Automotive

Test Chambers for the Automotive Industry

Those in the automotive industry know that testing automotive parts require special needs in order to ensure quality and safety. At Weiss Technik, we provide the highest quality equipment for a range of needs including engine testing, component and sub-assembly testing, full vehicle testing, shed/VOC, Corrosion/Weathering, as well as Automotive Production Applications Ovens.

Noxious Gas Test

To prove the resistance of the technical products to corrosive gases, Weiss Technik developed the corrosion test chambers cabinets series BSB. The BSB enables an exact dosage of the corrosive gases with a climate conditioned air volume. The main constituents of the corrosive, atmospheric trace elements are: sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxide (NOx), hydrogen sulphide (H2S) and chlorine gas (CL2). The basic unit consists of a test system of series Klima 3000 with 340, 600 and 1000 liters.  
The pre-fabricated Walk-In/Drive-In test chamber's modular construction facilitates ease of move-in and setup. The WP Series accepts all sizes of Envirotronics roll-up conditioning modules. WP Series is suited for many Telcordia (Bellcore) applications.
For the heating of glass fiber strands prior to impregnation in liquid plastic and manufacture of glass fiber reinforced plastic granulate.
Under precise test conditions emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from materials and products can be determined. This is an excellent value for the money as its development was controlled and directed by the user (WKI) and therefore meets standard VOC measurements. Scientific measures and product testing are aimed at limiting organic emissions indoors for improved consumer protection.
The Endurance® Series from Weiss Technik—the temperature & humidity chamber that stands alone. Designed and engineered to give you lasting value, performance and reliability for all your climate testing applications. The intelligent engineered test space design allows for maximum airflow coverage and accurate gradients. Five popular sizes available that allow you to choose the chamber that best fits your needs, while the mobile design allows for greater flexibility.
Available in both reach-in or cart-based versions, the ESS Series allows highly accelerated product temperature change rates through high air velocity conditioning. Weiss Technik has developed standard models that feature either our patented horizontal or vertical air flow, as different testing needs dictate that different temperature ranges, as well as change rate capabilities be readily available. Weiss Technik will equip your system with single-stage, cascade, twin-screw, LN2 boost, or LN2 cooled refrigeration systems, as well as the powerful Weiss Technik Controller/Programmer—all standard. By utilizing Quick Draw, we ensure that your product reaches set point as quickly as possible to reduce cycle times. Please review the product features below, as well as additional options and industry applications. Contact us for additional information or to request a quote.

The EV series AGREE style chambers are available in sizes ranging from 12 to 110 cubic feet (340 L to 3114L), and accommodate electro-dynamic and mechanical vibration systems and/or roll-in product carts. The EV series can be used as a test chamber or as a test chamber with vibration tables.

  • Humidity option available
  • Vertical Lift option available
  • Custom sizes also available

These chambers allow for rapid temperature change rates and all systems are high pressure, leak tested, and operationally tested to performance specifications prior to delivery.

The system operates similar to the FAPE/+60, but is equipped with two test vessels, which can be used independently from each other. The interface displays the testing conditions of both vessels (one indication for each test vessel).
Fuel conditioning systems are used to carry out ORVR re-fuelling in vehicles in compliance with legal regulations and to test vehicle fuel tanks. In addition to the supply tank the main components comprise various gasoline nozzles, active and passive gas vapor recovery, pre-pay function, etc.

