Preparation of ceramic and glass samples

Hot Press Elatec Control (Elatec Technology Corp.)

Densification of various kind of materials, such as ceramics, metals, glasses, etc. at high temperature up to 2000 °C with application of mechanical pressure (30MPa)

Contact: doc. Ing. Miroslav Hnatko, PhD. e-mail:


Hot Press, Clasic 0220 ZL (Trenčín)

Device with graphite heating elements for hot-pressing of ceramic samples at temperature up to ca. 2000°C and at pressure up to 40 MPa in inert atmosphere (Ar, N) or in vacuum.

  • Outside dimensions 600 x 800 x 1000 mm
  • Inside dimensions ø 40 x 50 mm
  • Quantity of pressed material ø 40 x 20 mm
  • Max. temperature 2000°C
  • Max. pressure 40 MPa (400 bar)
  • Heating graphite elements
  • Heating rate max. 50°C/min

Contact: Mgr. Peter Švančárek, PhD., e-mail:


Hot isostatic press – HIP 200-110*200Gl (EPSI Ltd.)

Equipment used for the densification of powders, e.g. metals and/or ceramics, at temperatures up to 2000 °C and at pressures up to 800 MPa. Pressure is applied either by air or by inert gas, e.g. argon or nitrogen act isostaticaly during densification on the material.



Gas pressure sintering – KCE-FP W100 (FCT Systeme GmbH)
Gas pressure sintering is a manufacturing process used to reduce the porosity of metals and ceramics materials. This improves the mechanical properties and increases workability. The GPS process subjects a component to both elevated temperature and isostatic gas pressure in a furnace. The pressurizing gas most widely used is argon or nitrogen. An inert gas is used, so that the material does not chemically react. The chamber is heated, causing the pressure inside the chamber to increase. Due to the presence of the gas, pressure is applied to the material from all directions (hence the term “isostatic”). The maximum pressure of the inert gas is 10 Mpa and temperature 2200°C.
Contact: doc. Ing. Zoltán Lenčéš, PhD., e-mail:


Furnaces for glass preparation – Chamber melting furnace up to 1800°C, Clasic 1018 S

High-temperature chamber melting furnace with superkanthal heating elements up to 1800°C with programmable temperature regulation and sight hole Furnace inside dimension:

  • Width 200 mm
  • Height 170 mm
  • Depth 300 mm
  • Input power max. 6kVA
  • Voltage 3 x 230/400 V
  • heating rate 20°C/min
  • Effective volume 10 l
  • temperature 1800°C

Contact: Mgr. Peter Švančárek, PhD., e-mail:


Tube furnace up to 1300°C, Clasic 0213 T

Tube furnace for pyrolysis of organosiliceous precursors in inert atmosphere at temperature up to 1300°C with programmable temperature regulation

  • temperature 1300°C
  • Inside diameter 70 mm
  • Heating element length 500 mm
  • Total length 600 mm
  • Length of homogenous temperature area – min. 25% total length of heated part
  • Programmable regulation CLARE 4
  • Regulation accuracy ± 1°C
  • Thermocouple Pt/PtRh10
  • Input power 1,8 kW
  • Voltage 230 V, current 8 A

Contact: Mgr. Peter Švančárek, PhD., e-mail: