Thermal Shock as a Concept
A product or piece of equipment may be subject to extreme weather conditions during its life cycle. Thermal shock testing is performed to help determine the ability of electronic components to rapid changes in temperature. Due to the extremely high rate of change of temperature, it is considered to be a severe test. Therefore, exposure to this type temperature variations over a short period of time will expose the product’s susceptibility to failure. To find out the limits of extreme conditions their products can withstand, manufacturers send samples to testing companies like Applied Technical Services, where they undergo Thermal Shock Testing.
Scanning for Resistance
The dual-chambered thermal shock unit features a moving basket that carries the sample from the hot chamber to the cold chamber, allowing for a rapid temperature change. Our unit can produce temperatures variations between -60°C and 170°C to simulate condition changes as drastic and unforgiving as a client may require that their product endure.
ATS and Thermal Shock Testing
ATS has continually provided unparalleled testing, engineering consulting, and inspection services to clients from many industries for over 50 years. Our environmental testing lab is staffed with specialists in their field, well equipped to handle client needs of any scope. These technicians’ expertise in performing the numerous methods that are encountered across a wide range of industries, and access to our powerful equipment allows ATS to return accurate, relevant results within customer desired time frames.
Whether for quality control or failure analysis, and either for the electrical industry or the military, ATS can help you determine your product’s resistance to Thermal Shock.