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   TestEquity Model 1016S Temperature Chamber (Environmental Chamber)
TestEquity 1016S Temperature Chamber
  • -35°C to +175°C Temperature Range
  • 16 Cu Ft Workspace, 30" W x 30" H x 30" D
  • Choice of Original F4 Controller or F4T Touch Screen Controller
  • High/Low Limit Control and Alarm
  • Viewing Window & Interior Light
  • One shelf included. Additional shelves and optional shelf slides are available.
  • 4" Access Ports on Left & Right Side
  • Non-CFC Single-Stage Refrigeration
  • Scroll Compressors for Reliable and Efficient Operation
  • 3 Year Parts, 1 Year Labor Warranty
  • Available For Sale, Rental or Lease
  • Designed and Manufactured by TestEquity in Moorpark, California

TestEquity Model 1016S Temperature Chamber provides 16 Cubic Feet of chamber workspace. It is designed to fit the industry-standard 16 Cu Ft footprint, allowing you to fit a TestEquity 1016S in the same space as models from other manufacturers.

Model 1016S shares the same features as our popular 1007S and 1027S plus a host of additional benefits, including:

  • 3.5 HP Scroll Compressors for reliable and efficient operation – same compressors used on the 1027 and 3007C. 13-year track record of exceptional performance and reliability in the field. 75% more cooling capacity compared to competing 16 Cu Ft models.
  • Optional Shelf Slides to provide easier access to your test sample.
  • Optional Glove Ports in the chamber door allows you to manipulate your test sample in the chamber with the door closed.
  • Field Retrofittable GN2 and Dry Air Purge lets you add these optional functions at any time.

Your choice of the original F4 Controller or the NEW F4T Touch Screen Controller

F4T Controller    F4 Controller
F4T Touch Screen Controller
Modern touch screen interface
and connectivity
Original F4 Controller
Developed in 1998

NEW F4T Touch Screen Temperature Controller
The F4T is our next-generation controller. Featuring a touch-screen interface, it's exceptionally easy and intuitive to use. Includes RS-232 and Ethernet interfaces. GPIB is available as an option.

F4T Feature F4T Benefit
4.3 inch TFT Projected Capacitive (PCAP) color graphic touch screen Modern interface for quick entry and readout of parameters and functions
Direct alphanumeric parameter entry Quick and unambiguous entry of parameters for ease-of-use
Multiple levels of password security Prevent tampering of critical parameters and processes by unauthorized persons
Profile archiving and transfer via USB Flash Drive Quickly and easily transfer profiles to multiple chambers
Data Logging to USB Flash Drive Eliminate circular chart recorders which have limited usefulness, simplify your documentation process
F4 Compatibility Mode Use your existing software that was written for the original F4
Free Composer Software Easy creation and archiving of profiles and chamber configurations
NEMA 4 / IP65 Rated Front panel protects the controller against damage from dust and water intrusion

More about the F4T Touch Screen Controller >>

Original F4 Temperature Controller
Up to 256 steps can be programmed into as many as 40 nameable profiles. The context sensitive information key and guided steps make profile programming fast and easy. A four-line backlit LCD displays programming, setup, operating and help information. A large LED readout indicates the actual chamber temperature with 0.1° resolution. Internal logic provides refrigeration compressor control for responsive and reliable performance. Includes two alarms and seven event outputs to control remote devices. RS-232C communications is also included. GPIB, Ethernet and analog retransmit are available as options.
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High/Low Limit ControllerHigh/Low Temperature Limit Controller and Alarm
Provides independent protection against excess temperatures. Both high and low limits can be set. The upper LED readout indicates the actual chamber temperature while the lower readout indicates the status The limit controller will shut down the chamber and trigger the audible alarm in the event of an out of limit condition. A set of uncommitted contacts are available to provide a safety power interlock for your test sample.

Viewing Window
Our unique design virtually eliminates exterior window sweating during normal temperature cycling conditions.

