Size ranges of MKFT series

Environmental simulation chamber for dynamic climate profiles with low temperature

The BINDER MKFT series environmental simulation chamber for low temperature dynamic climate profiles is the specialist for dynamic climate change between -70 °C and 180 °C. Large performance reserves and rapid cooling make the MKFT environmental simulation chamber the high-end product for complex standards-based climate tests.


  • State-of-the-art reliability
  • User-friendly chamber interior
  • Comprehensive standard equipment
Areas of application:
Electronics / Semiconductor Industry
Electronics / Semiconductor Industry
Aerospace, Defense Industry
Aerospace, Defense Industry
Features Customer benefits Characteristics
APT.line™ climate technology
  • Same test conditions throughout the chamber interior
  • Independent of specimen size and quantity


  • Uniform circulation even under fully charged
  • Homogeneous climate conditions throughout test specimens
Humidification system and water supply
  • Minimal maintenance requirements
  • Simple, clean handling
  • Flexible water management
  • Fast response times

Vapor pressure humidification

  • Drift-free, capacitive humidity sensor for very accurately measured values
  • External water supply via tap or tank
  • Water treatment with BINDER PURE AQUA SERVICE
  • Sewage pump for discharges up to 1 m in height
Standard equipment
  • Very good price/performance ratio

Well equipped

  • Capacitive humidity sensor
  • Heated viewing window with LED illumination
  • Rugged chassis with casters
  • Ethernet interface
Unit design
  • Minimum space requirements
  • Convenient, safe access
  • Easy assembly

Good use of space

  • Optimal ratio of usable space and footprint
  • All operator controls accessible from the front
  • Wide chambers
  • Reliable devices with long service lives
  • Short delivery times
  • Premium quality made in Germany
  • Highly automated series production (20,000 units per year)
  • High-quality materials, state-of-the-art production technology
Accessories and Services
  • Complete system from one source

Comprehensive product portfolio

  • Additional production lines with drying and vacuum chambers
  • Control and documentation software APT-COM™
  • BINDER Data Logger Kits
  • Water treatment with BINDER PURE AQUA SERVICE
  • Years of proven and recognized validation and documentation materials
  • Electronically controlled APT.line™ preheating chamber assuring temperature accuracy and reproducible results
  • Temperature range without humidity: -70 °C to 180 °C (-94 °F to 356 °F)
  • Temperature range with humidity: 10 °C to 95 °C (50 °F to 203 °F)
  • Humidity range 10 % to 98 % RH
  • MCS controller with 25 storable programs of 100 sections each for a maximum of 500 program segments
  • User-friendly LCD screen
  • Easy-to-read menu guide
  • Integrated electronic chart recorder
  • Variety of options for the graphic display of process parameters
  • Real-time clock
  • Electronically controlled humidification and dehumidification system with capacitive humidity sensor and vapor pressure humidification
  • Integrated water storage tank
  • Heated viewing window with LED interior lighting
  • Programmable condensation protection for test material
  • Adjustable ramp function via program editor
  • 230 V power socket on the right-side operating panel
  • Independent adjustable temperature safety device Class 2
  • 4 potential-free relay outputs that can be activated via MCS controller
  • Ethernet interface for use with optional GMP/GLP and FDA guideline 21 CFR Part 11 compliant APT-COM™ DataControlSystem software
  • BINDER Communication software APT-COM™ 3 Basic Edition
  • Access port Ø 50 mm (2 inch), left side
  • Stainless steel rack included
  • 4 casters (2 with brakes)
  • BINDER test confirmation
MKFT 240 (E3.1)
Exterior dimensions
Width (mm/inch) 1115 / 43.9
Height (incl. feet/castors) (mm/inch) 1940 / 76.4
Depth (plus connections and fittings) (mm/inch) 930 / 36.6
Depth (incl. connections and fittings) (mm/inch) 1000 / 39.4
Wall clearance rear (mm/inch) 300 / 11.8
Wall clearance side (mm/inch) 200 / 7.9
Viewing window width (mm/inch) 508 / 20.0
Viewing window height (mm/inch) 300 / 11.8
Number of doors (ea.) 1
Interior dimensions
Width (mm/inch) 735 / 28.9
Height (mm/inch) 700 / 27.6
Depth (mm/inch) 443 / 17.4
Interior volume (l/cu.ft.) 228 / 8.1
Racks (number standard/max.) 1 / 6
Load per shelf (kg/lbs.) 30 / 66
Permitted total load (kg/lbs.) 70 / 154
Weight (empty) (kg/lbs.) 415 / 915
Temperature data
Temperature range (°C/°F) -70 - 180 / -94 - 356
Temperature fluctuation (±K) 0.1 - 0.5
Temperature variation (±K) 0.1 - 1.8
Mean warm-up rate acc. to IEC 60068-3-5 (K/min.) 4.7
Mean cooling rate acc. to IEC 60068-3-5 (K/min.) 4.2
Max. heat compensation up to 25 °C (77 °F) (W) 3000
Climate data
Temperature range (°C/°F) 10 - 95 / 50 - 203
Temperature fluctuation (± K) 0.1 - 1.5
Humidity range (% RH) 10 - 98
Humidity fluctuation (± % RH) ≤ 2.5
Dew point temperature range (°C) 5 - 94
Max. heat compensation to 25 °C (77 °F) / 90 % RH (W) 400
Electrical data
IP protection class acc. to EN 60529 IP 20
Voltage (± 10%) 50 Hz (V), 3~ 400
Nominal power (kW) 7.5
Energy consumption 25 °C (77 °F) / 60 % RH (Wh/h) 1) 1500
Noise level approx. (dB (A)) 65

