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Large Environmental Chamber: Size and Testing Considerations

November 17, 2022

AES makes it easy to shop for large environmental chambers by using a product filter. However, there are certain considerations to keep in mind as you browse options.

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How to Monitor Your Environmental Chambers Remotely

October 27, 2022

AESONE CONNECT, a family of products with multiple hardware and software offerings, enables you to conduct and monitor environmental tests remotely from anywhere in the world.

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Plan Ahead: Navigating the Chamber Buying Process

October 20, 2022

Here are some things to consider during the ordering process to ensure you plan ahead accordingly, including when you should order an environmental chamber, what affects the timeline, and what you can anticipate when requesting a quote.

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AES at The Battery Show North America 2022

September 29, 2022

At the Battery Show North America 2022, Associated Environmental Systems displayed its brand new SC-512-SAFE chamber, equipped with an ATPHEAVY ADAPTABLE fixture, and patented ATPPRIME battery testing fixture.

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Associated Environmental Systems Issued Patent for ATPPRIME

September 24, 2022

The patent, filed in 2019, covers a system for high density testing of batteries within an environmental test chamber.

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The Future of Electric Vehicles: Environmental Testing for Large Format Batteries

September 22, 2022

AES has built test chambers specifically designed to accommodate large-format pouch batteries for electric vehicles. They enable efficient, effective testing in support of long-range EVs.

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Safety FEATURES for Battery Test Chambers

September 01, 2022

Working with batteries is inherently dangerous. It’s important to purchase a test chamber that comes with a wide variety of safety features that isolate and mitigate incidents.

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Compare Environmental Chambers Using AES's Product Filter

August 25, 2022

Meta: Use this handy guide to navigate Associated Environmental Systems’s product filter before you purchase an environmental test chamber. 

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The Battery Show North America 2022: Introducing AES’s SC-512-SAFE & ATPHEAVY ADAPTABLE

August 18, 2022

At the Battery Show North America, Associated Environmental Systems will display its latest benchtop temperature chamber for battery testing: the SD-512-4-SAFE and ATPHEAVY ADAPTABLE battery fixture.

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What Should I Know Before Purchasing Test Chambers?

August 11, 2022

Deciding between outsourced testing versus buying a test chamber, determining chamber size, outlining maintenance options, and identifying power requirements are just a few things to consider before purchasing an environmental test chamber.

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Buying A Test Chamber From AES: Before, During, And After

August 04, 2022

AES communicates constantly throughout the test chamber buying process–from planning to installation to ongoing maintenance–to set you up for success.

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Stability Chambers: What You Need to Know

July 28, 2022

Stability chambers enable you to test products in set temperature and humidity conditions.

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The Benefits of Portable Conditioning Units for Environmental Testing

July 22, 2022

Portable conditioning units are a cost-effective alternative to environmental test chambers when testing cumbersome products or components.

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The Importance Of Testing Batteries In High Temperatures

July 21, 2022

Battery test chambers enable you to rigorously test your batteries in controlled conditions, including high temperatures, to ensure they perform as expected.

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AGREE Test Chambers Vs. Portable Conditioning Units

July 20, 2022

AGREE test chambers and portable conditioning units both enable you to test devices in simulated real-world environmental conditions with temperature, humidity, and vibration.

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Environmental Chamber Vs. Climatic Chamber Vs. Test Chamber: What Do We Really Mean?

July 14, 2022

Also known as climatic chambers, environmental chambers—with temperature, humidity, or salt spray capabilities—are used to determine the durability, safety, and lifecycle expectations for devices under test.

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What to Consider When Purchasing a Benchtop Test Chamber

July 07, 2022

You should identify testing requirements for all likely scenarios, ensure you have the proper power level and performance range, and assess your lab space before buying a benchtop test chamber.

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Setting Up For Success: Testing Lab Design Support From AES

June 23, 2022

AES offers lab design support—including guidance on optimized layouts, safety prioritization, and power requirements—so you can get the most out of your environmental testing.

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What Is the Price of a Humidity Chamber?

June 21, 2022

Typically, the price of a humidity chamber begins at around $15,000. That figure increases depending on added features, workspace size, and performance level.

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The Best Temperature Chambers for Temperature Cycling

June 16, 2022

Industry-leading temperature chambers for temperature cycling have powerful compressors, temperature ranges from -70°C to 180°C, reliable conditioning systems that control temperature within ±0.5°C, various cooling system options, and remote control to monitor testing from anywhere.

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The Best Temperature & Humidity Chambers for Battery Testing

June 14, 2022

The most ideal temperature and humidity battery testing chambers consist of high-performance materials and designs, versatile fixtures, combination hardware and software instrumentation, and more.

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How Fast Can My Chamber Ramp Up or Pull Down?

June 10, 2022

Ramp rate refers to how quickly a test chamber can heat up while pull-down relates to how fast it can cool off, with an industry average 4.4°C/minute pull and 2.5°C/minute ramp, respectively.

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Maintenance to Mitigate Common Environmental Test Chamber Issues

June 02, 2022

Conducting maintenance on the electrical, refrigeration, humidity, circulation, and control systems will help you identify and address any issues in your test chambers before they become expensive problems.

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Upgrading Your Test Chamber's Controller: What to Consider

May 26, 2022

If you’re looking to upgrade (or replace) your test chambers’ controllers, there are a few options to consider, including retrofitting with remote monitoring technology.

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What Is the Price of a Walk-In Test Chamber?