Application

Normally vehicles and/or fuel tanks are re-fuelled that are in the SHED chambers. The hydrocarbon concentration, for example, that occurs when fuels evaporate is determined in the SHED chambers. The system has the following functions:
  • Circulating, and tempering fuel
  • Re-fuelling vehicle
  • Pumping fuel out of the vehicle
  • Emptying system
The fuel can be cooled and heated. The controller for the fuel is situated directly in front of the petrol-filling pistol (outlet of the fuel line). In front of the discharge nozzle is an additional digital volume flow meter. In addition to the digital volume flow meter, a 4-piston meter is used for measuring the flow. This meter generates output signals for volume flow and volume; this is necessary for performing the ORVR tests. The system enables
  • Fuelling with all common systems
  • Fuels temperature conditioning of the test fuels
  • Fuelling with defined fill rates and quantities
The Star Galaxy™ HALT/HASS systems are integrated test chamber/vibration table packages. These chambers are outfitted with a liquid nitrogen (LN2) cooling systems in order to provide the rapid thermal change rates required to achieve maximum product stress. The vibration table is a six degree-of-freedom (6DoF) tri-axial pneumatic vibration table.
The newly developed VHM HEPHAISTOS is an internationally patented system and characterized by a high field homogeneity. For the first time, the advantages of microwave technology have been developed successfully to an industrially mature high technology. The high field homogeneity allows for the manufacture of high-quality CFC aircraft structures, for instance.
  • Heating
  • Drying
  • Hardening

The RL SHED chamber was built to determine the emission of fuel vapors during driving. This system consists of a driver instructor unit with a ceiling mounted monitor, a dynamometer, emission analyzer, volume compensation with Tedlar foil, movable ceiling, software, and an airtight door.

Dynamometer Test:

The climate test chamber with built-in dynamometer test is fully capable of performing emission tests in accordance to European and American guidelines. Weiss Technik offers professional advice, after-sales-service and everything in between.

In addition to the salt spray test chambers of the SC/KWT series, Weiss Technik also offers walk-in salt spray test chambers that allow for the testing of the corrosion behavior of large components.
The STAR Plus Series vibration tables has one of the most consistent acceleration levels per unit area of any table on the market today thanks to it’s patented proprietary state of the art Six Degrees of Freedom, Tri-axial, Ppneumatic vibration tables. Among other benefits, when multiple products are tested they receive almost identical vibration forces regardless of where they are mounted. The vibration of the table is monitored and controlled by a tri-axial accelerometer block. The outputs of the three accelerometers are time multiplexed, producing and average gRMS level of all three axes. (Operational temperature range for accelerometer(s) is -51.1˚C to +107˚C)

The table can be used separately from the chamber thanks to how readily the STAR Plus Series can be moved. With the “Easy Lift” actuator you can literally raise and lower the table with one finger. This duality means that the table can be used for one test, and the chamber used for a separate test, it’s like performing two tests at once!

TWO ZONE, SINGLE CAPACITY (-2) (One hot zone & one cold zone) The products under test travel via a carrier basket, alternating between the hot and cold zones. TWO ZONE, DOUBLE CAPACITY (-2D) (Two hot zones & one cold zone) In the two zone, double capacity system, the cold zone is always in use, which contributes to the efficiency of the system. THREE ZONE, SINGLE CAPACITY (-3) (One hot zone, one ambient zone & one cold zone) In the horizontal three zone, the products travel via a carrier basket between the cold and ambient zones, and the hot zone travels to envelop the carrier basket.

The TS Series is a liquid-to-liquid thermal shock bath designed to operate for semiconductor devices within current military standards (Mil-Std 883 Method 1011.8 and Mil-Std 202 Method 107G, and with a load between 7.5 and 10 lbs.

Through the use of a robotic arm the basket is able to travel between the hot and cold baths.

There is an agitator system in each bath to ensure good temperature distribution and the large transparent Plexiglas lid allows full access to the baths for loading and unloading the test basket.

The large, translucent Plexiglas lid ensures full access to both baths for loading and unloading the test basket. The TS series also has a built in agitator system in both baths that enhances temperature distribution.

TWO ZONE, SINGLE CAPACITY (-2) (One hot zone & one cold zone) The products under test travel via a vertical lift elevator, alternating between the hot and cold zones. TWO ZONE, DOUBLE CAPACITY (-2D) (Two hot zones & one cold zone) In the two zone, double capacity system, the cold zone is always in use, which contributes to the efficiency of the system.

