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Thermal Testing Results Delivered... to your printer

Posted by John Booher on Dec 14, 2017 10:28:12 AM

Why is it important? 

Product testing takes time and requires careful tracking of results.  Thermal Platforms and Hybrid Benchtop Chambers with the Synergy Nano controller not only speed the thermal processes, They automate plotted results while avoiding chances for error. Thus easily producing meaningful data.

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Topics: High Performance Thermal Testing, temperature chamber, thermal platform

That's just the way it is done...

Posted by John Booher on Aug 16, 2017 12:24:08 PM

Yes, we all have heard that or some similar version at least a few times over history.

...And understandably for many things.  Clearly, when there is work to be done, there are benefits to following tried and tested methods that are known to produce expected good results. 

It may be a cop out for not taking time to explain or re-think latest methods or it may be that there truly has been a lot of thought put in and a certain existing methodology really has merit above others.

Temperature testing in a chamber is "Just the way it is done"   That may be a good heuristic to follow, Or not.

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Topics: High Performance Thermal Testing, General

Thermal Stress Testing

Posted by John Booher on Jul 21, 2017 10:55:05 AM

Thermal Stress Test can mean a few slightly different things.  Thermal stress we are talking about here is a form of testing applied in the design phase or production of most  electronic devices when reliability is important.  It often is combined with other stresses such as power up, operation at the margins of power, humidity, vibration etc.

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Topics: High Performance Thermal Testing

Thermal Test Equipment, Fix it or Replace it?

Posted by John Booher on Jun 24, 2017 6:42:50 PM

Inevitability of Equipment Service

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Space Simulation with Small Portable System

Posted by John Booher on May 22, 2017 11:50:57 AM

Cost Effective Space Simulation :

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Topics: Space Simulation, Thermal Vacuum, T-vac

Bigger Benchtop Thermal Testing

Posted by John Booher on May 10, 2017 10:01:00 AM


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Topics: High Performance Thermal Testing, How to use thermal platforms, Advantages of Thermal Platforms

Product Testing Takes Too Long

Posted by John Booher on Mar 1, 2017 3:51:25 PM


Temperature control algorithm to expedite testing



Simple automation of thermal testing saves time and money



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Conduction v. Convection for thermal testing

Posted by John Booher on Jan 16, 2017 8:50:05 AM

Today we will briefly discuss the trade offs of heat transfer via conduction versus convection in regards to thermal testing.

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Topics: Whitepaper

Thermal Conductivity v. Clamping Pressure

Posted by John Booher on Oct 24, 2016 2:28:12 PM

How tightly to clamp devices to a heatsink or Thermal Platform?

 It is true that the more tightly you can clamp two surfaces together the better the heat transfer.  This is especially important if you are looking to transfer large amounts of heat from one device to another.

Courtesy: OverClockers

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Selecting Thermal Sensors: How big? How fast?...

Posted by John Booher on Sep 15, 2016 10:34:12 AM

How to choose an appropriate temperature sensor for thermal test:

Selection criteria of an appropriate temperature sensor for a given application can be detailed but it often does not need to be that complicated.  Two main points we are going to address today are sensor size and speed of response.  Prior discussions covered thermocouple v. RTD and in the future we will likely cover more of the environmental issues of temperature sensors such as temperature range and resistance to moisture or other abuse. 

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Topics: How to use thermal platforms

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