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Scanning electron microscope complements analytical expertise

The history of characterising and comparing materials goes back a long way. Technological development occurred parallel to the creation of new materials and the new processes, and methods for testing and analysing the properties associated with them. This process is continuing at a breath-taking pace.

Employing the latest procedures, we at SynLab® develop and test all materials used in the winding industry – promptly, flexibly, individually and innovatively. Moreover, the SynFlex lab also evaluates electrical insulation systems pursuant to strict UL criteria to ascertain their suitability for use in a variety of areas. These applications include drive technology, the automotive industry, rail transport and energy generation and distribution.

SynLab® tests, documents and assesses the materials of tomorrow for customers all over the world. A prerequisite for every examination and development in this area is material characterisation, which forms the basis for all further decisions. At our location in Lügde, a scanning electron microscope is available for conducting these investigations.

Qualitative and quantitative analyses of surfaces with regard to topographic quality can be realised to the highest definition with the aid of the scanning electron microscope (SEM). In addition, a clear statement regarding the materials contained in a sample can be made using the SEM station. Minuscule quantities of chemical elements can be verified by the SEM.

SynLab® therefore offers the chance to identify materials provided by customers. Different samples can be accurately compared with each other and the differences illustrated. One frequent application in the winding industry is the analysis of contamination or even adhering substances. The scanning electron microscope ultimately offers the possibility to conduct analyses for defective parts which allow conclusions to be drawn about the cause of material damage.

SynLab® combines the technical equipment and know-how of our specialists with an in-depth understanding of winding industry requirements and the complexity of electrical insulation systems. The demands made upon materials and systems continue to grow. These can only be met if one remains innovative and open to development. The options offered by SynLab® test laboratories in Europe and Asia mean that a reliable partner exists ready to meet these demands.

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Corona information, 31.03.2020

Dear business partners,

Despite the progressing corona pandemic, we as SynFlex have succeeded to date in maintaining our business operations at all locations. We offer our customers the accustomed high level of service in terms of delivery flexibility and advisory competence and we maintain existing agreements with our suppliers. Our staff currently provide excellent services despite the many precautionary measures necessary to protect everyone's health. They are fully available to you, in administrative areas usually from a home office.

It remains to be seen how things will continue. Crisis management dominates. It is simply impossible to make serious forecasts about future economic and social changes. All forecasts are plain guessing.

Thus, the resolutions remain: maximum solidarity, responsible action and best possible maintenance of all structures. There will be a time after SARS-CoV-2!

In this spirit we wish you all much steadfastness and good health.

Your SynFlex Team