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Agilent 34410A Digital Multimeters

Agilent 34410A Digital Multimeters

The Agilent 34410A digital multimeter has 6 1/2-Digit DMMs and represents the latest generation of multimeter from Agilent Technologies. Building on the phenomenal success of the industry-standard Agilent 34401A, this meter has an improved accuracy, expanded measurement capability, significant speedup in measurement time and throughput and has both LAN and USB interfaces. The 34410A has a dual display and dual measurement capability.


Agilent E3646A Programmable DC Power Supplies

Agilent E3646A Programmable DC Power Supplies

With the output power of 30 Watts, the Agilent E3646A programmable DC power supply provides a great performance at a great price. The E3646A delivers clean power, excellent regulation, fast transient response and has a built-in GPIB and RS-232 interface. Both voltage and current levels can be set to a maximum resolution of 10 mV/1 mA from the front panel. In addition, the E3646A can store and recall up to five complete power supply setups using the internal non-volatile memory.


Agilent DSO-X 2012A Oscilloscope

Agilent DSO-X 2012A Oscilloscope

The Agilent DSO-X 2012A Oscilloscope has superior performance and capabilities that are not available in oscilloscopes in its class. With the large 8.5" color screen and the fastest update rate of 50,000 with 100 kpts memory the DSO-X 2012A is a excellent tool for use in any lab. The performance is further enhanced with the built-in 20 MHz function generator and 200 MHz bandwidth oscilloscope with a sample rate of 1 GSa/s, this oscilloscope can be use over a wide range of applications.


Arburg Injection Molding Machine

70 ton injection molding machine with 5 molds.


Brabender Mixing Unit

Brabender mixing unit with single screw extruder, cooling bath, and pelletizer.


Compression Molding/PHI Hot Press

60 ton, heated platens up to 600F, 14x14" surface area.


DSM X-Plore Injection Molding Machine

DSM X-Plore Injection Molding Machine

The DSM X-Plore micro injection moulding machine is great machine for lab scale fabrication of molded parts. Teh system has full temperature and holding pressure control while only having a shot size of 12 ml. This compact system fits on a laboratory bench and is perfect for fabricating tensile and flex bars for experiments investigating compunding and matrix components over a wide range of manufacturing parameters.


Malvern Gemini II Rotational Rheometer

Malvern Gemini II Rotational Rheometer

The Malvern Bohlin Gemini II Rheometer with the ETC and CVO2006 Peltier incorporates a patented Rotonetic 2 drive with adaptive control technology allowing solid and fluid capability optimized for both strain controlled and stress controlled operation. It has a broad torque range extending to 200 mNm making the Gemini suitable for a wide range of applications. The ETC is a forced gas oven ensuring rapid temperature changes (from -150C to 550C) with excellent conductivity and minimal thermal gradients within the sample. The Peltier system avoids the necessity for a separate fluids circulator with a cup and bob measuring system and is designed with rapid temperature changes in mind and allows ramping rates of 30C per minute.


Pelletizer


Ross HSM-100LCI

Ross HSM-100LCI

The Ross HSM-100LCI is a multi-purpose laboratory mixer with interchangable mixing attachments and mixing tanks. In the current configuration the mixer is suited for high shear mixing of thermosets under vacuum so as to insure a well mixed resin/hardener system with minimal void content.


TA Instruments Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer

TA Instruments Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer

The TA Instruments Q800 Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer is for viscoelastic measurements from 1 kPa to 1,000 GPa with a temperature and frequency range from room temperature to 600 C. The amplitude range is 0.5 to 10,000 microns with a resolution to 1 nanometer. The Q800 provides ultra-sensitive force measurements down to 0.0001 Newtons, which can fully characterize the viscoelastic response of individual fibers (through the Film and Fiber Tension Kit) and the resin (through the Three Point Bend fixture or the Dual Cantilever Beam fixture). The Gas Cooling Assembly is included as well to allow the full utilization of thermal loadings down to -150 C.


TA Instruments Differential Scanning Calorimeter

TA Instruments Differential Scanning Calorimeter

The TA Instruments Q20 Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) with modulated DSC measures temperatures and heat flows associated with thermal transitions in a material over a range of -90 C to 550 C. The properties measured by the Q20 includes glass transitions, "cold" crystallization, phase changes, melting, crystallization, product stability, cure / cure kinetics, and oxidative stability. System includes the Modulated DSC for precise control of amplitude and period oscillations for heating and cooling. The Refrigerated Cooling System is a two stage cascade vapor compression refrigeration system for programmable or ballistic cooling over a temperature range of -90 C to 550 C.


TA Instruments Thermogravimetric Analyzer

TA Instruments Thermogravimetric Analyzer

The TA Instruments Q50 Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA) with Mass Flow Control measures the weight change within a material as a function of both time and temperature under a highly controlled atmosphere. This device is essential in understanding a material's thermal stability and composition. The TGA has an auto-switching dual range microbalance (0-200 mg and 0-1 gram) with automated pan loading and furnace movement with dual mass flow controllers with automated gas switching.


US Ultratek PCUIT3100/Velmax A-scan/C-scan system

US Ultratek PCUIT3100/Velmax A-scan/C-scan system

The US Ultratek PCIUT3100 All-in-One ultrasonic pulser/Receiver has a 100 MHz A/D board and can drive transducers up to 25 MHz. The combination pulser-receiver allows a wide range of prototyping and offers full control of teh pulse width and pulse voltage for non-destructive testing (NDT). The system is coupled with the Velmex X-slide x-y translation system and is synced with an in-house code for full C-scan capability.


Vacuum Assisted Laminate Composite Fabrication

Vacuum Assisted Laminate Composite Fabrication

Aerospace Composite Products vacuum bagging system for carbon fiber or fiberglass laminate composite fabrication. Current facilities have VARTM, pre-preg and wet-layup capabilities.


Vulcan 3-1750 Box Furnace

Vulcan 3-1750 Box Furnace

The Vulcan 3-1750 Box Furnace has a temperature range of 50 degC (122 degF) to 1100 degC (2012 degF) with a precision temperature accuracy of +/- 5 degC and a ramp rate of 0 to 40 degC with 0.1 degC resolution. The box furnace with a is perfect for laboratory purposes and has a chamber of 10" x 14" x 12.5".