Material Science
1. 100 kN Computerized Universal Testing Machine.
Make : Fine Spavy Associates & Engineers Pvt. Ltd
Application : Computerized Universal Testing Machine of 100 kN Complete with Computer and Analysis Software. The Machine will be completely computer controlled by computer with all parameters being set by computer with no external wiring/switches. The machine will have the Test Modes ( 1) Displacement Control (mm/min) with range will be 0.05 mm/min to 500mm/min and (2) Strain Control as per ASTM & lS. Strain Gauge Clip On Extensometer, Directly coupled with Application Software. The Software will itself indicate Extensometer Removal Message. Automatic Proof Stress, Young’s Modulus, Yield Point will be detected by the machine. Will support maximum diameter of 40 mm Flat, Round , Pipe and Torsteel applications.
Standard Features: Compressive test attachment including plates: A pair of plates of diameter 200 mm
Bending fixture: lt is suitable to perform 3 point flexure test and bend tests on specimen.
Adjustable span length : 10-600 mm Diameter of rollers :30mm Width of Rollers :170 mm
Unique Features and Advantages :Shear attachment Shear attachment : Suitable for size Smm, 6mm, 10mm, 12mm, l6mm, 20 mm diameter
2. Upright Metallographic Microscope
Make : Leica DM 2700 M
Application : This is an upright (Reflected / Incident light)optical microscope with bright universal LED illumination. The universal white light (4500 K) LED illumination in combination with renowned high quality Leica optics provide the ideal inspection tool forall of your quality assessments. A powerful light source for Brightfield, Darkfield, Differential Contrast, and Polarized Images on the right: Universal LED illumination. • Image documentation – 5 MP(2560×1920 pixel) High Definition/High resolution dedicated Scientific digital CCD camera. Live image with Minimum 18FPS on PC monitor and controls via PC & S/W. Live Measurements provides the ability to make measurements directly on the live image by manually drawing on live image. This saves the need to acquire the image, reducing the time required. Multiple tools include Linear distance, Curved length,Area, Angle, Count, Baseline distance, Parallel line distance, Circles, Dual Circles, Segments, Sectors, Rectangles, Triangles providing almost 50 different parameters for complete versatility
Standard Features: N Plan achromatic objective series
Magnifications: 5x, 10x, 20x, 50x, 100x
Field Of View Ø: 22 mm
Flattened image field

Unique Features and Advantages : DIC Prism
3. Metallographic Specimen Cutoff machine
Make :MASTER Model of S R Technologies
Application : Sturdy Table Model Cutter for Sectioning Metal, Ceramic and Mineral samples with abrasive disc having diameter 250 mm. Splash proof, Corrosion see through Hood. Specimens cooled by circulating cutting fluid. Cooling by Two high flow water jets to provide optimum Cooling. Twin Cam Lock Vises for holding samples Cutting capacity up to 50mm diameter.
Standard Features: Cutting capacity up to 50mm diameter. or cube
Unique Features and Advantages : Cutting capacity up to 50mm diameter. or cube
4. Stir Casting Furnace with Squeeze Casting and Centrifugal Casting setup
Make :Swamys Equip, Chennai
Application : Stir casting furnace capable up to 950 Deg. Celsius and 5 Kg of aluminum metal capacity, cylindrical shaped crucible with Bottom Pouring Valve Control of Motorized with Automatic Open / close mechanism provided at the bottom of the crucible. Variable stirrer speed from 0—1500 RPM (or better) with digital indication. Melt flow tube below (made of stainless steel and heated with pathway tube heater which heats the tube for 450 degree Celsius and avoids solidification of melt in the tube temperature in pathway , tube heater is controlled and maintained by PID based ON/OFF controller) the bottom pouring tube and move the bottom pouring type stir casting furnaces near the squeeze casting setup.
Standard Features: Squeeze casting setup consists of mould with preheating mechanism and a hydraulic press. The power pack is capable producing 100 Tons on a cylindrical specimen having 50 mm diameter and 350 mm length. The molten from the furnace transferred to mould via hot tube at 500 degree Celsius.
Unique Features and Advantages : The centrifugal casting setup is capable to produce metal disc having an outer and inner diameters of 240mm and 60mm respectively with thickness 28mm. vertical centrifugal casting. This technique at a mould speed of 1300 rpm.


