We wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in 2021. Please note that our test laboratory will be closed from December 24th, 2020 to January 6th, 2021 and that our secretariat will only be accessible to a limited extent during this time.
Coxem recently presented a new backscattered electron detector (BE) for its SEM-EDX systems, which impresses with its excellent sensitivity. The new BE detector is particularly interesting for applications that benefit from a high contrast of the atomic number Z.
Bruker microCT has published a very interesting video about the new new 3D X-ray microscope SkyScan 2214. The video shows the amazing possibilities of non-destructive 3D imaging down to the sub-micrometer range.
In October 2019, the Association of German Engineers (VDI) published a new guideline on the purity of medical devices (VDI 2083 Blatt 21: 2019-10). In this article we inform customers and interested parties about essential aspects of the new directive.
In its recent issue from April 28th, 2020, the Badische Neusten Nachrichten (BNN) published an article very much worth reading about our involvement in the development of a procedure for the refurbishment of medical protective masks.
Given the continuing shortage of protection materials for hospital staff during the Corona crisis, Helios experts have in the past weeks developed a safe procedure for refurbishing FFP masks. Helios is making this method publically available, so that all medical staff can be supplied with sufficient protective materials.
It is often surprising for our customers if we find hard mineral particles on their components during residual dirt analysis. Customers ask: "How can that be? We were not able to determine anything in our own cleanliness tests. ”The question of contamination from hard minerals is so important because these particles have an abrasive effect and thus massively damage mechanical systems such as gears and motors.
Researchers from Bremen have provided us with this interesting sample of volcanic ash, which we examined with our Coxem tabletop SEM-EDX. In addition to the sponge structure of the fine ash particles typical of volcanic eruptions, we identified various microfossils, so-called diatoms.
The determination of technical cleanliness according to VDA-19.1 and ISO-16232 has become an integral part of quality control and error analysis - because the cleanliness of components is crucial for the quality and error-free functioning of the product. In addition to particles, film contamination is a problem, as the following example from quality assurance in the production of electrical drive systems shows.
Employees from the Wood Engineering Department sent us an aged wood sample with a typical discoloration. With our Coxem scanning electron microscope we have imaged the microstructure at high resolution and carried out an elemental analysis of the discoloration.
In order to answer the question of the whereabouts of microplastic particles from tire abrasion, new analysis methods are urgently needed to reliably detect and count these particles. We conducted a pilot study to test the possibilities of automatic SEM-EDX analysis in the quantification of tire wear in environmental samples.
The RJL Micro & Analytic team wishes you and your families a merry Christmas and a healthy 2020. Please note that our test laboratory will be closed from December 24th, 2019 to January 6th, 2020 and our secretariat will only be available to a limited extent during this time. The picture shows a SEM image of salt crystals in 5000x magnification. The salts were […]
Bruker has developed a special scan mode for samples with a high aspect ratio for the latest generation of SkyScan micro-CT devices. Objects of this type are characterized by a high ratio of length to width and always present users of microtomography with challenges.
Heilbronn University has had a MicroQuick particle scanner from RJL Micro & Analytic GmbH since the beginning of this year. Prof. Dr. Katja Mannschreck from the process engineering and environmental technology course and her students have already successfully used the particle scanner in several projects.
By popular demand of our customers, we have developed a guide to assist the buyer in choosing a suitable system with practical advice and technical information.
When it comes to component cleanliness, the toughest particles cause the greatest damage. The difficulty, however, is to find these killer particles because they can be so small that they can not be seen with a light microscope.
Yesterday, we had a working visit from the German Accreditation Body (DAkkS), which audited our management system for ISO-17025 accreditation. This type of monitoring is carried out by the DAkkS in regular intervals, thoroughly validating our internal processes.
With the new SkyScan 1273 Bruker presents a high-resolution X-ray 3D microscope for large samples in the form of a table. XXL objects up to 50 cm x 30 cm can be accommodated in the measuring chamber, the largest field of view is 25 cm x 25 cm.
In December 2018, the revised quality standard ISO-16232 "Road vehicles-cleanliness of components of fluid circuits" was published. This international standard for the cleanliness analysis of automotive parts complies with the regulations of VDA 19.1, in whose development RJL Micro & Analytic GmbH was significantly involved. We are particularly pleased that our MicroQuick particle scanner meets this standard as the standard for cleanliness analysis [...]
Our customer Dr. Arnold Staniczek and his team from the State Museum of Natural History in Stuttgart recently achieved a scientific sensation.
The position has already been filled, you are welcome to apply unsolicitedly.
A few weeks ago, Badische Neue Nachrichten offered us the opportunity to publish a company portrait in their series "Secret Stars" for the Bruchsaler edition. In this series, BNN introduces various companies in the economic region of Bruchsal and offers citizens a look behind the scenes of the companies. Who wonders what's up with the [...]
Shortly before Christmas, we received mail from our godchild Nakimera Maria from Uganda, whom we have been supporting and accompanying for several years. We are pleased to see that she is well and that she continues to attend school successfully - not a given in Uganda, where most people are too poor to give their children the [...]
A central requirement in the production of pharmaceutical products is the avoidance of visible foreign particles. Our testing laboratory has developed innovative and at the same time simple methods to reliably quantify foreign particles in pharmaceutical powders.
Lena Heneka, our former holiday assistant, will begin her voluntary service in South Africa in August. We are happy to support Lena's mission and wish her lots of fun and many interesting experiences in South Africa!