03/29/2005 • Image processing / Optical metrology • Metrology

Large Strains Precisely Measured

At the Hanover Fair in 2005, the materials testing machine manufacturer Zwick in Ulm will be presenting a member of its new ProLine family: with 5 kN nominal force, this machine is equipped especially for tensile tests on rubber according to ISO 37. The new ProLine long-stroke extensometer is designed for a measuring range of up to 800 mm and is geared for tests calling for extremely large strains. Thanks to the machine-specific parameters, this testing machine is well suited for other tests such as tensile tests on textiles, rubber and caoutchouc products, or elastic bands.

Zwick developed the ProLine to fill a demand for a reasonably priced testing machine for functional testing of parts and for standard tests. This family of machines encompasses a wide spectrum of load frames with nominal forces ranging from 500 N to 100 kN. Now testing of stable parts and standard tests with high nominal loads can be performed cost-effectively. In addition, ProLine machines are especially suitable for testing of packaging materials, plastics, metals, and textiles.

When planning and developing the ProLine, Zwick focused on key aspects apart from the issue of functionality, viz. quality, accuracy, and ease of use. And, of course, high availability was a must! This family of testing machines combines all these features with an extremely favorable price and low running costs.

An extensive line of accessories including specimen grips, compression and flexure fittings, mounting tools, and special testing devices makes it easy for customers to tailor-make their testing system to the application at hand. When developing the tools, Zwick aimed at a flexible, modular deployment of the individual components. This is important for changeovers between tests, in particular, as different component shapes and dimensions call for flexible gripping and testing systems that can be adapted to the test job at hand quickly and easily. Fastest delivery times and a cut-to-the-bone system price are further USPs of this product family.

As with all material testing machines from Zwick, the ProLine can be operated using Zwick's universal proprietary testing software testXpert®, which controls and monitors the test run. Moreover, a special software package has been developed for testing of parts and components.
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