The TS-60 test chamber is made of two independently controlled chambers. One chamber is hot and the other one is cold. The temperature shock between hot and cold is created with the rapid transfer of the specimens on the lift and the subsequent exposure to a wide range of temperatures.

 
The TU 60/60 drying oven offers an unparalleled level of performance when compared to the classical laboratory equipment. The TU 60/60 offers easy loading and unloading, has a small design and short heating times thanks to high powered heaters, short drying cycles courtesy of an optimized air flow with extensive air exchange as well as offering precise and consistent temperature values throughout the entire machine.
Built for tempering, ageing and distressing of metal parts, sintering of PTFE, etc.
The tempering ovens series VAW represent a construction concept which was proved, tested and enhanced over decades and therefore, is suitable for many heat treatment processes on different materials. Universal use up to 750°C in standard models. For applications with temperatures exceeding 400 °C, we offer customized solutions. The examples listed are only an extract of realized tailor-made projects. Please contact us by email or give us a call, and a qualified staff member will advise you.
For the hardening of carbon fiber molded parts
For the hardening of fiber composites and warming-up of resin.
Designed for hardening of fiber-reinforced composite structures and heating up of resin packages.
The Weiss Technik VT Mini Shed Chambers are used for fuel tank permeation tests or for HC emission tests in fuel carrying vehicle components. The equipment consists of a volume compensation device, explosion-proof test-space, an analyzer, lighting, a window, a refueling port and purging and safety equipment.
For the drying of water- and solvent-moist granulate material
The pre-fabricated Walk-In/Drive-In test chamber's modular construction facilitates ease of move-in and setup. The WP Series accepts all sizes of roll-up conditioning modules. WP Series is suited for many Telcordia (Bellcore) applications. The WP Series has temperatures up to 150 C (302 F) available providing greater testing options.
The WT/WK series of walk-in temperature and climate test chambers are especially developed for large test specimens. Size and design mean optimal loading of test specimens. The modular construction and variability in size and equipment is ideally for costumer specific application.
Many products emit inflammable substances. Combined with air, these substances can develop with air a gas mixture, which is explosive. In order to prevent such an atmosphere that will cause an explosion, special precautions need to be taken. For such applications, Weiss offers the WT/WK-II 2 G EEx IIB T3 (ex-proof test chamber) series, which enables tests to be carried out in a potentially explosive test environment within the test chamber.
For testing organic materials, in particular testing elastomers the ozone endurance test if of utmost importance.

The WT3-V/WK3-V Weiss Technik testing systems represent the broad performance range of our test systems. These test systems enable you to simulate dynamic processes, mechanical as well as thermal loads, which affect components and equipment. With a total of 36 test cabinets in 3 sizes with volumes of 600, 1200, and 2200 liters, and two temperature ranges from -40 and -70 to 180°C and temperature conditioning performances of 5, 10, and 15 K/min – both with and without climate conditioning.

The integral welded floors provide proper drainage of water/fluids. The unit's one-piece custom construction makes the chambers very easy to install. Larger units can be constructed on site.
The Xceed Custom Reach-In Series is the environmental test chamber from Weiss Technik that gives unlimited options. Designed, engineered, and built to your specifications the Xceed Series offers flexible temperature and humidity ranges, sizes that meet your exact testing requirement and available options that provide unmatched product testing applications.
The Xcel Series from Weiss Technik provides temperature and humidity testing with flexibility through intelligent engineering, ergonomic design, broad temperature range and lasting reliability and durability. Available in many standard model configurations that fit most testing applications, the Xcel Series includes standard features that allow for accurate and precise product testing. Optional accessories allow you to customize your testing applications. The easy-access panels allow for easy maintenance. The Xcel Series provides fast change rates and accurate testing in a compact design.
The Xtreme™ Series from Weiss Technik provides more power for your tough testing applications. Xtreme provides ESS (Environmental Stress Screening) conditions in a 5C°/10C°/15C° per minute change rate. Available in a wide range of sizes, one to fit any testing requirement.