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1″ Button Heaters Air/Vacuum/UHV 1000c to 1600c

£1,200.00£2,500.00 excl VAT

Semiquip Button Heaters

1″ Button Heater Air/HV/UHV range

Semiquip, having years of experience within the research and Industry sectors, have designed a range of flexible 1 inch ( 25.4mm) Button Heaters.

The concept of the design is to provide a flexible approach to the problem of heating samples in a range of environments.

  • Air/Vacuum upto 1000°C
  • Inert upto 1600°C
  • High Vacuum(HV) upto 1400°C
  • Ultra High Vacuum (UHV) upto 1600°C

Replacement Carbon Composite Elements for your old button heaters. lower cost way to keep your system and experiments on working. Short lead times, normally between 2-4 weeks. Fraction of the cost of a replacement heater.

2" button heater detail

2″ Button Heaters Air/Vacuum/UHV 1000c to 1600c

£1,200.00£2,500.00 excl VAT

Semiquip Button Heaters

2″ Button Heaters air/vacuum 1000c: Vacuum 1400c to 1600c

Semiquip, having years of experience within the research and Industry sectors, have designed a range of flexible 2 inch Button Heaters.

The concept of the design is to provide a flexible approach to the problem of heating samples in a range of environments.

  • Upto 1000°C Air/Vacuum
  • Upto 1600°C  Inert Atmosphere
  • Upto 1400°C High Vacuum(HV)
  • Upto 1600°C Ultra High Vacuum (UHV)

Replacement Carbon Composite Elements for your old 2″ button heaters. low cost way to keep your system and experiments on working. Short lead times, normally between 2-4 weeks. Fraction of the cost of a replacement heater.

Custom Size hot-zone can also be supplied and additional features added such as substrate holders and hardware for system integration.


Atomic Force Microscope ( SPM complete system)

Scanning Probe Microscope, (AFM-SFM)

0ptical Microscopes inability to image sizes smaller than wave length of visible light resulted invention of nano-scopes in the last decade.

AFM is the top of the list ,due to its low price and multi-applications.

The basic principle of AFM

A spring micron size cantilever has a conical tip at its free end. The conical tip with a very sharp end, usually less than 10 nanometres, scans the sample surface from a very close nanometric distance.

As the tip moves over the surface the Van Der Waals forces between atoms on the sharp end of the tip, as a side note the tip is one atom in diameter, and the atoms on the surface of the sample varies, resulting vertical displacements of the cantilever.

Vertical movements of the cantilever are reflected using a laser to magnify the movement of the cantilever.

The reflected laser beam from the cantilever’s highly polished upper surface hits a quadruple photodiode.

The output signals of the photodiodes are related to the vertical movements of the cantilever which in turn represents the surface topography of the sample.

The whole system is light weight, portable and accurate.

Easy to use.

Atomic Force Microscopy ( AFM) also known as Scanning Force Microscopy (SFM) is very high resolution type of Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) with a benefit of 1000 times better than Optical Diffraction limit. Resolution in the order of a nanometer




Axial Fatigue Testing Machines

Axial Fatigue Testing

SAF axial fatigue test machines are designed for the flowing operations:

  • Fatigue,
  • Durability

Life Time determination tests on all types of specimens, according to different procedures and standards like ISO 14242 and ASTM E1942, … To applying dynamic loads up to 100 Hz frequency with various amplitude control of Force, displacement, Strain, and Stress according to alternate wave forms like Sinusoidal, Square, Triangular, Saw-Tooth, and desired patterns.


High data acquisition and high-speed response, ultimate sensors, transducers, highly accurate servo valves, independent (separate) controllers for Real Time control, powerful software with optimized control algorithm and data processing for every control type (mode).


In addition to hydraulic, mechanical systems design especially for long-term tests put SAF series in the best position to prepare and simulate most real and various test conditions for practical fatigue testing of various parts.

The mechanism and functions of this type of machine is based on hydraulic servo valve and is benefitting high frequency DSP technology hardware. Frequency response, sampling rate and system control speed is very high in this unit in such a way that each 200 micro second it gets feedback from all measuring devices and performs system control in a closed loop with PID control. SAF- series can also perform crack propagation tests in addition to fatigue tests.


The unit has a unique and advanced software (Ethernet connection with hardware via LAN port) with capability to apply periodic loads with specified amplitude and frequency along with different wave forms. It can also apply offset, number of applied cycles and determining storage cycles with ability to change all test parameters online during test running and report all required output.

