Determination of material parameters

Fields of application

  • Determination of temperature-dependent material characteristics in hot tensile tests for numerical simulation
  • Characteristic values: proof stress, tensile strength, elongation at break
  • Temperature range 20 - 1500 °C by controlled inductive heating
  • Fast, joining process specific specimen heating
  • Optimal temperature distribution in different specimen geometries by adapted induction coils
  • Temperature and strain rate dependent material characteristics

HF generator AXIO 5/450 T for inductive specimen heating

  • Power 5 kW
  • Frequency range 50 - 450 kHz
  • High efficiency due to optimum operating frequency
  • Acquisition of all process parameters

High-temperature extensometer for strain measurement on the sample

  • Measuring principle: inductive transformer
  • Measuring length: 4 - 50 mm
  • Measuring path: 10 mm
  • Resolution: 0.1 mm - 130 mm

Drop tower CEAST 9350

  • For notched bar impact test and puncture test
  • As well as device for Tensil Test
  • Max test speed 24m/s or 1800 Joule

Walter and Bei universal testing machine

  • Servo-hydraulic universal testing machine
  • With high resolution digital controller PCS5000 and testing software DION-Pro
  • Max test force 150kN

Physical or experimental simulation of manufacturing processes

Fields of application


  • Welding
  • Forming
  • Forming
  • Forging
  • Heat treatment

Material processes

  • Melting and solidification
  • Recrystallization
  • Transformation behaviour and plasticity
  • Precipitation behaviour
  • Mechanical hardening
  • Relaxation
  • Hot cracking tendency
  • Cold cracking tendency

Material testing

  • Continuous and isothermal ZTA, ZTU, STAAZ charts
  • Thermal expansion
  • Stress-strain diagrams (tension/compression)
  • Creep curves
  • Thermal/mechanical fatigue
  • Critical strain rate for hot cracking

Gleeble 3500


  • Complex system for physical simulation of thermo-mechanical processes as well as for quasi-static, dynamic and cyclic testing
  • Synchronous digital control and acquisition of temperature, displacement, strain and force
  • Exact time reproduction of thermal and mechanical loads on specimens and components
  • Simulation corresponds to the real loading of the material during the manufacturing process or in operation

Technical data

  • Temperature range 20 - 1700 °C
  • Heating and cooling rates up to 10000 °C/s
  • Maximum force 98 kN
  • Maximum test speed 1000 mm/s
  • Vacuum and controlled atmosphere

Hydrogen analysis

Areas of application

  • Materials: steel, non-ferrous metals, e.g. Al and its alloys, Al die casting
  • Welding consumables
  • Metal powder
  • Welds
  • Coatings
  • Customer specific analysis requirements

Hydrogen analyzer H-mat 225

  • Melt extraction furnace with freely selectable analysis temperature up to
  • Approx. 2500 °C for the determination of the total hydrogen content
  • Infrared furnace for the determination of diffusible hydrogen by artificial ageing up to 900 °C
  • Rapid analysis, automatic sequence
  • Highly stable detection system with automatic measuring range selection
  • Optical temperature measurement and control
  • Measuring range: 0.1 - 1000 ppm
  • Resolution: 0.01 ppm

Three-dimensional distortion measurement

Application areas

  • Deformation measurement on complex real components during the manufacturing process
  • Manufacturing process, e.g. during joining
  • Material testing
  • Strength assessment
  • Verification of FE simulations
  • Analysis of the deformation behavior of homogeneous and inhomogeneous materials
  • Materials, e.g. weld seams
  • Strain calculation

Surface deformation measurement system ARAMIS®

  • Surface with stochastic pattern
  • Online image recording with digital 3D camera system
  • Recordings in defined time intervals
  • Offline evaluation or calculation of displacements
  • Surface and graphical representation of the measurement results in the three-dimensional result space with high measurement point density. The graphical representation of the measurement results enables an optimal understanding of the component behaviour

Area hardness measurement

Areas of application

  • Hardness scans of surfaces, e.g. welding seams
  • Line scans
  • Hardness of indentation, edge hardness and nitriding hardness
  • Depth measurements according to DIN 50190
  • Serial measurements
  • Multiple measurements (several Eht, Rht, Nht or line measurements are carried out one after the other)

Hardness scanner UT 100

  • Test load from HV 0.1 to HV 2
  • Vickers hardness measurements according to DIN 50133
  • Vickers hardness measurements with the UCI method according to VDI/VDE guideline 2616
  • Hardness values in HV, HRC, HB or tensile strength (conversion according to DIN 50150)
  • Positioning accuracy 0.01 mm
  • Travel 270 x 290 x 130 mm

Area temperature measurement

Application areas

  • Measurement of temperature fields during joining
  • Temperature measurement

Thermography system "Vario CAM hr research

  • Wavelength: 7.5 - 14 µm
  • Measuring range: -40°C ... +1200°C
  • Measuring accuracy: ±1.5K (0°C ... +100°C, otherwise ±2K or 2%)

High-speed systems

High speed camera

Photron Fastcam SA5 with Cavilux HF laser light

  • 1024 x 1024 pixel up to 7.000 frames / second
  • Up to 1.000.000 frames / second at reduced resolution
  • 16GB memory