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VCM Product Family

Modular and continuously growing.

 
 

VCM Essentials

 Simplicity and precision.

The VCM Essentials provide a tailormade environment for the VCM Tools. Highest reproducibility and safe operation are obtained. Thanks to the easy-to-use VCM Essentials samples with unmatched quality can be produced within minutes, without the need for tedious process development or cleaning.

Vacuum Unit

0,1 mbar

1 atm

High vacuum levels as well as arbitrary levels can be set thanks to an integrated controller. The user-friendly distribution system with individual switchable vacuum circuits supplies up to two VCM Tools and the vacuum clamping ports.

VCM Tools

 The heart of the technology.

The VCM Tool family serves as a modular solution to face the wide-ranging requirements of sample dimensions. The Disc Tool is equipped with a 25 mm Disc Insert and the Bar Tool with a 10x40 mm Bar Insert. They are designed for thermoplastic materials at viscosities above 100 Pas.

Heating Unit

Vacuum Unit

Cooling Unit

Disc Lid

Disc Insert

Disc

Main Body

VCM Disc Tool

Cylindrical samples.

VCM Bar Tool

 Elongated samples.

Bar Lid

Bar

Main Body

Bar Insert

m=ρ∙V=ρ∙A∙h

Unlimited Heights

The sample height can be easily adjusted between 0.1 and 10 mm by changing the filling weight.

 

VCM Inserts

You decide.

Different material characterizations require various sample geometries and dimensions. The cross section of the sample is defined by the shape of the VCM Insert. Five disc and one bar dimensions cover a broad range of the standard tests. No worries if you cannot find your dimension, we provide also custom solutions.

Heating Unit

 

VCM Disc Insert

VCM Chamber

Separation foils and sample

Piston

6 Diameters.

VCM Bar Insert

1 Rectangle.

Base plate

Available Dimensions:

25

20

10

8

5

10x40

2

 

VCM Accessories

Simplifying things.

The VCM Technology is designed to make your daily lab routines as smooth as possible. The accessories include separation foils which are multiple times reuseable consumables and a modern temperature logger for accurate temperature acquisitions.

 

Vacuum Unit

Separation Foil Packs

Saves you weeks of cleaning.

One pack consists of 100 sets of separation foils. Thanks to the precise cut of the foils, the best possible results are guaranteed.

Heating Unit

Temperature Logger

A tireless clerk.

Temperature is the most important parameter of the VCM process. Data can be gathered and evaluated easily by using a smartphone or PC via Bluetooth.

 

VCM Lids

Flexibility enhancers.

In laboratories tasks are diverse. Additional lids for the VCM Disc Tools allow you to accomplish even more tasks. The special designs allow either the integration of spectroscopic tools or the reduction of compaction pressure enabling preparation using materials with lower viscosities.

Vacuum Unit

Spectroscopy Lid for VCM Disc Tool

Provides insights.

The VCM Tool is equipped with a glass window above the sample. A spectroscopy sensor can be installed. Changes during melting and solidification as well as degradation can be investigated.

Heating Unit

Cooling Unit

Glass window

Molten sample

Spectroscopy

sensor

 

Low Pressure Lid for VCM Disc Tool

For low viscous materials.

The low pressure lid reduces compaction pressure and increases the applicability of the VCM Tool for processing lower viscous samples. Preparing low viscous samples using the standard lid may cause unwanted leaking.