Adhesive Contact Measuring Instrument – J.K.R


Research group SVM, Professor dr. G. de With, department Chemical Engineering and Chemistry TU/e.
Research group CEM, polymer technology, Professor H. Meijer, PhD, department Mechanical Engineering TU/e.


Measuring the force, indentation and contact surface between spherical and flat bodies. Used to characterize contacts and to measure the adhesiveness between various materials (glass, plastics, metals, ceramics). Both force and displacement measurements are performed by means of laser interferometry. Online visualization and measurement of contact surface using a camera system.


  • Position range 0-5mm, resolution 0.1 nm
  • Force range -1 N tot +1 N
  • Resolution 0.01 µN
  • Speed 10 nm/s - 1 mm/s