May 26, 2022

Generally speaking, the base price of walk-in test chambers starts at around $85,000, but that number increases depending on size, performance, customizations, and the type of build.

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Finding Replacement Parts for My Test Chamber

May 19, 2022

Water demineralizer cartridges, stainless steel shelf clips, silicone sponge gaskets, access port plugs, and nichrome wire ceramic heaters are the most commonly replaced test chamber components. Look for signs of wear and tear and contact a reputable manufacturer to find replacement parts.

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When Should I Calibrate My Test Chamber?

May 12, 2022

Environmental test chambers should typically be calibrated once every six months to a year, but this frequency depends on project size, case use, and volume capacity.

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Chamber Usage in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

May 04, 2022

Learn about how various items from the Star Wars Galaxy might be tested, including lightsabers and spacecraft, and whether you can actually carbon freeze something using a temperature and humidity chamber.

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What Are Dry Air & Dry Nitrogen Purges?

April 28, 2022

Dry air and dry nitrogen purges are used in temperature and humidity and temperature-only environmental test chambers to pull moisture out of the workspace so that tests are run with the proper RH conditions.

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Costs of Owning Environmental Test Chambers vs. Outsourcing

April 21, 2022

Companies who own test chambers show a strong return on investment, but you may choose to outsource testing, at a rate of around $1500 per day, if you don’t have in-house capabilities.

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AES at the 2022 International Battery Seminar

April 12, 2022

Associated Environmental Systems displayed its patent-pending All-Test Platform battery test chambers and fixtures at the International Battery Seminar where the company also shared lean manufacturing practices.

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How EV & Battery Companies Combat Range Anxiety

April 07, 2022

High amperage battery testing is helping to alleviate consumer concerns surrounding range anxiety, the fear drivers will be stranded in between charge stations.

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How Does a Humidity Test Chamber Work?

March 31, 2022

Leading test chamber manufacturers build humidity chambers with closed, vapor generator systems. They require properly conditioned water as well as regular maintenance to ensure performance.

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International Battery Seminar: Lean & Safe Battery Testing from AES

March 24, 2022

Associated Environmental Systems will be in Orlando at the International Battery Seminar demonstrating how lean manufacturing and 5S can make battery testing safer and more efficient.

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Talk to an Expert: 6 Common Battery Test Chamber Questions Answered

March 22, 2022

From the differences between battery texting fixtures and chambers to maximum amperage rate and preventing thermal events, here are answers to the questions our test chamber experts frequently get asked.

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Humidity Chambers: Calculating Dew Point to Fit Your Testing

March 10, 2022

The relationship between temperature, relative humidity, and dew point can be a bit complicated to calculate, but it’s vital for ensuring reliable and consistent humidity testing.

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Finding the Right Battery Testing Solution: ATPPRIME Vs. ATPFLEX Vs. ATPHEAVY

March 03, 2022

Associated Environmental Systems (AES) produces three series of battery test chamber solutions: ATPPRIME, ATPFLEX, and ATPHEAVY.

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What You Need to Know About AES's Battery Testing Chambers

February 24, 2022

Associated Environmental Systems designs and innovates test chambers and fixtures to enable users to conduct efficient, safe, and repeatable battery tests—including batteries up to 1000 amps.

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A Brief History of Environmental Test Chambers

February 17, 2022

Invented out of a need for standardization in equipment performance and safety, environmental test chambers have since become foundational for innovations across many industries.

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How to Test Prismatic Cell Batteries for Electric Vehicles

February 03, 2022

Prismatic cell batteries must go through extensive battery screening to ensure performance, safety, and reliability.

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Introducing the Super 508: The Most Powerful Benchtop Test Chamber in the World

January 31, 2022

With the Super 508, you can now get the convenience of a benchtop with the power of a larger test chamber. The Super 508 is well-suited for high-amperage battery testing.

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How Long Do EV Batteries Last?

January 06, 2022

EV batteries can perform for 10 to 15 years, while an all-electric vehicle can reach a range of up to 370 miles on a single charge, with advancements in technology and battery testing hoping to extend battery life and range.

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What Is Environmental Stress Screening?

December 30, 2021

In environmental stress screening (ESS), companies expose products, components, and devices to set stress conditions to identify (and ultimately correct) defects.

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What Is Radio Frequency Shielding?

December 23, 2021

Test chambers with radio frequency shielding block out external radio frequency signals, isolating the device under test so you can accurately measure its signals.

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Powering Through: AES in 2021

December 16, 2021

2021 has certainly been a year of challenges, but AES powered through to bring new innovations, including advancements in battery testing, benchtop chambers, and more.

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Buying a Thermal Shock Test Chamber: Quick Tips to Find the Best Model for You

December 09, 2021

With such exacting requirements, value experience, innovative features, and support when purchasing a thermal shock test chamber.

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Common Maintenance to Perform on Your Salt Spray Chambers

November 25, 2021

Maintaining a salt spray chamber includes establishing a service plan with a reputable manufacturer and performing several maintenance checks quarterly and annually.

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Price Considerations and the Benefits of Benchtop Test Chambers

November 18, 2021

The benefits of owning a benchtop test chamber include maximizing lab space and improving efficiency. Your testing requirements will determine the price you pay for these chambers.

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What Are the Leading Functions of a Humidity Chamber?

