Manufacturing Journalist Thomas R Cutler Profiles Climatic Wind Tunnels in AutomationMedia Magazine
Decatur, IL -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/02/2015 -- The T/CCI Climatic Wind Tunnel is featured in AutomationMedia.com. The feature article, authored by industrial journalist, Thomas R. Cutler, is titled, "Climatic Wind Tunnel in Decatur Illinois Replicates Extreme Conditions." T/CCI is able to validate temperature control from -30C to 50C (0.5C steady state and 1.0C during transition) with proven repeatability.
According to Cutler, the climatic wind tunnel allows for the accurate simulation of extreme temperatures to ensure the desired set point is accurately established to ensure the error is zeroed out before the product reaches production and the customer. Understanding the implications of climate on passenger automobiles, cargo and passenger vans, recreational vehicles, light and heavy duty (Class 6, 7, and 8) trucks are essential. Cooling systems are tested at 600HP direct expansion R-22 refrigerant while heating systems are electric, sheathed tubular heaters.
The control system, a LabVIEW Host contains an AB RS Logix PLC (programmable logic controller) PID closed loop.
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T/CCI (http://www.tccimfg.com) manufactures built to last quality, dependable, and environmentally safe compressors for a wide range of vehicle applications. Widely respected, ISO-certified T/CCI is a global leader with over 50 years' experience manufacturing heavy duty compressors and clutches for the mobile air-conditioning and refrigeration industries, including for a wide range of vehicles from construction and military to heavy-duty trucking and bus transit. This wide range of OEM heavy duty compressors supplies companies such as Caterpillar, CNH, Navistar, ThermoKing, and Carrier. Global customers recognize value of a well-respected HVAC supplier with advanced technologies including the custom LabView based acquisition system designed to protect the quality and accuracy of data.
T/CCI's global footprint spans manufacturing locations in China, Argentina, and Illinois with warehousing, sales, and engineering in Illinois, Texas, China, Argentina, Ireland, Germany, and Spain. A team of highly skilled engineers are dedicated to providing fast, responsive service, and custom designed solutions. T/CCI provides the industry with the latest in innovative compressor designs, testing, manufacturing, and quality assurance processes.
T/CCI's CNC Machining division is respected for high precision large format including metal turning, milling, drilling, and assembly. With services that range from design to assembly, T/CCI is a full service manufacturing partner to many large companies and in industries from construction to oil fracking to railroads. The T/CCI Climatic Wind Tunnel is located in Decatur, IL. Wind tunnel engineers are on-site with direct access to a multi-million dollar R & D lab and engineering test facility. The climatic wind tunnel tests air conditioning cool down, heater warm-up, defrosting, defogging, engine & transmission cooling, road loads, inclines, trailer towing, city traffic simulation, front end airflow, hot or cold soak evaluations and custom test development. Key attributes of the tunnel include temperature control, humidity range, airflow dynamometer, repeat-ability and solar simulation. Follow T/CCI on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/TcciManufacturing
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