Maximum operating convenience

Maximum operating convenience
All system functions feature convenient, intuitive operation via the ZwickRoell testing software. The control layout adapts interactively to the test sequence and provides direct feedback. You can access all the data from your test series whenever you require. ZwickRoell's testing software allows the temperature chamber fan speed to be conveniently adjusted, ensuring reliable test results even with sensitive specimens such as films. The optional safety door function guarantees operator protection in accordance with European safety regulations, with the chamber door acting as a safety door with guard locking.

Flexible in use

Flexible in use
The modular concept allows optimum adaptation of the chamber to suit your needs. The large chamber volume provides additional test area space for component testing and a constant temperature in the area around the specimen. Future-proof: if you need to extend the range of application, all options can be retrofitted on-site as required.

Perfect extensometer integration

Perfect extensometer integration
These low-vibration temperature chambers provide optimum operating conditions for all extensometers. Extensometers are mounted at left rear, ensuring an unobstructed view into the test area through the window. To simplify installation a mechanical T-slotted module is available for sensor arms, together with an optical glass module for non-contact extensometers. This enables all extensometers available from ZwickRoell to be used with the temperature chambers.

Cost and time savings

Cost and time savings

The following features guarantee short cycle times free from lengthy heating periods, offering maximum savings.

  • Temperature-condition your specimens in the magazine.
  • Change specimens through the optional small chamber-door opening and benefit from minimal temperature changes and greatly reduced ice formation.
  • Use the special insertion aid to center your specimens quickly and precisely.

Temperature chamber modularity

Temperature chamber modularity

Door-in-door for maximum time and cost savings
Specimen magazine with insertion aid
Cooling
Temperature control near the specimen
Reliable test results with optical extensometers
Insert for contact-type extensometers
Safety door function
Colder still? Hotter still?
Door-in-door principle

Door-in-door for maximum time and cost savings

Minimal temperature variation during specimen change or removal of clip-on extensometer. Enables shorter cycle times, reduced operating costs and reduced ice formation in cooling mode.

Specimen magazine with insertion aid

Specimen magazine with insertion aid

Start your test well-prepared

Fast, precise specimen change with the ZwickRoell specimen magazine – pre-heat or pre-cool your specimens in the temperature chamber. You can optimally align the specimen to the tensile axis using the corresponding insertion aid. The supplied insulation plate offers maximum comfort so you can use the magazine outside of the chamber.

Standard specimen magazines in our product range: to ASTM D638 Type I, ISO 527-2 Type 1A, ISO 527-2 Type 1B, ISO 527-2 Type 1BA, ISO 527-2 Type 1BB, ISO 6892-1 Type 1, ISO 6892-1 Type 2, ISO 37 Form 1, ISO 37 Form 1A, ISO 37 Form 2, ISO 37 Form 3, ISO 37 Form 4

Cooling

DescriptionArticleNumber
Cooling system with safety valve
Cooling using LN2 (liquid nitrogen)
Expansion of the temperature range to -80 °C
Please ensure sufficient ventilation of the room
1022212
Temperature control near the specimen

Temperature control near the specimen

Very close to the specimen

The optional close-proximity temperature sensor enables temperature control at the critical sensor location, for optimum test results. The practical holder allows fast, precise sensor positioning.

Totally uniform, extremely accurate temperature control (+/- 1°C) ensures that your specimen is always at exactly the right temperature.

Reliable test results with optical extensometers

Glass insert for optical extensometers with test-temperature-dependent heating of the pane in tests below room temperature.

Insert for contact-type extensometers

Insert for contact-type extensometers

Required in combination with contact-type extensometers

Safety door function

DescriptionArticleNumber
Safety door function for operator protection
The chamber door acts as a safety door with guard locking and ensures safety as per MRL
Identifies the position of the temperature chamber and automatically selects the guard locking (for machine or temperature chamber)
1022224
expanded temperature range-fo

Colder still? Hotter still?

Tailor-made

Does your temperature chamber have to cope with new or specific demands? We can adapt it to your requirements! Take advantage of our development engineers' many years of experience in implementing customized (in many cases industry-specific) solutions. Need to extend the temperature range? Our specialists will be happy to help with this and other modifications.

Technical overview

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ZwickRoell testing software for temperature chambers

The testing machine including temperature chamber features convenient, intuitive operation via the ZwickRoell testing software. The control layout adapts interactively to the test sequence and provides direct feedback. You can access all the data from your test series whenever you require.

ZwickRoell's testing software allows the temperature chamber fan speed to be conveniently adjusted, ensuring reliable test results even with fragile specimens such as films.

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  • Product information: Temperature chamber for the AllroundLine PDF 1 MB
  • Product Information:Temperature chamber for the AllroundLine up to 360 °C PDF 876 KB

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