Electromechanical universal testing machine Zwick 250kN

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Manufacturer: Zwick Model: Z250

Description: Electromechanical testing machine

Purpose of use: Determination of mechanical characteristics Tensile, compression and bending tests (3 and 4 points) on test specimens and components
Experiments at room temperature or in the temperature chamber:
Tensile tests from –70 °C to +600 °C
Compression and bending tests from –70 °C to +250 °C
Types of stress: quasi-static, cyclic, creep test (relaxation or retardation)
Coupling with stereo microscope (optical computer-assisted online monitoring)
Non-contact deformation measurement using GOM Aramis HR (2D and 3D measurement of deformation fields)

Technical specifications:
Maximum test force: 250 kN
Force transducer: 250 kN and 10 kN
Extensometer: Initial device measuring length 10 to 100 mm, measuring path up to 80 mm
Traverse speed: 0.0005 to 600 mm/min Clamping plate for components: 600 mm x 600 mm

Electromechanical universal testing machine Zwick 50kN

© Dagmar Fischer

Manufacturer: Zwick Model: Z050

Description: Electromechanical testing machine

Purpose of use:
Determination of mechanical characteristics
Tensile, compression and bending tests (3 and 4 points) on test specimens and components
Experiments at room temperature or in the temperature chamber:
Tensile tests from –70 °C to +600 °C
Compression and bending tests from –70 °C to +250 °C
Types of stress: quasi-static, cyclic, creep test (relaxation or retardation)
Coupling with stereo microscope (optical computer-assisted online monitoring)
Non-contact deformation measurement using GOM Aramis HR (2D and 3D measurement of deformation fields)

Technical specifications:
Maximum test force: 50 kN
Force transducer: 50 kN and 1 kN
"Multisens" extensometer: Initial device measuring length from 10 mm, measuring path up to 730 mm
Traverse speed: 0.001 to 500 mm/min

picture of the gleeble Apparatur

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Manufacturer: Dynamic System Inc. Model: GLEEBLE© 3500-GTC

Description:

The GLEEBLE© 3500-GTC is a thermal-mechanical physical simulator and dynamic research system that can simulate a wide variety of thermal-mechanical metallurgical conditions. In a GLEEBLE© 3500-GTC samples of material are heated and mechanically worked while various performance parameters of interest are measured and recorded for analysis. The GLEEBLE© 3500-GTC  features a high-speed heating system, a servo-hydraulic system and a computer control and data acquisition system. With its high-speed heating and wide range of mechanical capabilities, the Gleeble 3500-GTC is ideal for weld HAZ simulations, nil-strength, thermal cycles, heat treatment studies, low-force tests, hot tensile tests, high-speed compression, multi-hit hot deformation tests, melting, solidification, and strip annealing simulations. Direct resistance heating provides the ability to reproduce the wide variety of thermal profiles that materials undergo in actual processes.

Specific clamping devices and auxiliary equipment:

  • Pocket Jaws with round copper and stainless steel grips for Uniaxial Tensile Testing
  • Flow Stress Anvil Components for Axisymmetric Uniaxial Compression Testing
  • Low Force Wedge Jaws & Low Force Load Cell up to 22kN
  • 2-inch Strip Annealing Jaw Set with stainless steel grips & High Density Gas Quench Head Assembly
  • High Flow Quench System (Water/Air/Gas) @ up to 10000 °C/s
  • Proportional Quenching with gaseous media

Extensometers:

  • Hot Zone Lengthwise Strain Fixture (HZT), Model 39072
  • Jaw-to-Jaw Lengthwise Strain System (L-Strain), Model 39050
  • Strain-Crosswise Transducer (Hot Zone C-Strain), Model 39010

Technical specifications:

  • High-Speed (direct resistance) Heating System @ up to 10000 °C/s
    & Proportional Quenching (Water/Air/Gas) System @ up to 10000 °C/s
  • Servo-Hydraulic System for uniaxial tensile & compression testing @ up to
    100kN static (±49kN dynamic) Low-Force Jaw Carrier &
    Low-Force Load Cell up to 22kN
    Maximum Stroke Rate (no load) - 1,000 mm/s in tension or compression
    Minimum Stroke Rate - 0.001 mm/s in tension or compression
    Maximum Stroke Distance - 125 mm
  • Computer Control and Data Acquisition System
    Hot Zone Lengthwise Strain Fixture - 12.5 mm travel in tension, 5 mm in compression
    Strain-Crosswise Transducer - ± 6.25 mm range
    Jaw to Jaw Lengthwise Strain System - 25.4 mm range @ up to 500 mm/s stroke rate

quenching dilatometer

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Manufacturer: Bähr Model: DIL 805 A-V4

Description: Quenching dilatometer with inductive heating system with integrated gas pressure cooling

Intended use: Determination of transition temperatures. Creation of ZTU diagrams.

