Physica MCR-301

Control stress rheometer (Anton-Paar). Some of its specifications are, frequency working range from 10-5 to 102 Hz with a torque range between 1 nN·m and 200 mN·m with an angular resolution of 0. 01·10-6 rad. The range of temperature values are from – 40 ° C to 200 ° C.

Physica MCR-501

Control stress rheometer(Anton-Paar). The range of torque of this equipment is between 0.01 µN·m and 300 mN·m with an angular resolution of 0. 01·10-6 The speed range is from 10-9 to 314 rad/s with frequencies from 10-6 to 628 rad/s.

ThermoHaake RheoScope

Stress -controlled rheometer with microscopy device. The range of torque is from 0.002 to 100 mN·m with an angular resolution of 1. 2·10-6 rad and 0.025 to 1200 rpm speeds. Working at the same time in a frequency range of 0.0001 to 100 Hz. The sample thermostatization occurs by means of a thermostatic bath.

ThermoHaake MARS

Stress controlled rheometer. This equipment can work in a range of frequencies between 10-6 and 102 Hz over a range of temperatures between – 150 ° C and 600 ° C. Its torque range is between 2 nN·m to 100 mN·m and speeds of 10-7 to 1500 rpm with an angular resolution of 1. 8·10-8

TA-Instruments ARES I

Shear-speed controlled rheometer. This team presents the range of rotation speeds of 0.00125-100 rad/s, being the minimum angle of displacement that can be measured of 0.01 rad. Thermostatization of samples is carried out by means of an air injection furnace.

TA-Instruments ARES II

Shear-speed controlled rheometer. The team also presents a range of speeds of rotation of 0.00125-100 rad/s.

RS-150 (Thermo Haake)

Control stress rheometer. The range of torque is from 0.0005 to 150 mN·m and speeds from 10-7 to 1200 rpm. While the frequency is from 0.0001 to 100 Hz with an angular resolution of 6·10-7 rad.

HAAKE RheoStress 600 (Thermo Haake)

Control stress rheometer. This equipment has a torque range from 5·10-7 to 0.2 N·m with an angular resolution of 0.012 µrad and the range of frequencies from 0.0001 to 100 Hz.

DMS 6100

Solids rheometer can measure of dynamic viscoelasticity, and creep and recovery and effort relaxation using different accessories (bending, tension and compression). Gives you knowledge about thermomechanical behavior of certain polymers and is able to work in a temperature range from – 150 ° C and 600 ° C.


This equipment enables to measure the thermal effects associated with physical or chemical changes that a substance suffers due to the increase or decrease of its temperature at a constant speed. This technique registers, depending on the time, the difference in heat flow that must be supplied to the sample and a reference, to keep them at the same temperature. This difference in energy is equal to the heat energy absorbed or emitted by the material under study. The measurements are carried out at a temperature range of – 90 to 550 ° C.


This analysis measures the amount and the rate of change in the weight of a sample when subjected to a specific program of temperatures. This technique provides information on temperatures and the process of decomposition/degradation in inert atmospheres. The information of temperatures and amounts of lost mass in each of the stages can help, not only to the qualitative identification of the process that causes the loss of mass, but also, to quantify the extent of the process.

TG/DTA 6200

This equipment employs a method of differential balance, with a temperature range from room temperature up to 1100 ° C, a range of warming of 0.01 ° C/min – 200.00 ° C/min and a maximum of 1000 gas flow ml/min.

Atomic force microscopy (AFM)

Multimode equipment connected to a controller of microscope probe exploration Nanoscope-IV (Digital Instruments, Veeco Metrology Group Inc., USA. UU). All images are obtained using the tapping method, using Veeco NanoprobeTM probes, in the phase of the image, where the overhang is at its resonant frequency. The amplitude is used as a feedback signal.


An equipment of Waters, equipped with a styragel HR 4E column, is used (7.8 x 300 mm) and tetrahydrofuran (THF) as eluent. 2414 Waters refractive index detector is also used.

