New brochures available to download

We have new brochures available to download from the website:

Test Standards Chamber Compatibility Guide (in German)

This useful guide is now available in a German language version.  (For the original English version click here)

We also have a new brochure for our latest product, the 300L Ultra Compact Chamber Range.  With a very small footprint, but big on features and performance, the range is ideal for smaller samples or where floorspace is at a premium.

Download the 300L Range brochure here

new brochure for 300L range

We are continuously working to bring you new publications and all of our current brochures can be downloaded from the website. We hope that you find them useful, if there are others that you would like to see, please let us know.

Alpha+ range in stock for immediate dispatch.

We now have our Alpha+ range in stock for immediate dispatch.

If you are in need of a new salt spray or humidity chamber, and need a quick turnaround, there’s never been a better time to buy from Ascott Analytical.

There are three models of the popular Alpha+, all of which are available in both 500L and 1000L capacities.

Alpha+ range in stock for immediate dispatch

S500/S1000 – Salt Spray Chambers for continuous testing under 240 hours , in accordance with ASTM B117, JIS Z 2371, ISO 9227, DIN 50 021 plus many others

Alpha+ range in stock for immediate dispatch

SP500/SP1000 – Salt Spray Chambers for continuous testing over 240 hours, in accordance with ASTM B117, JIS Z 2371, ISO 9227, DIN 50 021 plus many others. SP models are equipped with an advanced control system comprising a peristaltic pump based salt water delivery system.

Alpha+ range in stock for immediate dispatch

H500/H1000 – Saturated humidity chambers for temperature controlled, high humidity conditions.  In accordance with DIN 50 017, ISO 6270-2, VDA 621-421,ASTM D2247 plus many others

This low cost range is trusted by users worldwide, can be installed quickly and easily, providing an affordable solution that is backed by the knowledge, expertise and reputation of Ascott.

Now that we have the  Alpha+ range in stock for immediate dispatch it has never been easier and faster to update your laboratory.

Visit our dedicated Alpha+ website to learn more, or contact us for further information

New 300L Chambers from Ascott

Designed for small samples/low volumes, or where floorspace is at a premium, our new 300L chambers deliver Ascott innovation in a compact footprint.

Maximum Performance, Minimal Footprint!

We have developed the 300L series in response to many customer requests, with initial orders coming in even before the official launch.

A render of the new 300L chamber

These innovative front loading chambers have an angled interior roof to prevent condensation droplets falling onto samples, giving reliable, reproducible results in testing and also offer optional cooling to -20°C/ -4°F (with refrigeration unit contained within footprint)

Our new compact chamber is small in size but big on features, with a range of additional accessories available to suit your application.

Available to order now in the following models:

S300iS/ S300iP/ CC300iP

Optional Accessories for our New 300L Chambers:
• Data Logging Software
• Various sample racks available
• Sub-Cooling system within the chamber footprint
• SO2 Gas Dosing
• Entry Ports

For more information, or to request a quote, please contact us

300L chamber with fridge unit

Illustration of refrigeration unit contained within the chamber footprint

Celebrating 25 years of dedication

We have an incredible team here at Ascott, with a huge amount of experience and knowledge between them, and last week we celebrated a very special anniversary, as our Technical Manager, Steve Smith has now been with us for an amazing 25 years.

Over the years, Steve has been at the forefront of Ascotts’ development and innovation, always going above and beyond.  He sets a shining example not only in his expertise and knowledge, but also in his dedication.

To mark the occasion, the team had a celebratory breakfast complete with cake before heading off to compete in “The Ascott Grand Prix” of Go-Karting, which certainly brought out the competitive side of the team!

Despite being the hottest day of the year so far, the team gave it their all throughout a gruelling 40 minutes of racing.

The hard-fought race was followed by a well-earned drink in the sunshine, completing a fantastic day to mark Steve’s 25th anniversary

Huge congratulations to Steve on his “Silver Jubilee”, here’s to the next 25 years!

Ascott Win Prestigious Digital Engineering/Technology Award

Representatives of Ascott Analytical attended a gala dinner last week to celebrate the Made in The Midlands Awards 2022.  In addition to being the sponsors of the Automotive, Aerospace and Rail award, we were thrilled to also be awarded the trophy for Digital Engineering/Technology, recognising our expertise in this area; the development of technologies and processes to improve operations and customer experience.

