Materials Testing Machine Modernisation Seminar

Wednesday 1st May 2019

Marches Centre of Manufacturing and Technology,
19 Estate Rd, Bridgnorth, WV15 5HR

We are pleased to invite you to our modernisation seminar where you will learn how you can give your existing materials testing machine a new lease of life by updating with the latest digital control, software and extensometry.

The seminar will cover a range of topics from upgrading software, extensometers and other interfaces as well as full system upgrades.
At the end of the day, we are pleased to be able to offer a full tour around the Classic Motor Car factory - where they upgrade classic cars. This tour is optional. For more information please head to:

To register for the seminar please email

Please state whether you wish to attend the tour or not. Your attendance will be confirmed. Please see below for full seminar agenda.

A modernisation of your testing system offers exceptional benefits, such as an increased return on assets, improved reliability and enhanced productivity levels. We can modernise older generation ZwickRoell machines and selected competitor models as well, which includes replacement of the drive system, control electronics and software.

Reasons to Modernise

  • Obsolete testing software
  • Operating system is no longer supported (for example, Windows XP)
  • Measurement and control electronics are no longer supported
  • Changing testing situations or applications
  • Improvements are needed in operational safety and reliability

Benefits of Modernising

  • Reliable service and support for the entire testing system for a minimum of 10 years
  • Compatibility with current Windows operating systems
  • Use of intelligent and reliable testing software via testXpert II/III or testXpert Research
  • High-precision measurement and control electronics via testControl II
  • Continued use of virtually all existing accessories
  • Expansion of accessories from our comprehensive portfolio
  • Full compatibility with comparable new machines
  • Upgradeability - Your machine is equipped for future developments
  • Improved safety components


09:45 – 10:00 – Registration and refreshments

10:00 – Welcome – James Miller

10:15 - Modernisation with testControl II and testXpert III software – Windows 10 platform – Marcel Sobiranski

11:15 - Break

11:30 - testXpert III user workshop – Question & Answers – James King

12:15 – Materials testing machine Health Check – Jamie Allen

12:30 - Lunch

13:15 – Extensometer and external interfaces with testXpert III workshop – Colin Farr

14:45 – OPTIONAL – tour of the Classic Car Restoration factory
The tour will show how the classic motor car company bring old vehicles back to their former glory