At ZwickRoell quality means understanding our customer's requirements. We demonstrate this by manufacturing flexible and well-designed machines, by helping our customers achieve reliable test results, and by offering the "Made in Germany" quality standard. Certification reinforces our commitment to high quality.
Reliable test results are a fundamental and hot topic in materials testing. With each materials and components test we ask the same questions:
- Is the value obtained truly accurate?
- Are the results repeatable?
- Are these results comparable to other measurements?
- Is it possible to determine who, when, how, and what happened?
- Finally, does the measuring equipment meet the required standards and specifications?
ZwickRoell, together with its machine and software solutions, stands for accuracy, repeatability and reproducibility and for seamless result traceability.
Increasing quality awareness has led to greater demands being placed on the accuracy and reproducibility of measuring equipment. ZwickRoell operates a calibration laboratory with DAkkS accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025, allowing us to calibrate testing machines and systems at the installation site in accordance with the relevant standards and issue calibration certificates which are recognized worldwide.
Introduced in 1993, the quality management system to ISO 9001 evolved into an integrated quality and environmental management system, enabling us to take a holistic approach to quality, environmental protection, and health and safety requirements.
Because of this, ZwickRoell in Ulm is certified to ISO 14001 and qualified in accordance with the Security Safety Management (SeSaM) system.
Information on the TÜV SÜD certification mark ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 can be found here.
- Our "Made in Germany" quality standard is based on the Quality Management System certified to ISO 9001 by TÜV.
- Take advantage of our services. Customers also benefit from ZwickRoell service and support, with a calibration network that is certified worldwide plus guaranteed spare part availability for a minimum of ten years.
- The load frame profiles and drive system employ patented ZwickRoell technology which enables high-precision test results to be combined with a unique level of operator friendliness.
- During development of testControl II, ZwickRoell was able to draw on experience gained from over 12,000 installations of testControl II electronics.
- testXpert III and testXpert Research testing software ensure safe and efficient operation of the materials testing machine and provides the optimum solution for any testing requirement. Let us introduce you
Perfectly coordinated development, production, and sales procedures guarantee short delivery times. Machines can be modified to suit individual requirements whenever necessary.
With ZwickRoell you get what you need—not what we happen to have available
Engineering "Made in Germany"
The development and manufacture of materials testing machines, including all mechanical, electronic and software components, together with our comprehensive range of accessories, takes place at ZwickRoell's production facility in Germany, enabling us to create a product that is perfectly harmonized. Each materials testing machine is made of the highest quality standard enabling ZwickRoell to offer the best possible support.
Integrated Safety in Accordance with the EC Machinery Directive
The highest degree of safety for user and testing system is guaranteed. All EC Machinery Directive safety requirements are guaranteed. Compliance is documented with an EC Declaration of Conformity. State-of-the-art safety technology and proven industrial components that comply with the highest safety and industrial standards (IEC 60947) are used.
Safety for the entire testing system
The highest level of safety is achieved with a two-channel safety circuit, which includes the crosshead travel limit switch, drive Off switch, motor break function and the operation mode switch. Relevant accessories are also tied into the safety circuit. The CE-compliant safety device with electrical interlocking and mechanical guard locking prevents interference with the machine during the test.
Ready for the Next Generation
Modular design means that the testing system can be reequipped or upgraded whenever required. Moreover, testControl II machine electronics are compatible with future-generation ZwickRoell software. Even after a product has been discontinued, spare parts remain available for a minimum of 10 years.
Intelligent safety functions, industrial safety technology, selectable operating modes and compliance with the new EC Machinery Directive all combine to ensure maximum safety for the user.
ZwickRoell's testing software guarantees maximum security for user data and test results.
- Tamper-proof test results are ensured through, among other things, the following testing software functions:
- Comprehensive user-management, which can reduce user input options to a minimum;
- Traceability of all test- and system-relevant data;
- Precise repeatable test conditions with the system configuration builder;
- Targeted test configuration through the intelligent wizard.
Active sensor monitoring, force limitation during setup mode plus intelligent force increase detection and force zero control in ZwickRoell’s testing software safeguard the specimen against unacceptable overloads.
The intelligent sensor identification system in combination with the test environment concept prevents damage to the testing system if limit values are exceeded. In addition the new system monitor enables total supervision of key system status indications and offers preventive advice.
testControl II system monitoring provides the user/laboratory manager with detailed information on the current status and level of utilization of the testing equipment. This enables further increases in testing equipment availability and greatly simplifies maintenance planning and spares/replacement procurement.
Since 2014, the Stiftverbund (German Sponsors Association) has recognized research companies for the responsibility they assume for their country and society with the seal "Innovation through Research."
The Stiftverbund is one of the largest private research funders in Germany. In addition to its commitment to the next generation of academics, excellent institutes of higher education and advanced research, it also responsible for examining and evaluating German research and innovation systems. How much does the economy invest in research and development in Germany? What impact does this have on the future of this country? These questions are the focus of the R&D survey which takes place annually on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
Ergonomic operating concept
Ergonomics are top priority when it comes to operating ZwickRoell materials testing machines. ZwickRoell materials testing machines can be adjusted for optimum ergonomic configuration; modular design allows adaptation as and when required.
- The zwickiLine can be operated in vertical or horizontal orientation as required and can be swiveled 180° in horizontal mode.
- With the AllroundLine materials testing machines, the working height can additionally be adjusted via leveling feet to suit individual requirements. These features also allow wheelchair-friendly operation of ZwickRoell materials testing machines.
- The cLine provides accessibility from all three sides.
Full Support with testXpert III
Our leading testing software testXpert III provides support for the user during setup, performance, evaluation, and documentation of the test. Functions such as automatic sensor identification or the intelligent Tutorial and Wizard concept simplify testing. Experience gained from more than 20,000 successful installations speaks for itself.
Ergonomic Remote Control with Color Display
Tests can be performed entirely via the display remote control, independently of the PC. All important information is shown on the color display. Machine operation is therefore more ergonomic and effective. The highest level of safety for the operator is ensured with an integrated emergency stop. The rocker-switch with integrated dial makes positioning fast yet highly accurate.
System Configuration Builder
All relevant machine and safety settings, such as fixture separations or sensor configurations, undergo direct, one-time assignment to the test programs as test environments.