Figure 2: Complex Space Simulation System with Thermal Shroud, PC Touch Screen Control, Twin Turbos, Viewport, and Mobile Cart.

completed High Vacuum Thermal Shroud Chamber

The Abbess High Vacuum Thermal System allows items placed inside to be exposed to high vacuum pressure as well as extreme temperatures via the electrically heated and refrigerant cooled Thermal Shroud. This thermal vacuum chamber system is controlled by a Vacuum Cycle Controller (VCC), used to integrate temperature and vacuum level monitoring and automate many of the process control functions via panel-mounted indicators and activating buttons and switches, as well as a touch screen PC with a user-specific customized programming and Graphical User Interface (GUI).

Abbess’s Thermal Shrouds allow for reliable and uniform cooling/heating under vacuum.

A shroud assembly of Thermal Plates with cable heating elements and cooling loops bracket mounted within the chamber. Feed-through for electrical power, thermocouple and cooling lines extend through the rear wall of the chamber. The thermal shroud allows heating/cooling of items in the chamber under vacuum and is controlled by PID temperature Controller integrated into the Process Control Enclosure.
The Process Control Enclosure contains components necessary for controlling the system as well as logic and interfaces for the Thermal Vacuum Cycle Controller. Status Indicators within the Process Control Enclosure provide visual indication of the systems status. The PC Touchscreen Computer contains Abbess customized DAQFactory program interface: test environment automation and data logging integrates control and monitoring of the thermal vacuum system other components.

Thermal Shrouds can be integrated into most systems to meet customer specifications

A High vacuum chamber with a thermal shroud being assembled in our facility: