• Material Characterization

 

Francelab is offering through its worldwide partners a wide range of high technology instruments for Research and Development and Quality Control laboratories in the field of Ceramics, Composites, Electronics & Semiconductors, Geology & Mineralogy, Polymers, Nanotechnology, Metal, Rubber, Textile and Thin Films.

DMA + 2000

Main Assets:

  • High rigidity one-piece test frame
  • High force electro-dynamic shaker
  • High frequency testing capabilities
  • Low strain and low force sensitivity
  • High strain and high force capability
  • Advanced test definition
  • Advanced algorithms for precise test control
  • Thermal chamber -150°C to 500°C
  • Atmosphere control (option)
  • Humidity control (option)
  • Reduced maintenance
  • Reduced foot print

Main Uses :

  • DMA testing of a wide range of materials: elastomers, plastics, composites, biomaterials…
  • Fatigue testing for material’s specimens and industrial components
  • Characterization of elastomers: Glass transition, Payne effect, Mullins effect, heat build up…
  • Characterization of thermosets: polymerization, exothermic reaction, shrinkage, rheological properties…
  • Comparison and classification of complexes materials for design engineering
  • Static testing (creep, stress relaxation, tensile/compression tests …)
  • Crack growth testing
  • Goodrich flexometer testing

Excitation

  • Frequency (min) : 0.00001Hz
  • Frequency (max) : 200 Hz
  • Frequency (max - option) : 1000 Hz
  • Dynamic force (max) : 2000N peak to peak
  • Dynamic displacement (max) : 12mm peak to peak

Thermal Chamber & Environment Control

  • Internal dimensions (HxWxD) : 120 mm x 140 mm x 95 mm
  • Temperature (max) : + 500°C
  • Temperature (min) : -150°C

Material

  • Modulus (min) : 250 Pa
  • Modulus (max) : 3E12 Pa
  • Measurement range : >6 decades