Metallurgy lab
1. High temperature box type furnace
Make : Veekay Industries
Application : Muffle furnace is a box type high temperature furnace for performing heat treatment of metallurgical samples. Its other applications include fusing glass, creating enamel coatings, calcination, soldering and brazing articles etc. Operating temperature of the furnace is 13000C. The item is purchased under the MODROB scheme of AICTE (No. 9-11/RIFD/MODROB/Policy-1/2017-18).
2. High temperature tubular furnace
Make : Veekay Industries
Application : Heat treatment of metallic samples in an oxidation free atmosphere can be performed in this tubular furnace. Provision for providing argon or other inert atmosphere is available in the set up. It can also be used for brazing, calcination, degassing, sintering, soldering, sublimation, synthesis and coating. Operating temperature is 13000C. The item is purchased under the MODROB scheme of AICTE (No. 9-11/RIFD/MODROB/Policy-1/2017-18).
3. Double Disc Polishing Machine
Make : Chennai Metco
Application :The double disc polishing machine is used for polishing metallography samples for microscopic observation of metallic components. Polishing papers of different grit sizes can be pasted on the disc and polishing operation can be performed. Diamond polishing, polishing with alumina or silica gel can also be performed. Polishing can be performed at variable speeds ranging from 50 to 1000 rpm. The item is purchased under the MODROB scheme of AICTE (No. 9-11/RIFD/MODROB/Policy-1/2017-18).
4. Micro Vickers Hardness Tester
Make : Matrix Testing Machine Services
Application :Using microhardness tester, hardness of materials can be assessed. It is a noninvasive method. Applied loads are very small, ranging from 10gf to 1kgf. Micro-indentation is provided using a diamond indenter. Hardness of thin sheets and small samples can be determined. Test samples must be polished to measure the size of the impression. The Microhardness methods are used to test metals, ceramics, composites and almost any type of material. The item is purchased under the MODROB scheme of AICTE (No. 9-11/RIFD/MODROB/Policy-1/2017-18).


Make : Tarsons
Application : Heat samples with uniform heating.It is an important tool in laboratory, cytology, histology, pathology where it is utilised to heat samples.
Standard Features: “The top plate has a 26 x 26 cm dimension and a maximum temperature of 500 degrees Celsius.”
Unique Features and Advantages :
1) Excellent temperature uniformity
2) Control and accuracy
3) Can be used to heat glassware or its contents along with samples of toxic chemicals
Make :Henniker Plasma
Application : “The HPT-100 is a microprocessor controlled benchtop plasma treatment systems that are ideally suited to surface activation, cleaning and modification of a wide range of materials, including polymers, metals, glass and ceramics. Aerospace & Automotive ,Composites, Medical Plastics and Microfluidics”
Standard Features:
“1) The HPT-100 systems are able to handle a wide range of gases for optimised treatments, including air, oxygen, hydrogen, argon, nitrogen and many others.
2)Specific material treatments including;
Plasma cleaning,Plasma surface activation to improve adhesion,Functional
plasma coatings
Plasma etching,PDMS & microfluidic devices,PEEK & other engineering polymers,PTFE, Metals,Ceramics,Glass & optical devices”
Unique Features and Advantages
-compact benchtop unit
– user friendly TFT interface-t
– fast treatment timet
– precise & repeatablet
– no hazardous emissionst
Make :G-Tech
Application :
1) Sonication is the act of applying sound energy to agitate particles in a sample, for various purposes such as the mixing of nanoparticles in base fluid, extraction of multiple compounds from plants, microalgae and seaweeds.
2) In the laboratory, it is usually applied using an ultrasonic bath or an ultrasonic probe, colloquially known as a sonicator.
3) Ultrasonic cleaning uses a much faster and more thorough technique to remove rust.
4) It is accomplished in a stainless steel ultrasonic cleaner tank filled with a biodegradable cleaning solution.
5 ) These violent implosions blast and carry away rust deposits on the tools without damaging surfaces.
Standard Features:
“Material: Stainless steel
Ultrasonic Power: 60W
Heating Power: 100W
Frequency: 40kHz
Time Set: 1~30 minutes
Temperature Set: 20-80℃
Tank Capacity: 1.3L
Maximum Water Level: 1.0L
Unit Size: 175x165x160mm
Tank Size: 150x135x65mm
Power supply: AC 110V/220V, 50/60Hz

