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IME has a broad variety of modern equipment available. A virtual tour is being created at the moment. To inform yourself on a specific area, you can download our information brochures below.

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1 IME (Introduction)
2 Vacuum Metallurgy
3 Recyclingmetallurgy

Electroslag remelting (ESR)
Application area :
  • Remelting of special steels
  • Remelting of nickel-based alloys
  • Deoxidation of Titanium Alloys
  • Pressure nitriding of high-nitrogen steels
Performance data:
  • Inert gas up to 50 bar overpressure
  • Electrodes max. Ø 110mm, Length: 1340 mm
  • Molds di = 170 mm, h = 1250 mm
  • \"Open\" melting station with different molds di = 90-150 mm, h = 800-1510 mm
  • Power supply: thyristor control, transformer with two taps: 5 kA at 80 V or 6 kA at 66.6 V
Contact person: M. Sc. Martin Schwenk
Pressure Induction Furnace
Application area :
  • Alloys synthesis on a e.g Ni, Fe or Co basis
  • Pressure metallurgy of alloys with highly volatile components (e.g. Al-Li, Al-Sc, Ni-Mn-Ga)
  • Purging gas treatment of silicium
  • Degassing treatment of metallic melts
Performance data:
  • Maximum crucible volume: 2 l
  • Melting power: max. 50 kW
  • Frequency: 10 kHz
  • Overpressure: max. 4 bar
  • Use of ceramic and graphite crucibles possible
  • Casting into a water-cooled copper crucible possible
Contact person: M. Sc. Benedikt Flerus
Junker VIM 800-inductively heated hot wall furnace
Application area :
  • Melting furnace under protective gas or vacuum
  • Vacuum treatment of cast iron
  • Vacuum distillation of metals, alloys and metallic products
  • Casting openly with ladle into ingot molds
Performance data:
  • Power rating: 600 KVA
  • Melting capacity: max. 300 KW, min. 80 KW
  • Frequency: 150 Hz
  • volume: max. 100 l
  • melting pot Dimensions: 700 mm; 380 mm diameter
  • Operating vacuum: 1 • 10-2 mbar
Contact person: M. Sc. Simon Hilgendorf
Mini Vacuum induction furnace
Application area :
  • Equilibrium analysis under vacuum or inert gas atmosphere
  • Homogenisation melting
  • Research in melt behaviour of material mixture
  • Casting under vacuum or inert gas
Performance data:
  • Frequency 10 kHz
  • Nominal power 5 kW (depending on crucible and material components)
  • Vacuum up to 10-3 mbar
  • Inert gas atmosphere max. 800 mbar
  • Melting capacity 500g copper
  • Tapping under vacuum or inert gas atmosphere
Contact person: M. Sc. Frederic Brinkmann
Vacuum induction furnace
Application area :
  • Melting experiments under vacuum,
  • alloy volatile elements in any metal-matrix
  • Preparation of the alloys,
  • no Chargierungs-and no Gießmöglichkeit
Performance data:
  • Achievable temperature max. 1600 ° C
  • Achievable pressure 10-2 - 10-1 mbar
  • Melt volume max. 2 l
  • Achievable frequency max. 4 kHz
  • Power max. 40 kW
  • Protective gas (Ar / N 2) options
  • Process control, reducing the leakage rates of great importances
Contact person: M. Sc. Seifeldin Raslan Mohamed
Vacuum induction furnace PVA Tepla VSG 010
Application area :
  • Alloy synthesis of diverse alloy systems
  • Vacuumdestillation with condensate deposition
  • Basic experiments of process development
  • Homogenous melting of slags

 