November 11, 2021

Humidity chambers rely on vapor generator systems to create specified conditions in the workspace. Companies across industries (from packaging to electronics, pharma, communications, and more) test their products in humidity to evaluate the effectiveness of those products in different environmental conditions and set expectations for consumers.

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AES Test Chamber Support: Why We Repair, Maintain, and Retrofit All Brands of Environmental Chambers

November 04, 2021

You should be able to make one phone call to service all of your test chambers. That’s why Associated Environmental Systems repairs, maintains, and retrofits test chambers regardless of brand. It’s a customer-first approach.

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The Importance of Product Testing for Reliability and Durability

October 28, 2021

Product testing for quality, reliability, and durability drives peace of mind for you and your customers and protects against monetary or reputational losses.

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The Role of Environmental Testing in Safe Packaging

October 21, 2021

Before boxes can be deemed fit to safely transport consumer products, vital medicines, food, and more, they must be tested in set environmental conditions.

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EV Batteries: Building Chambers for High-Amperage Testing [W/Case Study]

October 14, 2021

An electric vehicle manufacturer worked with Associated Environmental Systems to find a testing solution for its prismatic cells. AES designed a chamber, now standard, capable of high-amperage battery testing.

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Laboratory Ovens: Use Cases & Qualities to Look for When Buying

September 23, 2021

Laboratory ovens are utilized for annealing, baking, curing, drying, and sterilizing materials in industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to electronics. When buying one, look for highly stable air control, reliable temperature levels, durable steel construction, and dependable manufacturer services.

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What Makes for an Effective Battery Testing Fixture?

September 16, 2021

An effective battery testing fixture enables you to accommodate multiple configurations, set quantities, cell types, and connectors without having to purchase an entirely new test chamber, while providing consistent and reliable results.

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Building vs Buying a Battery Test Chamber

September 09, 2021

Buying a battery test chamber, versus building your own environment, limits risk, maximizes efficiency, and provides accurate results.

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Innovations in Environmental Test Chambers: One Expert’s 35+ Years in the Industry

August 26, 2021

AES Vice President John O’Rourke reflects on the transition from analog to digital, the development of remote testing, what’s driven changes in environmental testing, and what the future of environmental testing may hold.

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Salt Spray Chamber Installation, Setup, and Operating Procedures

July 29, 2021

Here’s a helpful guide to walk you through the installation, setup, and operation procedures for your Associated Environmental Systems MX Series salt spray test chamber.

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What Is Thermal Shock Testing?

July 01, 2021

Thermal shock testing is the process of exposing products to dramatically alternating hot and cold air in a chamber to determine their durability and identify potential breaking points.

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6 Questions to Ask Your Manufacturer Before Buying a Test Chamber

June 24, 2021

Before purchasing a new environmental test chamber, make sure your manufacturer understands your testing requirements, performance needs, size considerations, and more.

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Lithium-Ion Battery Testing: Battery Types and Innovations in Test Chambers

June 17, 2021

Lithium-ion batteries are vital for our most beloved technologies. As companies produce new, more effective designs, test chamber manufacturers develop similarly advanced testing solutions to meet demands.

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Boldly Going Where No Chambers Have Gone Before: Hyperdriving the FD & HD Series

June 10, 2021

Associated Environmental Systems is updating its FD and HD Series of temperature-only and temperature and humidity test chambers to allow you to select your performance and power requirements without waiting for a custom chamber.

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How Close are Self-Driving Vehicles?

June 08, 2021

Although manufacturers continue to focus efforts on developing self-driving vehicles, things like liability and implementing 'experience' represent important hurdles for this industry.

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The Latest AES Test Chamber Innovation Is Coming Soon...

May 27, 2021

Associated Environmental Systems will soon introduce its latest innovation that offers customers flexibility in testing while ensuring efficiency.

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LiDAR Technology Plays Vital Role in Marsh Restoration and Much More

May 25, 2021

LiDAR is a powerful technology used in autonomous vehicles, agriculture, river surveying, urban planning, archeology, and marsh restoration.

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Reducing Environmental Impact: Developments in Manufacturing & Battery Reuse

May 18, 2021

From assessing manufacturing processes for electronic devices to researching solutions for reusing batteries, scientists are constantly working to promote sustainability.

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Temperature Chamber Considerations: System Components & Power

May 13, 2021

Before you purchase a test chamber, it's important to understand the system components and power as they pertain to the devices you plan on testing.

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The Future of EV Batteries And Battery Testing

May 11, 2021

QuantumScape claims it's developed a battery capable of extending EV range by 50% with a fast charge. We cover what that means for the future of batteries and battery testing.

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Portable Environmental Test Chambers: Benefits, Uses, and Where to Get Them

May 06, 2021

Some test chambers are built with portability in place or designed to be stacked. They provide mobility and efficient testing, and maximize floor space.

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The Impact of the 5G Network

May 04, 2021

The 5G network impacts consumer lives as well as how we conduct business, healthcare services, and more.

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Advancements in Battery Research

April 20, 2021

Researchers at the Faraday Institution and MIT continue to pursue a better, longer-lasting battery.

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Breakthroughs in Life-Saving Technology

April 13, 2021

These advances represent the tip of the iceberg as it pertains to life-saving technology that’s emerged in recent years

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Power Innovations: Fast-Charging Batteries & 5G Power Grids

April 06, 2021

New fast-charging batteries and leveraging the over-capacity of 5G networks are two exciting power innovations.

