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Ares - TVAC3

The Intlvac Ares TVAC3 is designed to thermally cycle components while under high vacuum. The system uses a horizontal cylinder with access doors on either end. Each system has a large selection of instrumentation ports designed for the system users. The system achieves oil free, high vacuum pumping through a combination of vacuum pumps. Temperature cycling for the chamber shroud and platen is achieved by various methods. Heat transfer to customer parts is by ‘Black Body’ radiation. Internal shrouds are temperature controlled and painted with a flat aerospace rated black coating on the interior.

The system is controlled by Intlvac’s Autosys PLC controller. The controls would be housed in a separate controls rack. The controller handles automatic pump down, venting, temperature control, power failure recovery, and interlocks for safe operation. User interface is through a LabView computer workstation with a 19” digital flat screen monitor. All parameters are logged and can be viewed in the built-in graphical log viewer or offline in a spreadsheet program.

Intlvac Space Simulation Applications

Deep Space Test

Thermal Shock

Temperature Ramping

Propulsion Testing

Electron Flooding

Component Degassing

Space Agriculture

Space Agriculture