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Laboratory activities

The Laboratory for Mechanical Wood Processing is intended for teaching and scientific-professional activities related to the technical courses of the Institute for Process Technology.

The Laboratory conducts exercises with students of the Department of Wood Technology related to the study of machines and tools for wood processing, treatment quality, technical components of wood and wood materials transportation, and finally of chipped wood. Also, the samples required for laboratory exercises are prepared in the Laboratory, as well as for the research activities conducted by the teachers in the Institute.
The laboratory is supplied with the equipment for the measurements of forces and energy during the mechanical wood processing, quality testing of the treated surface, tool blunting and effects of the processing parameters on the cutting-edge stability.  In addition to that, the Laboratory enables the control  of the effectiveness of the system for wood particulate extraction and transmission by air in relation to the parameters of the system operation and wood particulates, as well as measuring the speed, pressure and flow rate in the system.
Laboratory activities also include investigation of the wood dust exposure of workers in mechanical wood processing and the Laboratory is equipped with the tools for  the determination of the mass concentration of wood particulates in the air by the gravimetric and photometric method. All the aforementioned measurements can be performed outside of the laboratory, in the field.

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