SAF- series has an intercooler- cooling system with plated heat exchanger and high heat exchange efficiency for quick oil heat dissipation.

Cold Plate

Cold Plate Large working area +38°C to -14°C

Laboratory Cold Plate

Range +38°C to -14°C

In many laboratory applications, the need to keep specimens or samples cool has always been a key part laboratory procedure.

Using the years of research and industrial experience, our cold plates are designed to accommodate even the most rigorous and stringent repeatability criteria, enabling these units to be used in almost all applications.

  • Compact design
  • Resistance to chemical attach
  • Maintaining superior temperature
  • Sample conditioning prior to other tests.
  • Histological Laboratory Cooling
  • Cooling Surface 450mm x 350mm, probably largest working area on the market.
  • Cooling plate capacity: 60 paraffin blocks
  • Self regulating -14°C control
  • Weight 25kg
  • Robust design for industrial and laboratory use.
  • Powder coated metal design. resistant to water and chemicals.
  • Overall dimensions 350mm width, Depth 650mm, 260mm height.
Compact Desktop SEM Sputter Coater DSR1 - Vactechniche

DCT Turbo Desktop Carbon Coater for SEM/TEM Sample Prep


SEM/TEM Preparation Carbon Coater, Low and high vacuum systems

Sample preparation using Carbon coating is the recognised method for non-conductive and low conductive specimens or samples.
The DCT system is a versatile carbon evaporator for preparing specimens for electron microscopy or EDXA analysis. It has been designed as a high-current power supply capable of evaporating both carbon rod and carbon fibre. In other words, it can coat carbon on different types of substrates for X-Ray analysis and coating conducting carbon fibre & rod for SEM analysis.
The excellent design of the system enables the user to easily load and unload samples, and quickly replace the carbon fibre/rod. The system is equipped with a film thickness monitor (FTM), which measures the coating thickness on a quartz crystal mounted in the vacuum chamber with an accuracy of 1 nm. The system can automatically terminate a coating cycle when the required thickness or time has been achieved..
The compact and easy to use carbon coater, has the option of using existing pumps or supplied with a pump.
For external pumping the on board computer controls the pump or pumping rig.
Larger samples can be accommodated with our increased vacuum chamber DCR-L and DCT-L system
Carbon Coating
Due to its excellent transparency and good electrical conductivity, deposited carbon thin films are widely used for either electron microscopy (EM) or X-ray microanalysis applications such as:
• support films for TEM (high vacuum (HV) evaporation)
• conductive films for SEM/EDS samples (low vacuum evaporation)
• conductive surface films for non-conductive microprobe samples (HV evaporation)
• conductive surface films for non-conductive EBSD samples (HV evaporation)
• conductive surface films for non-conductive FESEM samples (HV evaporation)
• conductive surface films for non-conductive FIB samples (HV evaporation)
Our board computer integration makes the Desktop Sputter coater an ideal laboratory and research tool for scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Tunnelling electron microscopy analysis(TEM).
Thin films of about 5 nm (50Å) are used for particle support and as an isolating layer in autoradiography. Thicker films are also used in SEM and X-Ray Microanalysis. In general, deposited thin films should be uniformed with fine grain sizes and reproducible film thickness.
Carbon rod and carbon fibre are the two widely used sources for carbon evaporation in laboratories around the word. They each have their own features that make them of specific interests to the users. For a better understanding, further details of these features are presented in the following sections.

Carbon Rod versus Carbon Fibre Evaporation

Evaporating carbon thread or a pre-shaped carbon rod are both common methods to evaporate carbon. Using pre-shaped rods with the correct control system (pulse, continuous and auto) delivers a high quality carbon layer and also gives good control over the thickness of the carbon layer. However, some users prefer to use carbon fibre because it has a faster and simpler process comparing with carbon rod.
Compact Desktop SEM Sputter Coater DSR1 - Vactechniche

DSCT: Turbo Sputter/Carbon coating Desktop system for SEM/TEM


Desktop SEM/TEM Turbo Pumped Sputter and Carbon Coater DSCT

Sample preparation using sputter coating is the recognised method for non-conductive and low conductive specimens or samples, this system is also suitable for optical coatings.
Vac Techniche  DSCT has been developed to exceed the requirements for SEM/TEM sample preparation.
The compact and easy to use sputter coater, with onboard Turbomolecular Pumping
Use supplied backing vacuum pump or your own, all controlled with the  processor controller.
The Vac Techniche Desktop turbo pumped Sputter Coater enables thin film sputter coating of noble metals: gold (Au), palladium (Pd), platinum (Pt) and gold/palladium (Au/Pd) on non-conductive or poorly conductive samples or devices.
Our board processor integration makes the Desktop Sputter coater an ideal laboratory and research tool for scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Transmission electron microscopy analysis(TEM).
One of the benefits of our DSCT design is the rapid pump-down time making it a production tool in addition to a research instrument, for applications such as optical coatings.
Repeatable results when used in Automatic mode for Thin films are deposition.

