The Strength and Measurement laboratory at the Ort Braude was opened in 1995. It is located at the ground level of the central building of the college in Hall D108. It occupies a space of more than m2 in close proximity to the Computer Aided Design laboratory (Hall D107) and the Control Laboratory (Hall D109).

The laboratory was established in order to provide our students with knowledge and hands-on experience in the area of data measurement and collection in the field of mechanical measurements .Israel's most important industry - the HiTech industry depends heavily on the ability of engineering universities and colleges to provide their students with modern and updated equipment to accompany their theoretical studies. The laboratory presents the students the different methods of mechanical data measurement and collection, material strength research. These methods are applicable for process and quality control implementation They allow to obtain information about products ,materials and processes by the most exact way: by means of accurate and precise measurement.

The Laboratory serves students in the department of Industrial Engineering and Management and department of Mechanical Engineering. It is used by undergraduate students for carrying out supervised assignments.

The assortment of measuring tools and devices contain:


I. The set of common manual dimensional measuring instruments:

  • Calipers
  • Micrometers
  • Bore & Hole gages
  • Height gages
  • Depth gages
  • Mechanical dial & digimatic test indicators
  • Comparator stands
  • Rectangular gage block sets
  • Attribute gages
  • Bevel protractors
  • Sine bars
  • Levels
  • Precision square set
  • Granite surface plates
  • Thickness tester

II. Three dimensional Coordinate Measuring Machine BHV-M544

  • X: 500 mm
  • Y: 400 mm
  • Z: 300 mm
  • Digital indication
  • GEOPAK program
  • The huge possibilities of performing different geometrical measurements

III. The set of optical tools and devices:

  • Profile Projector:
    • Magnification 10X ;20X ;50X ;100X
    • Rotating 340 mm screen
    • Vertical light beam configuration
    • Digital angle and size measurement
  • Metallurgical microscope for inspecting micro components
  • Optical flat glasses and surface testers

IV. Sophisticated Digimatic Material Testing system LR- (Lloyd instr. production)

  • 30 kN maximum force
  • load cells, grips, fixtures interchangeable
  • data analysis software
  • extensometer, Creep testing, Relaxation tests, load rate control are available

V. Experiments in mechanics with strain Gage series:

  • The set of resistance strain gages for measuring the surface strains resulting from applied load, by the help of Wheatstone bridge.
    • Constant – stress beam.
    • Principal strains and stresses.
    • Stress and Strain concentration.
    • Cantileveler Flexure.
    • Poisson's ratio of materials.
    • Modulus of elasticity.

VI. Hardness Rockwell – Brinell dial tester.

  • Affri's durometers comply with the international 6508 ISO standard for establishing hardness according to the Rockwell method. It also can generate Brinell and Vickers print in compliance with 6508 ISO and 6507 ISO standard.

VII. Photoelasticity measuring set.

  • The stress-opticon in unique pocketsize "photoelastic laboratory", including a circular polariscope, universal straining frame and photoelastic model.
  • Through the use of appropriate models, the stress-opticon can be employed for studying a wide range of structural elements and stress conditions of which the following are representative: stress concentration, arches and frames, simple trusses, discs and rings, curved beam, beam on elastic foundation.

VIII. SPC station.

  • Each station contain:
    • Interface for 2 digital tools connection
    • QI Analyst program for data processing
    • Pentium-133 computer
  • In addition we have two MITUTOYO digimatic miniprocessors for data collection and statistical processing.


Activities at the Lab

Following is a list of the topics covered by laboratory assignments:

  1. Basic mechanical measurement tools: steel rule, caliper, micrometer, height gauge etc.
  2. Angular measurements by the means of different bevel protractors
  3. End gages (GO-NOT GO) :principles of use
  4. Surface optical and mechanical tests
  5. Principles of comparative measurement by the help of mechanical and optical comparators
  6. Indentation hardness tests
  7. Tension, strength and failure tests
  8. Geometrical characteristics inspection by the help of three-dimensional CMM
  9. Real time SPC by the help of QI Analysis work station


  • Dr .Emil Bashkansky
  • Mr.Djehad Haik

Contact us

  • Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Ort Braude College, Carmiel.
  • Tel: 972-4-9901926, Fax: 972-4-9882016