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Chicago Open House!


Congratulations to the team at NTS Chicago!

The beautiful new facility was officially opened on October 6th with an Open House event. Visitors included the Mayor of the Village of Mount Prospect, Arlene Juracek, other civic leaders and NTS executives and board members.


“We are pleased and excited to open this gorgeous new facility to our customers,” stated Vicki Panhuise, CEO of NTS (above right with Mayor Juracek), “NTS Chicago is now a full-service environmental and EMC laboratory ready to help our customers deliver products the world can trust.”




NTS Chicago Expansion Phase 9: Grand Opening Preparation

As you’ve seen over the past few months, much has been happening at our new Mt. Prospect laboratory. We will now be showcasing all the hard work and effort on Thursday, October 6th, 2016 at the Grand Opening Event.

RSVP now to join the NTS team, local and state officials, friends and neighbors for a day long celebration and open house. Beginning at 8 am, we will be holding two morning technical seminars, tours of the lab, a ribbon cutting ceremony and catered lunch reception.

Below, you can watch brand new time lapse footage spanning over 6 months showing the environmental test area taken from empty space to fully functional and ready to accept customer quotes!

As well as all the services previously available at our Palatine location, the new laboratory includes:

  • 5m semi-anechoic chamber for emissions measurements
  • Assortment of EMC chambers for testing and troubleshooting
  • 24′ x 24′ MIL-SPEC chamber
  • Environmental testing such as blowing sand and blowing dust
  • Expanded ingress protection
  • Increased capability for corrosion testing
  • Expanded capacity for current high-demand tests such as HALT and vibration

To find out more including specific technical information, don’t hesitate to contact our lab General Manager, Kevin Mehaffey, directly.

NTS Chicago Expansion Phase 8: Up and Running!

In anticipation of the upcoming grand opening event, the Chicago team has been working non-stop to get equipment up and running with no downtime for customer testing!

As you can imagine, we needed quite a bit of preparation before installation could take place. In the photo below you can see part of that process – the crew installing a few remaining power cabinets.


and NTS technicians testing products in the temp/humidity chambers…


then validating our thermal cycling chambers, now ready to go!


We hope you will join us on 10/6/16 for the grand opening celebration. The day will begin with morning technical seminars covering EMC testing and International Approvals, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony and catered lunch. Meet our team, local officials and network with other attendees plus take the opportunity to tour the lab and see our new test capabilities in person!

Remember to submit a quote for your next project, we know you’ll be interested in our competitive pricing.

Click here to request a quote

Click here to contact the Chicago team with any questions about the new location

NTS Chicago Expansion Phase 7: Final Touches

As the NTS Chicago team is wrapping up their move in preparation for the upcoming grand opening celebration, finishing touches are being applied throughout the new lab!

Shown below: final installation and testing of equipment in the new 5m EMC chamber, NOW ACCEPTING QUOTES

5m Chamber

Our IT team at work readying the office area and infrastructure…

IT Team getting us up and running

And the conference room prepped for the tech installation!

Main Conference Room

The new lab will have it’s public unveiling on October 6th where we will be hosting two technical seminars, as well as a ribbon cutting ceremony and celebration with catered reception.

Click here to RSVP and don’t forget that testing has continued throughout the move so submit your quote today and see how our competitive pricing might help you successfully complete your project!

For specs and additional information about the new lab click here to contact them directly.

NTS Chicago Grand Opening Event!

We are pleased to officially announce that the grand opening of the new NTS Chicago laboratory at 1660 Wall St. in Mt. Prospect, IL will be taking place on Thursday, October 6th, 2016!


Our team has put together a great day of activities including TWO morning technical seminars beginning at 8:30 am covering EMC testing and International Approvals. We will be holding tours of the new space and equipment throughout the day culminating with a ribbon cutting ceremony and catered lunch where you can meet our team, see local officials and network with other attendees.


 8:30 – 9:30 am  Technical seminar, “EMI Standards Comparison”
Presented by Jeffrey Viel, NTS EMI/EMC Subject Matter Expert
 9:45 – 10:45 am Seminar, “International Approvals”
Presented by Caio Collet-Silva, NTS International Approvals Expert
 11:30 am  Ribbon cutting ceremony
 12:00 – 1:00 pm  Catered lunch and celebration!
*Self-guided tours available at any time from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Fill out the form below to RSVP, we hope to see you there!