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Refurbished Environmental Test Chambers: What to Be Aware Of

April 01, 2021

Some manufacturers restore lightly used or previously rented test chambers for sale as refurbished models. They’re cost-effective options for companies in need of limited testing.

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AES Celebrates Women in Engineering: Meet Rachael Ramos, Alex Sidell, & Sydney Fisher

March 25, 2021

Rachael Ramos, Alex Sidell, and Sydney Fisher highlight the growing contributions of women engineers, particularly in mechanical engineering, robotics, and computer science.

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Material Advancements Inside Your Tech

March 23, 2021

As technology advances, so do the expectations and requirements we set for innovations.

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Increased Demand, New Challenges & Breakthroughs for Lithium-Ion Batteries

March 16, 2021

As the demand for lithium-ion batteries increases, particularly in the EV industry, new challenges arise. Luckily, researchers are working to address them.

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Small Environmental Test Chambers: Ideal for Efficient Testing, Mobility, & Maximizing Floorspace

March 11, 2021

Small environmental test chambers benefit users by allowing for more efficient testing in a smaller workspace.

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Batteries and Cold Weather Conditions

March 02, 2021

Texas plunged into unrelenting darkness as temperatures dropped, and the state froze over, causing an electricity crisis with off-the-charts demand for power.

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Optimizing Environmental Testing: The AES Difference (With Free 'Time is Money' White Paper)

February 25, 2021

Associated Environmental Systems (AES) has developed manufacturing processes, customization possibilities, and innovations that help you optimize environmental testing and avoid downtime.

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3 Critical Size Factors To Consider Before You Buy a Test Chamber

February 11, 2021

Choosing the size of your test chamber is based on three critical factors: application test requirements, load size and density, and lab conditions.

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Before You Buy a Test Chamber, Consider Your Test Requirements

February 04, 2021

Many industries have established standards for product reliability and lifespan that is dictated by governing boards, industry standards, or consumer expectations. Associated Environmental Systems has a handy environmental test chamber buying guide.

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Everyday Camera Capabilities

February 02, 2021

Since it was first clicked in 1814, the camera and the chemistry used to produce photographs have advanced dramatically.

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What Are Salt Spray Test Chambers Used For?

January 28, 2021

Salt spray test chambers enable users to assess how resistant to corrosion their products, components, or materials are by isolating devices under test in a salt mist or fog over a specified amount of time.

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AI Advancements In Automotive

January 26, 2021

Advances in technology have positively altered the EV market and will possibly lead to safer AI features in automobiles.

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Global Issues and Tech Innovation

January 19, 2021

In two cases of innovation in 2020, smartwatch technology has been used to help identify COVID-19 symptoms in users and also assisted in tracking elephants to promote conservation efforts.

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Tech Changing How We Live

January 12, 2021

Sudden and dramatic shift in the way we shop has directly led to advances in e-commerce technology, particularly the realm of AI.

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HALT vs HASS Testing

January 07, 2021

Highly accelerated life testing (HALT) and highly accelerated stress screening (HASS) are two kinds of environmental tests that help you determine the expected performance of your products.

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The Next Step in Health Care

January 05, 2021

Technology has opened the possibilities for the health care industry with at-home devices and consumer products playing a role.

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How to Prepare Your Humidity Chamber for Lockdown

December 23, 2020

As you prepare for a lockdown, conduct maintenance checks on your temperature and humidity chambers and make sure to purge them of water to avoid mineral build-up, mold, and mildew.

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Designing Electronics for Harsh Conditions: The Importance of Environmental Testing

December 18, 2020

Environmental testing in harsh conditions will confirm the design of your electronic products.

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The Next Decade of Batteries

December 08, 2020

Battery technology continues to improve as researchers work to understand it better while producing more efficient, higher-performing batteries.

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Buying vs. Renting an Environmental Test Chamber

November 25, 2020

If you have specific, limited testing needs then renting a test chamber might be the better option. Otherwise, buying a test chamber gives you long-term control over your testing, not to mention a strong ROI.

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Influential Tech

November 24, 2020

There is no doubt that we live in a technology-driven era, and technology continues to influence every industry—including, especially in 2020, education.

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When to Buy a New Environmental Test Chamber

November 19, 2020

When the time and cost to keep an existing test chamber running exceed the purchase price of a new one—or your testing needs have changed significantly—it’s probably time to buy a replacement.

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What’s the Difference Between UL and ETL Certification Marks?

November 12, 2020

The Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Electrical Testing Labs (ETL) certification marks signify that products meet rigorous safety standards as outlined by their particular industry. Although both labs test to the same standards, UL creates its own, ETL does not.

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Seismic Shifts Facing Chip Industry

November 10, 2020

Semiconductor research and development continues to grow at a rapid pace in the United States and globally owing to advancements in artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and data management.

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Which Environmental Test Chamber is Right for Your Needs?

October 23, 2020

Understand the standards your testing to, the variety of testing you anticipate, and customization when finding the right test chamber for your needs.

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When Will We See Self-Driving Cars?

October 20, 2020

From pizza delivery to transportation options, the future seems to be just around the corner.

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New Problems, New Technologies

October 06, 2020

With new problems come new technologies and innovations. It should be no surprise that everyday tasks become more automated, robotic, and less time-consuming; some full-time jobs are becoming less and less necessary or completely null void.

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Innovation in Fighting COVID-19

September 29, 2020

At the beginning of the pandemic, many companies across the world (and anyone with a sewing machine) put their resources together to make face masks and PPE for frontline workers. It was difficult to get access to testing, and the public was left to fight over resources like eggs, milk, toilet paper, and hand sanitizer.

