October 18, 2013. A mobile temperature control system for high-speed thermal testing of electronics, sensors, and assemblies has been introduced by inTEST Thermal. The Thermostream ATS-535 brings temperature to the test site by directing a stream of cooled or heated air, reaching temperatures between -60 to +225°C very quickly. Highly mobile, without the need for an external air supply, it can execute fast temperature transitions—for example, -40 to +125°C in 12 s. This allows for thermal characterization at the test site, for example, rather than moving the test subject to a thermal chamber or custom-engineered enclosure.
The Thermostream’s swivel arm and hydraulic controls allow precise connection with the device under test. System setup and control is accomplished via a controller with adjustable positioning for convenient local operation, as well as connectivity for remote operation.
ATS-535 provides a convenient thermal source for temperature testing and conditioning of small-mass test subjects in design and production environments.