Carbon coating attachment

DSCT  has the  Carbon Fibre Coating attachment, ideal for SEM/TEM preparation, using the separate attachment keeping the Carbon coating  from contaminating the sputtering head and visa versa.

Carbon Rod evaporation is also available on request.


Blown Electrospinning N95 mask material manufacture

Electrospinning Face Mask material manufacturing


Large Scale INFL6100B Blown Electrospinning Unit for N95 and F9 filter material

Electrospinning is An established method of producing nano- and micro-fibres from a wide variety of natural and synthetic polymers is knows as  Electrospinning

Our industrial blown electrospinning machine is not good option for R&D. This machine is for mass production, with buyers around the world to keep up with the pandemic demand for N95 face mask.

Our manufacturing system has a high production rate, this of course is depending on polymer solution and electrospinning parameters.

But for a quantity to compare it is to: about 100 g/hr for PA.
For a research and development pilot machine better to supply INFL260B. This machine has 2 units, 8 blown needles, production of about 16 g of PA nanofibers per an hour, 60 cm maximum electrospinning width, roll to roll system with magnetic brake and edge control system, ready to connect humidity control system.
For production of N95 media for respiratory face mask the coating speed is 40 meters per a unit in an hour. (INFL6100B: 240 meters / hr; INFL260B: 80 meters per hour).


For further details,

Nanofibers & Electrospinning Accessories from Lab Techniche

Electrospinning Unit (Electroris)


Laboratory Electrospinning Unit (Electroris)

Electrospinning is an established method of producing nano- and micro-fibres from a wide variety of natural and synthetic polymers is knows as  Electrospinning

The method used to produce these fibres is as follows:

By introducing a  polymer solution at a constant flow rate though a small restriction such as a syringe needle.

A high voltage, typically 10 to 30 kV is connected to the needle; it is the applied voltage that induces a charge on the surface of the liquid droplet, when a critical charge is reached, the physical shape of the droplet surface changes, the hemispherical surface of the fluid elongates and a Taylor cone forms.

By applying a greater voltage the now charged droplet , the charged liquid jet is ejected from the Taylor cone and attracted to the earthed collector, which is positioned at a fixed distance from the needle. During this process the solvent evaporates from the polymer solution, leaving dry polymer fibres on the collector.

Our lab scale electrospinning machine has the ability to prepare polymeric/ceramic nanofibers with diameter range of 50 nm to a few microns. Electroris® electrospinning setup mainly consists of main body including syringe pump, spinneret, collector system and high voltage power supply. Two different types of Electroris are available:

  • Standard model
  • Dual pump Electrospinning system (Side by Side Electroris).

In side by side Dual pump Electrospinning system, there are two syringe pumps on both sides of the rotating collector drum;

  • 2 syringe pumps,
  • 2 scan systems,
  • 2 distance adjuster and
  • 2 High-Voltage Power Supply.

Production rates will be twice that of the standard model,

Main advantage of this model.

  •  two different materials can be electrospun simultaneously.
  •  Electro spin polymeric material in one side with additive materials such as medications can electrospray from opposite side.


With this flexibility in design, our equipment is especially suitable in:

  • Pharmaceutical,
  • Medicine,
  • Biology, bone and Epidermis porosity replication
  • Material Science research. Also, it is useful in the manufacture of
  • Composite nanofibers.
  • Ceramic nanofibers.

Our device controls the electrospinning parameters including injection rate of polymeric solution, electrospinning distance, rotating speed of collector drum, working temperature (room temperature to 45°C) and working time. Electroris® supplies sufficient safety scheme for users with respect to the handling of a high voltage power supply and chemical solvents.



Environmental Testing Chambers


Climatic Chambers for environmental studies

From our Italian partners  Fratelli Galli.

Thermostatic and climatic chambers for environmental simulation testing, for research, quality control and production.