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The Race to a Long-Lasting Battery

September 24, 2020

The race for the next long-lasting battery seems to be never-ending. This is why AES has been engineering and manufacturing battery test chambers and testing fixtures for years now.

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Ensuring a Smooth Test Chamber Installation

September 22, 2020

Ensuring a smooth installation of a new test chamber involves preparing your work area and keeping in close communication with the manufacturer throughout the process.

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What Will Driving Look Like In 10 Years? A Technological Wonderland

September 17, 2020

From driver monitoring to AR-enabled heads-up displays, these are the predicted trends and technologies that will reshape the in-vehicle experience. In plenty of ways, driving in the year 2030 will likely look a lot like it does now.

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Qualities of the Best Environmental Test Chamber Manufacturers

September 16, 2020

The best environmental test chamber manufacturers carry full inventories with a range of models, boast an extensive history, prioritize excellent customer service, provide regular maintenance, and strive to innovate.

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Breaking Down the Cost of Test Chambers: What You're Paying For

September 08, 2020

The cost of test chambers depends on your testing plans. Outsourcing testing, renting a test chamber, purchasing cost-effective models, or investing in high-performance test chambers fit different short- and long-term needs, where the cheapest option is not always the best.

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Finding The Best Environmental Test Chamber Repair Services

August 31, 2020

The best environmental test chamber repair service providers are attentive, experienced, and get you the solutions you need when you need them, with excellent customer service.

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Why Remote Dashboard Monitoring for Teams by AES Changes the Environmental Test Chamber Game

August 17, 2020

Networking and remote access brings 21st-century functionality to environmental test chambers, facilitating productivity gains and better chamber management.

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AES Sales & Engineering Update 2020

August 11, 2020

In the midst of a challenging working environment, Associated Environmental Systems stuck to its strategic goals, revamped its product lines, introduced new and improved features, and launched a new website.

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Breakthrough Boosts Electric Flight and Long-range Electric Cars

July 21, 2020

Researchers have developed a new battery material that could enable long-range electric vehicles that can drive for hundreds of miles on a single charge.

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Scientists Develop Cathode Coating To Extend Lithium-ion Battery life

July 15, 2020

The new coating the team created is called PEDOT. PEDOT is an idea three years in the making scientists say is an incredibly exciting advancement.

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Meet ATPFLEX - The Flexible Battery Testing Solution

June 17, 2020

Associated Environmental Systems innovates how companies perform battery testing with ATPFLEX.

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Physicists Hunt For Room-Temperature Superconductors

June 09, 2020

On a larger scale, electric grids , such as high power lines, lose over 5% of their energy in the process of transmission.

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20 New Technology Trends We Will See In The 2020s

May 29, 2020

The year 2010 doesn’t sound like it was that long ago, but technology moves fast. A decade ago Tinder, Uber and Instagram didn’t exist. No one wore wearables, nobody talked to their gadgets at home and the Tesla was just an idea.

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Engineers Improve Efficiency and Heat Tolerance of Devices

April 29, 2020

When it comes to increasing electric storage efficiency and electric breakdown strength, the ability of an electrical system to operate at higher voltage and temperatures with great efficiency, increasing one traditionally has led to a decrease in the other.

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AES Thermal Shock Chamber

April 28, 2020

AES SM series thermal shock chamber makes it possible to rapidly transfer your device back and forth repeatedly between hot and cold temperatures. 

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An All-organic Proton Battery Energized For Sustainable Energy Storage

April 08, 2020

Researchers at Uppsala University have therefore developed an all-organic proton battery that can be charged in a matter of seconds.

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Lithium Batteries Safer at Extreme Temperatures

April 02, 2020

Lithium batteries face extreme temperatures in almost everyday occurrences, including using them in devices during a hot summer day.

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Researchers Developing Coronavirus Detection System

March 25, 2020

Professors in electrical and computer engineering are using machine learning to build a robust system to alert authorities to airborne biohazards as travelers pass through TSA security checkpoints.

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Drones Could Make Aerial Investigations Safer

March 13, 2020

Inspecting the windows of the Empire State Building for leaks, cracks, or other damage using human labor may be a time-consuming–and potentially dangerous–task, especially if you were doing it from the outside. But professor Ronald Besser has a better idea: drones equipped with cameras that can collect photo and video data for live analysis.

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Electronics That Sweat

February 25, 2020

Researchers at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China are working to develop a coating for electronics that releases water vapor to dissipate heat from running devices.

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February 12, 2020

Associated Environmental Systems can offer value to this market. We have worked with some of the world's most innovative companies, and we have helped them to design environmentally controlled testing systems for a wide range of unique applications.

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Space Junk Cleanup Begins Next Month

February 05, 2020

Associated Environmental Systems', newly designed Thermal Shock Chambers accommodate even more of MIL-STD 883K Method 1010.9 stringent conditions. Trusted by some of the world's leading aerospace organizations for testing, SM Series Thermal Shock Chambers can move products between -65ºC and +200ºC in seconds.

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January 14, 2020

Ford and McDonalds partnering up to make materials and meet sustainability goals.

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How To Deliver Christmas Presents - In a Future Without Chimneys

December 25, 2019

How To Deliver Christmas Presents - In a Future Without Chimneys

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How Light a Foldable and Long-Lasting Battery Can Be?

