Temperature chambers

For tests in a temperature range of -80°C to +250°C

All system components of these temperature chambers "Made by ZwickRoell", or also called environmental chambers, 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, also called environmental 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.

AllroundLine materials testing machine with environmental chamber up to 250 °C

Applications

Materials and component testing over a wide temperature range, including:

  • tests on plastics: reliable test results, e.g. to ISO 527-1, ASTM D638
  • rubber, elastomers: standard-compliant tests plus temperature accuracy, e.g. to ISO 23529 and ISO 37
  • composites: tests using a wide range of fixtures

Tests on plastic under temperature

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 250 °C 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 under temperature

The temperature chamber including all system components covers the temperature range for the most common composites. For example, if your matrix made of PTFE or PEEK allows higher temperatures simply ask for a suitable chamber—our customizing team will be happy to assist you.

  • Heating and cooling times have been designed so that 250 °C can be achieved quickly and safely also for heavy attachments.
  • The modular concept of the temperature chamber allows you much freedom in choosing system components.

Tests on elastomers and rubber under temperature

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.

Key Advantages and Features of the Temperature Chamber

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.

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

Future proof temperature chamber

The modular concept of environmental chambers allows optimum adaptation of the chamber to suit your needs. 

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Temperature chambers from - 80° to 250°C - Made by ZwickRoell

Ergonomic and intuitive operation via testXpert III. Traceable test results and perfect integration in the testing system.

Tensile test according to ISO 527-1 within environmental chambers from -80°C to +250°C

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Plastics test from -80 °C up to +250 °C within the environmental chamber

Materials and component testing over a wide temperature range, including tests on plastics (e.g. to ISO 527-1, ASTM D638), rubber, elastomers, composites.

Temperature Chamber Modularity

The temperature chamber and its accessories have been designed especially for use in ZwickRoell materials testing machines. The modular concept also allows retrospective adaptation to suit your needs. Below is an overview of all available options:

Door-in-door for maximum time and cost savings

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

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 in our product range: according to ASTM D 638 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

Specimen magazine for temperature chamber to ASTM D638
Insertion aid for specimen magazine to ASTM D638

Cooling system for frosty temperatures

Cooling

Description

Item number

Cooling system with safety valve

Cooling using LN2 (liquid nitrogen)

Extension of temperature range to -80 °C

Please make sure the room has sufficient ventilation

1022212

Liquid nitrogen pressure tank

Vacuum super insulation, 100 l, incl. connection (item number 1022235)

1022225

Connection to temperature chamber

Vacuum super insulation, L = 1.5 m, UNF 3/4"-16

Ensures optimal performance of the temperature chamber during cooling operation by using an alternative liquid nitrogen container

1022235

Temperature control near the specimen

Environmental chamber in AllroundLine testing machine

Very close to the specimen

This option enables a temperature sensor to be positioned in close proximity to the specimen, controlling the temperature at the critical 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

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

Insert for contact-type extensometers

Mechanical insert for contact extensometer

Required in combination with contact extensometer.  

Safety door function with guard locking for maximum operator safety

Safety door function

Description

Item number

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

Colder still? Hotter still?

Extended temperature range for environmental chamber

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.
testXpert III test software for temperature chamber modified

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.

Applications and technical overview

Technical data

Item No.

1022207

1022208

1022209

1022210

1022211

Temperature range

RT +10°C ... +250 °C

With LN2 cooling system (option)

-80 ... +250 °C

Connection LN2 (inner threads)[1]

G 3/8

G 3/8

G 3/8

G 3/8

G 3/8

Coolant operating pressure

1.5 +/- 0.1

1.5 +/- 0.1

1.5 +/- 0.1

1.5 +/- 0.1

1.5 +/- 0.1

bar

Typical LN2 consumption when: [2]

Cooling from RT to -30 °C

2.5

3

5

6

8.5

l

Hold at -30 °C

5

5

5.5

6

9

l/h

Cooling to -80 °C

6

9

13

14

19

l

Hold at -80 °C

8.5

8.5

8.5

11

14

l/h

Rate of temperature change without load to EN 60068-3-5[3]

Heating mode from RT to 250°C

12

12

7.5

13

9.5

K/min

Corresponds to a warm-up time of:

15

17

23

14

19

min

Cooling mode from RT to -80 °C

7

5.5

5

4.5

5

K/min

Corresponds to a cool-off time of:

12

14

16

19

17

min

Temporal instability [4]

+/- 1

+/- 1

+/- 1

+/- 1

+/- 1

°C

Local inhomogeneity [4]

+/- 1

+/- 1

+/- 1

+/- 1

+/- 1

°C

Power supply

400

400

400

400

400

V, 3Ph/N/PE

Power frequency

50/60

50/60

50/60

50/60

50/60

Hz

Power consumption

3.3

3.3

3.3

5.2

5.2

kVA

Power supply cable

l = 4 m, with 5-pin CEE plug (16A)

Interface

RS 232 (requires a COM port on the PC)

Dimensions:

Test area:

Height

500

700

900

700

900

mm

Width

260

260

260

460

460

mm

Depth

445

445

445

655

655

mm

Inside of the door to the test axis

230

230

230

340

340

mm

Outer (distance to outer sides):

Height

640

840

1040

840

1040

mm

Width

400

400

400

600

600

mm

Depth

1015

1015

1015

1225

1225

mm

Weight, approx. (without options)

140

150

160

159

220

kg

Design

Arrangement of extensometer on the left rear side; door hinge to the left; condensation drain included in connection unit

Overall noise level

<68

<68

<68

<68

<68

dB(A)

  1. The supply line connection also includes a G 3/8"-UNF 3/4"-16 adapter
  1. Chamber closed, with typical equipment (400 mm wide chamber: 10 kN specimen grips, 600 mm wide chamber: 100 kN specimen grips). During cooling: consumption between 10% and 90% of the temperature range to EN 60068-3-5
  1. The rate of temperature change is determined between 10% and 90% of the specified range to EN 60068-3-5
  1. To DAkkS/DKD R 5-7 Method C: expanded measurement uncertainty of the temperature measurement system +/- 1.5 K (basic chamber, no load)

Alternative sizes

In addition to our temperature chambers manufactured in-house, we also offer alternative chambers in various designs with limited functionality and options. More information can be found in our product information.

The specified values for heating and cooling as well as spatial and temporal fluctuations in temperature apply to a closed chamber without accessories.

Outer dimensions (H x W x D)
[mm]

Inner dimensions (H x W x D)
[mm]

Ambient temperature
[°C]

Cooling system

Weight
[kg]

Door hinge

Item no.

650 x 400 x 840

500 x 255 x 360

+20 to +250

Optional[1]

85

Right

063970

  1. Carbon dioxide CO2 upon request
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