Facilities - Mechanical Testing Systems

Electromechanical Testing Systems

(For most of quasi-static material characterization)

    A wide range of electro-mechanical testing systems with different capacities and features to handle material samples of different sizes and strength levels...

  • ZwickRoell ZwickiLine 2.5*: 2.5kN @ ~16 mm/s

  • ZwickRoell Z020: 20kN @ ~10 mm/s

  • ZwickRoell Z050: 50kN @ ~10 mm/s

  • ZwickRoell Z250 Extra Height: 250kN @ ~10 mm/s

  • All systems are...
  • Coupled with in-situ 2D or 3D DIC systems

  • Equipped with modern electronics for synchronization and coupling with external sensors

  • Able to accept a wide range of load cells for further load measurement refinements (down to 50N)

  • Are configured with highly flexibility to accept a wide array of adapters & custom fixtures for enabling different types of tests and configurations

High Speed Servohydraulic Testing System

(For material characterization at intermediate and high strain rates)

    A unique testing system that enables testing at different speeds and strain rates covering the upper range of strain rates of interest for the automotive sector...

  • ZwickRoell HTM8020: 80kN @ ~20,000 mm/s

  • The system is...
  • The first of its type in any commercial testing lab in NA!

  • Modern and equipped with the latest generations of electronics

  • Capable of speeds up to 20 m/s in either direction (tension or compression)

  • Capable of achieving controlled high strain rates (in excess of ~1000 s-1)

  • Coupled with high speed DIC systems (2D and 3D)

  • Customized to perform tension, shear, plane-strain and biaxial testing & more!

Sheet Formability Testing System

(For sheet metal automotive testing)

    A unique testing system that enables testing in different configurations to cover all automotive sheet metal testing needs and more...

  • ITC SP400: Dual Acting Press System with 1800 kN Clamp & 1000kN Punch

  • The system is...
  • The first of its type in any commercial testing lab in NA!

  • Recently redesigned for optimum performance!

  • Designed specifically to handle 03rd Gen. AHSSs

  • Coupled with quasi static and high speed DIC systems

  • Capable of covering all mechanical formability tests (FLC Nakajima & Marciniak, HER, Hydraulic Bulge, Deep Drawing, Other)

  • Capable of accepting a wide array of custom tools and dies for specialized and highly optimized tests

  • Designed to accept a range of small stamping die sets for stamping tryouts!