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Mechanical and Thermal Measurements Laboratory


The laboratory is a competence centre for the monitoring, diagnostic and control of any mechanical or thermal system. The research activities are related to the general metrology and instrument design:

  • design and testing of instrument for space measurements
  • sound and vibration measurements
  • temperature measurements
  • measurements for biomedical applications


Vibration Measurements

  • Scanning Laser Doppler Vibrometer, single point laser Doppler vibrometer, piezoelectric and MEMS accelerometers, servo-accelerometers
  • Hand-arm and whole-body vibration measurement systems
  • 6-DOF force platform for the dynamic characterization of vibration sources
  • Electrodynamic shakers with force ranges between 0.1 and  8900 N and frequencies between 2 and 15000 Hz

Thermal Measurements

  • infra-red thermal imager for noncontact temperature measurements
  • multichannel thermocouple and RTD measurement systems
  • thermostatic bath with temperature range between -40C and 120 C
  • vacuum chamber for mechanical components testing between -190 C e 100 C

Services for companies

  • measurement of vibration on tools, machines and mechanical components. Implementation of fit-to-purpose anti-vibration devices. Vibration tool characterization. Realization of vibration dampers
  • measurements of length and displacement: implementation of measurement systems for quality control and integration with the enterprise quality management system.
  • design and realization of sensors and systems for force, pressure and torque measurements
  • experimental analysis of mechanical stress on mechanical components
  • noise monitoring and abatement
  • thermal and thermo-elastic measurements in industrial environment


Prof. Bortolino Saggin - Ing. Marco Tarabini - Ing. Diego Scaccabarozzi
Politecnico di Milano - Polo territoriale di Lecco
Via G. Previati, 1/c - 23900 Lecco
Tel. 0341.48.8702/8808