The heating microscope is typically used to study the softening and melting characteristics of compressed powder charges by analysing silhouettes of specimens according to established methods. The underlying methods are described in standards relating to the analysis of melting characteristics of ashes.
In addition to pure material analysis, the heating microscope is often used for the development or adaptation of processes or for research projects. In such cases, it may be necessary to adapt the measuring methodology to the respective task. Measuring parameters that can be modified for these purposes include the following:
The adaptation of the measuring parameters can be accompanied by a technical adaptation of the heating microscope. In the past, devices have been fitted with larger furnaces, for example, or with systems for low vacuum applications. Having developed a wide range of projects, our staff have extensive expertise in the field of heating microscopy and materials testing in general.
If development is your chosen route, we will discuss the nature of the task with you, determine possible solutions, carry out preliminary testing at our premises, and provide you with task-specific operating instructions and technical modifications for your instrument.