Jasco spectrophotometer FT-IR 4200

The samples to be measured with this equipment, depending on the humidity, are placed on KBr windows during the test. The spectra obtained are carried out in a range of wavelength 400-4000 cm-1, with a resolution of 4 cm-1.

Low shear RW20 stirrers

Seven agitators model RW 20 (Ika, Germany) are available in the lab, which can be coupled two types of agitators, one anchor-type, and other with a helical loop shape.

High shear homogenizer RW28 Werke

The laboratory has several homogeniser model RW 28 (Ika, Germany), designed for very viscous applications and quantities up to 80 l, and that can be coupled with various type of agitators, such as propeller, centrifugal, pallets or the anchor-type.

Homogenizer T25

For high performance dispersion and high volumes between 1-2000 ml, let us work at high speeds and homogenize and disperse different types of samples.

Homogenizer T50

Powerful diffuser for volumes between 0.25-30 l, offers a wide range of speeds with overload protection and allows the reproduction of operations even with changes of viscosity.

High shear homogenizer Labor – Pilot 2000/4

It is designed for mixing solids and liquids, homogenize or emulsify and is suitable for a wide range of applications. Its specifications include a flow rate up to 300 l/h and an engine of 1.5 kW.

High shear homogenizer Labor-Process-Pilot

It is designed to homogenize, emulsify and mix and has an advanced technology, allowing also to work under pressure / vacuum and at high temperatures or abrasive materials. Some of its specifications are that it accepts up to 350 l/h flow rate and has engine of 2.2 kW.

Penetrometer SETA

In our laboratory we have two penetrometers SETA Universal (Stanhope-Seta, U.K.), equipped with a quarter-scale cone and as a penetration device a cylindrical container of φ = 40 mm and h = 40 mm. Being the range of penetration from 0 to 40 mm and having approximate dimensions of 67 x 30 x 33 cm.

Roll stability tester

Equipment used to evaluate the stability of lubricanting greases versus laminate (model 1940-3, Stanhope-Seta, Great Britain), according to the standard ASTM D1831. The device has a cylindrical housing, as well as an inner cylinder for continuous shearing.

Freeze dryer

There is a freeze dryer model Virtis Advantage (Moneybox-Erloss) dimensions 21 ½ “x 21” x 26 “, digital temperature and vacuum monitoring, a defrost tray, as well as an optional automated control system.

Hot dish press

A press model EQ-HP-88V220 (MTI-Corporation) is available, with a force of 250 KN, a hydraulic oil pump and a digital temperature controller.
Centrifugal. This centrifugal (ALRESA) has acceleration and braking controls, induction motors, as well as a stop device for imbalance and a centrifugation stainless steel Chamber.


This centrifugal (ALRESA) has acceleration and braking controls, induction motors, as well as a stop device for imbalance and a centrifugation stainless steel Chamber.


There is a ductilometer model 81-130140, whose trials of ductility and elastic recovery and strength-ductility, are developed by norms ASTM D113, EN 13398 and EN 13589 respectively.

Ring and ball

For trials for the determination of the softening point of bitumen, equipment PAVELAB Controls model 01-PV0143 is used according to the rules EN 1427 and ASTM D36, which consists of a microprocessor which controls all functions by its own, as for example the control of the test temperature and the agitators.


Viscometer (Brookfield, USA) DV2T model with a speed range of 0.1-200 rpm and temperature sensor – 100 ° C – 300 ° C, with an accuracy in the measurement of the viscosity of % over the entire range of the scale.

Testing machine

This is an equipment of universal test that allows having a quality control and research of various materials and products (plastic, metal, ceramic, screws, electronics, food, etc). It is capable of representing strength measurements with high reliability, allowing you to easily perform several functions, as well as traction, flexion and compression testing. It has different load cells to carry out a variety of tests.

