Golisano Institute of Sustainability Labs
Facilities and Labs
The Golisano Institute for Sustainability is currently located in a 170,000 square foot facility on the campus of RIT. Researchers have easy access to 6 large manufacturing bays and 21 specialized labs featuring state-of-the-art equipment. The facility also includes a 10 room, 400 seat training and conference center with smart capabilities.
GIS%u2019s laboratory facilities include:
The Reliability Lab focuses on testing the durability and reliability of components with the goal of enhancing the quality and performance of the entire system.
- Highly Accelerated Life Tester (HALT)
- Weathering Station
- INSTRON Testing Machine
Materials Engineering Lab
This laboratory provides analysis of how the physical and mechanical properties of components meet desired design characteristics.
- Scanning Electron Microscope with Elemental Analysis
Systems Performance and Reliability Lab
The lab focuses on researching the life cycles of components and systems to properly understand and predict aging and wear while utilizing this data to enhance overall performance.
- 300 Horsepower Transmission Dynamometer
- Servo Hydraulic Tensile and Fatigue Tester
Integrated Diagnostics and Prognostics Lab
The Integrated Diagnostics and Prognostics Laboratory is used to develop components, software, and integrated systems for the evaluation and implementation of diagnostics technology for in-the-field environments.
- Network Analyzer
- Switch Matrix
- Dynamic Audio Signal Analyzer
Imaging Products Laboratory
The lab provides state-of-the-art evaluation and research to enhance the sustainability of imaging products and systems through improved testing procedures and the utilization of sustainable design capabilities.
- Xenon Arc Ultra Violet Test Chamber
- Ozone Test Chamber
Rapid Reverse Engineering Lab
When products are recovered from end-of-life, specifications, such as material requirements and dimensional tolerances, are often unavailable. The Rapid Reverse Engineering Lab is equipped with instruments to accurately reconstruct missing product information to enable new production, improve design and enhance opportunities for remanufacturing and reuse.
- Coordinate Measuring Machine
- 3D Laser Scanner
- Optical Measuring System
Clean Technologies Demonstration Facility
The facility features a wide variety of cleaning machines utilized for alternative cleaning testing and demonstration. Engineers utilize the equipment to develop and implement technologies that will prevent pollution and reduce costs to companies.
|Mid-pressure Aqueous Parts Washer||Clean Express 2000||Better Engineering, Inc.|
|Mid-pressure Aqueous Parts Washer||SJW-2||Intercont Corporation|
|High-pressure Aqueous Parts Washer||Cyclone 30 Retractable Turntable||Mart Corporation|
|Agitating Ultrasonics Parts Washer||Grease Monkey Plus GMP-3527||Blackstone-Ney Corporation|
|Non-agitating Ultrasonics Parts Washer||Grease Monkey Classic GMC-3523||Blackstone-Ney Corporation|
|Tabletop Ultrasonics Parts Washer||HT-1812||Blackstone-Ney Corporation|
|Tabletop Ultrasonics Parts Washer||PROT 0512H||Blackstone-Ney Corporation|
|Tabletop Ultrasonics Parts Washer||4HT.1014.6.ST||Crest Ultrasonics Corporation|
|Thermal Oven||GO-404836||Guspro Corporation|
|Vibratory Shaker||4S||Viking Corporation|
|Shot Blaster||Swedebrator 317||Viking Corporation|
|Multimedia Abrasive Blast Cabinet||Pulsar VI (Suction)||Clemco Corporation|
|Baking Soda Abrasive Blast Cabinet||11SX||Armex Corporation|
|Agitating Dip Tank||81.8||Safety-Kleen Corporation|
Vehicle Integration Facility
This facility features equipment related to the integration of sustainable design technologies into vehicle systems and includes equipment related to life cycle engineering, material restoration and accelerated aging. Engineers are currently working with an EA-6B Prowler Jet, 3 US Marine Corps Light Armored Vehicles, an MTVR 16 ton truck and a High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV).
- Portable Thermal Spray Unit
- Welding Facilities
- Remote Diagnostics and Logistics Hardware and Software Capabilities
- Common Operating Picture (COP) Capabilities
GIS also has access to laboratories associated with other areas of RIT including:
- Center for Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly
- Environmental Testing Laboratory
- Industrial Fluids Application Laboratory
- Packaging Material Evaluation Laboratory
- Packaging Dynamics Laboratory
- SMT Electronics Assembly Laboratory
- Machine Tools Laboratory
- Printing Applications Laboratory (PAL)
- Integrated Plastics Center Laboratories