The move is complete.
As you may recall from earlier announcements, MTNW had outgrown the 6,000 SF office and production facility we’ve called home since 2001, and the Thermal Division team was eagerly anticipating a move to our newly completed 15,000 SF building, conveniently located across the street.
The move-in process began in mid-March with a mass exodus of people and a speedy relocation of the necessary equipment/files, but only now, six months later, can we say that the move is complete. That’s because our lab’s new walk-in climate chamber has arrived.
At approximately 10’ x 14’ x 10’H with wide access door and ramp, this walk-in chamber will be where Newton and our other thermal manikin models are tested and calibrated. The new chamber features exceptionally accurate temperature/humidity control, with a temperature range of -30°C to 70°C, (accurate to ±0.2°C) and humidity control between 30% to 95% (accurate to ±2% RH). Airflow rates have been optimized for uniformity during thermal manikin tests and the system can be tuned to generate a fixed windspeed between 0.1 to 1.0 m/s at the center of chamber. To make a good thing even better, custom integration to MTNW’s ThermDAC software will permit all-in-one control of both the chamber and the thermal manikin being tested.
It’s clean, shiny, good-looking, and of course it’s got that intoxicating new chamber smell. We love it, and can’t wait to begin using it. Completing the chamber installation also means the long move-in process has come to an end. Our new house is now a home.