Leakage tendency

The aim of this equipment is to cover the assessment of trends of leakage of grease in the bearings under certain conditions and it consists of a stainless steel box reinforced with ceramic, temperature controller with digital display and elements of heating rods coated in gold, among other accessories.

Malvern distribution Analyzer

This equipment has been designed to measure the size of the particles of a material, as well as its distribution. It has an accessory (Mastersizer 2000) that is capable of measuring wet and dry samples.

High pressure homogenizer Twin Panda

This equipment consists of two plungers, being characterized by a two-stage unit designed for laboratory use but with tests on products at pilot scale. It has been designed to prosecute up to 600 bar different liquid samples with a viscosity up to 1000 cP and with temperatures up to 90 ° C. The results that can be obtained can be transferred directly on an industrial scale.


This equipment is capable of processing a variety of fluids (oil/water emulsions, suspensions of solids in liquids and alterations of cells), in one or two steps. It provides a repeatable process that guarantees to scale to pilot and production volumes.

The zetasizer nano instrument

The process of measuring of this equipment is designed by a section of the identification of the major components of the hardware and software. So the entire measurement process analyzes and controls the size, molecular weight and the potential of the measured sample.

X- ray D8 advanced spectometer

This equipment is used for almost all applications of x-ray diffraction. Can be controlled by computer for automatic operations, at the same time, has several accessories that can be used with the diffractometer, such as chambers of high and low temperature, several detectors, media samples and extended systems of masks.


The seal equipment is capable of working under high pressure and is used to sterilize using water vapour means of cultivation, liquid, glass, plastic, among others. Cover and seal in stainless steel, full control by microprocessor, manual drain valve safety thermostat, are some of its features.

Shear chamber system 450

This equipment let us to observe the structure of complex fluids by means of optical microscope under controlled temperature and shear. It works within a temperature range from Tamb up to 450 ° C and speed of shear from 0.003-750 s-1, between some of its specifications. Engine that includes works by steps and 3 different ways, as well as the space between the panes is controlled by a second engine.

Optical Microscope Olympus BH2

These high-quality devices aids the use of a wide range of microscopic techniques depending on the chosen accessories (binocular tubes, capacitors, sensors, etc), to produce very high quality pictures. It is available for different applications, from laboratory to research work and educational research.

TLC/FID Iatroscan MK6 analyzer

This Analyzer can be used to detect organic substances of high boiling point, being its analysis system, a combination of thin-layer chromatography and a flame ionization detector (FID). The separation is made with thin layer and FID detection.

ATS Faar die-cutter

This equipment allows coining or trim a mold to a size that is standardized by some pressure, some of the specifications to make it happen in the most optimal way are: force on the axis of the head of the 55 kN (with air pressure) womb, bar multiplier of steel, easy access (dust-proof), two control buttons, design adjustment to the safety standards.

Accelerated pressure PAV ageing device

It is designed to simulate aging by oxidation, for example in asphalt, in a pressure Chamber consisting of temperature controllers, as well as pressure and temperature gauges. Waste from this test can be used to estimate physical or chemical properties up to 5 or 10 years after aging.

Rotating film RTFOT aging stove

It is capable of reducing the thickness of the film of the sample and the time of trial. This device is a good simulator of aging in the short term, where the sample would continuously revolve in glass vials arranged in a stove with ventilation. Continuous rotation prevents forming scabs.

Single and double screw extruder

It is used for research, development, quality control and production on a small scale, it is necessary to prepare lots of small samples in a very short time. Some of its specifications are: D: 16mm; L/D RATIO: 25:1; max speed: 500 rpm; power: 250 w.

Kneader with torque measurement

Focusing on the checking of batches of many substances of high viscosity, it characterizes small-scale materials, such as polymers, elastomers, additives, to avoid problems in its production. Some of its specifications are: works until a Tmax of 400ºc, width 52 cm, height of 125 cm, 3-channel reading of T, volume of nearly 300 cm3, speed of 250 rpm threading.

