Batch plants (research)

Technical features

The shock wave lab­o­ra­to­ry sys­tems work as stan­dard with a mov­able sin­gle or mul­ti-elec­trode sys­tem. This makes it pos­si­ble to adjust the elec­trode spac­ing in the frag­men­ta­tion process individually.
Dur­ing oper­a­tion, you can choose between work­ing volt­ages between 30 and 50 kV and a pulse rate between 1 and 50 puls­es per sec­ond. The pulse ener­gy is adapt­ed to the respec­tive mate­r­i­al require­ments and thus allows a high flex­i­bil­i­ty of the stress intensity.
The sys­tems are equipped with enclo­sure for noise pro­tec­tion and shield­ing against elec­tro­mag­net­ic inter­fer­ence (EMC pro­tec­tion). A mon­i­tored, mul­ti-lev­el secu­ri­ty sys­tem ensures per­son­al and sys­tem pro­tec­tion at all times.

Batch plant

Machine area with automatic clamping and lifting system 

Lifting system

The frag­men­ta­tion ves­sel can be auto­mat­i­cal­ly picked up from the trol­ley with a lift­ing sys­tem and trans­ferred to the ves­sel cover.
The exact posi­tion­ing is con­tin­u­ous­ly mon­i­tored by spe­cial sen­sors from the sys­tem con­trol. Exact posi­tion­ing is ensured and mon­i­tored by the sys­tem con­trol with spe­cial sen­sors. A clamp­ing device then press­es the frag­men­ta­tion ves­sel onto the cov­er and secure­ly clamps it in the oper­at­ing posi­tion. This auto­mat­ic lift­ing and clamp­ing device reduces man­u­al work dur­ing oper­a­tion to a minimum.

Plant control with integrated process control and monitoring

An indus­tri­al con­trol sys­tem (PLC) with touch-screen inter­face enables the indi­vid­ual set­ting of the frag­men­ta­tion para­me­ters depend­ing on the mate­r­i­al or sep­a­ra­tion require­ments and the sim­ple adjust­ment of the process para­me­ters. No spe­cial­ist qual­i­fi­ca­tions of the oper­at­ing per­son­nel are required.
The oper­a­tor can inde­pen­dent­ly store data records with frag­men­ta­tion para­me­ters for spe­cif­ic mate­ri­als in the sys­tem control.

Control panel

Vessel designs

Batch plant with vessel trolley

The shock wave sys­tems for batch oper­a­tion can be oper­at­ed with frag­men­ta­tion ves­sels of var­i­ous designs.
By adapt­ing the frag­men­ta­tion cham­ber, the shock wave process can be indi­vid­u­al­ly adapt­ed to the spe­cif­ic mate­r­i­al and sep­a­ra­tion requirements.

Range of services

para­me­ters val­ue
Num­ber of high volt­age electrodes
Ves­sel volume
Work­ing voltage
Pulse ener­gy
50–1000 J
Pulse rate
1–50 dis­charges per s
Oper­at­ing mode
Oper­a­tion with dif­fer­ent ves­sels designs possible