Performance data:
  • Melting power: max. 40 kW
  • Frequency: 10 kHz
  • Max. melting volumen: 2,5 Liter
  • Lock device for on-line sampling, post loading and temperature measurement with immersion thermocouple
  • Possible application for ceramic and graphite crucible
  • Water cooled rotary disk
Contact person: M. Sc. Frederic Brinkmann
Vacuum induction furnace PVA VSG100
Application area :
  • Synthesis of Ni-, Fe-, Co-, and Al-based alloys
  • Recycling of titanium aluminides
  • Attempts to online parameters detection in the melting process
Performance data:
  • Max volume: 14 liters (equivalent to about 100 kg of steel)
  • Melting capacity: max. 150 kW
  • Frequency: 2 kHz
  • Lock device for online sampling, Nachchargierung and temperature measurement with immersion of thermocouples
  • Possible use for ceramic crucible and graphite crucible
  • possible Casting via water-cooled copper mold
Contact person: M. Sc. Frederic Brinkmann
Vacuum Arc Remelting ALD VAR L 200
Application area :
  • Remelting of Ni- and Fe-Base alloys
  • Melting of alloys with high melting point or high reactivity in an intensely water cooled copper crucible under vacuum
  • Research to increase the metallic purity grade
Performance data:
  • Melting capacity: max. 180 kg Stahl
  • Maximum electrode length: 1140 mm
  • Available mould diameter: 120, 160, 200 mm
  • Maximum melting current: 7,5 kA
  • Maximum operational voltage: 40 V
  • Coaxial current supply
  • Vacuum: up to 10-5 mbar
Contact person: M. Sc. Janik Brenk

Ultrasonic spray pyrolysis
Application area :
  • Production of nano-scaled metal and metaloxyd powder
  • application: battery material, catalyazer, galvanic technique
Performance data:
  • resonance frequency for producing aerosol: 0,8/ 2,5 MHz
  • Sample volume: 350 ml
  • Atomization power: 1,5 ml/
  • heater: 3 areas, separately controllable, maximum temperature: 1100°C
  • Particle precipitation: elektrostatic, up to U = 30 kV
  • Possible gaseous atmosphere: H2, N2, Ar, Luft
  • On-line particle counting in gas flow
  • Powder power: up to 1 g/h
Contact person: M. Sc. Gözde Alkan
Ultrasonic Spray Pyrolysis - Pilot plant
Application area :
  • Synthesis of metal, ceramic, core shell nanostructures with controlled microstructural, chemical and physical properties
Performance data:
  • 5 Aerosol generator
  • 5 Reaction Tube
  • Elino Furnace, vacuum system
  • 2 EGR (Eleectrostatic Precipitator)
  • 1-1.2 l / h Aerosol output
  • Reactor temperature: max 1000 C
  • Heating power: 80 Kw
  • Operating Pressure: 960 mbar
Contact person: M. Sc. Gözde Alkan

Electron beam furnace (ESO/EB)
Application area :
  • Melting of refractory metals
  • Production of titanium alloys
  • Study of kinetics of dissolution of titanium in TiN
  • Manufacture of refractory metal alloys
  • Zone melting simulation of silicon
  • Refining of silicon
Performance data:
  • An electron beam
  • Maximum power 60 kW
  • Attainable vacuum 1 x 10-5 mbar
  • Operating vacuum to 1 x 10-4 mbar
  • Material feed via granulate conveyor, consumable electrodes and pressed blocks
  • Various molds for button melting blocks
  • molds geometry up to 80mm round or rectangular formats 30x100mm
Contact person: Prof. Dr. Ing. Dr. h.c. Bernd Friedrich
crystallization furnace
Application area :
  • Generating of pure metal phases by selective crystallization
Performance data:
  • Resistance heated
  • Melting under vacuum (10-2 mbar) or inert gas atmosphere
  • Maximum melt charge: 10 kg copper
  • Power supply: 400V, 32A, 22kVA
Contact person: Dr.-Ing. Semiramis Friedrich geb. Akbari
Zone melting system
Application area :
  • Refining of metals
Performance data:
  • Horizontal zone melting in a quartz glass tube
  • Feed speed of the induction coil: max. 2 mm / min
  • Length: 1500 mm, diameter: 170 mm
  • Power: max. 45 KW; frequency: max. 10 kHz
Contact person: M. Sc. Xiaoxin (Jason) Zhang


Last update: 12.11.2018