Two 4" Access Ports
Lets you attach wires and sensors to your test sample through both the left and right side of the chamber.

Adjustable Shelf
A heavy-duty stainless steel wire shelf ensures proper airflow around your test sample for uniform temperature distribution. One shelf is included for no extra charge. Additional shelves and optional shelf slides are available.

Chamber Condensate Drain
The chamber floor is sloped and has a drain to permit removal of condensate that can occur when cycling from low to high temperatures.

Rugged casters permit easy movement.

Built-In Refrigeration Gauges
Provides system status for easy preventive maintenance and service.

World's Best Environmental Chamber WarrantyWorld's Best Environmental Chamber Warranty
Only TestEquity offers a 3-year warranty on parts and 1-year warranty on labor. Our nationwide service network is qualified to do the job right. And we always have replacement parts in stock for immediate shipment. Labor warranty applies to the United States and Canada only. See the complete warranty statement here.


No-Sweat Cabinet
We use a combination of structural urethane foam and fiberglass blanket insulation for a higher combined R-factor than just fiberglass alone. The door sealing surface is kept warm by circulating excess heat from the refrigeration system. The result is a cabinet that does not sweat due to condensation during low temperature operation.

The window is constructed of 6 panes of tempered glass separated by low-conductivity spacers to keep thermal losses to a minimum. Our unique design virtually eliminates exterior window sweating during normal temperature cycling conditions.

The stainless-steel interior liner is heliarc welded, while the refrigeration compartment behind the liner is double-insulated and carefully sealed. These design features reduce thermal losses and prevent moisture migration, ensuring years of optimum performance while keeping the cabinet rust-free.

Reliability & Safety That’s Designed In
Non-CFC refrigerant is used. Expansion valves provide optimum performance throughout the operating range. Pressure regulators keep the operating pressures within safe limits regardless of load conditions. Liquid injection ensures cool compressor operation during high-temperature pull down for long life. The compressor is protected by a high/low pressure switch. Care has been taken to use a minimum number of fittings, joints and welds to reduce the possibility of refrigerant leaks.

All electrical control components are UL approved. Each branch circuit is individually fused. A main power disconnect switch is provided on the front panel. The nichrome air-heater has a low watt-density and even heat distribution for reliable performance and fast response. A fusible link provides fail-safe protection against thermal runaways, in addition to the microprocessor-based high/low limit controller.

The side and rear panels are removable to permit complete access to the refrigeration system for ease of service and preventive maintenance.

About Copeland Glacier™ Compliant Scroll® Compressors
Compliant Scroll is the most reliable, most efficient and quietest compressor technology available today. Copeland's design allows the compressor to be more tolerant of liquid refrigerant and debris. Compliant Scroll compressors perform at higher efficiency levels than reciprocating compressors. They also have 50% fewer moving parts, which increases reliability and reduces sound levels. More about Scroll Compressors >>

Should I buy a TestEquity 1016S Single-Stage or 1016C Cascade Chamber?

TestEquity Single-stage refrigeration systems are capable of achieving workspace temperatures down to -35C. This is fine for many commercial and industrial tests that require low temperatures of typically 0C, -10C or -25C. A single-stage system uses one compressor to directly cool the workspace. Single-stage systems offer these benefits over similarly-sized cascade systems:

  • Faster cooling rates.
  • Higher live-load capacity.
  • Quieter operation, more energy efficient (one compressor instead of two).
  • Higher anticipated reliability and lower cost of maintenance over the life of the chamber.

TestEquity Cascade refrigeration systems are capable of achieving workspace temperatures down to -75C. This is required for many ruggedized industrial, automotive and military tests that require low temperatures of typically -40C, -55C or -65C. A cascade system uses two interdependent compressors. One compressor (low-stage) directly cools the workspace. The other compressor (high-stage) cools a heat-exchanger (cascade condenser) to remove heat from the low-stage. If you need to go below -35C, choose the TestEquity 1016C.

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