MF 10 Mill

It is continuous, and possesses a powerful drive, stainless steel surface, 2 easy-to-exchange heads of milling can be used. Some of the specifications are: Vmin = 300 rpm and Vmax = 6500 rpm; depth = 300 mm; frequency = 50/60 Hz; being its principle of operation by cutting or impact.

Recirculation cooled Bath

It is a team capable of controlling temperature, with a circulation pump for thermostatization. It has a safety device for the control of the level of the liquid.

Equipment for testing of stability to oxidation by oxygen bomb method

This device is used to check the uniformity of oxidation and this method measures the change in the pressure resulting from the consumption of oxygen by oxidation and the gain in pressure, due to the formation of volatile products of oxidation.

L5 Silverson mixer

It is useful for a wide variety of applications (mixing, emulsification and homogenization) with high efficiency. With capacities from 1 ml up to 12 l, and can be mixed with flow rates of up to 20 l/min.

Magnetic agitators

These devices include heating and hotplate hob to be able to work more efficiently to a maximum of 1000 rpm, and could connect him an electronic contact thermometer, such as ETS-D5 (which it is also available in our laboratory).


Equipment in charge of cooling water, used to cool the team rays X D8 Advanced.


There are several drying and sterilization stoves (Selecta) using natural convection with analog thermometer and temperature regulating thermostat, adjustable temperature from 40 ° C up to 250 ° C. It has a fixed built-in overheating limiter.

Rotary evaporator

EThis equipment is used for the standard distillation, crystallization, the concentration of the desired product, the dry powder or the separation of one or two solvents. Incorporates a vacuum pump and it is necessary to take into account the difference between the bath and the Tvapor to achieve the distillation.

Agitator-mixer (Heidolph)

These devices are perfect for mixing samples in Eppendorf tubes, vials and similar containers to very high speeds.


It allows measuring the pH of a solution. It consists of an electrode of calomel (mercury) and another of glass, immersed in the solution that you want to know the pH.

Cold finger (Selecta)

This appliance is intended for cooling liquids in thermostatic baths where a temperature lower than the ambient is necessary. It is equipped with a hermetic compressor, with ventilated condenser and cooling spiral stainless steel coil.

Thermo Haake Viscotester iQ

This oscillatory rheometer with pneumatic bearing can analyze the rheological properties of a wide range of fluids, pastes and even semi-solid specimens. Works in a range of frequencies from 0.1-20 Hz and temperature according to their geometry of-5-160 ° C.

Density-meter DMA 500

It is a digital density meter whose operation is very easy. It requires only 1 ml of sample, methods are freely programmable, custom measurement units, correction automatic viscosity measured outcomes all this ensures and the measurement of results in a very short period of time.

D series syringe pumps

These single-pump systems consist of a controller and a module. They offer different functions and modes of operation such as; constant flow, constant pressure, external control and programming of flow or pressure.

Carbolite CWF 11/23 Oven

This oven is characterised by heating modules, consisting of a plate of high quality alumina which houses a wirewound resistor, which compensate for heat loss and optimize the temperature uniformity. Some specs are that you can reach a Tmax = 1100 ° C, has a 23 l capacity, it weighs approximately 68 kg and its dimensions (HxWxD) = 235 x 245 x 400 mm.

Carbolite LHT 6/60 Oven

This oven is a convection fan of high resistance for better uniformity, as well as insulation of low thermal mass for quick response and energy efficiency. It is capable of reaching the 600 ° C and has a capacity of 66 l, as well as dimensions (HxWxD) = 400 x 400 x 410 mm.

Controller PLC HTF

The system displays full flow chart, as well as all the parameters of the process (temperature, flow, pressure) in digital form.

Thermo Scientific Oven

It provides a sophisticated timer, a precise temperature uniformity and low energy consumption, combining technology with excellent temperature gravity or mechanical convection, and can reach a maximum of 330 ° C.