The Heatwave series of environmental chambers are designed to create environments at extremes of temperature and determine how materials and components, used in markets such as microelectronics, biomedical, automotive and plastics, will respond under harsh conditions. The series uses forced air convection technology to reach temperatures up to 350°C (662°F) with optional cooling to -70°C (-94°F). The chamber is heated via a mineral-insulated element located around the circulating fan. The baffle plate ensures uniform heating by forcing the air around the top and bottom of the chamber. The air is then drawn back through the center of the baffle plate to be recirculated.