Ideal for automotive, aeronautical, electronic, optical, semiconductor, biological, chemical and pharmaceutical industry.

With the advancement of Graphene and 2D materials developing new sensors and devices for industrial and defence usage, the Galli climate chamber is the ideal way to ensure the protective encapsulation of the device meets the harsh environmental conditions it is designed to withstand.

Histology Mictrotomes


The Rotary Microtome instrument has been designed for the cutting of human and animal tissues embedded in paraffin.

The thickness of the sections can be adjusted according to the tissue type easily by the laboratory technician.

Increased instrument life time and efficiency has been achieved by using special ball bearings for linear and rotating mechanisms.

The Microtome holds two micro and macro handles. The Micro Handle cuts the tissue and the Macro handle moves the specimen rapidly toward the blade.

The section Thickness could be set via the front panel and the volume key from 1 to 60 microns by the operator.

Auto Trim is a facility of the device which could be used via the lever in two modes. The first mode of the system is 10 microns and the second one is 30 microns. This facility makes the operator be able to reach the tissue surface without touching the micron setting volume. For serial and consecutive sections, the Retraction facility is considered on this device.

The specimen clamp is designed in a way that the Standard Parffin Block or  Tissue Embedding Cassette clamps could be installed easily on it and the different Plastic or conventional Paraffin Blocks could be used by them.

The Blade holder consists of two parts and the whole collection could be set according to the blade type from 0 to 10 degrees angle to the specimen.

This part is designed in a way that different types of the knives or the disposable blade holders could be easily .

Tissue float

Histology Tissue Float

Lab Techniche Tissue Float  Model DS9008 proves accurate temperature control allowing this piece of equipment to  maintain the hot water temperature of the tank.

This device sets the water solution temperature of the tank with 4.0°c accuracy, it is suitable  for preserving the specimen, solutions, chemical enzymes and the immunohistology materials.

The system is controlled by a microprocessor and its panel is smooth and this ergonomic and schematic design makes it be used easily by the operators.

Paraffin dispenser, Hot plates, cold plates and Microtomes products, produced by Lab Techniche, compliments the Histology range of equipment.


Histology Tissue Processors

The Lab Techniche DS2080/H Tissue Processor is a fully automatic device which is able to process more than 80 human or animal samples in one cycle and make them ready to be moulded. The processor holds two paraffin baths and two stainless steel tissue baskets which could be operated both automatically and manually.

The stylish and organic design of the Tissue Processor with its digital display panel, touch panel keys allow ease of operation which sets is above our competitors.

All of the processor operations and  tissue passage programming timings can be controlled via suitable light and acoustic alarms and also the big and readable display panel which could be easily supervised by the operator.

Permanently lid fastened jars are used in this device to prevent the evaporation of the solutions which would not only make the evaporation rate be the least but also would prevent the distribution of the smell of the solutions in laboratory environment at most.

In addition to this, there is the option of installing SMS Software package for online and Real-Time supervision and device activities.

Mortars and Pestles



Mortars and Pestles

A range of mortars and pestles available in unglazed porcelain or glass.

LabTechniche mortars and pestles are available in unglazed porcelain or glass and are sold as sets. Ideal for use in laboratory, catering and pharmacy environments. Various sizes are available.

New Small Cold Plate for Histology and Laboratory general use.

New to Lab Techniche

Laboratory Cold Plate- Range -5°C to -15°C

  • Compact design
  • Resistance to chemical attach
  • Sample conditioning prior to other tests.
  • Histological Laboratory Cooling
  • Cooling Surface 275mm x 255mm
  • Dimension 535 x 330 x 358
  • Ability to set temperature

Planetary Ball Mills

Planetary Ball Mills.

How they work

In Planetary Ball Mill the milling cups rotate as planets in 2 positions, rotating around themselves and rotating around disk center .

This type of Rotating causes shooting of Milling Balls in all directions and making powder of Materials in Micron and Nanometer in optimum time

• Milling and Reducing of Particle size down to Nanometer
• Mechanical Alloying
• Possibility of Chemical Reaction under Vacuum or
Inert Gas during Milling
• Usable for Mineralogy , Metallurgy, Chemical, Ceramic , Glass, Biology, Agriculture and Paint Material
• Milling Cups and Balls:
Cups and Balls with various material such as : Agate,Zirconia, Alumina Tungsten Carbide , Teflon ,
Hardened steel and stainless steel and are available.
• Cups Size : and 500mI
• Ball size : 5,10,15,20mm