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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Sole Source #C8119S

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info
Published Wednesday May 21, 2003
Awarded to:
Vendor:  MTS Systems Corporation, Gurnee, IL,
Amount:  $128,450
Terms:   One-time transaction
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday May 6, 2003
The University awarded a contract for a nano indenter system to MTS Systems Corporation, Gurnee, IL, for $128,450.
The unit being purchased consists of the following components: MTS Nano Indenter XP mechanical properties microprobe system, to include:
  • Indentation head assembly with AccuTip Berkovich diamond indentation tip
  • Load resolution 50nN
  • Displacement resolution <0.01nm
  • Maximum load 500mN
  • Maximum indentaion depth >500um
  • Motorized x-y sample manipulation table with computer mouse control
  • High perfomance vibration isolation system with self-tuning negative stiffness vibration isolation table, passive environmental enclosure, and resonant frequency <=0.5 Hz
  • Color optical imaging system
  • Fully automated, computerized data acquisition and control system including monitor and keyboard, Windows 200 (R) based system
  • Dell Pentium III 733 MHz or higher computer, 128 Mb RAM, 15 Gb or higher hard drive, 8X write/24X or higher read CDRW, 3.5 inch 1.44 Mb floppy drive,, sound card, video capture card, built-in ethernet
  • 17 inch LCD flat panel display
  • Complete operating and data analysis software package
  • TestWorks 4 Professional/Nano Analyst software package
  • Continuous Stiffness Measurement (CSM) option
  • On site installation and warranty
  • For additional information, contact:
    Pat Cook
    Phone: (618) 453-5751
    FAX: (618) 453-6714

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