MTA climatic chamber - put through its paces
“Whoever sets the tone in the niche premium segment must deliver sustained quality!” This is the basic philosophy of MTA’s management.
The technical director and co-founder of MTA does not take any chances when it comes to quality and regularly sends his rollers and drives to long-term tests in the climate chamber – endurance tests under simulated real conditions.
The climatic chamber is a stand-alone unit about two meters high, wide and deep and is the heart of quality control. This is where the products are subjected to the permanently scheduled long-term or product life tests.
Environmentally similar conditions are simulated and rollers as well as motors and electronics are tested. We are talking here about temperatures between minus 40 and plus 200 degrees Celsius. Humidity and “stress cases” can also be simulated in the climate chamber.
The products are exposed to strongly changing environmental influences. Constant temperature fluctuations stress the material. The climatic chamber is used to determine sensitive areas and possible risks of breakage. There, tests are carried out to determine whether the product is suitable for just such applications. Tests are usually carried out according to customer-specific parameters, which in the end result in a test profile that is then run in the climate chamber.
For example: two hours at plus 70 degrees Celsius, then 30 minutes down to minus ten degrees and then up again to plus 80 degrees for three hours, and the whole thing at a humidity of 90 percent, etc.; this is often repeated for weeks and is recorded precisely. Even under such conditions, the drives must function reliably and without any problems.
Every test is documented, and every test result helps to design MTA products to be even more powerful, stronger and longer lasting.