Thermo-optical measuring systems

The Center of Device Development CeDeD develops and designs thermo-optical measuring systems (TOM) for the in-situ characterization of materials according to customer-specific requirements. Specially designed TOM systems are able to realize industrial heat treatment processes on laboratory scale. Beside the development of special and customized TOM-systems, we offer service runs for our customers in our application Center to characterize the thermal behaviour of the materials under controlled temperature conditions. Dimensional changes, weight loss, viscosity,  creep behavior, e-modulus, thermal conductivity and other physical values are measured precisely. The non-contact and in most cases non-destructive measurements can be carried out within a temperature range starting with -40°C up to 180°C (climate tests) and with room temperature to 2400°C (high temperature application) for several material classes (e.g. glass, ceramics, metal alloys).

The new developed TOM-systems combine different kinds of heating methods with vacuum technology, laser technology and robotics to achieve high automation level. TOM is a perfect tool for quality control in industrial production processes, applied by several global industry partners.

Our range of thermo-optical measuring devices

 

TOMMI plus

TOMMI plus combines a high temperature furnace with an optical dilatometer. A special optical system provides distortion free imaging during the heat treatment. Dimensional changes, melting and wetting phenomena can be investigated.

 

TOM-AC

Monitoring the sintering shrinkage without mechanical impact on the sample by using TOM-AC, a furnace with controlled atmosphere and dilatometer, for optimizing processing parameters.

 

IR TOM

Characterization of refractory materials in terms of their resistance against thermal shocks with IR TOM.

 

KLIMATOM

In-situ characterization of materials and material combinations under changing and extreme climate conditions with KLIMATOM.

Andreas Diegeler

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Dr. Andreas Diegeler

Head of Center of Device Development

Fraunhofer-Institut für Silicatforschung ISC
Bronnbach 28
97877 Wertheim/Bronnbach, Germany

Phone +49 9342 9221-702

Fax +49 9342 9221-799