NTS Invests $500,000 to Expand Environmental Testing at Fullerton Lab to Keep Up with Demand

Orange County’s Most Robust One-Stop Shop for Defense, Space, Medical, Aviation, and Electric Vehicle Testing Adds New Capacity during Pandemic

Anaheim, California, (July 28, 2020). NTS, the undisputed leader in testing, inspection, and certification solutions in North America, is pleased to announce that its laboratory in Fullerton, California, has expanded its environmental testing capabilities with a $500,000 investment. The NTS lab secured seven new environmental chambers, which increased capacity for meeting customer schedule demands.

NTS Fullerton’s environmental chamber additions include four new Thermotron chambers with temperature ranges between -70°C to 180°C and maintain relative humidity of 20-95%. This is required for many ruggedized industrial, automotive and military tests that require low temperatures of typically -40°C or -55°C. These chambers are compressor-based and can achieve 10°C per minute ramp rates without a liquid nitrogen boost. This modern, compressor-based method is more cost effective and safer than liquid nitrogen refrigeration chambers—and allows for better temperature control.

“We’re excited to use NTS to ensure the integrity of our Electric Vehicle Charging Systems,” said Shaun Paysen, Sr. Engineer from a local manufacturer of automotive charging solutions and battery systems. “The compressor-based Thermotron chambers deliver the needed ramp rates cost effectively and use a reliable method to achieve a temperature and humidity controlled test environment. Using a trusted name like NTS with its multi-decade history in environmental testing provides assurance in the testing process.”

The expansion comes during a pandemic in which many testing facilities are contracting or closing. “Even during the pandemic, we have had multiple customers in our immediate area require these chambers for their testing, so we are thrilled to provide this key service and investment at a significant time,” remarked Michael Shook, General Manager at NTS Fullerton.

Three new chambers from Test Equity complete the expansion investment. These 27-cubic-foot temperature chambers can be programmed for predetermined extremes to achieve fatiguing and identifying latent defects over a period of time. Their temperature ranges between -73°C to 175°C and also maintain relative humidity of fatiguing and identifying latent defects over a period of time.  Their temperature ranges between -73 degrees C to 175 degrees C and also maintain relative humidity of 10–95%.

NTS Fullerton is a massive test facility with advanced environmental, mechanical, EMI/EMC, wireless, and dynamics testing capabilities to serve customers across multiple sectors. In fact, NTS Fullerton has more equipment, experience, and technical expertise than any other lab in Orange County. “This recent investment, during a pandemic, demonstrates our continued commitment to our customers and expanding capabilities to ensure them the best test experience possible,” said Shook.


About National Technical Systems

National Technical Systems, Inc. (NTS) is the leading provider of qualification testing, inspection, and certification services in North America, serving a broad range of industries, including the civil aviation, space, defense, nuclear, telecommunications, industrial, electronics, medical, and automotive end markets. Since 1961, NTS has built the broadest geographic presence in the United States, offering more than 70 distinct environmental simulation and materials testing categories, including climatic, structural, dynamics, fluid flow, EMI/EMC, lightning, product safety, acoustics, failure analysis, chemical, and other industry-specific tests.

Operating through a network of more than 27 technologically advanced testing laboratories, this geographically diverse footprint puts NTS facilities in close proximity to its more than 8,000 clients, allowing NTS to serve the nation’s most innovative companies with industry-leading accessibility and responsiveness. NTS is accredited by numerous national and international organizations and operates its inspection division under the Unitek brand, providing a wide range of supply chain management services. NTS’ certification division, which operates under the NQA brand, is one of the largest and most respected global ISO registrars, with active certifications in more than 75 countries. For additional information about NTS, visit our website at nts.com or call 800-270-2516.

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