Weiss Technik UK Ltd.
Units 37-38, The Technology Centre, Epinal Way, Loughborough, Leics. LE11 3GE, Great Britain
Weiss Technik test chambers for UK space industry
Weiss Technik’s wide range of environmental chambers to support space development facilities covering altitude test chambers and thermal vacuum chambers make it possible to simulate extreme flight programmes for testing highly stressed components, reproducible in carefully controlled environments, and conforming to international norms such as DO160 or MIL-STD-810.
Our space test chambers have been used successfully in the fields of research, development, production and quality management for many years. Weiss Technik’s standard series of space test chambers easily meet your specific needs with a multitude of options. In addition, our expert teams develop special chambers upon request that are perfectly tuned to your technical requirements.
Testing space flight equipment before the first flight into space is a prerequisite to be able to predict the behaviour of these valuable components and is done by simulating space conditions. weisstechnik Thermal Vacuum Chambers accurately reproduce outer space conditions and thus allow testing in a completely controlled environment.
Specific features such as infra-red radiation or aspatial temperature gradient can be simulated to meet our customer requirements.
Volume: from 100L to 50m3
Volume level: down to 10-7 mbar
Temperature range: -185°C to +165°C
Temperature change rate: up to 5°C /min
Temperature homogeneity: up to ±1°C
Temperature stability: up to ± 0,5°C
+ ISO compability
+ ECSS compliance
* Maximal performance achieved. Feasibility to be studied for each project, feel free to ask - +44 1509 631595
For demanding development, production and testing processes, conditions such as cleanliness, temperature, humidity, pressure and their permitted fluctuation tolerances are vital. With a wide product portfolio, Weiss Climate Control Technology offers systems for every application – from complete clean rooms, measurement spaces, process climate systems and individual work benches to special climate-control units for data centres.
Especially here, customised solutions are our strength.
Weiss Technik test chambers facilitate the testing of aerospace components in an environment that allows control of the parameters pressure, temperature and/or humidity. It is possible to simulate heights of 100,000 feet. Upon request, combined icing tests cat B can also be performed according to the norms RTCA DO-160 and MIL-STD-810.
The HALT stress test (Highly Accelerated Life Test) examines step-wise and spasmotic thermical stress, also in combination with vibration. Thereby the usage limits of a product during the prototype phase are determined and weaknesses in design and components are revealed.
Weiss Technik provides solutions to test your critical pieces of equipment with preheated or cooled kerosene, and the possibility to simulate water pollution and icing conditions. Combined with a climate/altitude chamber, it is then possible to simulate real operating conditions.
Low Temperature Chambers from Weiss Technik achieve rapid temperature changes and great homogeneity, in small volumes as well as in large walk-in chambers. Our liquid nitrogen cooling system allows a very precise temperature adjustment over a large range, from –185 °C to +200 °C.
Tension tests must be performed under prescribed climate conditions in order to ensure the quality of materials during use. With our tensile test climate chambers, you can determine behaviour under real environmental conditions and thus ensure the usability of new materials under harsh airspace conditions.
The effects of corrosive gases can corrode materials. In order to detect possible susceptibility, we expose aerospace components to precisely dosed gas volumes in a climatised air environment. Relevant for testing are H₂S, SO₂, CI₂ with carrier gas and N₂, NO₂ with carrier gas synthetic air and other gases upon request.
Energy storage units are important components in aerospace, which also must stand up to extreme conditions. Comprehensive safety equipment: CO₂ cooling and neutralisation, H₂ concentration measurement, CO and CO₂ concentration measurement, safety temperature limiter, electro-mechanical door clamps.
Surfaces and materials can react to long-term sun light irradiation. Our test chambers for global and UV radiation let you test your products for any quality deficiencies with reference to sun radiation. In addition, it is possible to pretreat products with UV radiation before testing in a temperature or climate chamber.
For about 30 years we have been developing, building, maintaining, repairing and caring for the climate control and cooling systems of the ESA ground stations worldwide. The Deep Space Antenna DSA3 of the European Space Agency (ESA) reaches an imposing 40 metres into the air. This system, at the foot of the Andes in the Argentinian Malargüe, plays an especially important role. It completes the network of ESA ground stations in place for researching space and its missions. In order to protect the sensitive electronics of the ground station from dangerous climate fluctuations, ESA places its trust in climate and cooling technology with 100% redundancy by Weiss Technik.
“When we buy products from Weiss Technik, we simply know that they work reliably,” explains Filippo Concaro, manager of the European Space Operation Center (ESOC) of ESA. “The quality simply speaks for itself and has done so for decades.”
Learn more about the tests carried out by our Thermal Vacuum Chambers and other space simulation solutions by downloading the Brochure.
Or speak to a specialist about your technical requirements.