Cell oven, EB 17

The EB 17 cell oven for relaxation tests with temperature cycling has 6 cells with the same temperature and individual control of the air exchange rate for each cell.

Temperature cycling relaxation tests

Temperature cycling is important within the automotive industry, where the shrinkage of the seals is an important factor, since this can lead to leakage.

The EB 17 temperature cycling cell oven needs to be combined with the liquid circulator EB 17.01 for temperatures between -40 to +200 °C, or the liquid circulator EB 17.03 for temperatures between -60 to +170 °C (see specifications for both liquid circulators below).

A high temperature option is also available, EB 17HT (only in combination with the liquid circulator EB 17.01), for temperatures between -40 to +245 °C. Both options can run tests according to ISO 3384-1 method A and B, ISO 3384-2 as well as ISO 6914 method A.

The EB 17 cell oven is specially designed for stress relaxation tests. This means that the inner height of the cells are adapted to fit our relaxation rigs to achieve as good thermal contact as possible with the bottom of the cell.

The oven also has an intergrated draught hood that eliminates the changes in the force during the test due to temperature changes in the enviroment around the top part of the rigs. The hood is made of polycarbonate, and has a temperature control system (Peltier cooling system) capable of keeping the temperature within ± 0,25 °C.

Note: For the best performance of the instrument, we recommend a placement in an environment with a stable temperature between +10 to +30 °C.


The oven performs well inside the apparatus requirements in ISO 188 method A, ISO 3384-1 method A and B, ISO 3384-2, ISO 6914 method A and other equivalent standards.

Temperature range

-40 °C to +200 °C (EB 17)
-40 °C to +245 °C (EB 17HT)

Useful volume

6 × 1,3 litres

Important specifications

  • The oven is controlled from a PLC (with a colour touch screen)
  • Integrated draught hood
  • Special design with controlled air exchange rate and low air speed
  • Temperature controller with liquid circulator (EB 17.01 or EB 17.03)
  • Fixed over temperature fuse
  • Flowmeters with needle valves, for setting the air exchange rate
  • The air speed is low and is dependent on the air exchange rate only, as specified in ISO 188 method A
  • Alarm for low air pressure (PLC)
  • Built in air pump
  • Cooling channels in the casing for low surface temperature
  • Temperature controlled cooling fan for the electronics cabinet
  • Indication of power failure (PLC)
  • Run-time meter (PLC)
  • Countdown timer (PLC)
  • Individual cell identifier “Test name”
  • Microfilter for the air which removes 99,99 % of all particles over 0,1 μm

Included accessories

  • Necessary tools (e.g. stylus pen for PLC touch screen)
  • Manual in English
  • Accredited calibration including certificate

Required accessory – liquid circulators, EB 17.01 or 17.03

The liquid circulator, EB 17.01, is a required accessory for cell ageing ovens EB 17 and EB 17HT.

Specifications for EB 17.01
  • Heating power: 1 800 W
  • Cooling power at +20 °C: 1 200 W
  • Cooling power at -40 °C: 1 100 W
  • Temperature stability: ± 0,05 °C
  • Dimensions, external, w × h × d: 430 × 1 260 × 650 mm
  • Weight: 164 kg
  • Volume: 3,9 litres
  • Pump flow rate: 16–40 l/min
  • Pressure: 0,3–1,7 Bar
  • Cooling of compressor: air
Specifications for EB 17.03
  • Heating power: 6 000 W
  • Cooling power at +20 °C: 2 500 W
  • Cooling power at -40 °C: 2 400 W
  • Temperature stability: ± 0,05 °C
  • Dimensions, external, w × h × d: 610 × 1 250 × 1 080 mm
  • Weight: 365 kg
  • Volume: 9,5 litres
  • Pump flow rate: 35–80 l/min
  • Pressure: 0,48–3,2 Bar
  • Cooling of compressor: air

More information

Download product brochure: Elastocon Stress Relaxation and Creep Systems.pdf

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