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Determination of basic and fracture-mechanics properties of materials.

Brillant 220 automatic / manual metallographic saw Metalco

Contact: Ing. Zdeněk Chlup, Ph.D.
Brillant-220 is an universal precision saw designed for manual and automatic precision cutting of very small and larger specimens.

Polishing machine Struers LaboPol 5 and 25

Contact: Ing. Zdeněk Chlup, Ph.D.
One disc (LaboPol 5) and two discs (LaboPol 25) grinding and polishing machines for manual or semi-automatic (LaboForce 3 head + LaboDoser) preparation of materialographic specimens.

Electromechanical test system ZWICK Z250

Contact: Ing. Zdeněk Balík
The universal test system enabling force loading up to 250 kN is mainly used for quasi-static testing of various loading modes like tensile, pressure, bend and fracture toughness testing for a wide range of materials especially for metals, polymers or possibly ceramics and theirs composites in a relatively wide temperature range.

Laboratory dryer BMT Venticell 22

Contact: Ing. Zdeněk Chlup, Ph.D.
Precise and fast laboratory dryer with a chamber volume of 22 litres up to a temperature of 250°C with forced air circulation for drying, heating and sterilization of materials in laboratories.

Planetary ball mill Fritsch Pulverisette 6

Contact: Ing. Hynek Hadraba, Ph.D.
Single-position mill for high-energy milling of powder materials under controlled atmosphere

Planetary ball mill Fritsch Pulverisette 4

Contact: Ing. Hynek Hadraba, Ph.D.
Two-position mill for high-energy milling of powder materials under controlled atmosphere

Razorblade notching machine EXAKT

Contact: Ing. Zdeněk Chlup, Ph.D.
The machine enables semi-automatic preparation of V-notch into ceramic bending specimens according to the ČSN EN ISO 23146 standard. It has two positions of the sample clamping device, which enable the efficient preparation of two notches during one processing time. Adjustable cutting speed and variable load allow adjusting the V-notch production process for a given material.

Universal nanomechanical testing machine Zwick ZHN

Contact: Dr. Ing. Filip Šiška, Ph.D.
The test machine is used for indentation, scratch, wear and compression tests of materials and surface layers at room temperatures. The maximal loading capacity is 2N. The machine is equipped with diamond tips of Vickers, Berkovich type, spherical with diameters of 20 and 50 μm and flat tips with diameters 5 and 100 μm.

Vibratory sieve shaker Fritsch Analysette 3 – Spartan

Contact: Ing. Hynek Hadraba, Ph.D.
Vibratory sieve shaker for dividing powder materials into the required particle size.

Screw driven testing machine ZWICK Z50

Contact: Ing. Zdeněk Balík
A universal testing system predominately used for quasi-static tensile, compressive, bending experiments of polymers, metals, ceramic and their composites at wide range of temperatures.

Universal test system INSTRON 8862 with electromechanical actuator

Contact: Ing. Zdeněk Chlup, Ph.D.
A universal testing system predominately used for bending and compressive experiments of ceramic and ceramic composites at room temperatures.

High temperature impulse excitation technique IMCE HT1600

Contact: Ing. Zdeněk Chlup, Ph.D.
The system allows obtaining temperature dependence of the elastic properties of the material by non-destructive impulse excitation method.

High temperature test system

Contact: Ing. Zdeněk Chlup, Ph.D.
A test system is designed for testing at temperatures up to 1600°C. Tests of metals, ceramics and composites can be performed in vacuum or under a protective argon atmosphere.

Instrumented impact tester Zwick/Roell B5113.303 (50 J)

Contact: Ing. Luděk Stratil, Ph.D.
Load measurement, different instrumented and non-instrumented pendulums from 0.5J up to 50J, dynamic tensile test adaptor. The fracture process can be monitored by high speed camera Olympus i-SPEED 3 with extreme low light sensitivity and up to 150,000 fps recoding.

Micro-testing machine MTS Tytron 250

Contact: Ing. Luděk Stratil, Ph.D.
Load cell up to ± 250 N, loading speed up to 0.5 m/s. Fixtures for tensile and three or four point bend test.

Screw driven testing machine ZWICK Z2.5 equipped with micro hardness head ZHU0.2 with optics

Contact: Ing. Hynek Hadraba, Ph.D.
Load cell of testing machine up to 2.5 kN. Micro hardness head equipped with instrumented Vickers, Knoop and universal micro-hardness test with load up to 200 N and position resolution 20 nm.

ESPI System Q-300 Dantec Dynamics

Contact: Ing. Zdeněk Chlup, Ph.D.
An Electronic Speckle Pattern Interferometry (ESPI) for high sensitive displacement and strain analysis.

Analytical balances DENVER Summit

Contact: Ing. Zdeněk Chlup, Ph.D.
The analytical balances Denver Summit are precious tool for weighting of small samples with the precision of 0.1 mg. The available density kit broadens their application to the density measurement.

Acoustic emission kit Dakel IPL

Contact: Ing. Zdeněk Chlup, Ph.D.
for 4 channels continuous recording of AE signal with measuring and analysing software.