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Biological Safety Laboratory


Zwick/Roell zwickiLine Z2.5

  • Type: Tensile, compression, torsion test stand
  • Year of construction: 2016
  • Measuring range: tension-compression: 500 N
  • Torsion: 2 Nm
  • Travel distance: 1300 mm
  • crosshead speed: 0.0005...800 mm/min
  • Positioning repeatability: ±2 µm
  • Accessories:
    • Pneumatic specimen grips (clamping jaws), closing force 1.7 kN
    • Printing plates

Brake Test Stand


Features of the brake tester:

  • Power output: 30 kW
  • Mass moment of inertia: 2.7-33.3 kgm²
  • max. speed: 1460 rpm
  • max. brake disc diameter: 450 mm
  • Atmosphere setting: dry, humid
  • Control and DAQ software: LabView
  • Extraction unit
  • Speed measurement: Incremental encoder
  • Deformation measurement: Capacitive sensor (max. 50 kHz);Laser sensor (max. 20 kHz)
  • Torque measurement: max. 1000 Nm
  • Force measurement: max. 5000 N
  • Temperature measurement: High-speed infrared camera (13 kHz, max. 2000 °C);Pyrometer (50-1000 °C)

Shock Wave Laboratory


The shock wave laboratory has the following characteristics:

  • Two shock wave tubes: One tube for plates with a diameter of 138 mm and one for larger test specimens with a diameter of 553 mm
  • The high pressure part (HD) is 5.3m long, the low pressure part (ND) 6.3m

Digital Engineering


The realisation that with pure digitisation or virtualisation the connection to the real problem is lost induces the need for a very practically oriented training concept in the field of digitisation. Technical mechanics plays a central role in understanding digital production processes.

The aim is to provide students with an intensive practical insight into the challenges of digitalisation and automation of a modern production facility and to implement these in practice. The approach is independent study and experimentation on a small scale (desktop). The CAD-CAM process, including modelling and simulation, as well as sensor technology and artificial intelligence (AI), should be able to be mapped. Adjacent to this, another interesting field of activity and research is emerging: networking and communication. The platform is a hybrid system consisting of:

  • 3D printer,
  • desktop robots,
  • and 5-axis desktop CNC milling machines.

Due to the compact design, the Pocket NC desktop CNC machines can also be used for demonstrations in the lecture hall or other simple rooms. The educational focus of this blended learning activity is on mechanical issues and sensor technology.

The digital engineering laboratory is integrated into various courses in the Master's area and serves as a platform for student research projects and theses. In addition, the lab is used in the area of vocational training.


Mechanical Workshop


The Institute's mechanical workshop offers decisive assistance in the production of mechanical components and equipment for scientific research through many years of experience and further training. The main focus of the work lies in the production and construction of experimental apparatus and industrial contract work