Temperature-humidity chart

A: Standard Climate range / B: Discontinuous range

Heating up and cooling down rate

Heat compensation

1) These values can be used for dimensioning air condition systems.

All technical data are specified for units with standard equipment at an ambient temperature of 25 °C (77 °F) and a line voltage fluctuation of ±10%. The temperature data is determined in accordance to factory standard following DIN 12880, respecting the recommended wall clearances of 10% of the height, width and depth of the inner chamber. All figures are typical average values for series devices. We reserve the right to alter technical specifications at any time.

Unregulated compressed air-dryer

Unregulated compressed air-dryer

  • Expansion of the climate range
  • Allows simulation of a cold and dry climate
  • Realization of very low dew points of down to -28 °C / -18.4 °F
  • Simulation of complex temperature and humidity pairs with MKF and MKF series units
  • Specified humidity values are quickly achieved and maintained
  • Upgradeable with all environmental simulation chamber of the MK, MKF, MKT and MKFT series
  • Simple standardized connection technology for compressed air


BINDER PURE AQUA SERVICE is used to treat or fully desalinate tap water if the water quality is insufficient. The ion ex-change system consists of a housing, an integrated filter cartridge and a filter head. The digital quality-monitoring system is integrated in the filter head of the BINDER PURE AQUA SERVICE and uses 10 LEDs to display the current operating condi-tion of the filter medium.

Notch-type access port in door

Notch-type access port in door

Provides easy connection of cables to test specimens and facilitates loading and unloading of the chamber. Doors have access ports measuring 100 x 35 mm (3.9 x 1.4 inch), which can be sealed with the included silicone plugs.

Temperature measurement of the specimen

Temperature measurement of the specimen

Additional measuring channel for digital display of specimen temperature, with flexible PT 100 temperature sensor. Measuring data recorded through device interface.

BINDER Data Logger Kits

BINDER Data Logger Kits

The new BINDER Data Logger Kits – Makes independent recording of temperature and humidity data in the BINDER device possible. The tailored product solution contains helpful accessories: from mounting the logger to the BINDER device to cable access assistance to the sensor mount.

Reinforced racks

Reinforced racks

To ensure safe and stable storage of heavy test specimens.

MKFT 240 (E3.1)
Access ports with silicone plug, 30 mm (1.2 inch), 50 mm (2 inch), 80 mm (3.1 inch), 100 mm (3.9 inch), 125 mm (4.7 inch) O
Securing elements for additional fastening of racks (1 set of 4) O
Analog output for temperature 4 - 20 mA with 6-pin DIN socket (output not adjustable) O
Door lock O
Additional measuring channel for digital display of specimen temperature with flexible PT 100 temperature sensor. Measuring data recorded through device interface O
Temperature safety device for over and under temperature, Class 2 O
RS 422 interface O
Temperature measurement acc. to DIN 12880-2 and 9-point humidity measurement/factory standard with protocol and certificate at 25 °C (77 °F) / 60% RH or at specified values O
Calibration certificate for temperature and humidity. Measurement in center of chamber at 25 °C (77 °F) / 60% RH or at specified values O
Extension to calibration certificate for temperature and humidity. Each additional measurement at an additional measuring point or set of values O
Single-use cartridge for BINDER PURE AQUA SERVICE O
Water circle, possibility to reuse water O
Data Logger Kit TH 100/70: With two attachable combined sensors for temperature and humidity recording O
Data Logger Kit TH 100: With one attachable combined sensor for temperature and humidity recording O
Data Logger Kit TH 220: With PT 100 sensor for temperature recording O
Data Logger Software O
Rack, stainless steel O
Reinforced rack, stainless steel, with 1 set of fasteners (4 pieces), max. load 70 kg (154 lbs.) O
Shelf perforated, stainless steel O
Notch-type access port in door, 100 x 35 mm (3.9 x 1.4 inch) O
Unregulated compressed air-dryer O


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