Unique Features and Advantages
Water is best to use as detergent as it is non-toxic, non-flammable and environment friendly. Moreover cavitation energy in water based solution is more intense compare to other organic solvents.
Application :The Sonics Vibra-Cell VCX-600 Ultrasonic Processor is extremely capable and versatile, it can safely process a wide range of organic and inorganic materials – from microliters to liters. Typical applications include: sample preparation, dispersion, cell lysing, desegregation, homogenization, particle size reduction, soil testing, transesterification, nanotechnology, acceleration of chemical reactions, degassing and atomization.
Standard Features: “Digital Display Automatic Tuning and Frequency Control Variable Power Output Control Integrated Temperature Controller”
Application :This is a special and precise design to coat thin films of photoresists, sol-gels, paints, polymides, anti-reflective and other liquids on substrate sizes upto 4″ x 4″ upto 6″×6″.
Standard Features:
“1) 9″”Ø PTFE coated S.S / Polypropylene bowl with drain and N2 purge connection.
2) Acrylic bowl cover.
3) Custom built vacuum chuck (for substrates with diameter 3″” or greater).
4) Direct indication for vacuum at chuck.
5) Electromagnetic vacuum release along with integrated manual vacuum release.
6) Utilities connections are at the rear of unit.
7) Real Time Graph of Speed Vs Time.

Unique Features and Advantages :
“1) Advanced spin coater with HMI interface
2) Speed range available 0-12000rpm
3) Unlimited multistep recipie programming, storage and recall
4) Independent control over acceleration, spin time and decceleration
5) Closed loop speed control with digital servo drive
6) All safety interlocks for vacuum breakdown, door open and zero speed
7) Wide range of accessories like vacuum pump, hot plate, foot switch etc
Application :”1) Life Science Division: provides advanced innovation and technical skills for the visualisation, measurement, and analysis of microstructures to the scientific community.
2) Industry Division: Leica Microsystems provides the best and most innovative imaging solutions for seeing, measuring, and analysing microstructures in industrial and research applications, materials science, quality control, forensic science investigation, and educational applications.
3 ) Medical divisions : Fluorescence Microscopy, Photomanipulation, and Live Cell Imaging ”
Standard Features:
The Leica DMi8 microscope is an inverted fluorescence light microscope with modular components. The Leica DMi8 microscope can see various biological materials, including stained histological sections on microscope slides, unstained biological sections or samples, living cells, and tissues. Several fluorochromes can be detected in the samples using the provided fluorescence filter sets.
Unique Features and Advantages :
“1)Intelligent automation
2)Adjusting the viewing location and focus is possible during the picture recording process.
3)Time-lapse image capture
4)A large working space
5)Samples that weigh up to 30 kg.
6)Sample switching can be up to four times faster.
7)Higher sample throughput
8)Range of contrast modes for all application needs, including the unique Ultra-Contrast 3D illumination
9)An exclusive macro objective from Leica Microsystems allows you to get up to four times more field of view (35 mm in one glance) than standard overview objectives.
10)Switch from macro (35 mm) to nano (1 nm) with one click
11) Change between different magnifications 5x – 10x – 20x – 50x – 100x – and conveniently illuminate your sample from different angles
12)The microscope automatically adapts the illumination settings,parfocality, brightness, and diaphragm position to that mode. This ultra-easy operation helps avoid errors and saves time. ”
7. Fluke 62 max infrared thermometer
Make : Fluke Corporation
Application : The Fluke 62 MAX Infrared thermometer has a single laser and a distance-to-spot ratio of 10:1. It measures temperature without contacting transformers, motors, pumps, panels, breakers, compressors, duct, steam lines, valves, and vents..
Standard Features:
“1) Highly accurate infrared thermometer for measuring temperatures from -30°C to 500°C (-22°F to 932°F) accurate to +1.5°C or +1.5% of reading (whichever is greater)
2) Provides a 10:1 Distance to spot ratio
3) Offers single laser targeting for accurate and repeatable measurements
4) Features IP54 rating against dust and moisture “

Unique Features and Advantages :
“1) High and low alarms for rapid detection of temperatures outside the limits
2) Powered by a single, standard AA battery.
3) Withstands a 3 m (9.8 ft.) drop
4) Features a large, backlit display to make data easier to read, even in dark areas.
5) Displays Min/Max/Avg/Dif: the minimum, maximum or average temperature, or the difference between two measurements
6) It is small in size and extremely easy to use.
7) more accurate readings and makes it easier to measure temperatures in hard to reach areas
8) Dust and water resistance

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