Custom Solution

 Thermal vacuum system for testing satellite components in a low earth orbit environment. 

Opportunity

Designer for satellite components required a thermal vacuum system for testing their parts in a low earth orbit environment. Customer specifications included a temperature range  from 200°C to -130°C in the 10-5 Torr vacuum  range, accommodation for various sized parts, and a system  compatible with customer's own software for recipe generation and data acquisition. 

Result

We engineered a custom thermal vacuum system utilizing LN2 and electrical heat elements to achieve the target temperature range. The system features a customized Series HH 36" X 40" Vacuum Chamber  with several custom ports and feedthroughs for monitoring and recording part testing. A 24" x 36" platen accommodates mutiple-sized parts and can be pulled out for easy part loading. 

Key Features

  • Custom thermal vacuum system using LN2 and electrical heat elements
  • Liquid nitrogen regulation system with controller
  • Platen 24" wide by 36" long and can be pulled out for loading
  • Turbo Pumping Package: 400 L/sec - achieved 10-7 Torr pressure
  • 36" X 40" Vacuum Chamber with quick release clamp and full opening swing style hinged door