In the Hesse Instruments and Leitz/Leica heating microscopes, materials can be heated to temperatures above their melting point. In the process, non-contact measurements are taken in order to obtain information about the following material properties:
Heating microscopes are used for tasks ranging from research and development applications to the optimisation of processes and quality control. The area of quality control generally uses standardised measurement methods for the purpose of material analysis. Furthermore, the heating microscope’s open and modular construction means that measurement methods aimed at process optimisation can be adapted to real processes or to research and development questions
Heating microscopes were originally developed for analysing the melting characteristics of ashes in accordance with standards. Instruments from Hesse Instruments and Leitz/Leica conform to the following standards:
In addition, the heating microscope serves as a reliable instrument for the analysis of ceramic materials, glasses, casting powders and a range of other materials and is therefore used in various sectors of industry.
In principle, you can use the heating microscope to analyse all materials that meet the following conditions: