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Measurement of structures

Calibration and test equipment management

The ultimate in calibration

Is every value precise? The comparability of measurement results has never been more important than in the present era of globalization. The ability to reduce variables to basic units is the fundamental prerequisite to objectively guarantee, increase, and optimize quality. Our calibration service guarantees full correlation to national standards for test equipment of all physical variables – either at our laboratory or on your premises (for measuring tools).

Calibration and test equipment management The ultimate in calibration
  • DAkkS / DKD calibration

    • DAkkS-accredited calibration lab D-K-12037-01-00
    • Parallel gauge blocks to 800 mm, made of steel and ceramics
    • Optical 1D length standards to 600 mm (graduated scales, glass standards, stage micrometers)
    • Line spacings (centers of the line, edge of the line, structuring width (ISO calibration, stage micrometer)
    • Optical 2D length standards to 1000 mm x 700 mm (2D calibration standards, 2D position standards, 2D test specimen, photogrammetric standards, lens measuring plates, calibration plates) / positions, distances, roundness, straightness, angles
    • Cylindrical setting gauges, adjusting rings, plug gauges, ring gauges, test pins / diameter, shape, parallelism
    • 1D length measuring machines to 3000 mm (horizontal design)
    • Measuring microscopes, measuring projectors, 2D optical coordinate measuring machines
    • Plane standards and optical standards (optical flats, plane-parallel glass plates, flatness mirrors)
  • Calibration to ISO standard - OEM calibration

    • Calibration to VDI/VDE/DGQ 2617, 2618 and 2622
    • Optical test equipment and all handheld measuring tools for mechanical variables
    • Microscopes (optical microscopes, scanning electron microscopes)
    • Standards for microscopy
    • Stepped standards
    • Interferometers
    • Force, pressure, and temperature measuring machines
    • Electrical test equipment, crimp tools
    • Maintenance of length measuring machines (ULM 600 and ZKM)
    • Calibration of alignment and testing devices
    • Climatic test technology
    • Cleanroom monitoring
  • Equipment

    • Line scale comparator
    • Coordinate measuring machines (tactile, optical, multi-sensor)
    • Microscopes (light, white light, interference, confocal, REM, AFM)
    • Gauge block testing stations
    • Universal length gauges
    • Dial gauge and indicating caliper measuring station
    • Interferometer for surface measurements
    • Form testers
    • Autocollimators and alignment telescopes for high-precision angle measurements
    • Polygon mirrors
    • Precision goniometers for angle and refractive index measurements
    • Radius measuring machines for radii to 3000 mm
    • Electrical calibrators
    • Temperature measurement standards
    • Calibration station for environmental parameters
tactile measurement machine

Precision measurement and sample testing

Accredited test procedures in the DAkkS laboratory

Quality is measurable and tangible. Accuracy and precision are the unique selling points of the products, components, and systems we manufacture – and for good reason. The accredited test procedures help our results to achieve worldwide validity and international recognition. Our top priority here is to achieve the best measurement capabilities for specific tasks.

Precision measurement and sample testing Accredited test procedures in the DAkkS laboratory
  • Our expertise

    • DAkkS-accredited test lab D-PL-12037-01-02
    • Conducting accredited tests documented in the DAkkS test certificate
    • Initial and counter-sampling of components and assemblies (e.g., milling, turning, cast, injection-molding, and molding parts)
    • Contract programming in accordance with the CAD model
    • Subcontracted measurements (regular shapes and curve measurements)
    • 3D coordinate measurements (tactile, optical, and multi-sensor)
    • Implementing MSA, measuring consultation, and test planning
    • Optical 3D measuring technology via structured-light 3D scanner with CAD dataset comparison
    • Digitization of 3D objects
    • Optical and photometric measurements:
      • Measurement of optical parameters
      • Flatness, radii
      • Focal lengths, back focal distances
      • Refractive index, vertex power
      • Aberrations in optical systems
    • Transmission
  • Equipment

    • Tactile, optical, and multi-sensor 3D coordinate measuring machines (CMM)
    • Form measuring technology
    • Structured-light 3D scanner measurement technology
    • Optical and tactile stylus systems
    • Interferometers and digital interferometers
    • Form measuring technology
      • Various machines measuring shape, contour, and roughness
      • Task-specific measurement capabilities from 0.05 µm
      • Z column to 1,000 mm
      • Diameter to 400 mm
    • CMM
      • Tactile to 1,200 mm, task-specific measurement capabilities from 0.5 µm
      • Optical to 1,000 mm, task-specific measurement capabilities from 0.8 µm
      • Larger measuring range available upon request
    • Structured-light 3D scanner measurement technology
      • Various measuring ranges, task-specific measurement capabilities from 8 µm
    • Radius measuring machines / standards
    • Laser encoder systems
    • Universal length gauges
    • Autocollimators and alignment telescopes for high-precision angle measurements
    • Spectrometers
Customer service Materials technology

Materials technology

Application-based materials testing

The quality of the materials used is crucial for the technical innovation of a component. Our materials experts will support you in analyzing and optimizing materials so that every product can be manufactured in the highest quality. We will also be by your side as a competent partner in complex electron microscopic investigations and advise you in the practical development of modern materials.

Materials technology Application-based materials testing
  • Our expertise

    DAkkS-accredited test lab D-PL-12037-01-01

    • Hardness testing of metallic materials, glass, and ceramics
      • Brinell ISO 6506-1
      • Vickers ISO 6507-1
      • Rockwell ISO 6508-1
      • Knoop ISO 4545-1
    • Microscopic exams
    • Scanning electron microscopy with EDX and FIB
    • Metallography
    • Damage analysis
    • Determination of hardness of plastics ISO 2039-1
    • Hardness testing of glass and glass-ceramics in accordance with ISO 9385
    • Hardness testing of rubber and elastomers (Shore) DIN 53505
    • Heat treatment of materials and components, procedural advice
    • Materials analyses, atomic-emission spectroscopy (AES)
    • Assessment of adhesive, soldering, and crimp connections
    • Tensile, pressure, and bend testing
    • Advice on and evaluation of environmental compatibility of materials and products (RoHS, biocompatibility)
    • Advice on selection and use of materials
  • Equipment

    • FE-SEM (Cross Beam) ZEISS Auriga with EDX and FIB
    • Spectrotest CCD 03
    • Emcotest M4U-025 universal hardness test device
    • Zwick ZHVµ-S micro-hardness test device
    • TIRA test 2300 tensile force and pressure testing machine
    • Inspekt table blue 10 kN universal testing machine
    • ZEISS Axio Imager M1.m fluorescence microscope
    • ZEISS Stemi 2000-C stereo microscope
    • ZEISS Smartzoom 5 digital microscope
    • Jenaphot 2000 reflected-light photomicroscope
    • Metallography
    • Heat treatment ovens / annealing furnaces (50°C - 1200°C)
Lens in climatic chamber

Environmental simulation

Tested for environmental influences

Is your product heat-resistant? Throughout their useful lives, technical products are subject to a multitude of environmental influences, e.g., heat, cold, oscillations or impacts. This influences their functioning and length of service life. We can find out how the effect and cause are interrelated with an environmental simulation. We will test your products under specific environmental conditions and help you to optimize them for sustainable product development.

Environmental simulation Tested for environmental influences
  • Our expertise

    DAkkS-accredited test lab D-PL-12037-01-01
    ISO 9022-2
    ISO 9022-3
    IEC 60068-2
    IEC 22248
    MIL-STD- 810G
    EN 60529

    Climate simulation

    • Air-conditioning technology with test room volume 0.3 m³ to 30 m³
    • Temperature range –70°C to +180°C
    • Rel. humidity 10 to 96%
    • Cold, dry, and humid heat temperature change up to 15 K/min
    • Temperature/ humidity, cyclical


    • Sine, noise: 20 kN
    • Shock: 40 kN
    • Frequency range: 4 Hz to 3 kHz
    • Max. test object weight: approx. 200 kg
    • Vibrations, sinusoidal or random
    • Shocks, continuous shocks
    • Tipping and free fall

    Cold/ heat cabinets

    • Temperature range –70°C to 1200°C

    Other tests

    • IP protection rating, drip and splash testing
    • UV irradiation
    • Dust
    • Acoustics
  • Equipment

    • Drop test equipment, max. 500 kg
    • Vibration test system with sliding table: Sine, noise: 20 kN; shock: 40 kN; frequency range: 4 Hz to 3 kHz; max. test object weight: 200 kg
    • Walk-in cold/heat climatic test chambers: 30 m³ / 15 m³; –40 to +90°C; 10% to 95% rel. humidity
    • Climatic test cabinets: max. 1 m³; –40 to +180°C; 10% to 96% rel. humidity
    • Heat/cold test cabinets: 0.3 m³; –70°C to +130°C
    • Heat cabinets, ovens: 30°C to +1200°C
    • Dust chamber
    • UV chamber
Safety test of electrical devices

Device safety

Safety testing of electrical equipment, electrical medical devices, and optical instruments

Ensure the reliability of your devices and systems with our accredited test reports. Our experts perform your type tests based on international standards and prove that the products are safe based on the conformity assessment procedure in line with EU directives/regulations and international approvals. We also offer our customers precise measurements of individual electrical, optical, and mechanical safety parameters, support with development, and training on regulatory requirements for the national and international market and specifications set out in standards.

