Why Buy Auto Technology MPF Chamber?

When considering a cyclic corrosion test chamber, it is important that the prospective buyer know all the facts. We hope that the information contained in this document helps you to make an informed decision.

If after studying this information you have any questions, please feel free to call the experts at Auto Technology at 1-800-433-8336.

Who are you dealing with?


It is important to know who you are dealing with!

The Harshaw name has been associated with corrosion for over 50 years. Auto Technology (once called Harshaw) has been building cyclic corrosion test chambers for over 20 years. Auto Technology is the world’s largest manufacturer of salt corrosion chambers and can be found in every major automobile manufacturer in the North America. Our units are considered the standard of testing. In fact, SAE J2334, the new standard for advanced automotive testing, was proved in Auto Technology cabinets.

The Auto Technology Company product manager for the corrosion chamber product line is the chairman for the ASTM B117 test in addition to SAE ACAP (automotive corrosion and preventions). He has been an active member of these and other standards writing committees for over 16 years.

 Size Does Matter

SIZE & SPACE Be careful when comparing units. Auto Technology always refers to actual testing capacity of their chambers. Our competitors often list the entire chamber volume as their “size” Unfortunately, sometimes over 50% of the exaggerated capacity cannot be utilized because of specification requirements.

Auto Technology testing space is shown in Liters, Cubic feet, and in dimensional measurements. This is the actual testing space only. It does not include unusable space such as an area under a false floor, or the area in the cover that should not be used for testing specimens.

 Heating The Chamber

Heaters Technology has advanced from the standard mat heaters of 20 years ago! These old style heaters can increase overall maintenance cost and downtime.

Auto Technology uses a titanium rod heater. Since its inception in 1998, not one has failed. Both the design and orientation protects the heaters from any sort of salt or solution build-up that might cause the heater to prematurely fail.

 Our Cyclic Test Chambers have a lifespan of 15-20 years – Who will be there to take care of yours?

Sales, Service and Support Your chamber purchase is an investment in the future of testing for your company. With an average service life of 15 years of in field use, your unit and your company needs to be able to rely on a company with a history of quality sales and service.

Auto Technology’s chambers are manufactured in the US at our facility in Strongsville, Ohio. We have our own factory certified technicians to service your chamber and provide A2LA accredited calibrations. We have been considered the technological leader in corrosion chamber manufacturing for over 50 years. We stock all parts at our facility and you can contact us via phone, fax, or the internet for technical support.