Equipment

Institut für Kunststofftechnik

Preparation

  • Twin-screw extruder ZSK 18, ZSK 25, ZSK 26, ZSK 40 from Coperion GmbH
  • Twin-screw extruder OMC EBVP 25
  • Volumetric and gravimetric dosing systems from Coperion K-Tron and Scholz Dosiertechnik
  • Perfusors for liquid dosing
  • Many vacuum ovens, dryers and granulators
  • Underwater pelletizing of APM, several strand pelletizers

Mechanical material testing

  • Universal testing machines ZPM 1476, 1474 and 2 x 1455 Zwick GmbH (800 mm travel path, force measurement 0,2 - 100 kN)
  • Pendulum impact testers (0,5 - 50 J)
  • Automated creep rupture plant with temperature control (60 places)
  • Dynamic-Mechanical Analysis (DMA)

Thermal analytics

  • Dynamic-Difference Calorimetry (DSC)
  • Thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA)
  • Thermo-mechanic analysis (TMA)

Microscopy

  • Field emission scanning electron microscope with energy dispersive X-ray microanalysis (REM/EDX)
  • High-performance transmission electron microscope (TEM) with cryo-ultramicrotome
  • Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)
  • Light and heating stage microscopes
  • sample preparation
  • cold break device

Chemical analysis

  • Infrared spectrometer (FT-IR) with attenuated total reflection device (ATR)
  • IR-Mikroscope
  • Thermal desorption gas chromatography with mass spectrometer (TDS-GC/MS),
  • High-performance liquid chromatograph (HPLC) with diode array detector (DAD) and fluorescence detector (FLD)
  • various extractors
  • Pyrolysis apparatus
  • Incinerator
  • Ubbelohde-Viskosimeter

Extrusion

  • High-performance extruder HELIBAR® in various sizes
  • modular designed 60 mm extruder
  • Blown film and flat film line

Injection molding

  • Arburg Allrounder 520 S 1600 - 400
  • Arburg Allrounder 370 S 700 - 100/70 (Two-components machine)
  • Tool temperature control up to 180 ° C (water), 350 ° C (oil)

Injection molding compounding

  • KraussMaffei 200-1400 C2 IMC with Berstorff ZE25 twin-scre extruder, L/D 56
  • up to 2 sidestream dosages
  • Tool temperature control up to 180 ° C (water), 350 ° C (oil)

Thermoforming

  • fully parameterizable laboratory thermoforming system Illig, type LDFG 23 b
  • Experimental setup for Thermoforming Material Characterization (TMC)

Rheometry

  • 3 High pressure capillary rheometer from Göttfert
  • 4 Rotary rheometers for polymer melts and solutions of Fimen Rheometrics and TA Instruments
  • Strain Rheometer type Rheotens 71.97 from Göttfert
  • Extrusion testing equipment

Process simulation

  • workstations for simulation
  • Connection to the high-performance data center Stuttgart (HLRS)
  • modern simulation software (both commercial and in-house)
  • many temperature and climate chambers for accelerated aging
  • accessible temperature chamber for large-volume component tests

Component simulation

  • workstations for simulation
  • Connection to the high-performance data center Stuttgart (HLRS)
  • modern simulation software (both commercial and in-house)

Non-destructive testing

  • IR-camera: (NETD < 15 mK, 640 x 512 pixel; optical and ultrasonic excitation)
  • ESPI-asset(75 mW)
  • Shearography-asset (5 W)
  • Scanning-Laser-Doppler-Vibrometer
  • air-coupled and conventional ultrasonic system

Contact

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Wolfgang Essig

Dr.-Ing.

Head of Department Product engineering

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