NTS Chicago Expansion Phase 6: Moving Day!

The NTS Chicago team maintains it’s breakneck pace to open our new laboratory! The flurry of activity continued last week when we began moving equipment from the Palatine location to our new Mt. Prospect facility.

Below you can see the installation of a few temperature/humidity chambersTemp Humidity chambers being placed

and some HALT chambers being put into place
HALT Chambers in Place

plus the thermal shock/cycling area quickly coming together…
Thermal Shock + Cycling chambers in position

We will soon be announcing the date of our grand opening including some exciting details about the event. Stay tuned for more information!

We’re continuing to test uninterrupted throughout the move so don’t forget to send your request for quote and be sure to take advantage of competitive pricing for our new 5m EMC chamber, open NOW!

NTS Chicago Expansion Phase 5: LN2 Tank Installation

Our Chicago team is really excited about the recent installation of a liquid nitrogen tank, the process taking months to complete. Scroll down for some great pictures of this big job! Equipment is being moved from our Palatine laboratory to the new Mt. Prospect location this week and we are already quoting for our 5m EMC chamber, coming online September 6th.

Bollards surrounding LN2 Tank Pad

Bollards installed to surround the LN2 tank pad

TWO cranes and a crew for the install!

TWO cranes and a crew for the install!

The finished product, ready for your next test project.

The finished product, ready for your next test project.

NTS Chicago Expansion Phase 4: 5m EMC Chamber

The NTS Chicago team has been moving at a rapid pace. Our oversized 5m Semi-Anechoic EMC chamber at the new Mt. Prospect, IL laboratory is almost finished and ready for testing on September 6th. We’ve designed this new equipment with our customers in mind!

Some quick specs to note:

  • Oversized at 44’ x 32’ x 19’
  • 10’ x 10’ door aligned with building doors
  • 12,000 lb capacity floor and turntable
  • Combustion Engine Exhaust System
  • 3m turntable
  • Dual measurement range 3m and 5m

The video below shows progress from June to August.

And here you can see a shot of the Ferrite tile being applied to the interior

5m Chamber Ferrite Tile Application

We are continuing testing as usual for environmental, dynamics, electrical, mechanical, chemical and more throughout the move with no interruptions.

Keep submitting your quotes, or send one for the new EMC chamber coming online September 6th. We know you’ll be interested in our competitive pricing for this brand new equipment.

Click here to request a quote

Click here to contact the Chicago team with any questions about the new location

Official grand opening for the new location will take place on October 6th, stay tuned to the blog for more details!!

NTS Chicago Expansion Phase 3: 24′ x 24′ MIL-STD EMC Chamber

We are making rapid progress with construction at our new Chicago area laboratory located at 1660 Wall Street in Mt. Prospect, IL. In the time-lapse video below, you can watch as a 24’ x 24’ MIL Std. EMC Chamber is put together in less than 10 seconds!

The finished product!

Open and ready for business!

Open and ready for business!

We are also actively working on our 5m EMC chamber build, scroll down for more photos and details ↓↓↓

Here you can see our experts working hard on the ceiling installation

Here you can see our experts working hard on the ceiling installation

A side view of the chamber, we're almost there!

A side view of the chamber, we’re almost there!

We are already taking quotes for this new EMC chamber which will come online September 6th. Our current location in Palatine, IL is fully operational during the move so don’t forget to send us your quote requests for any testing needs. We are ready to meet your schedule with no delays.

The official grand opening of the new location will take place on October 6th. We will be posting more updates with details as the date draws closer so be sure to keep an eye on our blog!

NTS Chicago Expansion Phase 2: New Offices

Phase 2 of our new Chicago area laboratory in Mt. Prospect, IL is almost completed, with 6,500 square feet of office space being added. It will contain 11 rooms, 2 conference rooms, a customer lounge, kitchen and reception area. This new space will also house a large state-of-the-art control room for monitoring environmental and dynamics equipment. The video below shows progress from February to April in just over a minute!

In the image below, you can see the newest additions to this area with open office space and a collaboration area for clients and NTS employees.

Collaboration Table

Our current location in Palatine, IL is still fully operational during the move so don’t forget to send us your quote requests for test needs.

EMC testing will be coming online at the new laboratory on September 6th, and our official grand opening will happen on October 6th. Stay tuned for more details!