Simplicity and precision.
The VCM Essentials provide a tailor-made environment for the highest reproducibility and the safest operation of the VCM Tools. Thanks to the easy-to-use handling, samples with unmatched quality can be produced within minutes, without the need for tedious process development or cleaning.
Vacuum clamping valve
Cooling air valve
Moved manually after melting
Vacuum clamping valve
Vacuum valves VCM Tools
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.
The heart of the technology.
The VCM Tool family serves as a modular solution to face the wide-ranging requirements of sample dimensions. The VCM Disc Tool is equipped with a Disc Insert between 25 and 8 mm. Smaller Disc Inserts are available separately. The VCM Bar Tool is equipped with one of the available geometries.
VCM Disc Tool
VCM Bar Tool
The sample height can be easily adjusted between 0.1 and 10 mm by changing the filling weight.
Different material characterizations require various sample geometries and dimensions. The shape of the VCM Insert defines the cross-section of the sample. No worries if you cannot find your dimension below, we also provide custom solutions.
Available Dimensions (mm range)
VCM Spectroscopy Chamber
PAT always comes with the challenge of calibration. The in-process sensor position and how deep the radiation can penetrate significantly impact signal quality. In the worst case, the sensors might capture only stagnant material resulting in low sensitivity and drifts.
Our new 5g standard
The spectroscopy chamber is an easy-to-use offline solution for combining VCM technology with typical process sensors. Two ports allow investigating the melt via reflection and transmission.
Mount up to two sensors
For transmission and reflection
The spectroscopy chamber allows studying whether it is better to use reflectance with one or transmission with two probes. Reduce material consumption during calibration runs on the extruder and implement a PAT faster with more confidence.
Set the optical path length (L>l) for transmission measurement. The sample volume in the two-diameter compartment is constant — the path length changes when pressing the material from one section into another. Click on the button below to read the related publication.
The VCM Technology is designed to make your daily lab routines as smooth as possible. The accessories include separation foils which are reusable multiple times, and a modern temperature logger for accurate temperature acquisitions.
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.
A tireless clerk.
Temperature is the most crucial parameter of the VCM process. Data can be gathered and evaluated quickly using a smartphone or PC via Bluetooth.
Each insert is equipped with a bore for a thermocouple →
In laboratories, tasks are diverse. Additional lids for the VCM Disc Tools allow you to accomplish even more tasks. The special designs allow either integrating spectroscopic tools or reducing compaction pressure, enabling preparation using materials with lower viscosities.
Spectroscopy Lid for VCM Disc Tool
Equip the VCM Disc Tool with a glass window above the sample and install a sensor from the top. Perform the calibration benchtop with fewer headaches.
Low Pressure Lid for VCM Disc Tool
For low viscous materials.
The low-pressure lid reduces compaction pressure [bar] and increases the applicability of the VCM Tool for processing lower viscous samples.
Low Pressure Lid for VCM Bar Tool
The lock-out feature allows you to cure under vacuum without compaction pressure. Shape it once the viscosity is high enough.