roboTest L Robotic Testing System

For Automated Tensile Tests and Flexure Tests

The roboTest L (linear) robotic testing system is used to perform fully automated tensile tests on metal specimens (e.g. to ISO 6892, ASTM E8, JIS Z2201) or tensile and flexure tests on plastic specimens (e.g. to ISO 527-2 (1A, 1B, 1BA), ASTM D790 (IV) or ISO 178).

Tensile tests, for example to DIN 53504 S2 or ISO 37 type 2, or tear growth tests to ISO 34-1, can also be performed on elastomer specimens.

roboTest L robotic testing system

Key Advantages and Features

Description

  • The system can be added to materials testing machines from 5 to 250 kN.
  • Removable magazine inserts can be filled at the operator's workplace. Alternatively, specimens can also be added to the magazine during the automatic sequence.
  • Manual tests can be performed whenever required—the specimen feeder simply swings out of the way for access
  • A separate version of roboTest L is available for testing O-rings.
  • roboTest L can also be used for feeding specimens to other equipment (e.g. hardness measuring instruments, notch-cutting machines).
  • An industrial controller with autoEdition3 automation software controls the system
  • Optional components including a barcode reader, cross-section measuring device, HOST connection, accept/reject feature, disposal gripper, and status indicator complete the system.

Advantages & Features

  • Operator influences (hand temperature/moisture, off-center or angled specimen insertion etc.) are eliminated for high test result reproducibility
  • Qualified laboratory staff are relieved of routine activities, making them available for more complex tasks
  • Machine can be used during idle times (lunch breaks and night shifts), which utilizes the full capacity and produces faster results
  • Testing system reduces the testing costs per specimen and typically pays for itself within one to two years
  • System allows for reliable documentation and statistical long-term monitoring

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Tensile test on plastics + metals, automated (roboTest L)

roboTest L robotic testing system with 250 kN testing machine for tensile tests on thin sheet

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