The VDA 278 guideline is one of the most required emission test methods for automotive interior. In order to make the test procedure easier and more precise imat developed an innovative concept for sample preparation.
The imat high precision micropunch can be used to prepare standardized samples specimens suitable for tests according to VDA 278. In comparison to a conventional belt punch, much less force is needed to cut out the specimens. The device makes it possible to cut out specimens in an optimized size for meeting the required weight of 30mg. Specimens produced by the imat high precision micropunch are highly accurate with respect to best reproducibility. It allows quick adjustment of the tool either for cylindrical cores, strips or the fixed size for lacquer samples applied to aluminum foil.
Different die molds for several purposes:
3 different core sizes
3 different strip widths
1 for lacquer samples
Easy handling and adjusting the specimens’ geometry depending on the thickness of material.