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ForTotally AutomaticEnvironmental Testing
FEATURING
. RS-232 or IEEE-488
compatability
. Command Cartridge
memory system
. Adjustable Hi-Low
Temperature Cut-out
. Proportional controllers
. Battery backup
. Deviation alarm
. LCD display
. Touch sensitive keyboard
. Up to 51 programmable
steps
. Self diagnostics
Guaranteed soak
he Largest and Most Experienced Manufacturerof High Technology Environmental Test Equipment
1 090 Springfield Rd., P.O. Box 31 42, Union, New Jersey
07083 (201) 5S 7070
KEY LOCK
SWITCH
CHANNEL #
""-- TEMPERATURE
SETPOINT
INDEGREES C
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SEQUENTIAL
STEP
PROGRAMMING
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KEYBOARD
COMMAND
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LCD
DISPLAY
CONTROLLER
MONITORING
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RS-232
PORT
5 YEAR
BATTERY
BACK-UP
AUTO RESTART,
GUARANTEEDSOAK,
RS-232 ANDMANUAL
OUTPUT SELECT
SWITCHES
Micro 7/000 II
More Than Just AnotherDigital Programmer
Tenneys new Mic roTenn is a unique m ic roproc essor based
program m er/c ontroller system . This system was designed by
Tenney to provide fully autom atic environm ental testing,when
used in c onjunc tion with our latest line of standard and c us-
tom environm ental c ham bers.
Program m ing and operation of the Mic roTenn are via the
touc h sensitive keyboard. Onc e verified,program s m ay be
stored and easily retrieved using the c om m and c artridge. Com -
plex m ilitary,pharm ac eutic al and c om m erc ial environm ental
test profiles up to 51 steps long are entered into the Mic ro-
Tenn in m inutes and then run autom atic ally without supervi-
sion. Inc luded in the Mic roTenn program m ing c apability are
eight event c ontrol c irc uit& Event c irc uits m ay be used to
autom atic ally energize suc h item s as the test spec im en,
shakers,vibrators,or CO2 injec tion system s,during spec ific
steps of the test program .
A standard safety feature of the Mic roTenn is the adjustable
Hi-Low tem perature c ut-out system ,whic h will autom atic ally
shut down the c ham ber if preset tem perature lim its are
exc eeded.
The Mic roTenn is available in the single c hannel version for
c ontrolling tem perature profiles only,and two c hannel for
sim ultaneous c ontrol of tem perature/hum idity or tem pera-
ture/altitude program profile&
The system has an optional RS-232 or IEEE-488 talk/listen
interfac e port to allow the Mic roTenn to be c ontrolled by a
rem ote c om puter.
Contac t Tenney Engineering or your loc al Tenney rep-
resentative to arrange for a Mic roTenn dem onstration.
Features
FRONT VIEW

REAR VIEW
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PROPAAPAYER
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ACTUAL PE,: ,1 DES.
SET AURA.
CO,TROLLER
Ser NEA1 ROG
POINT EVENTS TIME REPEATS PEP TAME
Repeat entire profile 5 tim es
4
40'C ,
.80%
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Repeat step #4 #7
10 tim es #5
Repeat *6
2 tim es
+55'C
+40`C
+30'C
+25 C
+0C
- 30 C
2
30 C
50% RH
"ON" - "OFF" STATUS
OF ALL RELAY
MODULES IS AVAILABLE
FROM FRONT PANEL OF
MICROTENN
SOLID STATE
SWITCHING MODULES,
WITH LED "ON"
INDICATORS
MICROTENNIE
INSTRUMENTATION
LINE FILTER
STEP # Operator enters the first step # of his program
profile. (51 steps possible.)
SETPOINTS Operator digitally enters setpoints (tem -
perature and hum idity).
EVENTS In this program m ing m ode the operator m ay
energize any one or all of the 8 event c ontrol c irc uits. If an
event is program m ed "ON" during a step, it will energize at the
start of the step, and rem ain on during the entire step. These
event c ontrol c irc uits, when c onnec ted to the optional event
relay board, c an be used to c ontrol power"ON" - "OFF" to the
units under test or other devic es during spec ific steps of
the program .
TIME Ram p and hold tim es for eac h step are entered dur-
ing this m ode. Tim e is entered in hours, m inutes, and sec onds.
The first step of the sam ple program has a ram p tim e of 1 hour
entered as Hr. m in. sec ./01. 00. 00..
Maxim um ram p or hold tim e allowed in eac h step is 18
hours. If longer tim es are required additional steps using the
sam e setpoints m ay be added. The Mic roTenn c an also be pro-
gram m ed to repeat steps a spec ific num ber of tim es to in-
c rease hold tim es (see repeats).
REPEATS During this program m ing m ode the operator
m ay enter the num ber of repeats he wishes a spec ific step
num ber, or the entire program , to repeat. The m axim um num -
ber of repeats for eac h step is 15; however, loop nesting is
possible as shown.
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
TIME IN HOURS
NEXT STEP The operator now enters the next step num -
ber or the step num ber for loop bac k.
Onc e the above l isted param eters for eac h step of the pro-
gram profile have been entered, the Mic roTenn program m ing
is c om plete. The operator now presses the "AUTO" and the
"RUN" switc hes, and the c ham ber will autom atic ally trac k the
program profile.
SafPtlf ranturaQ,
3 POSITION KEY LOCK SWITCH
Prevents unauthor-
ized personnel from gaining access to program profil es.
FULLACCESS In this position the operator may enter or
change programs in the MicroTenn RAM.
OPERATE POSITION - In the operate position, the oper-
ator may run the chamber, review programs in the RAM and
monitor actual chamber conditions. He may not, however,
al ter the program profil e.
LOCK-OUT In the l ock-out position, the front keyboard is
l ocked out. The system can now be control l ed by a remote
computer, via the optional RS-232 communication port
ADJUSTABLE HI-LOW LIMIT ALARM This feature al -
l ows the operator to set in maximum High and Low tempera-
ture l imits for the chamber. Shoul d these l imits be eneeded,
the chamber wil l automatical l y shut down, energizing audio
and visual al arms.
+55C -
Hi Lim it Set for 50 C (Max. Hi Lim it- 210C)
+40C - 40C
80% RH
Program Profil e shown with
+30C -
30C
"Hi Limit" set for 50C 30C
50% RH
"Low Limit" set for-30C
50% RH
+25`C
+0C-
-25C
- 30C
Low Lim it Set for-30C
(Max Low Lim it -100C)
A 4 A A
TIME IN HOURS
Micro/ /ollio II 0 peration and Programming are Easy
Parameters such as time, temperature, and humidity are
entered into the MicroTenn in direct terms, time in hours,
minutes, and seconds; temperature in degrees C, and humid-
ity in % rel ative humidity. The MicroTenn is capabl e of con-
trol l ing temperature from 1 00C to +200C or 1 00C to
+500C on appropriate chambers. The range of humidity,
al titude or l inear process control is from 0 - 1 00.
MANUAL SETPOINT OPERATION
To operate a MicroTenn equipped chamber in the MANUAL
SETPOINT MODE, the operator first presses the "MANUAL
SETPOINT' switch on the keyboard, then digital l y enters the
setpoints for temperature, humidity or al titude. Once these
setpoints are entered, the operator simpl y presses the
"AUTO" switch, and the system automatical l y sel ects the pro-
per chamber function (heating, refrigeration, humidity, etc.)
required to reach and maintain setpoint val ues.
PROGRAMMING
Programming a MicroTenn equipped chamber to run com-
pl ex program profil es is al so very easy. F irst the operator
draws out time vs. temperature/humidity/al titude profil e, as
shown bel ow. He then sequential l y assigns step numbers fur
each ramp and hol d. Note: the MicroTenn can accept prograr
profil es up to 51 steps l ong.
To enter the program profil e shown bel ow into the MicroTenn,
the operator now presses the "PROG" switch. The MicroTenn
wil l then advise the operator to sequential l y enter the fol l ow-
ing data for each step of his program profil e.
6 -25'C
+55"C -
+40C -
+30C -
+25C
+0C-
#2
30'C
* 1

50% RH
#8
30C
50% RH
A A 6 7 8
TIME IN HOURS
A 11 0 1 ~ 1 1 2
- 30C-
Standard Micro/ /Goo II Features
PROPORTIONAL CONTROLLERS
The temperature,
humidity and l inear process control l ers buil t into the Mic-
roTenn are accurate 2 mode time proportioning units; these
control l ers receive digital setpoint information from the pro-
grammer, and compare it to the actual chamber conditions.
Each control l er then energizes the proper heat, refrigeration
or humidity system that wil l minimize or el iminate deviations
from setpoint Control l er outputs are proportional for al l para-
meters. F or exampl e, the temperature control l er wil l appl y
heat in proportion to the deviation from setpoint The farther
the actual chamber temperature is from setpoint, the more
heat is appl ied.
Advantages of bidirectional proportional control l ers are
smoother transition from heating to cool ing modes, a reduc-
tion in temperature overshoot, and conservation of energy
required for chamber conditioning.
COMMAND CARTRIDGE Stores customer test pro-
grams, up to six programs (three per side) of 51 segments
each. The control val ues of the proportional band, reset, devia-
tion set, and high/l ow l imits can be stored for each program.
Stored programs can be easil y recal l ed for use, modification
or del etion.
EVENTS Two events are suppl ied for customer use.
SELF-DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM During initial "power up,"
the MicroTenn runs its own sel f-diagnostic test program. A
numbered message wil l appear indicating an error ora normal
system start up message. The operator is al ways sure the sys-
tem is operational before he attempts to run programs.
BATTERY BACK-UP The battery back-up system is
designed to retain the MicroTenn RAM memoryfor5 years, in the
event of power fail ure. The back-up system has a switch sel ect-
abl e "Auto Restart" feature which, when sel ected, wil l auto-
matical l y return the chamber to the step #, step time, and
temperature/humidity conditions that were present when the
power fail ed, and compl ete the program profil e.
LCD DISPLAY The cl ear LCD displ ay serves several
useful functions, depending on the mode of operation the
MicroTenn is in.
A PROGRAM MODE During programming, the operator
uses the LCD displ ay to indicate step #, setpoints,
events, time, etc. He may al so review the entire program
on the LCD displ ay before running it on the chamber.
B CONTROLLER MODEDuring this mode the operator
may use the displ ay to review the fol l owing:
1 . Actual chamber temperature, humidity, or al titude.
2. Deviation from setpoint for any of the above para-
meters.
3. Proportional band, and reset for each control l er (note:
P.B. and Reset are operator adjustabl e).
4. Deviation set
5. Hi-Low safety al arm setpoints.
The LCD can be used to displ ay time of day, and whil e pro-
grams are running, time into step, and total program running
time is avail abl e.
DEVIATION SET Acceptabl e deviation from temperature
setpoint may be keyed into the control l er. Shoul d the actual
chamber temperature shift above or bel ow this preset val ue,
the deviation rel ay wil l energize. This rel ay cl osure can then
be used to ring a bel l , shut down the test, or perform some
other appropriate function.
Exampl e - The program profil e shown bel ow has a 5C
deviation programmed in:
Temp/Profil e shown with 5C deviation
40C
+55C -
+40 C -
+30 C -
+25'C
+0"C-
- 30'C-
1 2 3 4 ;
TIME IN HOURS
I r 1 0 1 1 1 1
Note: The deviation is adjustabl e from 0.01 to 300C.
With the deviation set, the operator is assured that required
"Ramp" and "Hol d" temperatures are being tracked by the
chamber.