Technical specifications:
Temperature RT up to 1500 °C
Heating rate max 1000 K/s
Cooling rate max 1600 K/s
Atmosphere: Vacuum, N2, He, Ar
Test body length max 20 mm

Dilatometer Bähr

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Manufacturer: Bähr Model: DIL 805 A/D

Description: Quenching and deformation dilatometer

Intended use: Determination of transition temperatures. Creation of ZTU diagrams. Determination of forming parameters.

Technical specifications:
Temperature RT up to 1500 °C
Heating rate max 4000 K/s
Cooling rate max 2500 K/s
Forming force max 25 kN
Forming speed 0.001 - 12.5 s-1
Resolution (path) 0.05 µm
Atmosphere: Vacuum, N2, He, Ar
Test piece length max 5 x 10 mm

Vickers hardness tester

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Manufacturer: Future Tech Corp. Model: Vickers Hardness Tester FV 4E

Description: Hardness tester with manual opto-electronic measurement of the hardness indentation

Purpose: Determination of hardness according to Vickers

Specifications: Vickers Hardness HV1, HV2, HV3, HV5, HV10, HV20, HV30 HV50

Low force hardness tester

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Manufacturer: Emco Model: M1C 010 D

escription: Hardness tester with digital camera with manual, computer-assisted measurement of the hardness indentation

Purpose: Determination of hardness according to Vickers, Brinell and Knoop T

echnical specifications:
Magnifications: 178x 623x 1265x 2352
Force range 0.98 to 306.56 N
Vickers: HV0.1 to HV30 Brinell: ball diameter 1mm 2.5mm 5mm HB 1/1, HB1/2.5, HB 1/5, HB1/10, HB1/30 HB 2.5/6.25, HB2.5/15.625, HB2.5/31.25 HB 5/25
Knoop: HK0.1 to HK2

ultrasonic hardness tester

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Hersteller:  Krautkramer Branson  Modell:  Microdur II

Beschreibung:  Tragbares Härteprüfgerät nach den UCI- (Ultrasonic Contact Impedance) Verfahren

Verwendungszweck:  Härteprüfung an metallischen Proben

Technische Daten:  Messbereich 70 - 2140 Vickers

Manufacturer: XP

Description: Hardness tester in the nano range

Purpose: Hardness testing on practically all materials (metals, ceramics, plastics, biological materials, composite materials,...), whereby only very small sample surfaces are necessary.
Characterization of thin layers indentation rupture mechanics.
Characterization of the mechanical behavior of micromechanical components.
Investigations on the time dependence of the material behavior.
Detection of residual stresses in the microscopic range.
Interface properties (fiber-pushing).
Determination of force-penetration depth curves.

Technical specifications:
Maximum force: 500mN
Force resolution: 50nN
Penetration depth resolution: 0.02nm
Positioning accuracy: 1µm

Manufacturer: Hildebrand Model: Shore A/D

Description: Shore hardness tester

Intended use: Determination of Shore hardness on plastic samples

Specifications: Shore A/D

Manufacturer: Frank Model: HPK 4/20B

Description: Ball pressure hardness tester

Manufacturer: Paar Model: Microhardness Tester MHT4 currently in use at the Institute for Solid State Physics

Description: Vickers micro-hardness probe with video measuring device for lens mount in Zeiss Axioskop.

Intended use: Determination of the Vickers microhardness on metallographically prepared ground samples

Technical specifications: Force range: 0.0005N to 2N

Manufacturer: Mechatronik Mocharitsch

Description: Creep test facility (Full Notch Creep Test)

Purpose: Creep testing of plastics and biocompatible materials in liquid media

Technical data: 6 measuring stations with weight load test force max 2 kN
temperature range max 200 °C

Description:

Creep test facility for 10 weight-loaded specimens

Intended use: conducting creep tests, creep tests

Technical specifications:
Test force max 5 kN
Temperature max 800°C

Manufacturer: Frank

Description: Charpy impact test and notched bar impact test

Intended use: Charpy impact test and notched bar impact test

Technical data: working capacity max. 4J

Manufacturer: Ceast Model: 6505/000

Description: Device for determining the heat resistance according to Vicat and HDT.

Intended use: Device for determining the heat resistance according to Vicat and HDT.

Technical data: Maximum working temperature: 200°C

Manufacturer: CEAST    Model: 9050