Thermal Vacuum System for Spacecraft Imaging Testing Video

Manufacturer of spacecraft components needed the ability to process and validate their imaging systems under extreme pressure and temperature conditions.

We engineered a custom thermal vacuum system capable of achieving extreme vacuum and thermal conditions. The system components features a custom LVC3640-3322-HH Series HH Horizontal High Vacuum Chamber, and our HVC-3500 Thermal Vacuum Controller programmable settings, data logging, and custom test recipes. Our innovative heat and cooling systems utilized multiple methods of thermal control to meet customer specifications. 

  • Slide-out stainless steel platen for direct heating and cooling of customer part
  • Multiple thermal control methods, including LN2, electric heating, and fluid heating and cooling to be used with multiple platens, an internal chiller shroud, and open bath style circulators
  • Custom ports and feedthroughs including a CRYO rated LN2 port, chiller ports, and borosilicate glass viewports
  • HVC-3500 Thermal Vacuum Controller for automated PLC vacuum and thermal control, programmable settings, data logging, and custom test recipes
LVC3640-3322-HH horizontal cylindrical chamber
Chamber Dimensions:
36" DIA x 40" L
Approximate Volume (in³):
Vacuum Rating:
1 x 10-6 Torr
Temperature Rating:
-75 °C to 125 °C | secondary -130 °C to 80 °C
Chamber Material:
304 stainless steel
Lid Material:
304 stainless steel
Viton O-ring
Lid Configuration:
Butterfly hinge with door clamp closures
Lid Style:
#4 grain machine polish interior and a glass bead blast exterior
HVC-3500 thermal vacuum controller
Pumping System:
Turbo pump package (430 l/s, Nitrogen) and multi-stage dry roots high vacuum pump (36 cfm)
No accessories available.

Product Brochures

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