AR Series Environmental Stress Chamber

AR series environmental chambers for battery testing

Chambers with superior temperature change performance

The AR Series chambers provide high levels of performance with a wide temperature and humidity control range. When a product or specimen is tested, it can generate heat & moisture. In this instance the chambers will automatically adjust to maintain the correct test parameters, changing temperature and humidity as required.

There are twenty chambers in the AR series line-up providing a temperature change rate from 4K/minute to 18K/minute, conforming to IEC test standards for automotive parts.

All the Espec AR chambers feature Espec’s latest control instrumentation delivering high speed processing, plus built in Ethernet for fast and effective remote monitoring.


  • Temperature & Humidity Range
    • Minimum temp: -70゜C
    • Maximum temp: +180゜C
    • Humidity (ARSF only): 10 to 98%orh
  • Temperature Change Rate
    • 10K/min. – 15K/min and 18K/min between -45゜C ó +155゜C
    • Ideal for tests in conformance with IEC and automotive part standards
  • Totally Frost Free. (ARSF)
  • Heat Loads of up to 9000W
  • High-Accuracy Temperature & Humidity Control
  • Energy Saving Controls

Reduced temperature and humidity stabilisation time

Temperature and humidity stabilisation time have been greatly reduced by minimising fluctuation as the chamber approaches set-point (under testing operation from room temperature to 85°C/85% rh).

Specimen temperature control function provides accurate testing

The AR AR series model line upseries chambers use a temperature control sensor to monitor and control the temperature of the object under test and the uniform temperature distribution minimises variations in test results.

Supports heat loads up to 4500W during temperature testing

Supports powered specimens, and can withstand up to 4500W of heat load during temperature testing.

Conforms to ISO12100 and IEC60204, IEC61000 and EN50581 to CE marking requirements based on EU directives: Low voltage directive, EMC directive, machinery directive, pressure equipment directive, and RoHS directive.

Remote monitoring and control via an advanced web application

No software is required to remotely monitor the cabinets. An innovative web browser application allows monitoring and control of the chamber with a Mobile PC, tablet, or smart phone using the chambers standard Ethernet/LAN port. multiple chamber connections are possible using the wireless connection, so control is never lost.

Email alert

When an alarm is triggered, an e-mail is sent to the registered PC or mobile address. A notification can also be sent at the time of test completion.

Copy your test programs, output data on USB memory

Without the need of a PC, copy and transfer your test profiles from one chamber to another. You can also download temperature and humidity data from the chamber for editing on your PC.


All the Espec AR Chamber meet the following Global Safety Standards

ISO12200 (safety of machinery), ISO14121 (Risk Assessment), IEC61000-6-2, IEC61000-6-4 (EMC), EN50581 (RoHS)

Test Standard Conformance

  • IEC 600068-2-1: Cold
  • IEC 60068-2-2: Dry Heat
  • IEC 60068-2-14: change of temperature with specified rate of change
  • IEC 600068-2-30 Damp heat cyclic
  • IEC 60068-2-38 Composite temperature/humidity cyclic test
  • IEC 60068-2-78: Damp heat, steady sate
  • IEC 61747 (5.2.7) Liquid crystal and solid-state display devices Environmental endurance and mechanical test
  • ISO 16750-4 (5.3): Road vehicles (temperature cycling)