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Heating Microscope with Automatic Image Analysis

The Hesse Instruments heating microscope is a complete testing system designed to easily determine the high-temperature characteristics of a wide range of materials. Its method of measurement is based on thermo-optical analysis.

Automatic contour recognition and evaluation of the silhouettes of a test object are used to identify its characteristic temperatures according to DIN 51730, ISO 540 and CEN/TS 15404 and CEN/TS 15370-1. Characteristic points - and a sintering temperature as well - are calculated using fixed algorithms. The method is based on quantitative analysis of the test object height and width (optical dilatometry).

Thanks to the automatic software evaluation, precise and reproducible results are obtained independently of the person who performed the measurements.


Application Oriented Software for...

... Upgrading older models of heating microscopes manufactured by Leitz or Leica with Hesse Instruments advanced image analysis software.

... Upgrading mechanically intact RUL or CIC apparatus with automatic determination and evaluation of refractoriness under load (RUL) or creep in compression (CIC) according to DIN EN 993-8 and 993-9.

... Retrofitting dilatometers with our user-friendly software including the temperature dependent thermal expansion coefficient according to DIN EN 993-19.

... Evaluation of sintering processes as well as temperature and direction-dependent shrinkage behavior.


Instrumentation, measuring and control technique, electronics

Our products are equipped with control units which are well adapted for their respective requirements. Precise measurement results and an elaborate safety design are most important features of all Hesse Instruments systems.


Customized Solutions

Adaption of software, laboratory furnaces or furnace control units for individual requirements.

Upgrading of your available laboratory measuring equipment: we retain the components that function well and convert your equipment into state of the art. This often is an economic option compared to a brand-new system.


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Specifications subject to change without notice. Information version: Nov. 2017