December 19, 2019

The research team led by Professor Soojin Park developed a three-dimensional monolithic organic battery electrode.

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As Winter Rushes In, Corrosion Test Chamber are used to Simulate Road Salt Impacts on Future Car Designs

December 18, 2019

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) professor—in collaboration with national laboratories and a global auto parts supplier—is testing a new type of welding that may make the joint between light metal alloys more resistant to corrosion, including salt spray, leading to future designs of durable, next-generation metal car joints used in ultra-light car doors and other vehicle body applications.

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Batteries Are Powering American Innovation

December 17, 2019

DOE is committed to the development of next-generation manufacturing technologies that will keep jobs here at home, ensure products are made in the United States and strengthen America’s manufacturing industrial base. One of the ways we do this is through collaboration with the private sector in the form of a CRADA, or a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement.

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University of Canberra Research Looks to Beat the Heat

December 12, 2019

In search of the answers, she is using the environmental chamber at the university's Research Institute for Sport and Exercise to control and vary each parameter while well-trained cyclists complete tasks on a testing bike, which is connected to software that measures performance.

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Li-ion Battery Components to be Printed on An Inkjet Printer

December 06, 2019

Li-ion batteries produced by a conventional technology, have a high energy density, meaning they can store a large amount of it in a small volume. Due to this property, they are often used for miniature devices, such as smartwatches, stylus pens and so on.

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A Record-Setting Transistor

December 04, 2019

This transistor could be useful for higher bandwidth wireless communication systems. For a given current, it can handle more voltage and would require less battery life than other devices of its type.

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Engineers Build Bendy Batteries for Wearables

December 02, 2019

Researchers built silver–zinc batteries that can bend and stretch—meaning they could be more elegantly integrated into future wearable devices. Christopher Intagliata reports. The flat lithium ion batteries that power smartwatches are built by stacking the battery components: positive and negative electrodes, current collectors and a separator. It's akin to piling up sheets of paper—you get a stack that you can bend or roll—but you can't stretch it.

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Eliminate Risk with Proper Calibration

December 02, 2019

We will explain exactly what calibration is, how it mitigates risk, and the different calibration deliverables. A proper calibration strategy is critical to reducing your testing costs. Many quality standards require calibration. This is to reduce measurement risk. But how does calibration reduce measurement risk? How do you know if your calibration provider has been successful at reducing measurement risk? We will explore what is measurement risk and the key drivers of measurement risk.

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Machine Learning Captcha...

November 29, 2019

As cyber Monday approaches...

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New Grid Batteries for Renewable Energy

November 26, 2019

Giant batteries designed for the electrical grid -- called flow batteries, which store electricity in tanks of liquid electrolyte -- could be the answer, but so far utilities have yet to find a cost-effective battery that can reliably power thousands of homes throughout a lifecycle of 10 to 20 years.

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Stretchable, Degradable Semiconductors

November 25, 2019

To seamlessly integrate electronics with the natural world, materials are needed that are both stretchable and degradable -- for example, flexible medical devices that conform to the surfaces of internal organs, but that dissolve and disappear when no longer needed. However, introducing these properties to electronics has been challenging.

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New Chip For Waking Up Small Wireless Devices Could Extend Battery Life

November 22, 2019

A new power-saving chip could significantly reduce or eliminate the need to replace batteries in Internet of Things (IoT) devices and wearables. The so-called wake-up receiver wakes up a device only when it needs to communicate and perform its function, saving on power use.

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What's Behind a Custom Test Chamber

November 21, 2019

Your reliability and quality goals are important. Don't sacrifice your testing.  At Associated Environmental Systems, we specialize in custom test chambers.

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Novel Nano-structures Could Make Smartphones More Efficient

November 20, 2019

EU-funded researchers and partners are pushing the boundaries of the laws of physics, developing nanocomposite materials and nanoelectronic circuits to greatly improve energy, thermal and computing performance.

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Scientists Have Pinpointed the Cause of Dendrites in Lithium-Ion Batteries

November 14, 2019

Researchers already know the reason for this scenario – the growth of needle-like structures known as dendrites and whiskers within the battery. However, they never knew the exact source of the formation of these structures—until now.

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Scientists Design Better Batteries for a Renewable Energy Grid

November 13, 2019

A new blueprint for affordable, sustainable ‘flow batteries’ developed at Berkeley Lab could accelerate an electrical grid powered by the sun and wind, an affordable alternative to state-of-the-art battery membranes for flow batteries.

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Shedding New Light On The Charging of Lithium-ion Batteries

November 08, 2019

Exposing cathodes to light decreases charge time by a factor of two in lithium-ion batteries.

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New Electrolytes Push Calcium-Based Batteries Toward Replacing Lithium Ion

November 07, 2019

Calcium-based batteries are one design of many that scientists are eyeing to replace lithium-ion batteries, the current industry-standard technology that is reaching its limitations in terms of next-generation energy-storage demands.

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The Most Futuristic Developments We Can Expect In The Next 10 Years

November 06, 2019

With the decade winding down it’s time for us to set our sights on the next one. From the automation revolution and increasingly dangerous AI to geohacking the planet and radical advances in biotechnology, here are the most futuristic developments to expect in the next 10 years.

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Environmental Testing Bee Colonies for Future Mars Missions

November 05, 2019

Associated Environmental Systems is a global leader in designing and manufacturing precisely controlled environmental chambers and rooms. Our walk-in room can simulate a wide range of environmental conditions, with temperature settings ranging from -65°C to 150°C.

