The Alemnis Standard Assembly (ASA) can be used as a standalone micromechanical testing system on any sturdy laboratory bench. For such ex-situ operation, it is recommended to place the ASA in a dedicated enclosure and place the enclosure on an anti-vibration table to minimize noise. The ASA can also be mounted under an optical microscope giving a lateral view for experiments in ambient conditions. Find out more: Standalone full article
Several challenges exist when designing an in-situ mechanical testing assembly compatible with X-ray beamlines for computed tomography. Find out how Alemnis Standard Assembly solves these challenges in this article.
Several challenges exist when designing an in-situ mechanical testing assembly compatible with synchrotron beamlines. The assembly must be light weight as it must often be mounted on top of several motion stages. Also, the weight of the load frame must be distributed as symmetrically as possible about the rotational axis. In addition, the assembly must be sufficiently open to allow unrestricted passage of the X-ray beam.