Another use for the "DEVIATION SET' circuit is to initiate
and control a "GUARANTEED SOAK" period, as may be speci-
fied by various tests. When used in this manner, the program
time cl ock is hel d "Off" until actual chamber temperature is
within the acceptabl e deviation l imits. When this occurs, the
program "HOLD" is rel eased and the "GUARANTEED SOAK"
period begins.

24 HOUR MILITARY TIME CLOCK
El iminates the ambi-
guity and inconvenience of entering or reading time in am.
and p.m. units. The crystal control l ed time base accuracy is
.005%. (Note: May be programmed to perform an automatic
time of day start.)
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OPERATOR USE
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ENGINEERING, INC.
1090 Springfield Rd.,Union,New Jersey 07083
(201) 686-7870
RS-232 COMPUTER INTERFACE
The basic option c onsists of an RS-232 port,operational c irc uitry and a spec ial software
c onfiguration. A host c om puter dedic ated to the unit m ay then c om m unic ate with the Mic roTenn. The c om puter c an perform all
operating func tions,inc luding entering setpoints,events,program s,etc .,that m ay be perform ed via the keyboard. Ac tual c ham ber
c onditions and other c ontroller param eters m ay be transm itted from the Mic roTenn to the c om puter upon dem and.
IEEE-488 COMPUTER INTERFACE A Mic roTenn c an be operated from an IEEE-488 via an optional parallel-to-serial c on-
verter. The c onverter allows c om m unic ation via the RS-232 port system as desc ribed above.
CHART RECORDERS
A. Single pen 12" c irc ular rec order for tem perature rec ording. (Charts are c alibrated in C.)
B. 2 pen 12" c irc ular rec order for rec ording tem perature and hum idity. (Charts are c alibrated in C and % RH.)
. 32 COLUMN PRINTER
Prints out the following data on dem and,at pre-program m ed tim e intervals of 1-99 m inutes,or
autom atic ally in the event of any alarm c ondition.
A. Tim e
E Deviation from tem perature setpoint
B. Date F. Hi and low alarm setpoints
C. Program I.D. #
G. Deviation c ondition
D. Ac tual c ham ber tem perature/hum idity or altitude H. Proportional band settings
12" BLACK AND WHITE CRT Displays sam e inform ation as printer.
EVENT RELAY BOARD In addition to two standard events,an additional six 1 am p 120-230 VAC triac switc hes,with LED
indic ators to show "ON" c ondition are available. These units are installed behind the hinged c ham ber instrum ent c ontrol panel,for
easy ac c ess. The event triac s are c onnec ted to and c ontrolled by the Mic roTenn event program m ing m ode. With this option,an
external c onnec tor is provided for all eight events.
. SECOND LINEAR CHANNEL Allows the Mic roTenn to c ontrol other func tions suc h as altitude or any other linear func tions.
Program m ing and read out for altitude c an be direc tly in feet up to 100,000 feet,in m illim eters of m erc ury or m illibars (to
c ustom er spec s).
. ADDITIONAL COMMAND CARTRIDGES For additional program c apability.
INPUTS OUTPUTS
MicniliOa2Y II
1. LOGIC INPUTS
2. 1000 PLATINUM SENSOR
FOR TEMPERATURE
CONTROL
3. WET BULB/DRY BULB
SENSOR FOR HUMIDITY > TYPE "E" TC
CONTROL
RS-232COMMUNICATION
PORT
NOTE ONLY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING
OPTIONS MAY BE PROVIDED
OPTIONAL
HOST IEEE-488 COMPUTER
COMPUTER INTERFACE
OR HOST COMPUTER
RS-232
OR PRINTER/CRT
PRINTER FORMAT
TOTAL PROG TIME = 12:36:10
PROFILE ID* = 999
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CHART RECORDER
Inl ine withour pol icy of continual product improvements, Tenney Engineering, Inc., reserves the right toincorporate anduse equipment and
m aterial to c onform with the latest
design of its produc ts
andinkeepingwiththe spec ific ations of this equipm ent
Printed in U.S.A.
Made in Our NJ Plant
Tenney Eng. Inc 1 984