Equipment and laboratories

Here you can find a list of our equipment and machines of the different research areas.

Mechanics and Physics

Tensile testing machine

  • Max. tensile force 1,0 MN / 100 t
  • Testing length max.l 2,65 m
  • Free clamping length max. 1,0 m
  • Sample thickness max. 80 mm
  • Sample height max. 240 mm

Compression testing machine

  • Compression force/ cylinder stroke max. 50 kN / 300 mm,
  • max. 250 kN / 300 mm, max. 1 MN/ 500 mm
  • Velocity 0,1 - 200 mm/min.
  • Max. distance between supports 7500 mm

Bending testing machine

  • Max. compression force 1,0 MN / 100 t
  • Max. cylinder stroke 500 mm
  • Velocity 0,1 - 200 mm/min

Universal testing machine

  • Compression force/ cylinder stroke max. 96 kN / 300 mm
  • Velocity max.  138 mm/min
  • Operating area: height 1150mm, width 460mm

Rheometer „Anton Paar MCR 301“

  • Torque 0,2 µNm – 200 mNm
  • Temperature range 20°C – 450°C

Delamination machine „ULWA-E“ (Ulrich Lübbert Warenhandel)

  • Vacuum-pressure tank (15 kPa – 550 kPa)
  • Drying device: temperatures up to 70°C while the relative humidity and
  • the air velocity are controlled Climate control units

Other:

  • Two rooms equipped with climate control units (standard climate)

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Chemistry of Raw Materials and Products

  • High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)
  • Flash chromatography with evaporative light scattering detector (ELSD)
  • Gas chromatography with flame ionization detector (GC/FID)
  • Gas chromatography with mass spectrometry (GC/MS)
  • Pyrolysis-GC/MS
  • Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) with attenuated total reflection (ATR)- accessory and NIR-module
  • FTIR (MIR) in combination with Rheometer (Rheonaut®)
  • Ultraviolet–visible spectroscopy (UV-VIS)
  • CHN-analysis

Wood Bioprocesses

Molecular biology laboratory:

  • Real Time PCR (qPCR)
  • Gel Electrophoresis for nucleic acids
  • SDS-PAGE for proteins
  • 2D Gel Electrophorese (including IEF) for protein analysis

Resource Flow Management

Software:

  • GaBi Software from PE International
  • CES Selector from Granta Design

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