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Associated Environmental Systems is Innovating Battery Testing

November 01, 2019

Associated Environmental Systems continues to bring innovation to environmental test chambers, making battery testing easier. Reach out to learn about how AES can help solve your battery testing needs.

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Argonne Multidisciplinary Team Develops Probe For Battery Research: Strength in Numbers

October 31, 2019

Argonne team develops a powerful technique for probing in three dimensions the crystalline structure of cathode materials at the nanoscale.

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Sensor Research Underscores Clemson University’s Leadership in Technology For Extreme Environments

October 30, 2019

Sensors may seem to be a small part of the system that keeps electricity flowing, but they provide crucial information. Researchers said the two power-plant sensors they are developing could help watch for equipment failures, helping lower maintenance costs for utilities. The well sensors would monitor pressure and be less expensive than current technology, they said.

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It’s All in the Batteries: What the Future of Electric Vehicles Looks Like

October 29, 2019

Tesla was also the first auto company to understand and cradle the fact that batteries are critical to a car’s success, outlining where the future is heading.

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Accelerating Battery Development for Electric Vehicles (And Lightsabers)

October 24, 2019

Batteries that power personal and household gadgets have historically been limited to 100's of charge/discharge cycles, or in the low 1000's in some cases.

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Environmental Test Chambers For The "Internet of Things"

October 22, 2019

For over 60 years, Associated Environmental System has been a global leader in the development of environmental test chambers. We offer a wide variety of test chambers capable of creating and maintaining tightly controlled environmental conditions including temperature, humidity, thermal shock, and salt spray.

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Salt Spray Testing for Better Roadways

October 17, 2019

AES manufactures clear, acrylic salt spray chambers designed to meet the strict demands of many common automotive and military test specifications.

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Winning a Nobel in Chemistry for Work on Lithium-ion Batteries is No Small Win

October 15, 2019

New battery test systems can pave the way for easier, more efficient research. Recent Nobel in Chemistry notes the revolution is more than just for on-the-go computing and calling.

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Coating Advances Lithium-Metal Battery Research

October 08, 2019

A team of researchers at Stanford University invented the coating, which helps overcome some of the key defects that have relegated these types of batteries—which have enormous potential for energy storage—to the laboratory.

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The Battery Show Wrap-up

September 24, 2019

Spending the better part of a week with more than 9,000 attendees at The Battery Show and Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo 2019, in Novi, Michigan gives a pretty strong impression of where electrification of transportation is today, and more importantly, where it will be going tomorrow.

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Drones, Climate Change and Thermal Shock Chambers

September 12, 2019

New high altitude drone technology is advancing important research in global climate change and atmospheric chemistry problems. Both the aerospace components and observational sensors used in these technologies are subjected to harsh temperature extremes. AES thermal shock chambers can be used to ensure the components and sensors can withstand stratospheric conditions.

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Machine Learning To Improve NASA's Space Travel

August 28, 2019

NASA needs spacecraft that's lighter and more damage tolerant. Randy Paffenroth, has a multi-part mission in this research project. His mathematical machine learning uses an algorithm that will look at the material's uniformity and detect imperfections with higher resolution images.    

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Salt Spray Chamber Installation and Setup

August 20, 2019

Installation and setup procedures for Associated Environmental Systems MX series salt spray corrosion chambers.

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You might Be an Engineer If...

July 05, 2019

You tell people that time travel is impossible. After you tell people that time travel is impossible, you think of how you would build a time machine.

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Self Driving Postal Trucks

June 27, 2019

There is no doubt that environmental test chambers will play a role in the future of self-driving vehicles, regardless of whether or not our mail is delivered in them anytime in the near future.

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Quality Assurance for eHighway Systems

June 25, 2019

Associated Environmental Systems designs and manufactures environmental test chambers which are capable of simulating a variety of potential road conditions.

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10 Future Technological Advances That Will Shape The Next Decade

May 24, 2019

Advances in many technology-driven fields are on the cusp of maturity. In a decade, several of them will likely be accepted as part of our everyday lives. They will influence how we live, work and entertain ourselves.

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Testing Products While Blocking Radio Frequency Just Got Easier

May 23, 2019

Testing Products while blocking Radio Frequency has never been Easier with Associated Environmental Systems’ FDR environmental test chambers.

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Humidity Testing Shipping Boxes

May 22, 2019

Associated Environmental Systems has experience working with top packaging manufacturers. Our humidity test chambers are capable of replicating precise environmental conditions with humidity control from 10% to 98% RH.

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Temperature Chambers and the Future of 3-D-Printed Organs

May 08, 2019

Walk-in chambers may prove to be a useful tool in the advancement of 3D printed organs in healthcare. Environmental chambers may be used to test and store 3D printed organs.

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Researchers to Help Develop Next-Generation Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

May 06, 2019

The Vehicle Technologies Office is spearheading an initiative to reduce the cost, weight and volume of the systems that power hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles, while also improving performance, efficiency and reliability.

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Historic Flight Delivers Organ For Transplantation

May 02, 2019

First-ever advancement in human medicine and aviation technology, a University of Maryland unmanned aircraft has delivered a donor kidney to surgeons at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) in Baltimore for successful transplantation into a patient with kidney failure.

