Thermonics has developed a portable, low-temperature fluid chiller for MCT Worldwide that it says will improve strip handler equipment efficiency. The chiller improves overall equipment efficiency for cold testing down to -55ºC and integrates MCT’s SH-5000 Strip Test Handler, used for testing both leaded and leadless semiconductor packages. By delivering low-temperature process fluid to the handler at a higher cooling capacity, the chiller cuts the handler ramp down time to a -40ºC test point in nearly half the time of previous systems. An automatic fluid purge option eliminates manual draining, decreasing the time to disconnect the chiller from the handler and minimizing fluid loss during changeover. Other chiller features include on-board diagnostics, an intuitive touch-screen interface, and Ethernet, RS-232, and USB interfaces.