Device safety Safety testing of electrical equipment, electrical medical devices, and optical instruments
  • Our expertise

    • DAkkS-accredited test lab D-PL-12037-01-01 and D-PL-12037-01-02 (safety tests on active medical devices, safety of electrical equipment, safety of optical instruments – artificial optical radiation)
    • Help with the conformity assessment in line with EU directives/regulations and other regulatory requirements
    • Product evaluation/testing as per SEMI (machines and equipment from the semiconductor industry)
    • Recognized testing site for CSA approval (cCSAus) for medical devices, measuring, control, and laboratory equipment, IT equipment, and audio, video, and telecommunications technology
    • Measurements of spectrometry and photometric values
    • Other tests/measurements in the non-accredited area

    DAkkS-accredited standards:
    Medical electrical devices and systems  

    • IEC 60601-1 (Active medical devices)
    • IEC 60601-1-1 (Medical electrical systems)  
    • IEC 60601-1-4 (Programmable electrical medical systems (PEMS))  
    • IEC 60601-1-6 (Usability)
    • IEC 60601-2-22 (Diagnostic and therapeutic laser devices)
    • IEC 60601-2-46 (Operating tables)  
    • ISO 15004-2 (Opthalmic instruments – Fundamental requirements)
    • ISO 15752 (Ophthalmic instruments – Endoilluminators)
    • ISO 10940 (Ophthalmic instruments – Fundus cameras)
    • ISO 10939 (Ophthalmic instruments – Slit-lamp microscopes)
    • ISO 10936-2 (Operation microscopes)

    Measurement, control, and laboratory equipment

    • IEC 61010-1


    • IEC 60204-1 (Electrical equipment of machines – General requirements)
    • ISO 13849-1 (Safety-related parts of control systems – General principles for design)
    • EN ISO 13849-2 (Safety-related parts of control systems – Validation)

    Laser devices  

    • IEC 60825-1 (Classification)

    Lamps and lamp systems  

    • IEC 62471 (Photobiological safety)

    IT equipment, and audio, video, and telecommunications technology

    • IEC 60950-1
    • IEC 62368-1

    Lamps and lamp systems

    • IEC 62471 (Photobiological safety)

    Electrical and electronic household and office equipment

    • EN 50564 and IEC 62301 (Measurement of low power consumption)

    Degrees of protection provided by enclosures

    • IEC 60529 (IP code)
  • Equipment

    Technology for the standard-compliant measurement and testing of:

    • Insulation resistance
    • Ground-wire resistance
    • Leakage current / touch current
    • Current, voltage, power rating
    • Temperature
    • Sound level measurement
    • Mechanical stress
    • Laser power
    • Optical radiation
    • Power network analysis
    • Electric strength
    • Mechanical simulations
    • Simulation of different power supply voltages and frequencies
    • IP protection class
EMV hall

Electromagnetic compatibility

EMC testing for smoothly functioning products

Does your product send or receive electromagnetic data? This can be analyzed using various tests. We investigate the interference immunity and emitted interference of simple electrical devices and complex machinery. Our EMC measurements and tests conducted in accordance with standards recognize all activity in the electromagnetic field and ascertain how immune to interference a piece of equipment is. We will also offer guidance on optimizing the product in terms of its EMC properties during the development phase.

Electromagnetic compatibility EMC testing for smoothly functioning products
  • Our expertise

    DAkkS-accredited test lab D-PL-12037-01-01 and D-PL-12037-01-02

    DAkkS accreditation for:

    • Electromagnetic compatibility of medical devices
    • Electromagnetic compatibility of electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use
    • Electromagnetic compatibility of railway applications
    • Various generic standards  
    • Various test and measurement procedures

    Tests performed in accordance with standards
    Medical electrical devices

    • EN 60601-1-2

    Electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use

    • EN 61326-1
    • EN 61326-2-1
    • EN 61326-2-2
    • EN 61326-2-6

    Information technology equipment

    • EN 55022
    • EN 55024
    • EN 55032
    • EN 55035

    Railway applications

    • EN 50121-3-2
    • EN 50121-4
    • EN 50155  

    ISM equipment

    • EN 55011  

    Series of standards

    • EN 61000-2
    • EN 61000-3
    • EN 61000-4
    • EN 61000-6
  • Metrology parameters

    • Ripple currents / flickers
    • Interference voltage 9 kHz to 30 MHz
    • Electric field strength 30 MHz to 18 GHz
    • Magnetic field strength 9 kHz to 30 MHz
    • ESD to 15 kV
    • Burst to 4.4 kV
    • High-frequency electromagnetic field 80 MHz to 6 GHz
    • Grid-bound HF 150 kHz to 80 MHz
    • Surge to 4 kV
    • Magnetic field 50 Hz/60 Hz to 100 A/m
    • Drop in line voltage
    • Line voltage failures
  • Equipment

    Testing stations which conform to standards
    Anechoic chamber with 10 m measurement range

Chemical auxiliary materials

Chemical, material and optics auxiliary materials service

For all product generation phases

Through a variety of qualified products and procedures, we enable you to easily access the decades of experience invested into our chemical and materials services and to successfully find and deploy a solution to your issues.

  • Appropriate application consultation
  • Development and provision of custom-made chemical operating supplies
  • Highly accurate and fast chemical analysis & expert materials inspections

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