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Using Temperature Chambers to Assemble Nano-Sized Building Blocks

April 03, 2019

Recently though, researchers at the University of Tokyo designed self-assembling nano boxes that can connect or scramble themselves automatically because of the different temperature stabilities of the cubes that they form. AES temperature chambers are capable of maintaining precise temperatures and rapidly change temperatures along tightly controlled parameters.

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Quality Control Testing the Smart Cities of the Future

April 01, 2019

Google's plans to build a “smart city” in Toronto that will use a variety of sensor enabled innovations which aim to improve quality of life for citizens. Manufacturers and suppliers looking to capitalize on the evolution of cities and living spaces will need to be able to produce equipment that can reliably withstand anything mother nature can cook up.

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Tracking Firefighters in burning buildings

March 08, 2019

McMaster University researchers, working with partners at other universities, have created a motion-powered, fireproof sensor that can track the movements of firefighters, steelworkers, miners and others who work in high-risk environments where they cannot always be seen.

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AES Gains UL Status

March 06, 2019

Associated Environmental Systems just received certification from TUV Rheinland as the first environmental test chamber manufacturer that can deliver over 100 different test chambers and electrical panels to labs and production plants around the globe that meets to UL 61010-1 and UL 508A standards.

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Stainless Steel for Medical, Extreme Temperature and Highly Corrosive Environments

March 06, 2019

Desktop Metal Launches 316L Stainless Steel for Medical, Extreme Temperature, Highly Corrosive and Marine-Grade Environments. Associated Environmental Systems works with engineers to develop testing methods to effectively test for research and production.

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Environmental Chambers and the Future of Thermoelectrics

February 28, 2019

Whether it be watches, beacons, sensors or clothing, thermoelectronics may soon be a big part of our lives. Thermoelectric products will need to undergo quality control testing. AES offers a variety of temperature/humidity chambers for perfect for testing thermoelectric systems.

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Increasing Battery Testing Throughput in EV Production

February 27, 2019

The global market for electric vehicles continues to grow. The manufacturers who stand to gain the most from this market growth are those who can reduce the costs of production. The Associated Environmental System ATP Platform aims to increase the quantity of batteries that can be tested at once while also improving the efficiency of setting up and controlling each test.

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Stability Chambers for Quality Control in the Growing CBD Business

February 11, 2019

Stability chambers have long been used for pharmaceutical testing. Many of our environmental chambers and walk-in rooms are used by companies in compliance with FDA test standards such as CGMPs and Q1A(R2). This type of testing will play an important role in the future of CBD production.

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The ‘Driverless Experience’ Looks Awfully Distracting

February 01, 2019

What will the “driverless experience” entail? Lots of staring at each other (or at screens) and not the road, based on a few carmakers’ concepts.

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Salt Spray Chambers - A Tool for Corrosion Management

January 29, 2019

Salt spray chambers may prove to be a useful tool in efforts to improve our aging water infrastructure. Salt spray chambers can be used to test the resilience of components used in water utilities and municipal systems.

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15 Examples of the Past, Present, and Future of Battery Technology

January 28, 2019

Electrochemical energy storage using batteries has become one of the enabling technologies of the 21st Century. Progressing to the modern day and even into the near future to help understand how this energy storage device will continue to influence our lives far into the future.

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Use Drones to Deliver Organs For Transplant?

January 15, 2019

At a Southern Maryland airfield, Dr. Joseph Scalea watched a drone carrying a kidney in a cardboard cooler fly 3 miles. Organs don't last long outside the body, and delays and mistakes mean some lose quality or can't be transplanted.

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Before You Buy a Test Chamber, Consider Its Components and MINSaterials.

October 02, 2018

When buying a test chamber construction materials and methods are important because of worker safety when the chamber is in operation. Associated Environmental Systems has a handy buying guide.

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Before Buying a Test Chamber, Consider Its Temperature Characteristics.

September 26, 2018

Associated Environmental Systems temperatures on chambers vary greatly. Consider your needs carefully.

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Innovating Battery Testing

September 11, 2018

Associated Environmental Systems All Test Platform (ATP) makes battery testing easier with a platform for setting up, connecting, and managing data...

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Benefits of 3rd-Party Certification

May 17, 2018

There are many benefits to third-party certification, including creating a reliable and durable product. Guaranteeing customers' purchase a quality product, made to meet safety and standard regulations. Associated Environmental Systems is an industry leader with the most TUV Certified Chambers.

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AES Leads Industry with Most 61010-1 Certified Test Chambers

May 17, 2018

Associated Environmental Systems is an industry leader with the most TUV certified chambers on the market, meeting the UL 61010-1 certification. Customers can be assured they will get the safest product possible, with the LH, LHE, SD, and BHD Series Test Chambers from AES.

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Integrative Approach to Test Chamber Sales

February 16, 2017

Integrative Approach to Test Chamber Sales

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The AES XChange

September 15, 2016

The AES XChange allows users to control their chamber via a network connection and data log through the same connection.

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A2LA Accreditation!

April 18, 2016

The AES XChange

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LN2 It’s Not Just For Food But For Your Chamber!

April 12, 2016

LN2 it’s not just for food but for your chamber!

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Corrosion Testing with AES

March 18, 2016

At AES we are proud to offer the only clear sided salt spray test chamber on the market. Our lucite construction allows our customers to have close visual monitoring of their product while running corrosion tests.

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Preventative Maintenance

February 11, 2016

LN2 it’s not just for food but for your chamber!

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LH Certification

October 22, 2015

LH Certification

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We Are Now Offering Service!

October 13, 2015

LH Certification

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