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Diode laser device

Use of device

laser cladding for protection against corrosion and wear

Basic function

direct diode laser cladding is used for deposition of metallic powders, whereas conduct of process for high quality and high deposition rates are necessary

Result of analysis

laser cladding of metallic based powder composites

Goal of analysis

validation and optimisation of high power laser systems for tribological claddings

Technical specification

direct diode laser system 10 kW; powder feeder; co-axial feeding system; nozzle width < 24 mm; 6-axis manipulation unit; load capacity 60 kg; positioning unit for turning specimen with load capacity up to 200 kg

Sample requirement

specimen dimensions: < 1000x750 mm, height < 500 mm, specimen weight < 200 kg



Contact

DI Christian Katsich




Plasma transferred arc welding device

Use of device

plasma powder welding, cold wire plasma welding

Basic function

with the PTA welding process, a coating of a component with a high-performance material (powder) is prepared in order to provide specific superficial wear resistance properties

Result of analysis

hardfacing of powder and wire feedstock

Goal of analysis

process optimisation of PTA hardfacings with or without hard particle reinforcement

Technical specification

welding current range: 6 - 350 A; 2 powder feeders; cold wire feeder: 1.6 mm

Sample requirement

specimen dimensions: < 500x500 mm, height: < 200 mm



Contact

DI Christian Katsich




ASTM G65 - dry sand rubber wheel tester - high temperature

Use of device

modified 3-body abrasion test: high temperature tests up to 1000 °C, steel wheel tests

Basic function

abrasive medium (heatable up to 900°C) is feed between rotating wheel (rubber/steel) and heated specimen (RT up to 1000 °C) resulting in 3-body abrasion on the specimen

Result of analysis

wear resistance against 3-body abrasion

Goal of analysis

determination of abrasive wear resistance of materials; analyses of influencing factors like: temperature, velocity, wear distance, normal force, abrasive medium

Technical specification

specimen temperature: ambient - 1000 °C; abrasive temperature: ambient - 900°C velocity: 0.6 - 12 m/s; normal force: 45 - 250 N; abrasive particle size: < 500 µm

Sample requirement

specimen size: 25x75 mm, thickness: 4-12 mm, requirement on surface quality: fine grinded



Contact

DI Christian Katsich




ASTM G65 - dry sand rubber wheel tester - dry/wet

Use of device

investigation of mineral abrasion according ASTM G65

Basic function

abrasive medium (quartz sand/slurry) is feed between rotating wheel (rubber/steel) and specimen resulting in 3-body abrasion on the specimen

Result of analysis

wear resistance against 3-body abrasion

Goal of analysis

determination of a standardised abrasive wear-parameter; comparison of abrasive wear resistance of materials

Technical specification

ASTM G65 standard parameters; standard quartz sand particle size: 212 - 300 µm

Sample requirement

specimen size: 25x75 mm, thickness: 4-12 mm, requirement on surface quality: fine grinded



Contact

DI Christian Katsich




Continuous impact abrasion test

Use of device

investigation of impact/abrasion behaviour, especially of high loaded edges

Basic function

specimens are mounted on a rotating impeller and hitting in a continuous abrasive flow resulting in impact/abrasion especially on specimens edges

Result of analysis

wear resistance against impact/abrasion wear; investigation of edge stability

Goal of analysis

evaluation of the wear resistance of materials

Technical specification

Impeller rotational frequency: 0 - 600 rpm (continuously variable); tumbler rotational frequency: 60 rpm; abrasive: e.g. quartz sand, corundum, steel balls; variable particle size and abrasive material

Sample requirement

specimen size: 25x75 mm, thickness: 6 mm, requirement on surface quality: fine grinded



Contact

DI Christian Katsich




High temperature impact abrasion tester

Use of device

investigation of high temperature impact/abrasion behaviour up to 700 °C

Basic function

specimens are exposed to cyclic impact and abrasion in a heated test chamber; to investigate 3-body abrasion abrasive can be feed in the wear zone

Result of analysis

wear resistance at impact/abrasiv environment at high temperatures; especially to find critical application temperatures for the material

Goal of analysis

evaluation of the wear resistance of materials at high temperatures

Technical specification

temperature: ambient - 700 °C; impact energies 0.2 - 1.5 J; abrasive feed possible

Sample requirement

specimen size: 25x20x5 mm, plane parallel, requirement on surface quality: fine grinded



Contact

DI Christian Katsich




Single impact tester

Use of device

investigation of impact resistance against severe single impact

Basic function

a weight with an impact body falls from a defined height on the specimen and creates an impact mark

Result of analysis

wear resistance against severe single impact, investigation on critical impact energies

Goal of analysis

wear resistance against severe single impact; investigation on critical impact energy

Technical specification

Impact energy: 0.5 - 20 J; inductive sample heating

Sample requirement

specimen size: 25x75 mm, specimen thickness > 5 mm, plane parallel, defined testing edge



Contact

Dr.techn. Wolfgang Molnar




High temperature corrosion tester

Use of device

corrosion behaviour of materials in range of room to high temperature influenced by pure gases and gas mixtures

Basic function

gases and gas mixtures passes the specimen by variation of gas concentration and temperature

Result of analysis

simulation of corrosive load spectrums on materials and coatings

Goal of analysis

determination of corrosion rates; corrosion behaviour of materials and coatings as a function of composition and production process at high temperature

Technical specification

temperature range: < 1500 °C; low vacuum - ambient pressure; continuous or pulsed gas flow; programmable gas control; inert, flammable and toxic gases; carrier gas: synthetic air, O2, N2, CO2; gas mixtures: HCl, SO2, NO2, CO2

Sample requirement

specimen size: < 15x20x40 mm



Contact

Dr.mont. Markus Varga




Hight temperature oxidation furnace

Use of device

oxidation behaviour of materials

Basic function

samples are heated and cooled under nitrogen atmosphere; during the testing period the furnace is flushed with synthetic air at different temperatures

Result of analysis

scale growth in dependence of flow; exposition time and temperature

Goal of analysis

optimisation of oxidation in industrial processes

Technical specification

temperature < 1000 °C; mass flow < 5 L/min; minimum exposition time down to zero seconds

Sample requirement

specimen size: 50x20x5 mm



Contact

DI Christian Katsich




Powder sieve shaker

Use of device

particle size analysis; separation of different particle sizes

Basic function

the amount of sample is mechanically sieved in a closed chamber

Result of analysis

particle size and quantity

Goal of analysis

production of different fractions of particle sizes

Technical specification

automatic sieving with different intensities; mesh size: 32 µm - 4 mm

Sample requirement

weight < 1000 g



Contact

Ing. Martin Koller