The Made in The Midlands Awards are firmly established and have a very high standard of entries, reflecting the calibre of manufacturing in the Midlands Region.  The area that was the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution over 200 years ago continues to be a strong and innovative base for worldwide businesses.

The evening was a huge success and the whole team enjoyed meeting other success stories from the Midlands as well as celebrating the Digital Engineering/Technology Award.

Aerofin Laboratories Ltd – An Overview of Corrosion Testing

We’d like to share this great article from Aerofin Laboratories Ltd.  It gives a clear overview of the reasons for corrosion testing and explains the types of testing that can be performed.  Great to see our chambers on there too!

Corrosion is, quite literally, eating away at the profits of virtually every manufacturer on the planet and is similarly eating into the pocket of any consumer who buys the products off those manufacturers.

Why do Industries Perform Corrosion Testing? | Aerofin Laboratories Ltd (

Established in 2006 and based in Burnham-on-sea, Aerofin Laboratories are a privately owned laboratory and advisory service.

Ascott Acquired by The Schunk Group

We are very pleased and excited to announce that Ascott has been acquired by the Schunk Group in a deal that offers huge potential growth that will continue to strengthen our position as a world leader in corrosion testing equipment.

The knowledge and experience that Ascott has accumulated over the decades has generated a great deal of interest from other businesses.  Weiss Technik, a subsidiary of the German owned Schunk Group, recognised the strength and growth of Ascott and it was agreed that the two companies would complement each other perfectly and create significant opportunities for both brands around the world.

Adrian Wain, Managing Director of Ascott Analytical stated “There is a natural synergy between Ascott and Weiss Technik and we’re very excited about the future.  Going forward, with the combined resources and expertise that we now have; we will go from strength to strength”

Dr. Arno Roth, CEO of the Schunk Group added “Ascott is a very good fit for the Schunk Group. With this purchase, we are significantly expanding the market position of our subsidiary Weiss Technik in the field of corrosion testing”

“Weiss Technik and Ascott together are number three in the global market for corrosion testing equipment, the two companies complement each other perfectly” explained Peter R. Manolopoulos, Member of the Executive Board of the Schunk Group and responsible for Weiss Technik.

Manufacturing and the day to day running of Ascott will continue at the Tamworth factory and Head Office, where the news of the acquisition was announced recently, and representatives of the Schunk Group were welcomed to Ascott.

In addition to this Ascott are working alongside Weiss Technik UK to offer complete laboratory solutions to our combined customer base, if you have a requirement for climatic or environmental chambers or walk in rooms please get in touch with us:

Ascott and the Shunck Group managers with Ascott Chamber

From Left: Jodie Reynolds, Peter R. Manolopoulos, Adrian Wain, Peter Kuisle, and Steve Smith 

All Accessories – The Ultimate Guide

One of the things that sets Ascott apart from others, and we are very proud of, is our comprehensive range of accessories and optional fittings.  With such a large range of extra options, it has been difficult to show them all with detailed descriptions in our standard brochure.

We have now created a standalone accessories brochure, with everything listed in intuitive categories.  A simple and easy to follow key shows which chambers each accessory is compatible with and where an option must be factory fitted, this is clearly shown.

You can download a copy of the new brochure here.  We hope that you find it a useful tool and guide.

Ascott shortlisted for four awards!

We are very excited to announce that we have been shortlisted in an incredible four categories in the prestigious Insider Made In The Midlands awards for 2022

Our success and hard work have been recognised by the judges and we are now finalists in the following categories:

  • Export
  • Manufacturer of the Year (under £25m turnover)
  • Manufacturing Innovation
  • Digital Engineering/Technology

The winners will be announced on the 26th May, at a glamorous evening ceremony.

Launch of brand new ecommerce site

Today sees the launch of our brand new ecommerce site

Our biggest ever offering of test equipment and supplies, all with clear pricing and availability – no more waiting for quotes!  From film applicators and flow cups to laboratory freezers and oil baths, the range of products makes our new store a one stop shop for all your materials testing needs.

Chamber consumables such as Corro-Salt are also available on the new platform, making purchasing quick and easy with a choice of payment options, including all major credit and debit cards and the ability to add your own internal purchase order number during checkout.

We will continue to expand our range and bring you even more quality products at competitive prices so watch this space!

Today sees the launch of our brand new ecommerce site